Taaji Rauf is a native of Los Angeles, California. She is a graduate of Crenshaw High school and Howard University. At Howard she majored in English. These two institutions nourished her love for reading and writing books. She currently lives in Los Angeles after making the District of Columbia home for many years. She is writing more books to contribute to the literary movement. Her first book Before Life is on sale now and she is working on her first novel.