Inspired by Gina was created after many heart wrenching life events for me and my family.  I began writing in a journal to help me stay strong and healthy for my children.  The journals became poems more about inspiration and life lessons God was walking me through rather than the drama I was leaving behind.  On a mission trip with my church to Rebuild Lakeshore, Mississippi, from hurricane Katrina I met and heard stories from two surviving families.  I was helping grout tile in both of these homes.  After hearing their stories I wrote a poem on one of their tiles as a life token of this experience.  I began drawing and writing on tiles since then.  The title "Inspired By Gina" is about me finding my true self "Gina".  The book and the tiles are my heart.