Denina Denard was born in Oakland California and predominantly raised in Sacramento California by a wonderful, hardworking, single mother of five. She is a very proud mother of three, a foster parent, author, poet, event planner and travel agent. Being a middle child, she used writing as an outlet to escape the household madness. She attributes her love for writing to an older cousin who taught her how to read and write by playing school at the tender age of four. Denina has a great love for family and a very special place in her heart for children. She hopes that her writing and artistry will inspire others to always persevere in life no matter the obstacles. Sky is the limit, so reach for the stars!