Cora takes us on an emotional journey with intriguing tales of her youth through the segregated past of the Louisiana Bayou. She shares joyful and sometimes heartbreaking memories of the times she spent in the rural south, from stories of oppression to tales of lustful temptations in the nights at the swamp. Despite the racism and discrimination she faces, Cora perseveres and overcomes the various adversities she encounters, sometimes even battling them with her deep-rooted spells and rituals passed down from her ancestors. But will some happenings be just too horrible for Cora to overcome, or will they haunt her forever? Can she truly triumph over her hardships with her feisty flare and witty charm? Join Cora, the compelling matriarch of this southern Bayou family, for a voyage through time that answers these questions and more, in Sprouting Seeds . . . Author Bio: 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.