About the Author
A teacher, lecturer, and author, Carlotta Maria Shinn Russell makes her home in the South. She has a master’s degree on business administration and a master of arts degree in communication under her belt. In 2014, she won the Southern Regional Literary award in the Civil Rights category for her book I Lived on the Other Side of the Line: The 1960’s Civil Rights Era through the Eyes of a Child. A devoted Christian, Carlotta is also a member of the Toastmasters International, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), State of Alabama bylaws chair, and Mobile Writer’s Guild, among many others.