Karla MarKay is a performing artist, educator, and writer who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She spent several years in Atlanta, Georgia and currently resides in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. As a teen, Karla began writing for personal fulfillment and continued to write occasionally until a few years ago, when she began to experience a renewed sense of motivation, focus, and discipline. Since then, Ms. MarKay has shared her literary work at readings, as part of stage presentations, on the Internet, and as contributions to magazines, newsletters, journals, and anthologies. The Whispers of A Timeless Groove is her first published book of poetry.