Tiriq R. Callaway is an Atlantic City, New Jersey native who also credits Pleasantville, New Jersey as the town that raised him. He refers to his hometown as “Atlantic-Ville,” a name he coined by combining the two cities together. As a young kid growing up in the inner city, Callaway used writing as an outlet to express his feelings and experiences. He continues to gain daily inspiration from the world and his personal experiences. The author intimately expresses his thoughts and beliefs, and aims to make a personal connection with people to spread more hope, happiness, love, and laughter every day.