Interviewing Author Ulanda A. Brinson
Q1. Tell us about yourself. What are your favorite books to read?
A. A bit about me:
Born in 1983 to Apostle Dr. Samuel and Maxine Brinson. The eldest and only girl of five, I learned very early on that I had a passion for God and for helping, encouraging, and uplifting people.
God has blessed me with many gifts and talents as a singer, songwriter, author, poet, speaker and much more. Over the years it has truly been my honor to serve others nationally and internationally, working with many churches, schools, groups, and organizations in helping and consulting and by assessing and creating plans for strategic restructuring to grow their impact and enrich lives.
In my younger years, I was a massive reader, one of the top readers in my grade school, even becoming a part of the Mayor's book club. In more recent years, I have been more intentional about studying and creating than reading for pleasure.
Q2. Where did the inspiration to write come from?
A. Relationship Wrecked" started as a seed that God planted while in my quiet devotional time. I was led to focused reading in Genesis and was drawn to take a closer look at the first man/woman relationship and its principles. And from there, wisdom just grew and grew.
I began to see 1. the parallels throughout the Bible that reflected life today and 2. tools and strategies that will help in almost every area of relationships. Like a flower, it bloomed.
Q3. How did you come up with the titles of your books?
A. Relationship Wrecked" is a play on words Relationship and Shipwrecked. Just like a ship, relationships should take you places. Whether it's a FriendSHIP, Dating RelationSHIP or Married RelationSHIP, each has its own destination and cargo (and sometimes crew). When we begin to take on things onto our "ships" that don't belong, we often find ourselves "Wrecked" emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually, and more.
Q4. Anything you're currently working in 2019?
A. A leadership series that will strengthen and equip those who are in leadership and/or entering leadership in the home, business, and/or ministry.
Q5. How long have you been writing?
A. Throughout life. In my younger years, it was essays, poetry, and music, it expanded more and more with time and is still expanding.
Q6. What advice would you like to give to other authors?
A. You and what God has given you is enough. Don't be afraid to branch out. There is no limit to creativity unless you decide to place one or allow limits to be placed. Don't be so overwhelmed by what's ahead that you become stagnated in the now. Remember, Fear is not your friend, it's an enemy to your destiny.
Q7. Where can we connect with you online?
A. Relationship Wrecked" is available on many online markets including Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and Kindle. Bookings, inquiries, and other correspondence can be made through Kingdom United Publishing at KingdomUP.Now@gmail.com
Q8. Do you plan on writing any more books in the future?
A. Yes. This is only a beginning.
Q9. How many books have you written?
A. Two so far.
Q10. Did you go to college with the intent to be a writer?