My guest today is a former teacher and journalist, passionate about reading and writing. Her third novel, Sisters of the Undertow was Named “Best of the University Presses 100 Books in 2020.” She served as a speaker for the 2020 TED Talk: Fearless Women Series. She also supports young writers in public schools through the Letters About Literature program with the Texas Center for the Book and with the Write for Mississippi program. Her family home is located 100 miles from the Texas-Mexico border; hence, the setting of her upcoming novel, covering the very important topic of human trafficking across the border. Welcome to Authors Over 50, Johnnie Bernhard.