Author Ciera D. Dent is a resident of “Roller Country”, Steelton, Pennsylvania where she lives with her two sons and daughter, Javius, Julien, and Janae’. As a single mother, she strives to live up to the superwoman image.
Born on March 26, 1987 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Jeffrey Dent Sr. and Lena "Lynn" McClain, Ciera lived with 5 sisters and 3 brothers. While her mother tried easing all nine of them, the struggle became overwhelming and she turned to substance abuse. At the tender age of 5, they were abruptly separated and placed in foster care due to her mother's drug and alcohol addictions. Jeff, her dad, then was rewarded full custody of her and brother, Jeff Jr. They moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and built a new life.
Ciera always loved writing. She would write poems and short stories in her free time and with friends as a hobby. In high school, teachers encouraged her to become an English teacher because of her gift with words, but Ciera decided to pursue becoming a Pediatrician. She graduated from Steelton-Highspire High School in 2005 and attended Cheyney University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After her freshman year, she became pregnant with her first born son, Javius. Ciera returned to Steelton to live and work. Throughout her young life, Ciera has experienced many struggles from foster care, separation of her siblings, and losing both biological parents in 2015. At the age of 29, Ciera found herself motherless and fatherless. Instead of letting these hints slip her into depression, she used them to her advantage and to help save others just like her. "My life is a walking miracle. I have been brought hell and back and I refuse to give up!", Ciera explains.
She found herself wanting to help those like her. After falling into the system of a one parent household for her children, Ciera realized that she wanted to help like people, mean and women, to use it as a stepping stone, not a foundation. "People think that life is over when you become a single parent, well, I believe my life just started when I became a single mother.", said Ciera
These things did not break her; they built her. Ciera found her liberty in her first love, writing. She takes us on her journey in every piece that she writes. Her first book, “A Single Mother’s Diary” debuted in March 2014. She stands firm in her faith as a Christian and puts all her trust in God. She uses her free time to help and encourage others, laugh with loved ones, and spread the gospel and love of Jesus Christ. Psalms 119:71 “It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.” is Ciera’s favorite scripture. “It keeps me going when times get hard. I know that God has a plan for my life and while, I may not understand or agree, I know it will always work out for my best.”- Author Ciera D. Dent
Ciera's books show every day people that there is someone just like them, going through the same experiences, JUST LIKE THEM! She offers hope to those who think life is impossible.
God has given Ciera the responsibility to carry His word to the His people. Her heart is to partner with other kingdom minded leaders to help lead them back to Christ Jesus.
Ciera believes in "each one teach one". Every thing she is able to overcome and learn through, she pours into others. Encouraging and edifying others has always been Ciera's life dream. She loves to help people overcome and be set free!
Ciera is able to meet people right where they are on their level. She is able to grab the attention of many with her teaching and speaking techniques so that the information is able to be received and understood.