D.B. Mays is the author of the poetry collection, Black Lives, Lines, & Lyrics, and the forthcoming historical fiction series, The Tree of Anglee. Divided into three parts, Black Lives, Lines, & Lyrics explores a variety of themes, ranging from Blackness, Black humanity, racial violence, resilience, and hope. The Tree of Anglee series chronicle the rise, fall, and redemption of three generations of Anglee's family as they endure unimaginable hardship and heartache and evolve as individuals and a collective family unit. A lover of historical prose and poetry, D.B. Mays enjoys reading, writing, and traveling with her family.