T.T. Floyd was born in Miami, Florida. She loves traveling, food, family, and fun. As a child, her fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Willie Mae Mcclain, inspired her love for writing and encouraged her to enter in writing and poetry contests. Her love of writing continued to flourish throughout high school as a writer and feature editor for the school's newspaper. T.T. Floyd is a three-time graduate of Nova Southeastern University with a B.A. in English Literature, an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. She resides in Pembroke Pines, FL, with her loving husband David Floyd and their three children: David Jr., Taylor, and Dylan.
AUTHOR INTERVIEW WITH T.T. FLOYD:
Joining LitPick for an author interview today is T.T. Floyd, author of The Bully Brigade series.
T.T. Floyd holds three degrees from Nova Southeastern University: a B.A. in English Literature, an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. Her passion for students clearly shines through her books that tackle the tough topic of bullying. The Bully Brigade series is an engaging series for middle grade readers that also provides students with strategies to stand up for people who are being bullied.
T.T. Floyd’s latest book, The Bully Brigade: Headmaster Bully, has received the LitPick Top Choice Book Review Award. One LitPick book reviewer said, “The Bully Brigade: Headmaster Bully encourages empathy for others and propels kids to be advocates for what is right.”
***How did you get started writing?
I fell in love with writing at the age of 10.
***Who influenced you?
My fifth-grade teacher Mrs. Willie Mae McClain inspired me to write and helped me build my confidence as a writer by encouraging me to enter The National Library of Poetry contest and the Ralph Nader Peace Hero Essay contest.
***Do you have a favorite book/subject/character/setting?
Some of my favorite books as a child included Francine Pascal's Sweet Valley High series and Flyy Girl by Omar Tyree.
***What advice do you have for someone who wants to be an author?
My advice to someone that wants to be an author is never stop writing and don't let anyone talk you out of a career as an author.
***Where is your favorite place to write?
My favorite place to write is in my home office while enjoying Tostitos with a hint of lime, Wholly Guacamole, and a cup of Vanilla Spice Energy tea or Cappuccino.
***What else would you like to tell us?
Finally, I love food, family, and fun!
***T.T., thank you very much for joining us for an author interview. Your writing set-up in your home office sounds wonderful. May we join you? We can’t wait to hear about the latest adventures of The Bully Brigade.