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Brenda Diann Johnson
Tell us about yourself.
Brenda Diann Johnson is a mother, grandmother, author, publisher, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, speaker and above all a humble servant of God. She is the founder of The Young Scholar's Book Club, B. P. Training Institute and ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC which is the parent company of ASWIFTT RADIO, ASWIFTT Television, ASWIFTT Journal, and ASWIFTT Records. She enjoys writing and spending time with her daughters, Diamond and Kamille and her grandson, Bryson. Ms. Johnson’s life mission is to use the creative talents God gave her in writing, teaching and speaking to not only have self-fulfillment but to also have an impact on the audience God has predestined for her.
If you had to describe yourself in just three words, what would those be?
Creative, Humble, Prayerful
What do you do to get into your character’s head?
I use my characters to present real life lessons that are relevant to the masses.
What is your favorite and least favorite part of publishing?
My favorite part of publishing is doing the research on topics that will be presented in books. I discover and learn amazing things that I love to share in my publications. My least favorite part of publishing is the delay. This normally happens when I have to wait on others to fulfill their part in the publishing process.
How do you come up with the titles to your books?
I pray and ask God to direct me while choosing the best titles for my books. Titles must be relevant to the information in the book and must catch the reader's attention to pick up the book.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I considered myself a writer when I started putting my thoughts and ideas in diaries and journals throughout elementary and high school. I considered myself an author when I published my first book titled “How Did I Get Into This Mess? You Compromised, Saith the Lord”
What does success mean to you?
Success to me is accomplishing the goals you set for yourself. Not what someone else set or expected of you. Goals that you wanted to achieve for yourself and you did it. That's being successful.
What is the definition of success?
According to dictionary.com it is the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals.
Are you on social media and do you interact with your readers?
I interact with my readers on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Linkedin and Wordpress.
What is the most surprising discovery about yourself while writing your books?
I get frustrated with what I love to do sometimes because the tools needed to complete a writing project may be unavailable, malfunctioning, or broken.
What is your inspiration for your latest novel?
The latest book I am working on is a memoir. My inspiration for writing this book is healing and transformation for myself and others.
What would you like to say to your readers?
Discover Your Purpose In Life. Pray and Ask God to reveal your purpose to you. Find out the reason you were created and born to this earth.
My Baby Sister can be purchased on Amazon.
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