Fort Myers Beach,
With family roots in Greensboro, Alabama, Louis B. Burroughs resides in Orange Village, Ohio, with wife Dr. Marlene Stoiber Burroughs. He was born in Cleveland and grew up in the Glenville neighborhood on the city's east side. From his earliest years, he found himself sketching and drawing. A master's degree in Urban Studies from Cleveland State University helped him hone research, analytic, and writing skills. From a studio in the Art District of Cleveland, he has produced a body of paintings and sculptures. Middle Passage: The Artistic Life of Lawrence Baker is his first book. He spends time researching, writing, and painting between "Isla Calebra" (Snake Island) on Lake Nipissing in Lavigne, Ontario, Canada and Indian Bayou, Fort Myers Beach, Florida.