Beryl Mears is a Christian. She was born and raised in Jamaica, W.I. She lived in England and Canada for many years with her family. Beryl immigrated to America in 1986 with her family and is now an american citizen. Her chosen profession is Nursing, but she has been blessed by God to write from her spiritual place. The book Christmas: A Different Perspective was born after a near fatal illness in 1993 (brain aneurysm) from which the Lord healed her and placed on her heart the burden to write about an alternative to how we celebrate Christmas, clinging to traditions and swayed by commercials.