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Laura And Wayne Brown Release New Marriage Book

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Local authors Wayne and Laura Brown are launching their new book, 51 ½ Shades of Brown, The Not-So-Perfect Tales of a Picture-Perfect Marriage.  The launch will be on July 14, 6:30 p.m., at the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center. 

Review for 51 ½ Shades of Brown:

The book, 51 ½ Shades of Brown, is a collection of colorful, candid, humorous, and sometimes scandalous tales of an imperfectly-perfect marriage masterpiece. Mr. and Mrs. Brown share their successes and failures, victories and defeat, joy and pain, and the lessons learned along the way.

Perfect for engaged or newly-married couples (or for those thinking about getting married), 51 ½ Shades of Brown is a transparent and authentic view of marriage. The book offers a palette filled with practical life principles to help couples cultivate a vibrant, lasting, and healthy marriage.

A companion coloring book and prayer journal is also available to order at

Mr. Brown is an author, mentor, professional speaker, and community leader in Chattanooga. He is a 30-year US Air Force veteran and has a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree. He is the author of “Listen –Wisdom and Wit for the Next Generation.” Mr. Brown is a native of Albany, Ga. (pronounced “AllBenny”). 

Mrs. Brown is an author, speaker, and workshop facilitator. She is the owner of the Serious Writers’ Accountability Training (S.W.A.T.) Camp where she helps aspiring authors create literary legacies and unleash their inner superhero through writing. She created Wells of Truth Peer-Based Bible
Coaching Group, where she teaches students how to study the Bible by using diverse study techniques. Mrs. Brown is a native of Toledo, Ohio. 

Mr. and Mrs. Brown are certified marriage coaches, and certified Purpose Discovery Specialists. They have three children and two grandchildren, and enjoy planning “Pop Pop & Nanna Surprise Adventures” for their granddaughters. 

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