An Interview with Author Dr. Matthew A. Brown

Dr. Matthew A. Brown is the author of “Where God Leads, I’ll Follow,” a memoir of his life and a book filled with hope, inspiration, dreams, and faith.

Dr. Brown has had a life filled with adversities and unexpected incidents. He experienced a horrific accident that left him afflicted for several years. However, in these dark times, Dr. Brown found hope by believing in God.

By the grace of God, Dr. Brown was able to overcome his affliction and become motivated to continue his studies in the chiropractic profession and become a doctor. Life had unbelievable surprises in store for him, of which one resulted in him becoming a prisoner in a foreign land.

Currently, Dr. Brown serves as a minister in his church and is a valuable member of a variety of committees. He is a husband to an anointed woman of God, is a father to an amazing son, a grandfather to five wonderful grandchildren, and a son to two inspiring parents.

Based on his true-life experiences, Dr. Brown created “Where God Leads, I’ll Follow.”

Where are you from?

I am from Port Huron, Michigan.

Why do you write?

Writing is a way for me to express myself, imagery & much more.

What do you write about?

I mostly write about the Word of God & how Jesus Christ directs my path.

Do you have a specific writing style?

I don’t have a specific per se. I just love to bring my writing alive to the reader.

What are obstacles that come in the way of writing?

There are many obstacles that go along with writing. Getting distracted with the everyday hustle and bustle of life, finding the right balance of spending time with friends and family while staying diligent in writing, etc.

Where God Leads, I’ll Follow

What’s the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?

I was asked, “After everything I have read about you and the things you have faced in life. How do you keep going?” I said, “It’s simple. I trust God.”

How long have you been writing?

I found my love of writing in my youth. I have always loved literature.

When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?

I first realized I wanted to become a writer when I would tell my friends and family about the many surreal moments of my life, and they would encourage me to write a book.

What is your work schedule like when you are writing?

My work schedule is flexible because I am self-employed.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

My interesting writing quirk is that when I really want to get deep into my story, I turn the lights off and sit back in my chair & squint my eyes.

How long does it take to write a book?

It took me nearly 7 months or so to write my book.

Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?

They should increase their vocabulary.

What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your story?

Staying focused & being patient for the final product.

What do you think makes a good story?

I think a good story is when the reader can put themselves in the writer’s shoes.

What does your family think of your writing?

My family is very proud of my writing.

Do you see writing as a career?

I’m not sure if writing will turn into a career.

Do you have anything specific you’d like to tell the readers?

I am so grateful that God is present in my life.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

When I wrote a poem in junior high, & my teacher complimented me on it & told me I should write more.

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