Toya Raylonn Vickers was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio and currently lives in Columbus, Ohio. She is an African American with a love for the written word. Toya holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the Ohio State University and attended Howard University to gain a master’s in social work. She penned her first novel Dimes, Profiles, and Wives, completing it in 2006 then self-published in 2010. It was the first book of many to come for this author. She is a published poet and novice song writer.