Ina Manly Painter grew up on a large farm in Grainger County, TN, north of Knoxville. She is a personable, outgoing woman, communicating to the heart and soul of her readers. Ina has won several writing awards and published many articles. She received a BS from Carson-Newman College and MS in Psychology/Counseling from the University of TN. She has four children and four grandchildren. Ina has had a career in counseling, juvenile probation work, and teaching. Presently, she and her husband Harrison are REALTORS, "Painting it SOLD together" for 20+ years. They are affiliated with Slyman Real Estate in Knoxville, TN.