Juanita Gaskin grew up in Harlem, New York, never knowing what possibilities awaited her. Reading was her first escape, followed by poetry. She received a degree in English/creative writing, which became a road map to achieving her goals. Paris was her muse, opening her to a new life direction.
Asa Dunnington was born in Iowa and raised in Southern California. He is Emmett Long’s nephew by marriage. He has been married twice and has three children and five grandchildren. His autobiography, What a Life was published in 2015.