J.V. Stanley is an award winning poet having won two Presidential Awards for Literary Excellence and five honorable mentions. She earned her BFA in English and Communications from the University of Phoenix. She has published over forty articles and poems, a collection of poetry she co-authored, Fire and Water, and her debut novel Faces in Still Waters was published November 2013. Her poem, After a While, was the fourth most emailed article for two consecutive years on mycollegepal.com. As the founder and CEO of Writerz Block editing service and the Development and Marketing Director for Miracle E-zine, she expresses a passion for the written word. She thanks the millions of coffee beans who willingly sacrificed their existence for all of her creative and domestic endeavors.