Brown’s Debut Novel ‘Gifts in Brown Paper Packages’ Breaks Records – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel

SP Brown (courtesy photo)

First author SP Brown decided to come to terms with her life experiences by writing a novel, “Gifts in Brown Paper Packages”, which was inspired by her painful childhood experiences, and in that journey there was a discovery that ultimately led to self-love.

The novel exposed the truth about her pain, which resonated with readers as her novel debuted at No. 1 in three categories on Amazon within the first 72 hours of release.

The story is told through the eyes of 17-year-old Kyrie and is loosely based on her own difficult experiences growing up in Harlem and although Kyrie is fictional, she uses the character as a vehicle to reflect on her ability. to overcome the trauma of domestic violence which somehow miraculously transformed her physical and emotional survival into a triumphant and flourishing life.

Becoming an author was a challenge for SB Brown, which she took on while working as the vice president of employment counseling for a major entertainment conglomerate. Determined, Brown wrote between those quiet, stolen hours in the middle of the night, after putting her three children to bed.

“Gifts in Brown Paper Packages” focuses on the emotional and physical abuse of a person Kyrie calls a man.

Her book debuted at number 1 in three categories. (Courtesy picture)

So broken by the abuse, she chose to jump from her bedroom window into the unknown, leaving her mother and younger brother behind. On the streets, Kyrie has no idea how to live alone but accepts the risks.

Focused on helping those suffering from abuse, Brown is involved with the Safe Center of Long Island (TSCLI), a nonprofit agency that comprehensively responds to the needs of victims of domestic violence and inner personal trauma in Nassau County – and the county’s only organization providing free services to child and adult victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and human trafficking. In addition to helping raise funds for a fundraising project to build a new, expanded shelter facility, she has served on the nominating committee for the past two years, helping to identify diverse talent. for the TSCLI Board of Directors.

She is currently the only African American board member. In 2020, Brown was named Vice Chairman of the Board’s Executive Committee. She will become chair of the board this month.

“For many years I felt a great deal of guilt and shame associated with these stories and felt that sharing them in my professional circles as a lawyer and even in my social circles would not engender a real respect,” says Brown.

“Finally I realized my truth and that every part of my past, including the terrible and painful memories, had a purpose and informed what I consider to be this fabulous end product. This strength and resilience came from my There is no need for readers to know about real-life experiences versus instances where I have used creative license or drawn from other people’s real-life experiences.

Irene B. Bowles