Pamela M. Tuck is an award-winning author and mother of 11 children, who credits her writing to her upbringing surrounded by southern storytellers. She began writing in elementary school, and winning her first poetry contest in 2nd grade inspired her to continue writing. She later branched out into writing short stories and plays. She also comes from a family of civil rights activists, and often weaves some of her family’s experiences into her writing. She hopes that her books offer inspiration and encourage each reader to embrace diversity and have the courage to make a difference.