Tiffany Flowers

Biography

Tiffany A. Flowers is a native of Chicago, Illinois. Born the child of an artist, she spent the majority of her childhood attending poetry readings, festivals, and art shows with her mother. This is where her love for art began. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and a Masters of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education, she went on to complete another Masters of Arts degree in Education from the University of Iowa. After completing her degree, she began her teaching career in both public schools and colleges. Tiffany has taught at several universities and colleges across theUnited Statesas an instructor, lecturer, and clinical professor. Those institutions include West Chester University in Pennsylvania, Saint Leo University in Florida, and Clemson University in South Carolina. During this time she was inspired to tell her students stories about her life. Her students encouraged her to write down her original stories and publish them. So, she began writing her stories in journals for the next seven years. She spent many nights and weekends crafting her books, writing academic papers, and working toward completing her Ph.D. in Literacy. Tiffany considers herself to be an educator, writer, reviewer, literacy advocate, philanthropist, and consultant.

As a writer, Tiffany is the author and co-author of various academic articles, book chapters, and children’s books. Her academic articles focus on the area(s) of literacy, education, and literature. Her academic work can be found in the Journal for the Liberal Arts and Sciences, Urban Education, and The High School Journal. The titles of her published children’s book releases include I am a Sigma Gamma Rho Legacy, For those who stare at the moon, and Patterns are Everywhere: An Upside Down Pattern Book. She has been featured on radio shows such as theReading Circle, The Living Hope, Word Thirst Literary Journal, Virtuous Woman, Blogatique with Ananda Leake, and The Cover to Cover Show. She has been interviewed and featured on All the Literary Buzz Reviews, the examiner.com, the Written Voices Blog, the Booktown blog, The Author’s Hideaway, and Black Authors Books.

As a reviewer, Tiffany has reviewed for several academic journals such as The Journal of School Leadership, The International Journal of Multicultural Education, and Equity & Excellence in Education. Tiffany’s professional reviews have been featured in various academic journals such as Teacher’s College Record, The Education Review, and The Journal of African American History. Additionally, she is currently the Literary Director of onixlink.com, and maintains the Golden Butterfly Reviews blog to showcase authors of children’s and young adult books to children, parents, teachers, and librarians.

As a Literacy Advocate, Tiffany has written and received over $40,000 in grants to fund various research-based literacy projects in schools, community centers, correctional facilities, and preschools. Those projects are aimed at pre-K through adult populations and include but are not limited to the African American Read-in Project, The Buddy Reading Project, The Kindergarten Reading Readiness Project, The Kindergarten Mult-ethnic Literature Project, and the Tolerance Project.

As a philanthropist, Tiffany support several charities through monetary donations from the sale of her children’s books. Those charities include The New Orleans Public Library Foundation, The Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. National Education Fund, and The L.E.A.D. Foundation. Additionally, she supports other organizations such as schools, community centers, international charities, and prisons through one time in-kind book donations.

As a lecturer and consultant, Tiffany has presented at various local, regional, and national conferences such as the South Carolina Association for School Libraries, The National Reading Conference, and the Georgia Reading Association Conference. Some of her professional presentation topics for educators include Using Diverse Literature in the Classroom, Reading Strategies for Reluctant Readers, and Writing Diverse Experiences. Additionally, she has presented her work as a children’s author to elementary schools, colleges, churches, and preschools in the United States.

Some of Tiffany’s accomplishments include being listed in Who’s Who among American College Students and Universities. Tiffany was inducted into the Order of Omega Greek Leadership Honor Society. She is a Frederick Douglass Teaching Fellow, and an Indiana University Faculty Fellow. She has appeared in the Easley Progress newspaper, The Advocate Newspaper, and the International Aurora Magazine. In 2010, Poetic Monthly Magazine listed her second book release, For those who stare at the moon as one of the best reads of 2010. Tiffany is also a member of various civic, community, and professional organizations that focus on literacy, diverse histories, and education.

The majority of Tiffany’s children’s stories reflect a culmination of all of her experiences from childhood to adult. However, the ultimate goal of her work is to promote hope and creativity, and to bring joy into the lives of children. Currently, Tiffany is working on her fifth book release. You can contact this author or follow her work on the following websites, blogs, and social networking sites:

E-mail: tflowers@goldenbutterflypublishing.com

Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/goldenbutterflypub

Where to find Tiffany Flowers online


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Videos

The Rooftop Club
Book #1 - Meet the Rooftop Club is the first adventure in the rooftop club series. A portion of the proceeds from book sales will be donated to NVEEE.

I Am A Sigma Gamma Rho Legacy
This is an endearing story about a little girl who decides to join her mother's sorority when she attends college.

For those who stare at the moon
This book is about a little girl that transports herself to the moon and back with a flick of her imagination. A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to New Orleans Public Library Foundation. The purpose of this donation is to aid the Youth Services Department to rebuild the children's literature collection after the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Patterns are Everywhere: An Upside Down Pattern Book
A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the L.E.A.D. Foundation. The L.E.A.D. Foundation is a non-profit organization based in metro-Atlanta. The purpose of the L.E.A.D. Foundation is to provide year-round programs and services for students in grades 6-12, college students, and parents. The main focus of this organization is to equip, and empower young people to develop into tomorrows leaders.

Books

The Rooftop Club: Where is the Rooftop Club?
By Tiffany Flowers
Series: The Rooftop Club, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014 by Golden Butterfly Publishing. Category: Fiction
This is the third adventure in The Rooftop Club series. The members of the rooftop club have lost their club? The crew is all gone. Or are they? Will the members of The Rooftop club prevail and get their club back? Or will the crew return to cause havoc in the lives of the children at school? Read this installment and find out.
The Rooftop Club: The Crew Strikes Back
By Tiffany Flowers
Series: The Rooftop Club, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,690. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012 by Golden Butterfly Publishing. Category: Fiction
This is the second adventure in The Rooftop Club series. The members have to deal with the retaliation from the crew. Will the members of The Rooftop club prevail? Answer the questions at the end of the book to help you to understand how to deal with the bullies at your school and what you should do to work with your parents and teachers.
Chants for Blue and Gold Ladies
By Tiffany Flowers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Golden Butterfly Publishing. Category: Nonfiction
This original chant book is for all members of Sigma Gamma Rho. This book contains unity chants, legacy chants, and chants for step shows.
Sage Advice for the Indie Children's Author
By Tiffany Flowers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012 by Golden Butterfly Publishing. Category: Nonfiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
This guide was written to assist budding indie children's writers with their decision to become writers. This book provides practical advice from an Indie children's author on how to select an illustrator, tips on how to market books, plan a book party, plan a book signings, and get others to support your work.
The Rooftop Club: Meet the Rooftop Club
By Tiffany Flowers
Series: The Rooftop Club, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2012 by Golden Butterfly Publishing. Category: Fiction
This is the first adventure of a series that will follow The Rooftop Club. The members have to deal with the bullies of their school. What will happen to the members of the rooftop club? Answer the questions at the end of the book to help you to understand how to deal with the bullies at your school and what you should do to work with your parents and teachers.

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