Author Ruth Jackson was born in Drew, MS. August 11, 1941, to Ruth Roby and Emzie Latiker. Her husband of twenty-five years, Lee Jackson, has been her greatest supporter. The mother of five children (1 boy and 4 daughters), the grandmother of 13, and the great-grandmother of 12, Ms. Jackson is an Evangelist, Ordained Minister, and Sunday School Teacher at her home church in Chicago, IL. This is her 3rd book (Living Legend, Ole Pete); she has been able to tell stories that have always captured the imagination. Ms. Jackson’s teachings in her Sunday school class have made her one of the premier teachers in her field. She is one of the co-founders of Kids Off The Block, a very successful youth-serving organization on the far south side of Chicago. The organization has gained national attention for its work in preventing youth violence. Her accomplishments have led her to states across America, including New York and California. Ms. Jackson’s first book, “Living Legend,” was a testament to her love for GOD and told her life story. Being the youngest of six children, Ruth gives guidance and direction to all who seek it. She is well respected and a pillar in her community; she has been a resident for twenty-five years. Over the years, she has owned several businesses and now is retired after dedicating herself to years of service at the steel mills in Indiana.