Virginia Echols Harrison, an avid speaker and a prison ministry advocate, was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in the suburbs of Robbins. She attended Kellar Junior High and Blue Island Community High Schools and then married William Edward Starks. After birthing three children, she attended Kennedy-King College and afterwards transferred to and graduated from Columbia College in Chicago. She later took several summer courses at Andrews University, while employed with the Lake Region Conference as a Literature Evangelist. She has worked as an educator at Shiloh S.D.A. Academy, Columbia College and Moraine Valley Community College in Illinois; upon moving to Oklahoma, she taught at Tulsa Community College and Community Care College in OK. She, Euniece Dunning and JESSie NW are joint owners of ACPSLLC, an online publishing and support company for Indie Authors. She is married to John Harrison of Bristow, Oklahoma.