Kerri Gates-Rowland is a writer and an amateur photographer from Jackson, Tennessee. Writing since childhood, Kerri received third place in a writing contest at the age of 14. She had multiple poems published by a local publishing company at that time. Kerri is a mother of two daughters, ages 7 and 10. She works in retail management, and is currently a Senior at Belhaven University. She is studying to obtain her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Criminal Justice.