“Earnell Brown is a woman always on the move. This book of poetry is
a passport to her world. Brown’s work is filled with life lessons
and personal reflections. At times she writes like a woman who has
moved beyond the blues. After reading her poems one might be
inspired to sing Precious Lord.”
E. Ethelbert Miller
Director of the African American Resource Center at Howard
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“The recurring theme of Earnell’s beautiful lyrical poetry is life.
Her gift is the ability to translate life into words. Read and savor
every page of I’ve Been Where I’m Going. You’ll experience
both the act and the art of living in all its beauty, humor, pain
and, most of all its sheer joy.”
Niambi Brown Davis
Author of From Dusk to Dawn and Sanctuary
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"I've Been Where I'm Going is a revelation of Earnell's
loving soul, beautiful spirit and faithful heart. Readers will be
inspired to step outside of life's boxes to enlarge their
territories naturally and spiritually as they follow her through
this wonderful journey of poetry."
Dr. Lonise P. Bias
Motivational Speaker, Trainer, Consultant, Family and Teen Life
Coach, and Author
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"Travel with Earnell Brown as she interprets and shares with us
enchanting insights into her life journey–thus far. Celebratory,
honest, moving, deep, funny, fierce, uninhibited, and always
personal. And, you might see you!"
Jodi Yeldell, Ed.D & Doctor of
TravelersTree Publishing Company
TravelersTree Publishing, established in 2010, was created to
publish books that delight the soul, encourage travel, stimulate
romance, ponder the magic of nature, motivate social obligation. We
are a broad-based, English-language publisher headquartered in
Washington, DC, dedicated to publishing thought-provoking
literature, commercial fiction, romance, travel essays, poetry and
...is an author and international traveler who was born and raised
in the Trinidad community of Washington, DC. Ironically, she later
lived and worked for five years in Trinidad, West Indies.
Her journeys have taken her across the continents of Africa, Asia,
Europe, North America and South America, but she especially loves
the Caribbean, snorkeling, its beaches, and savoring its sunsets.
The sights, sounds, smells, and people encountered on her travels
inspired many of the poems and essays in Earnell’s first book of
poetry, I’ve Been Where I’m Going. Her previously published works
include the 1998, 1999 and 2008 editions of the Heritage Black
History Calendar, which integrated early African history with the
African-American experience. Each month presented African history,
African proverbs, and positive affirmations through scripture.
Earnell is a retired United States Government Internal Revenue
Service employee. She ended her career as the IRS Section Head with
the U.S. Embassy in Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
(T&T) as the management consultant to the T&T Ministry of Finance.
She was also the first African-American female Division Information
Officer in the IRS.
The creative, visionary side of Earnell is expressed in her jewelry
designs, watercolor paintings and artistic interior designs. She is
a novice golfer and enjoys reading inspirational books as well as
fiction and autobiographies. She is an entrepreneur with an
extensive volunteer and community service background, and is the
mother of three adult children and four delightful grandchildren.
Most importantly, she is a child of God and loves the Lord.