Erskine Hawkins, Jr. is a lifelong lover of books who decided to try his hand at fiction. The result is his debut novel Stepchild. His students have constantly told him Mr. Hawkins you tell such good stories you ought to write a book. So he hopes they are proud of his efforts. He is the chair of the department of Accounting and Business Technology at Atlanta Technical College. A third generation Morehouse man, he was born in Birmingham, Alabama and has lived in Atlanta since he was ten. He has been married to his wife Yvette for thirty-years and has two sons Erskine III and Edmund. He is currently working on the manuscript for his second book.