THE BARBED WIRE FENCE is not just some book containing more run of the mill input, concerning how one woman's confusing upbringing impacted her entire life, in the sexual realm. Besides being surprisingly honest, it is also a book which I composed while bearing in mind the necessity to keep the finger aimed at me. For probably nobody, myself included, would benefit from perceivably self-righteous judgments. Yes, my story politely elaborates on my history as a lesbian and yes, it also depicts how certain occurrences played a role in my decision to act out that way. However, as each reader engagingly discovers, for my wide range of human experiences, the buck doesn't just stop there. The candid details concerning embarrassments which knocked me off the fence as one who remained carnal minded, while claiming absolute deliverance through Jesus Christ, may also seem tearfully funny. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Tina was raised in the little town of Tucker. She is the ninth of ten children born to a hard working black woman who, in spite of having never made more than sixty five dollars a week as a maid, raised her children securely and with integrity. In 1965, this author was one of the first forty black children to attend the newly desegregated Tucker school system. However, though she became a mother at the age of seventeen, she went on to earn her high school diploma and then the clerical training which ultimately enabled her to write this book. Around 1997, this devout Christian also started doing interviews with gay people concerning their views on religion and such. It was then that she realized the need for this group of people to be more often ministered to by those who can trulyconnect with them.