Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Author Kevin "Coach" Brown

Brief Bio
About the Author of From Ghetto to Greatness
Kevin Brown is an Author, Publisher, Success Coach, Motivational Speaker, and IT Consultant.  He is the man who lived the experiences of the protagonist Jerome Green while growing up in Long Beach, California.  Coach Kevin, as he is known, spent two years synthesizing the stories he has recounted at family reunions for years.
Coach Kevin spent twelve years in the military maintaining sophisticated communications and computers systems.  As a Air Force Technical Instructor he taught U.S. and international students operations of the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS). While serving his country, he earned degrees in Electronics and Education.
After a decorated military career, Coach Kevin held engineering and consulting positions at Hewlett Packard, MCI, Verizon, AT&T and now at Level 3 Communications.  He consults executives at fortune 300 companies regarding their data communications needs.
Inspiring others to greatness is Coach Kevin’s true calling.  Through one-on-one client-coach relationships, empowering seminars, rousing keynote speeches and now in his first novel, Coach Kevin has become known for consistently delivers exactly what his audience needs and wants. From Ghetto to Greatness has been called a masterpiece of storytelling that entertains the readers, taking them on an emotional rollercoaster ride, while at the same time inspiring them to achieve their God given greatness.

What genre do you consider yourself?
Urban Fiction

Give us a synopsis of your most recent book in 3 paragraphs or less
From Ghetto to Greatness is based on a true story.  It is a coming of age story that takes place in Long Beach, California during the 1970’s.  The main character Jerome Green is super smart boy who is engulfed in poverty, drugs, and crime.  He tosses away several educational opportunities, before finally discovering a formula of behavior that will get him out of the ghetto for good.

Jerome experiences many previously un-glamorized aspects of the ghetto such as hunger and house burglary, and lack of parental guidance. 

Titles of all of your books
From Ghetto to Greatness

What made you decide to become an author?
I had a story that had to be told.  When I was going through it thirty years ago, I vowed to myself to write a book about it.  I was going to call it back then, Miracle on 34th Street, since I lived on 34th Street and Santa Fe Ave in Long Beach, CA

What do you enjoy most about being an author?
It gives me a platform in which to speak to youths and athletes

If you could meet one author, who would it be?
Toni Morrison

How are you giving back to the literary community?
Encouraging authors to write and telling them exactly how I did it.

Give one tip you would give new authors?
Set a time to write and stick to it!

What is the biggest lesson you've learned since becoming an author?
It’s expensive and time consuming to do the marketing.

What is the one thing that irks you about the literary industry?
So far, so good.  There are a lot of tools available to empower anyone to publish their work.

Who, What, When and Where is your next event?
No events planned currently.  I need a good publicist.

Suggest a preferred literary service.  They have been great to work with and very inexpensive to get my book set up for sales.  I would suggest United Graphics for bulk printing.

Where can readers find your work? or

Contact info
Kevin "Coach" Brown
Brown Publishing & Seminars
678-636-9755 Office Phone
10776 Ellicot Way
Johns Creek, Georgia 30022

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