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 was born in Charleston, South Carolina to mother and father Ann and Horace Brown Jr.  She has a brother, Horace Brown III, who is a music genius, a husband, Derrick Johnson, a web developer/designer and a beautiful and artistically talented daughter, CC.  She traveled extensively at an early age and lived in Germany, Guam, toured Paris, France; Venice, Italy; London, England; Switzerland; Singapore; Phuket, Thailand; Dubai & the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain; and Cairns, Australia. She considers San Antonio, Texas home, but currently resides in San Diego, California. An aspiring African-American author, poet and playwright, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in English with a minor in Communications from Prairie View A & M University and her Masters of Management degree in Business Management from University of Phoenix. In her works she’s honest, liberated, passionate and controversial. Poets who have inspired her include Amari Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Kahlil Gibran, Tupac Shakur, Saul Williams, Black Ice, Alice Walker and her former college instructor Ntozake Shange.

She has been writing poetry since the age of 11. She attributes the discovery of her talent to her 7th grade African-American English teacher of Coke R. Stevenson Middle School, Mr. Evans. Having grown up in the suburbs, upper-middle class, the percentage of African-Americans in her community was minute. She believes her talents may have been easily disregarded and overlooked due to her minority status and cultural diversity, had it not been for her teacher taking notice and interest. Since, she has had her works published in several school and university based pamphlets and newspapers, including: Young Author’s Conference: “Raindrops”, 1990; Wellspring Literary Magazine: Honorable Mention, “Run Free, Child, Run,” 1993; 2nd Place: “Strong Shades of Soul,” 1994; Honorable Mention: “Ashes to Ashes,” 1995; Fields of Gold: The National Library of Poetry, “Daddy’s Little Girl,” 1996; The Panther: Prairie View A&M University Newspaper (2 Poems), “Souljah,” “In More Than Words,” 1998-1999; Evolution of the Butterfly: Four-Sep Publications/Lockout Press, 2002.

Her first book is entitled “Serpentine Tongue”, a book of 11 books of poetry, plays, collages and sketches. She is an ambassador and activist for the upliftment of African American women through literature and the African American community. Her works encompass the concepts of black history, the perils of love, spirituality, sexuality, and so much more. Her latest book (2009) is entitled “Food for the Soul” and is available through www.authorhouse.com, Barnes and Noble and www.Amazon.com.

Young Author’s Conference. “Raindrops.” (1990).

Wellspring Literary Magazine:

Honorable Mention. “Run Free, Child, Run.” (1993).
2nd Place. “Strong Shades of Soul.” (1994).
Honorable Mention. “Ashes to Ashes.”(1995).

The Panther. Prairie View A&M University Newspaper (2 Poems):

“Souljah.”
“In More Than Words.” (1998-1999).

Evolution of the Butterfly: Four-Sep Publications/Lockout Press, (2002).

Serpentine Tongue. (2005). (Available: Author House, Barnes & Noble, Amazon)
Food for the Soul. (2008). (Available: Author House, Barnes & Noble, Amazon)

 (2008-2017):

Hub Pages
Black Women Connect
Black in America
Our Legaci

Lost Tower Publications:
Hope Springs a Turtle: Messages of Hope from Around the World!; “Turtle Haikus” page 13, (2013)
Purrfect Poetry; “Cat Haiku” page 19, (2014)

E-books (2015-2017):

Relica Enchanted Volume I
Relica Enchanted Volume II

The Hauntingly Horrific 12 Days of Halloween
The Frightfully Good Night Before Halloween

Billy Bob Bat’s Wonderful Wingz Cook Book
Black Kitty’s Culinary Cat-Nippies Cook Book
Christopher Corpse’s Culinary Cook Book
Lou Saffir’s Devilishly Delicious Eats
Chef Dracula’s Bloody Red Vampire Cook Book
Frankie Stein’s Franks N’ Weenies Dish Delights
Gabe the Ghost’s Spookingly Ghoulish Goodies Cook Book
The Grim Reaper’s Last Minute Meals
The Headless Horseman’s Hauntingly Delicious Delicacies
Mr. Monster’s Midnight Munchies Cook Book
Mr. Mummies Wrapped Up Yummies
Mr. Hoot’s Mystery Foods Cook Book
Jack O. Lantern’s Pumpkin Platter Cook Book
Scarey Crow’s Straw Berry Scares Cook Book
Skinny Bone Jone’s Culinary Delights
Spencer Spider’s Succulent Salads Cook Book
Broom Hilda the Witches’ Wicked Kitchen Cauldron Cook Book
Chef Wolfie’s Hair Raising Hot Plates
Chef Wolfina’s Howling Halloween Holiday Delights
Ziegfried the Zombie’s Good Eats Guide

Mean & Green Monster Chefs
Chef Wolfies & Wolfina’s Meaty Eats

Jive Turkey’s 12 Dishes of Thanksgiving
Kitty-ku Cat Nap Haiku
Crazy Cat-ku Crazy Cat Haiku
The Case of the Fallen Candy Cane
The Christmas T-Shirt Special
Teddy-ku Teddy Bear Haiku

Christmas Follies
The Christmas T-Shirt Special

Amazing Facts About Butterflies
Interesting Facts About Polar Bears

Graphic Quest: Adult Coloring Book
Mandalas: Adult Coloring Book
Make Shift Mandalas: Save the Drama for Yo’ Mama
Mandala Effects: Adult Coloring Book

Kawaii Coloring Book

The Love Cooties
Cat for Hire
Alienation of the Alien Nation
The Potato Who Dared to Be More
Beastly’s Greatest Fear
Wicked Wisdom: Monsters Words of Wisdom: Advice to Live By
Space Travel
Trick or Treat
The Crazy Cat Lady
The Worm & The Snail
The Fashion Show Extravaganza
The Bee Killer
Froggy’s Jumping Expedition
Birds In The City Sitting Pretty
Out To Sea Just You & Me
Obama’s Wisdom
The Knight In Shining Armor
Tis The Time Of Year
Spooky Spook’s Big Scare
The Perfect Pie
Halloween Happy
Finders Seekers
What To Be For Halloween
Sometimes
Facing Challenge
Sore Loser

The Charmed Look Book
The Crochet Look Book
Craftabulous
Craftabulous II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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