Yvonne McCalla Sobers is a Jamaican and a graduate of the University of the West Indies. A career educator, she lived in Africa and England, travels the Americas and the Caribbean, and is based in Kingston, Jamaica. She wrote the cookbook - Delicious Jamaica! Vegetarian Cuisine (Book Publishing Company, 1996)- when she became vegetarian and wanted to be able to continue to enjoy her ethnic food. Her most recent work - Lifelines: The Black Book of Proverbs - is the culmination of decades of collecting proverbs.