Angelia was born with a pen in her hand (well practically). Long before she could actually write words on paper, she spun tall tales and great philosophical ponderings to nearly anyone who would listen. Once Angelia could actually hold a pen and carve out letters into words, she began writing short stories and poems. She wrote her first award winning short story in third grade (first place in her elementary school creative fair). Shortly after her success at the fair, she entered one of her poems into a writing contest she had stumbled upon in some magazine in her doctor's waiting room. She, yet again, felt the sweet taste of acceptance when she received a letter notifying her that her poem had been selected to appear in some book of poems. This only encouraged her to continue to write non-stop. Her free time in elementary school and middle school was overwhelmingly spent writing stories or poems. As Angelia ventured into high school, she began to expand into the nonfictional realm of writing as well. She joined her school's newspaper and gain some experience writing both hard news and soft news stories. After high school, Angelia joined the Air Force where she learned about a whole new species of writing: technical writing. She wrote enough official letters, packages, and performance reports to wallpaper a nice three bedroom house somewhere in suburbia. Later, she attended college and earned her bachelor's degree in English education. During her college years, she wrote numerous essays, term papers, research papers, and the like. She was selected twice to present at the Sigma Tau Delta national conference. After college, Angelia began her career as a teacher. She taught intensive reading and English to high school juniors.