About the Author
I was born Sonja C. Crawford, the daughter of Welch and Alma Plemmons Crawford. I have one sister, Linda. I have been blessed with one child, Stacy Carol. My maternal grandparents were Isham H. Plemmons and Sarah. He was a hit songwriter in the 1919 to 1935 era. He wrote numerous poems that were used by many famous entertainers: Tennessee Ernie Ford, Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, Jimmy Dean. Most of them were inspirational poems. I started writing poems and short stories around the age of eleven. The novels started appearing around the age of twenty-seven. I am also an award-winning artist using the mediums of oils and water colors. I did a few in pastels and pen ink (not to my liking). I was one of the three first women who passed the Kentucky auctioneers test. I held at one time a North Carolina and Kentucky Real Estate license, the Kentucky Auctioneers Apprentice license, and the Certified Appraisers license. I studied sign language and use it in Gospel songs. I was married to E. Ray Warren, and we lived in Kentucky for many years. After his passing, I returned to my hometown in Asheville, North Carolina. I married Joseph V. Rackes, and we live in a wonderful two-story home in Michigan. Between the two of us, we have five children and ten grandchildren. With him, my life has become one of wonder.