During his childhood, Robert Horton was inspired to write poetry by his older brother, Fred. Poetry has always been a way for Robert to express his inner thoughts and feelings. Robert has successfully authored three books of poetry, Inspired Poetic Messages, (2015), Miscellaneous Pieces, (2017), and FAME, (2020). He is currently working on his fourth.
Steven Richie is a native of Springfield, Illinois. He wrote his first book, entitled, ShoeBox Chicken in 2011. His second book, Boston Richie, is dedicated to the memory of his uncle and father, Boston Richie Jr. and Oscar Richie, and their untiring work to make a living for themselves as well as their families, and provide employment opportunities to many men in their Springfield Community.