Originally from Bessemer, Alabama, Mrs. Betty Boney migrated to NYC in the 1960s. Betty started writing poems and short stories at an early age. Her earliest memories of writing were with her mother, writing lyrics to music. She notes that writing was a form of relaxation and it felt like being in her own personal world. Betty was given a flyer in church about a writing class at Brownsville Heritage House called Power in the Pen. With the support of Cathie Wright-Lewis, she was inspired to write a book on her life experiences growing up in Alabama. Her novel _What The Hell I'm Supposed to Do? _aims to answer how to preserve tradition and a connection to God.