Gail F. Young (a.k.a. Ife), an award winning writer, is originally from Cleveland, OH. Many of her works are drawn from the black experience but are not limited to it. She has produced an immense repertoire of material with numerous subjects and story lines. Young's repertoire consists of plays, stories, novels, poetry, essays, songs, screenplays and skits. She writes for all ages and a number of her works have a purpose to uplift, empower, and help steer youth toward greatness. She illustrates her own children's books and it has been said that her drawings/paintings tell stories of their own. Having earned a B.A. in Dramatic Arts, Young, is also a storyteller, actress, vocalist, lightweight guitarist, seamstress, and has a few other talents tucked aside. She is currently putting the finishing touches on a new novel. She resides in NYC.