Marilyn was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Creativity has always been a staple in her life. At an early age of 6 years old, she enjoyed writing stories and creating fashionable handmade clothing for her dolls. As a teen and well into her early adult years, she began making original designs for her friends and neighbors and writing every chance she could. Later, Marilyn was employed by McGraw-Hill Book Company where she worked closely with many authors through the various stages of getting their work published. While continuing to design clothes, which included bridal and evening gowns for her clients, she managed to obtain a degree in Fashion Art and Design from New York City's FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) and also to continue to spend as much time as possible writing. Marilyn has been in business as a Fashion and Interior Designer since the mid 80's. Until September of 2008 she had written only for her own self satisfaction and enjoyment. In May of 2010 Marilyn's first novel entitled Pathway to Destiny was published. She is hard at work on her second novel to be released November 2011. She currently resides in Marietta Georgia.
Stella Mikens is a strong spiritual woman who overcame her share of tragedies in life after meeting a man by the name of Solomon Deal. Her whole life changed after he taught her principles to live by. Along with her 11 prayer warrior friends she dedicated her life to teach others how to overcome their many challenges of life. Nothing could prepare Stella for her new challenges when she adopted an abandoned little girl named Delilah. One day when Stella arrived home from an appointment she found her neighbor's 9 year old daughter, Naomi laying on her mother's living room floor crying. She had been molested by an unidentified man who got away before Stella arrived. Stella eventually adopted Naomi as well and began to raise the two girls as sisters. After the girls discovered the truth about their past Naomi's spiraled out of control to drugs and emotional devastation. Stella took in a third girl named Tabitha, who was a friend of Naomi's and realized that the three girl's lives intertwined. Through the power of prayer that Stella was taught earlier, she continued to change the lives of everyone she came into contact with and faced many challenges while trying to repair the relationship between the three girls.