Susan Elizabeth Ball was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, while her father was stationed at Parris Island. During her father’s lengthy service in the U.S. Marine Corps, the family lived in North and South Carolina, California, Alabama, and, finally, settled in Stafford County, Virginia. Susan and her husband, Steve, met at Stafford High School. They married one week after graduating from Mary Washington College and recently celebrated 30 years of marriage. They have three grown sons and one grandson. Susan has been involved in the Girls Ministries program of the Assemblies of God for more than 30 years, working to instill in girls a love for God and a heart for service. She is passionate about teaching girls and women that God has a wonderful plan for their lives. You may write the author at: firstname.lastname@example.org.