Lorene Stunson Hill, is a new aspiring author in Florida. This is her first novel. She has no previous book publications. A short story, “Quagmire,” has been featured in the Detroit Black Writer’s Guild. She grew up in Detroit, Michigan and for the last thirty seven years have lived in Central Florida with her family. “To Dance with Ugly People” is drawn on the wealth of experiences placed in her path. Along that path she completed Creative Writing Courses at the University of Central Florida under the guidance of Professor Wyatt Wyatt, who taught her that if you want to write you cannot be a coward.