Jalisa Rose Smith was born to Robert Smith and Gesila Coleman on February 24, 1992. Later on, her mother got married to Steve Coleman, who also became apart of her life.Jalisa has three sister and one brother. In 2010 Jalisa was offered an partial basketball scholarship o University of the Cumberlands where she played for a year. She then decided to move closer to home where she attended Kennesaw State University and graduated with an bachelors degree in business administration on July 29, 2015. In Jalisa’s last year of college she gave birth to an healthy, loving, and energetic baby boy and named him Caleb Hicks,Jalisa went through a publishing company called Blueberry Illustrations and they did an amazing job on her first children’s book. Jalisa’s book is a picture book for ages 11-18 but it can be used for anybody whose going through an loss.