A.M. Peabody is the first Liberian woman to pen and publish a full length novel. She survived a violent coup d’etat in Liberia, which resulted in a vicious military attack on her family’s home, where she, her sons and husband took refuge. Soldiers of the opposing political party went on a 20-minute shooting rampage on the home and debated on whether to assassinate her entire family. Her first book Exiled – within the bowels of American society was a tribute to the survival of the Liberian coup, which was endorsed by former Liberian Ambassador and the former Liberian Minister of Information in 2003. A.M. Peabody is an award winning author, and a highly sought after public speaker on the issues of women empowerment and gender based violence. The author is the Founder and President of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation. She resides in Northern Virginia. She has 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law and 6 grandchildren.