ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mator Adol-Mawien is a Sudanese refugee educated in the United States. He currently holds a master’s degree in criminal justice administration and is working on admissions into law school. He is a member of the Henderson Writers’ Group, a writers critique group that is very supportive of this nonfiction effort. He is also a member of UNLV Toastmasters. With the help and encouragement of published and unpublished authors, writers, and friends, Mator realizes that his journey has only just begun.