Jamila D. Smith was raised in Massachusetts and Indiana. She became inspired to pursue her writing talents during early childhood. Smith has enjoyed creating fictional stories with passion, suspense and action plots. She holds a bachelor and masters degree in social work, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree and certification in secondary education. Her ultimate goal is to become certified in English as a second language (ESL) so she can teach high school students. Smith has previously counseled adolescents, and now teaches ESL to immigrant adults. She enjoys traveling to the Caribbean, where she loves having jerk chicken and macaroni pie. Jamila D. Smith also loves writing intriguing stories with twisted, thrilling plots for her readers.