Stephanie Duke, was born in (1957--) to Early Williams, an army soldier and his wife Minnie, she is the oldest of three. Raised a military brat, Stephanie experienced traveling the world at a very young age. Which took her from Washington D.C. to Germany and more, then to Birmingham, AL. Were she meet and married her high school sweetheart. To this union, was born seven sons. Stephanie started writing poetry after the death of her husband in 2006. She writes to inspire and to bring hope to a world without hope.