Eva Marie Cagley R.A. was born and raised in Waterloo Iowa, where she spent most of her time working with teenagers in a group home and at a Juvenile Detention Center as a counsellor. Working with teenagers gave her great joy, having had none of her own. She comes from a large family of nine children having six brothers and two sisters. She has always had a love for poetry. It had always been a dream of hers to publish a book of her own poetry. A dream came true! Her first interest in poetry was when she was in Sixth grade English class and they were studying Robert Frost. It gives her great pleasure to share her poetry with others. She says her poetry reflects who she is. Her beliefs, perspectives, trials and tribulations, hopes and despair, dreams of all her lives’ journey. She belongs to the International Society of Poets and The National Authors Registry. Her books can be found on Amazon Kindle and Lulu Paperback.