Though loosely based on a compilation of true accounts, Emma Jean Reborn is purely a work of fiction.
Dr. Cupid R. Poe is a minister and psychiatrist, who formerly served as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Meharry Medical College and as an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. He practices in the area of adult and geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Poe is the host of two radio programs titled “Forgiveness Today” and is a founder and Vice President of “Forgiveness Anonymous International Ministries”. He is currently involved in establishing the Institute for the Study of Forgiveness and Health, to be located in Nashville. For many years he has been active in homeless and prison ministries.
Dr. Poe has lectured extensively in several prestigious venues. He is a frequent guest on radio and television and is the author of a chapter on suicide in the recently published book, “Counseling in Afro-American Communities”. He is also the author of books including, “King Saul’s Paranoia” and “Clinical Depression from a Christian Perspective” and is co-author of “Christian Reconciliation Counseling”. He is author of an article entitled, “The Place of Worship in Counseling”, which was published in the International magazine, “Christian Counseling Today”. Dr. Poe was the subject of an article titled “The Spiritual Side of Depression”, published by “HomeLife” magazine in February of 2002. Dr. Poe and his wife Diane have two children and three grandchildren and make their home in Nashville, Tennessee.
Kathi Macias is an award winning writer who has authored sixteen books. She has also edited, rewritten, or ghostwritten more than 100 others, and has published numerous articles, short stories, and poems in various periodicals. She is a staff member for a major manuscript critique service and recently won the grand prize in an international writing contest.
A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught both creative and business writing in various venues. She is a popular speaker at women’s clubs and retreats, schools and churches, and writers’ conferences, and has appeared on several radio and TV programs.
A mother and grandmother, Kathi lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband, Al.