Josephine Rose Newton was born and raised on San Salvador, a quaint and tranquil island nestled in the southern Bahamas. She graduated from high school in 1973. She was unable to pursue a college education, however her childhood experiences, brief marriages, struggles as a single mother of four, as well as a young grandmother, have taught her far more than she would ever have learned in a classroom. The use of her faith to overcome adversity has forged an inner strength. Even as a child, she had a passion for writing.