My Mom raised me on Hough in Cleveland, Ohio. Writing this book helped me break free of my past. The heartache of my father leaving us. I was lost! Life didn’t seem real, I was shame and hid my pain. Mother always said what goes on in this house stays in this house. That taught me to keep secrets. Nobody could see the pain inside of me. My mother taught me to pray and God is the one who carried me in the mist of it all. Without knowing him I would have been lost forever.
Roberta Gibson is a wife, mother, and Nana. Born and raised in Cleveland, a Hough native attending Nazarene Baptist Church on Wade Park. Her education was at Bolton, Mary B. Martin, Addison Jr. high, and East High schools. After graduating she worked as a billing clerk and sold Avon Products. She gained employment at Cleveland Metro Schools working over 30 years. In her later years she attended Cleveland State University for a while, then attending Cuyahoga Community College she obtained a degree in Liberal Arts. Returning back to Cuyahoga Community College she received a Safe Serve Certificate from their Culinary Program. She plans to return to improve her cooking skills and obtain a degree. Her hobbies are cooking, baking, reading, and writing books. For 11 years she served as a Scout Leader with her students. A strong believer of faith, she loves meeting new people and enjoying life.