Koywan Keyes, currently a sawmill team member, earned an associate degree in general studies from the University of Mount Olive. He is also a church musician and has been playing the piano and musical keyboard for more than 30 years. Keyes has released one single. He and his wife, Veronica, have one child and live in Washington, North Carolina. A Chance to Be Normal is his second book, following his 2014 debut publication of A Journey Through the Valley.