I was born and raised in New Rochelle, NY on September 25, 1956 to the late Leroy & Josie Manuel. I am the oldest of 3 siblings and I always enjoyed my younger years growing up in the housing projects of Harley Houses. As a little girl I always had a profound love for writing which was my comfort zone and a place I could hide from world and express my inner thoughts on paper. Throughout my early years I always knew that one day I would write a book about something or someone that impacted my life, and little did not know it would be a journey of heartache, triumphs, mishaps, and joy. I am happily married for 9 years to my wonderful husband Tony and together we have conquered tribulations that have made us stronger in love than we could ever have imagined. My greatest accomplishments have been my three sons George, Christopher, and Courtney whom I adore and love with all my heart. I thank God everyday for them and they have given me nothing but joy and made me proud to be called their mother. I am also the proud grandmother of Linise, Breana, Jamir, and Austin and they are precious gifts from heaven that have truly been a blessing in my life. My life has had many rewarding moments and I've had my share of sorrows and failures but there is one thing I do know and that is my failures have made me who I am today and my triumphs have made me humble, self-confident, and secure. I am a child of God who is still under construction and I hope that my journey will encourage others to hold on and never give up even when the road is rocky and narrow. Love is the greatest gift God gave to mankind and with love we can conquer the world. Always be humble and true to yourself it is the one thing that makes us who we are and defines our character as Human Beings.