Wayne Brown is highly motivated with a passion for leading people towards their destiny. As an author, he uses humor and wit to tell stories that inspire others. As founder of Bridge-N-the-Gap, he seeks to pay it forward by mentoring youth and young adults. He is a 30 year veteran who has served in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. He is active in the community, a ministry leader, and a devoted husband. Wayne and his wife Laura have three children and two grandchildren. For more information and booking details, go to www.BridgeNtheGap.com or email Wayne at BridgeNtheGap@gmail.com
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Albany, GA in the 60s and 70s. It was a time of transition in America and in Albany. Schools were segregated, even after desegregation. As a young boy, I didn't venture far from my area of town and I've known most of my closest friends since birth. My extended family was as close as my immediate family. Many adults in church, school, and the community were a positive influence. Being successful was not a option, it was expected.
What inspired your cover design?
The cover was designed by Laura Brown and Eric Finley, Jr. (artist). I wanted to capture a scene from a family gathering, which is the impetus for the book. The scene takes place on the front porch of a home in Anytown USA. The men are talking about life and reminiscing while they watch the grandkids. The people in the scene are (from left to right): Wayne Brown (Pop-Pop), Justice (Grandson), Harmony (granddaughter), Serenity (granddaughter), and Irenus Brown Sr. (Big Pops).
Wayne S. Brown uses anecdotes, words of wisdom, and facts to convey a message of hope and success. As the reader, you will be transported to the front porch where an elder of the family is talking about life. As you are sitting, remember there is always something to gained if you "LISTEN."