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Lily L. Ratliff is a writer, educator, entrepreneur and speaker. Lily is the debut author of the Christian inspirational memoir, The Life of a Lily, that has been ranked consecutively for weeks on the Top 50 Black Christian Book Distributors Independent Publishers Bestsellers List for Non-Fiction. Once being the product of the adoption system, God turned what the devil deemed as nothing into a mover and shaker that He could use for the Kingdom! Lily has taught elementary through high school English and Reading for eleven years. She has served in many ministry capacities, from singing in her local church choir, to teaching Sunday school and reading enrichment for the youth in the community. She also owns and operates "Everything That's Lily, LLC, an online book and inspirational jewelry business. Her first work of fiction, "All is Not Lost" will be featured as a short story in the Christian anthology, After Youve Done All You Can to be released December 2008. She is currently working on a children's book series entitled "The Last Shall Be First in which two of the six books will be released December 16, 2008. Lily is an honorary member of Cambridge Whos Who for Entrepreneurs, Professionals, and Executives and was a finalist in the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Best Overall Design. Lily is also a dynamic inspirational speaker who has been sought after by churches, writing circles, schools, and community organizations to motivate, encourage, and inspire today's youth & young adults. Lily resides in Lithonia, Georgia, with her daughter, Asia Denise.