The author is a San Diego local. She has been an avid reader and has written poetry since the age of nine. She feels as though poetry, art, music, and literature were her saving grace while growing up. It is through these arts that she learned how to shine in the sunlight of God’s spirit. In recent years, Tawnya started sharing her thoughts, quotes, and poetry with friends and family, and they too were being inspired; this is when the idea of publishing her writing came to be. She is excited to share a piece of herself with you.