Alice Rhea Mitchell, a native of Jackson, Mississippi, holds the B.A. degree from Millsaps College and the M.A.T. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Having taught students at the secondary level in the public schools of Mississippi for twenty-seven years, she is the author ofInterdisciplinary Instruction in Reading Comprehension and Written Communication: A Guide for an Innovative Curriculum, which was published by Charles C. Thomas, Publishers, in 1993, and which was reviewed by Journal of Reading in May 1994. Mitchell also penned My Mama's Closet, which was published by Magnolia Gazette Publishing Company in 2013.