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Book Tour + #Giveaway: 800 Sayings by Old Folks Who Raised Us @RABTBookTours


Date Published: 07-08-2021

Publisher: Pageturner Press and Media


The parents and grandparents of William Rocky Brown, 3rd, who raised him, had roots in the southern USA. Along with that Southern upbringing came the ability to turn everyday activities or things of nature into wise sayings. His mother and grandmother had old down-home sayings that took him a while to understand. After talking to others, he realized he wasn’t alone in this beautiful experience growing up, so he compiled the wise sayings in his book, 800 Sayings by Old Folks Who Raised Us.

The wise sayings—to be passed down from generation to generation—in this book are pearls of wisdom that relate to the past generations, while the present and future generations may take time to understand, just as Brown experienced. It creates good family fun and memories. It can also be used in the form of an intergenerational family game. 


Interview with Dr. Wm Rocky Brown, 3rd

    Does writing energize or exhaust you?

    When I write, it gives me energy, and I get motivated about the project.

    What is the first book that made you cry?

    f I were to say one book I read that made me cry, it would be the Bible.

    How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?

    It made me realize that I had to be more precise and inclusive with my ideas and think about other cultures besides mine.

    What do you owe the real people upon whom you base your characters?

    The older people in my family, neighborhood, and church, but more significantly, my grandmother Ethel Brown, we called her mother-dear.

    Where did your love of books/storytelling/reading/writing/etc. come from?

    I needed to read, study, and learn how to tell stories because I went into the profession of being a Pastor/Preacher and an elected official.

    What do you like to read in your free time?

    n my free time, I read the news, cultural magazines, and articles on politics and theology.

    Can you share some stories about people you met while researching this book?

    Basically, every person who gave me a saying also had a personal story associated with it. Most of the stories are too long to write.

    Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?  If you write more than one, how do you balance them?

    All of the fields and genres I write about enhance each other because I write about faith, culture, theology, and therapy, and I use these as motivational tools for others.

    How do you begin writing a new book? What challenges come with it?

    Basically, I began writing a new book by thinking and praying, thinking and praying, and then when an idea came to me, I built on it by researching the facts behind it.

    Share a place that inspires you to write

    I don’t have any particular place that inspires me to write. Basically, when I do write, I’m either home or in my school office.

About the Author

The Honorable Reverend Dr. William Lewis Rocky Brown, 3rd, was born and raised in Chester, PA. He has three daughters and three grandchildren. Dr. Brown received his Bachelor’s from Cheyney University, his Master’s from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate from Jameson Christian College. He studied at the MLK Jr. Center in Atlanta and the University of the Virgin Islands and completed The F.B.I. and D.E.A. Citizens Academies.

Dr. Brown is an ordained 45-year Baptist Minister now serving at the Bethany Baptist Church in Chester, creator and host of Saturday Night Live Prayer & Praise Weekly Service, and a Master Police Chaplain. He’s also the author of “800 Sayings By Old Folks Who Raised Us” and The 3N1: A Trilogy Of Spiritually Filled Motivational Messages”. He has a weekly column in Scoop USA and a daily Blog on his website: In the 80s and 90s, he traveled around the country, motivating youngsters to stay in school and to say no to drugs and violence, using the art of Rap. Thus, he was affectionately known as the “Rappin Rev.” He is a former elected member of the City Council of Chester. He was also elected twice as Chester City Controller and was elected in 2021 as a Pennsylvania State Constable.

Dr. Brown has been involved in numerous community and civic organizations. He is a Prince Hall 33-degree Mason, Past Master, Grand Chaplain Emeritus, Past Grand Worthy Patron, and an Elks and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity member. He has received over 200 awards and commendations.


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