Juanita Snyder Hughes was born in Denver, Colorado, and grew up in Whitfield County, Georgia, where she graduated from Dalton High School in 1951. She and her husband, Homer Hughes, moved with their three daughters to Woodstock, Georgia, in 1965. Homemaking, parenting, church work, civic involvement especially in historic preservation, and a mix of careers including twenty years in the public library system, allowed little time for writing. She began submitting columns to the Cherokee Tribune in 1988, and has been published weekly since 2003. In 1987 in celebration of the sesquicentennial of Woodstock’s Baptist Church, she compiled its history, “Set Apart: the Baptist Church at Woodstock, 1837-1987.” A collection of some of her Tribune columns, “But What Do I Know?”, was published in 2003. In her latest book, “Tie Me to Your Apron Strings Again,“ a memoir of her mother, readers will find stories that match their own. The author hopes to inspire others to capture and share their memories as well.