Alton Ashwill Rooi grew up in Johannesburg, Geluksdal where he later learned that he was actually born in the Northern Cape. He moved to Kimberley in 1991 where he continued his scholarship and later went to Floors Secondary School. He found in 2001 his passion for writing in general and continued writing poetry. He got published in an anthology titled ‘Adonai’ in 2003 with the poem (You Have Wings). He got global recognition on Google with two other poems titled (The Rise And Fall Written On My Wall) and (True Love). He continues working on his book which will be published soon (To Ease A Broken Heart). His time is also best served when he gets his hands on wood crafting.