Born and raised in the Heart of Dixie, Stephanie Briggs is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a refugee from corporate America whose experience has taught her that there is always more to learn. Stephanie charged into adulthood with the words, "No one is going to tell me what to do, I'm joining the military." Out of the frying pan and into the fire, but the choice was hers to make, and she is grateful to the women who fought the good fight to make it possible. A no-nonsense attitude keeps Stephanie true to the value of living an authentic life. She is married to a loyal New York Yankees fan with whom she has raised two children, relocated a dozen times, and shared the best years of her life. She currently resides in Texas where gardening, community service, and writing keep her occupied. Summoning The Strength is her first published work of fiction.