Brenda Theretha Brown was born in Columbia, South Carolina, at Fort Jackson Army Hospital. Most of her extended family grew up in the South but she grew up in a military family and traveled from coast to coast and abroad. She attended several different schools growing up and finally graduated from Portsmouth Catholic High School in Portsmouth, Virginia, in 1968. She moved to California in 1968 were she attended Ventura Junior College in Ventura, California. She moved back to the east coast in 1970 and attended Old Dominion University. She did not graduate at this time. She did clerical work before moving back to California in 1975 and attended the University of California in Irvine, California. In 1988 she received an A.S. in Computer Science from San Mateo College in San Mateo, California. She went on to receive her B.A. in English from the Notre Dame de Namur University in 1990. After receiving a teacher’s credential she began teaching in 1991 and presently teaches high school in Arizona. Brenda Theretha Brown has three children and four grandchildren.
She loves teaching and found her passion in helping teenagers realize their potentials. She spent most of her life in California raising her children as a single parent and currently lives in Arizona. She continues to donate her time and life’s passions to helping teenagers. She is currently the sponsor of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) at her high school. Her company, Touching Dreams, donates tutoring time to teenagers in school at no charge to help them graduate from high school. She receives donations to make this possible because she feels it is necessary to build minds and keep the spirit of young people alive. She continues to live her dreams.
Brenda's new book entitled "Every Mother's Daughter" has been released. To purchase a copy click on the book cover below.
Every Mother's Daughter is a book of poems that share experiences of a woman who is a daughter, mother, and grandmother. Brenda Theretha Brown started writing words at fifteen years old. Writing for her made the world less threatening if she could put the joys and pains in a form outside of her mind. To see things clearer it was easy to write down the experiences in her life. Some times joy was all that surrounded her self imposed will but other times the darkness of the day was written in words that could separate her from death's wishes. Today, the poems are for everyone to read and accept that life is a worthwhile journey and the walls that are constantly before us are just challenges that need to be accepted.
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