My name is Rufus Lee Brown. In addition, I was born in Archer, Florida, and raised in Gainesville, Florida, and moved to Orlando, Florida, at an early age. Most of my life, I was raised by my mother, Mrs. Queenie Mae Brooks-Brown Myers, who resides in Gainesville, Florida. I currently make my home in Orlando, Florida. I am a high school graduate with one and a half year of college studies in business management.
Creative writing has always been in my blood, but I never pursued it until recently. My interest has always been to write children books. I have a several manuscripts, poems, and two songs registered as unpublished in the Library of Congress.
However, because my mother desired so much for me to write her autobiography, I switched channels from children books to write a nonfiction novel entitled You Bet Not Cry, a book of her childhood and the abuses she experienced, which was published and launched on December 23, 2015.
In addition, I do have a bit of history in my family history. I am the nephew of Mahurly Gussie Brown Carrier. She was a victim in the Rosewood Massacre that occurred on New Year’s Day in 1923 in Rosewood, Florida. The Rosewood Massacre is a sad part of Florida history that will haunt Florida for years to come.