Thursday, October 21, 2010

Author Interview: Dr. Tiffany Brown, Author of The Reflections of Light for Daily Living (Giveaway)

Dr. Tiffany Brown is a native Atlantan, a diva, mogul, and idealist with scars to prove it. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Spelman College in political science, a Master’s in public administration from Clark Atlanta University and a Doctorate in public policy from Walden University. She is an owner of the following companies:
• Your Luminosity, a nonprofit social networking site
• Brown Vending, snack vending service
• Ambition Talk Radio Network, a 24-hour Internet talk radio station
• Tiffany Brown LTD, a women’s clothing and accessory line
• Tiffany Brown LLC, a consulting firm

She was also a 2009 write-in Atlanta Mayoral Candidate. Tiffany admits to being an absolute sports fanatic and although trying her best, a below average golfer. A self-described “avid health enthusiast,” Dr. Brown encourages everyone to live and think healthy. Tiffany is also an active member of Cascade United Methodist Church where Rev. Marvin Moss is the Senior Pastor and she is an usher on the women’s usher board.

For more information on Tiffany or her book, The Reflections of Light for Daily Living, please go to her website or twitter page at

1) If people could take away one thing from your book, what would you want it to be?

Never give up on your goals in life but allow God to revise or tweak them into being aligned with his Will. Every failure is not a nightmare and every opportunity is not a blessing. Some failures can be blessings; some opportunities can be nightmares.

Allow God completely into your heart and watch your life begin to expand in the most amazing ways. I trust God in completely different way than before because I now have a testimony that I never had before. There is nothing like spectacular fall to truly give you a new relationship with God.

2) I love how you have included your life stories onto the pages and you are so relatable; what has been one of your biggest challenges in life and how did you overcome it?

My biggest challenge was bouncing back from my failed mayoral bid that was a disappointment on a professional and emotional level. It was completely humiliating because I was marginalized and misunderstood throughout the campaign. I felt like people didn’t get me; they just stereotyped me.
There were many people that I had supported in the past that didn’t return the favor added to the humiliation. I was very disappointed in people that I had respected and loved in every facet of my life. It definitely changed the way I see the world.

I was able to overcome it all through forgiveness. God forgives us for all our transgressions and I was forced to do the same. All the inspirational stories I wrote are from perspective of a reader; I wrote what I needed to hear at those desperate, heart wrenching times in my life. I wrote to encourage myself and now decided to share it with others.

3) What have you learned about yourself throughout the process of writing your book?

I learned not to take things so personally. Most decisions are based on individual personal ambition. Ambition is never right or wrong; it is the inner drive to have something more in your life. But sometimes your ambition can clash with others. You must not take it personally.

I also learned that having just me is enough because of God’s love. I now feel comfortable in my own skin; imperfections in all. I may not be perfect but I am attempting to be a best that I can. And that is enough as long as I try to stay aligned with God.


How would you like to win a copy of The Reflections of Light for Daily Living?

Dr. Tiffany Brown has agreed to provide an autographed copy of her book to one lucky winner from our blog. Here are the rules for this giveaway:

  1. You must be a follower of this blog in order to be eligible to win.
  2. Your first comment must state how you are a follower and include your email address so that we can contact you if you win.
  3. Receive one additional entry for following Dr. Tiffany Brown on Twitter at  Leave a separate comment here to let us know you did.
  4. Receive one additional entry for liking Dr. Tiffany Brown on Facebook at Leave a separate comment here to let us know you did.
  5. Receive two additional entries for becoming my friend on Facebook at Leave a separate comment here to let us know you did.
  6. Receive two additional entries for following me on Twitter at Leave a separate comment here to let us know you did.
  7. Receive five additional entries for blogging about this contest. Leave a link to your post here.
This giveaway is limited to residents of the United States and Canada. Deadline to enter is 11:59 PM Eastern on Sunday, October 31, 2010. The Book Connection is not responsible for lost or damaged goods.


PoCoKat said...

I follow on GFC.

littleone AT shaw DOT ca

fredamans said...

I follow via GFC


fredamans said...

Put in Facebook request to you.


fredamans said...

Facebook like Tiffany Brown for Mayor.


fredamans said...

Follow your twitter @fredalicious


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, gang. Cheryl at Pump Up Your Book Promotion asked me to post about this at West of Mars Win a Book to draw some more eyeballs to it. So, I did.

Hope it helps.