Interviewing Author Tiffany White.
Q1. Tell me about yourself what are your favorite books to read?
A. I am an Author, Speaker and Writing Coach. I have been on this journey as an author for six (6) years and I have committed to using what I’ve learned during my journey to help others start their journey. I host a weekly broadcast entitled Tiffany’s Tuesday Tidbits on Facebook LIVE and Periscope where I give a moment of wisdom that would prayerfully carry viewers throughout their week. Encouraging others through the form of speaking is my passion. My favorite genre of books is Christian Devotionals, Self-Help, and Christian Reads.
Q2. When did you decide you were going to write a book?
A. My journey as an author is interesting. Here’s a snapshot: I dreamed of becoming an author while in Elementary School; however as I got older, learning disabilities discouraged me to pursue my dream of being an author. I became the average student because I couldn’t get pass average in the subject of reading and language arts. I eventually ended up in an intensive reading class for two (2) years in Middle School. Needless to say, after being labeled by the school system and peers, I no longer had a desire to become an author. I felt unqualified and buried my dream with no intention to revisit it. Fast forward to adulthood: I met a wonderful, and powerful woman who is still my mentor and Pastor today. In 2012, I visited her and her family during the Christmas holiday. We’ve had discussions about me writing a book in the past, based on a curriculum I created for a mentoring program for young ladies, but I never pursued it. This particular day, we were sitting and having a general conversation with others, when suddenly she picked up a 365-Day Devotional by Joyce Meyers. She looked at me and said, “Tiffany, you can do this.” I’ll never forget that day… because that day was the first of many that my mentor woke something up on the inside of me. After that conversation between my mentor and I, I began pursuing the journey as an author in 2013. By 2014, my first book was published and released: iH.E.A.R.T. 30-Day Devotional.
Q3. How did you come up with the name of your books?
A. The title of my first book was the actual name of the mentoring group I facilitated for young ladies (iH.E.A.R.T. and acronym for old Expectations According to Righteous Teaching). My second book was God-led and inspired from the life of David (The Court, The Camp, The Throne), my third book was given to me in a vision (17: 17 Day Devotional), and my most recent project will be based on a true story.
Q4. What are you working on for 2019?
A.. For 2019, I am officially releasing my third book (17: 17 Day Devotional), so be on the lookout for that! I have also begun working on my newest project, which is based on a true story. Stay tuned.
Q5. How long have you been writing?
A.. I’ve been writing since I was in Elementary School. I didn’t realize that I had a gift to write until I was twenty-five (25) years old. Don’t let it take that long for you to realize the greatness on the inside of you. Move now!
Q6. What advice would you give other authors?
A. The advice I would give other authors would be - Pace yourself and prioritize. Organized writing is not easy but when you are committed, you will finish your book sooner than you think. Also, find and hire an expert (like myself) that would be able to guide you through the process, resulting in you saving thousands of dollars.
Q7. Where can people find you online?
A. They may visit my website: www.simplytiffany.net or they can find me on Social Media platforms: Instagram: @iAmSimplyTiffany, Periscope: @iAmSimplyTiffany, Twitter: @ImSimplyTiffany, Facebook: Tiffany White - Author, YouTube: Simply Tiffany
Q8. Do you plan on making more books in the future?
A. Absolutely. This is what I’m called to do. My books have taken me to places where I haven’t been as of yet physically. Being an author is a gift and a joy. The reach is immeasurable.
Q9. How many books have you written?
A. As of today, I have written three (3) books.
Q10. Did you go to college to be a writer?
A. I did not attend college to be a writer, however, my writings got me through college. My professors always took notice of my papers, essays, and presentations because of the angle I would come from. I would say that College is where I regained my strength academically where I ended up graduating at the top of my class, with a 4.0, Summa Cum Laude. God allows us to go on journeys to uncover the real you. Don’t give up on your journey.