Gwendolyn Rose Forrest was born and educated in Detroit. Writing has always been an integral part of her life. She is a former social worker, civil rights/human rights advocate, and employment/training project director. While director of research for the Michigan Wayne County Charter Commission, she helped write the county’s first home-rule charter. She was also an economic development administrator in Georgia. As a Certified Fundraising Executive in Michigan, Oregon and Illinois, she helped colleges and universities achieve financial goals. The author holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s in public administration. A member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, she currently resides in Detroit, Michigan.