Everyone has a story to tell, they say, but not everybody tells it. Tiffany Williams—single mother, college graduate, homeowner—has told hers and had it published. And from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, she’s having a book-signing at the Lindsey Davis Center in her hometown of Riviera Beach.
Her story is rich. She grew up in the church, as they say, and as she lived her life and, of course, made her mistakes, she talks in the book about how God’s presence helped her grow and achieve—despite those mistakes in life.
The book’s title: A Woman Can Flourish, No Matter What: Just Ask God.
“I learned a lot of things in life, but I also learned a lot of things from God,” said Ms. Williams, a longtime employee of the City of Riviera Beach. “It was important to me that I shared my story with other women—and men—so that they know how awesome God is and how, no matter what mistakes you make, he’s got your back. All you have to do is ask.”
She joins more than a dozen other Palm Beach County (PBC)-based authors that we know about who have been published or have self-published their narratives. Some, like high-school English teacher Betty Turso, told someone else’s story. In her case, John Horse: Florida’s First Freedom Fighter, is about a black Seminole leader who grew to become a major force in the tribe’s successful freedom battles.
Others, like Valerie Grimsley, wrote about themselves as well. The very committed director of the Riviera Beach Youth Empowerment Program wrote about “a life that came untangled” in her book, The Repair: Broken But Not Destroyed.
Are you a local author in PBC? Do you know about others? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can keep this list going–and growing! Here is one of our previous authors’ stories.
And, if you’re free tomorrow night, stop by and let Tiffany Williams sign a book for you! Can’t make it? The book is available here on Amazon.com.