Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Interview with non-fiction author B.L. Brown

Today's guest is writer B.L. Brown to talk about her book Halo-Orangees employer-employee “one accord” Volume I One Mind, One Body, One Team.

B.L. is giving away 4 signed books,50 free total-access dating packages (http://www.h-connect.net), 50 free job postings, and $100 cash to many lucky winners. You can enter through the rafflecopter code below the interview.

Author B.L.Brown was born and raised in the city of Memphis. Memphis, Tennessee has been her permanent resident since birth. B.L. Brown is the CEO and Founder of Halo-Orangees', international online job board (halo-orangeesjobs.com).

In 2012, Author B.L. Brown launched Halo-Orangees/h-connect brand, international online dating website h-connect.net. The h-connect.net brand is empowering and motivating singles to find their best friend in love.

Welcome, B.L. Please tell us about your current release, Halo-Orangees.
This book embodies the message that all human beings have a purpose and can rise above any situation or circumstance as long as they remain ethically true to themselves. Halo-Orangees employer-employee “one accord” Volume I One Mind, One Body, One Team has twelve chapters; nine out of twelve chapters contain real life on the job experiences of people I have some form of association with. The objective of the book is to take the most difficult on-the-job conflicts and use them as a platform to show others that they shouldn’t let anyone disable their growth by ‘confining them to a box’. “Your life purpose is to take the totality of your negative experiences, roll them up into one, and use them positively to lay the foundation for your destiny” (Excerpt~ B.L. Brown). Halo-Orangees is a nonexclusive on the job survival manual, mindset enhancer, and stress reliever for both employers and employees. This book will change your life both personally and professionally.

What inspired you to write this book?
Halo-Orangees’ employer-employee “one accord” Volume I One Mind, One Body, One Team (Halo-Orangees: Helping Advocate Longevity of Organizations by Obtaining Objectives through Redefining Above-Board New Generational Guidelines for Employer Employee Standards) was inspired, developed, and birthed from my reaction to a manager with whom I, B. L. Brown, had the pleasure—that is, in making me stronger—of working for. My executive director had perfected the art of insulting staff members on a daily basis. I could only surmise that this leader saw the entire group of employees as confined to a small shoe box. In a one-on-one meeting with my executive director, he made the statement that another employee, who held the same title, was better than I was. In response, I informed him that this employee was not better than I, nor was I better than she. I also asked him to explain the basis for his statement. He stumbled, stuttered, and finally replied that this employee was better than I because she held two master’s degrees. From that one statement, I instantly realized my true purpose in life. On that day, reckoning my experience with a newfound belief, the foundation of Halo-Orangees emerged. Halo-Orangees employer-employee “one accord” Volume I One Mind, One Body, One Team Introduction is entitled, “Don’t Allow Anyone to Confine You to a Box, Disabling Your Growth”. You are the only one who defines you, so don’t ever allow anyone to tell you who you are, or that you are not good enough (Excerpt~ B.L. Brown).

What exciting story are you working on next?
Halo-Orangees’ employer-employee “one accord” Volume II One Mind, One Body, One Team

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I defined myself as a writer when Halo-Orangees’ employer-employee “one accord” Volume I One Mind, One Body, One Team was published.

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I do not write full-time. I am the CEO and Founder of Halo-Orangees', international online job board (halo-orangeesjobs.com). Halo-Orangees international job board delivers candidates on time and under budget. Employers can post jobs and search resume database. Jobseekers can post resumes and search jobs for free. I recently launched Halo-Orangees/ h-connect brand, an international online dating website (www.h-connect.net). My mindset automatically resets to writing mode each morning.

What do you do for fun?
The most rewarding part of my life is my kids. We enjoy traveling, dining out, attending the movies, and shopping. I love to read in my spare time. I also enjoy watching mystery movies on Sundays.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
My writing process is most effective in the early mornings with a hot cup of coffee and an inspirational gospel CD.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
As a child, whenever I felt isolated from the rest of the world, I would write. I have become accustomed to expressing myself by way of pen and paper verses verbal communication. Therefore, becoming a writer has been planted within my heart since childhood.

Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
I encourage all readers to purchase Halo-Orangees employer-employee “one accord” Volume I One Mind, One Body, One Team at http://www.amazon.com/dp/1432747584. Visit Halo-Orangees website at http:www.halo-orangeesjobs.com create an account, post your resume, and apply for jobs. Halo-Orangees resume database is searched daily by numerous organizations for qualified applicants to meet their organizational needs. Therefore, if you do not see a position in which you qualify at the time of your search, it is to your advantage to continue the process and upload your resume. Opportunities are available through the resume database component of Halo-Orangees website http:www.halo-orangeesjobs.com.

Lisa Jackson, I would like to thank you and Virtual Book Tour Cafe for creating platforms for “Self-Published Authors” to share their book with the world.

It's my pleasure to be a tour host, B.L. Thanks for stopping by today!

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Brooke Miller said...

Shout out to all of the messy women I work with purchase Halo-Orangees book because each of you need a mindset make over! This book talks about gossip, backstabbing, co-worker with low esteem and lack of job performance. This book will change your mindset. It has allowed me to exercise the Halo-Orangees Push Back Movement laid out in this book. Halo-Orangees’ “Push Back Movement” Book Excerpt-When you find yourself in heated workforce situations, stop, “push back” and remove yourself from the situation; regroup and revisit when all persons involved can be tolerated and, most important, be fully respectful of one another. Halo-Orangees’ “push back movement” regroup timeline has a twenty-four to forty-eight hour turnaround to address and professionally resolve issues. The “push back movement” is also helpful in refraining from workplace negativity”. A coworker who loves to spread gossip and rumors loves to incite discord. They seek to become involved in other coworkers’ personal and professional lives. However, when it is time to perform the tasks they were hired to perform, they fail miserably. If you have the pleasure of encountering coworkers with this mindset, implement Halo- Orangees’ “push back movement” and refrain from negativity at all times- Book form Excerpt-Halo-Orangees’ employer-employee “one accord” Volume I One Mind, One Body, One Team. This is the best book investment I have made ever. I keep this book on my desk at work at all times just in case I have to reference in times of workplace trouble. Positive on the job guide to a stress free work environment with an emphasis on a balanced mindset!