HENRY A. DYSON, writing as Henry J, his childhood name, was born and raised in Sumter, South Carolina. After graduating form Benedict College, Columbia, South Carolina, he went to New Jersey for 40 years, where he and four friends operated a real estate management company. He retired to Orangeburg, South Carolina with his wife, Betty, and is active with the Gideons, works in his church and with other charitable organizations. The idea for this book came during his volunteer work with a tutorial program at his church.
He has two daughters, Kim and Monica and two grand children, Dillon and Janaya.