Ijeoma Okwuchi is a Nigerian, born in Lagos. A graduate of English Language/ Literature in English, she has always loved books and reads voraciously. She has worked in the Banking industry in Nigeria for most of her adult life, until her life changed forever on December 10, 2005, when the plane carrying her daughter, Kechi, and one hundred and eight other people, including 60 students from Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja, dropped from the sky. Ijeoma kept a daily journal throughout Kechi's recuperation, which she turned into a book when she was instructed to do so by a word from God. She currently lives in Pearland, Texas, with her daughters, Kechi and Tara, while Kechi continues the extensive treatments required for her total recovery. Her husband, Mike visits his family twice a year. Ijeoma is working on her second book, Refined for Service, a continuation of the story started in Refined for Rebirth.