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I am a very quiet person that dabbles in many hobbies.  I have found writing to be my passion to take me away from my stress and help me relax.  Very family oriented, I enjoy spending time with family and friends doing a big cookout or just having a good round of sister talk with the girls. I take each and blessing as a gift and never question why things happen.  We have to take the good with the bad to complete ourselves as a person.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Radio Interview Completed

Every hear yourself on other media?  I'm listening to my radio interview and trying to sound like I have a little level of intelligence but I still sound like I live in the middle of the country.  Feel free to listen for yourself and tell me what you think. http://66.49.193.35/Authors-First_2010-06-23_Toye_Brown.mp3

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Radio Interview

Well yesterday was my big day in the sun.  After experiencing a light earthquake which made me feel like I was on a bad head trip, I had to gather myself to do a live interview with Artistfirst web radio.   I'm not one to really talk about myself and I had this nagging feeling the host would have to drag the information out of me.  To my surprise, I felt relaxed and at ease.  After the butterflies left the coop and I got into discussing the book, the interview felt more like me talking to a person face to face rather than thousands of listeners (those were the host's numbers not mine). 

My kids were in the other room listening while I sat alone with the air conditioner as my source of company.  I figured if I flubbed too much one of them would come in and give me a signal, but after it was over they came in with smiles on their faces.  I took that as I did a good job and they wouldn't be embarrassed to be seen with me in public for making a fool of myself.  Their only concern was I turned my brother into a sister, which I didn't mean to do, and I sounded nervous at first but I calmed down and got into the interview eventually.

My next venture is Atlanta.  I will be mingling with more seasoned and first time authors and me being one of the newbies, I need to be on my game.  Being a shy and quiet person really sucks sometimes but I do pay attention which I think is my best asset at this point.  I want this adventure to be a learning experience for me but to also teach me how to reach out to the public to promote myself and my book. 

Stay tuned as my adventure into the world of self  -publishing continues.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's day to all the fathers that have been there for their children and the men that stepped up to be fathers to the children that needed them.  I lost my father in the early 90's and have missed him everyday of my life.  He was a father that was always there for his kids no matter what we needed or didn't need.  He always seemed to be able to sense when one of us needed a helping hand.  I know you're still watching over us, dad.  I feel your presence whenever I feel my back is against the wall or I want to give up; I feel you pushing me telling me we are not quitters.  I really wish you were here but I know where to reach you twenty-four hours a day.

Dad, this day is for you.  I love you and always will.

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