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Teresa Mason Browning


Who is Teresa Mason Browning?

Teresa Mason Browning is a woman of true insight and a lively spirit. She is the author of six novels: Why I Kept My Past A Secret, Now That The Secrets Are Out, Living Free of the Secrets, A Black Man’s Pain and her dual new releases, All That Glitters Ain’t Gold, and Sitting Behind the Gates of Hell. She has traveled many places as a motivational speaker. Teresa was born in Lawton Oklahoma, but was raised in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. She now resides in South Carolina close to her children and grandchildren that helps keep her the jovial woman she is today.

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Saturday, June 10th

Dual Book Release Day: All That Glitters Ain’t Gold & Sitting Behind the Gates of Hell

Saturday, June 10th

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Saturday, June 10th @ 11am-5pm

‘You Are Not Alone’ Women Empowerment Luncheon

New Jersey Institute Technology (Campus Center)

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Sunday, June 11th @ 4-6pm

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Monday, June 12th @ 5-8pm

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Saturday, July 22nd @ 12-4pm

2017 Atlanta Kick Back – Book Signing Festival

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New Releases

All That Glitters Ain't Gold

Genre African American Fiction, Urban Fiction

eBook Release Date June 10, 2017

Publication Date (Paperback) May 15, 2017

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ISBN-10 1546500693

ISBN-13 978-1546500698

Print Length 124 Pages

Synopsis At what point are you willing to risk it all to get ahead? Is your freedom worth the gamble?

For most of us in this world, there are times when certain occasions arise in our lives that we consider to be that golden opportunity that once in a lifetime moment that we’ve waited for our entire lives that fate will not allow us to pass by. Because of this fateful belief, Ronda, partially out of anger from her past relationships and a strong dose of ego, refused to see the red flags and spiritual warnings all around her, and is faced with the reality of her decision that will turn her life upside down. Very secure in her Christian beliefs but not wise enough for the street wizards who love to prey on the innocents, she walks through the door into the fast past world of scheme and deception, blindfolded.

Much like lady justice who has purposely chosen to be blind to justice in the courts, Ronda too was blind to the streets and the business world of investments, and took the chance to dream without doing any research to ensure her dream would become a positive reality for her and family. At the end of a failed marriage and lost in a lustful drive for pleasure Ronda’s naivety quickly spirals out of control.

Does she have what it takes to stand the test of time and will her new flaming love, H.D., be there when all the ugliness unfolds?

I dare you to turn the page to find out.


Sitting Behind The Gates Of Hell

Genre African American Fiction, Urban Fiction

eBook Release Date June 10, 2017

Publication Date (Paperback) May 15, 2017

Purchase Link (Paperback)

ISBN-10 1545488606

ISBN-13 978-1545488607

Print Length 248 Pages

Synopsis How much thought have you put into the actions you’re about to take? Are you prepared to face the consequences of your decisions?

For Ronda, it no longer matters how much time she spent or if she’s prepared to face the reality of her decisions; the federal gates she must walk through are very real and what lies behind them has no compassion for what god you believe in. All alone with nothing left but her broken ego and the will to survive, Ronda’s nightmare behind the gates of hell begins.

Now at Alderson Federal Prison for women, the unimaginable has happened and what Ronda has yet to find out is just how raw prison life truly is. Yes, women prisoners can be just as fierce as men and in many cases even worse: Alderson will prove to be no exception as she will soon learn by example. As Ronda does her time she quickly learns how to maneuver and tries to settle in but will she be able to keep herself together or will she brake to the harsh reality of prison life and become another statistic lost in the system?

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- Urban Grapevine Magazine, Nov/Dec 2014 Issue
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- Sisters Into Reading and Reviewing Magazine, Dec 2014 Issue

Motivational Speaker

As a Motivational Speaker, Ms Browning wants to help enlighten, encourage, and motivate others to rise above their circumstance and become true Kings and Queens (sons and daughters) that God would be proud of.   


Teresa Mason Browning knew she had a voice that would rein when she spoke, so she embarked on getting others to listen. She has been through some storms that have propelled her to speak about domestic violence, rape, dysfunctional families and life after incarceration. Ms. Browning knows all too well, from personal experience, how to survive all of these issues. She is not intimated by people asking how could one person go through so much, yet you always keep a smile on her face.  She smiles because she couldn’t see herself continuing to be a victim. Her goal, when she speaks, is 'reach one, teach one'. She feels because of what she went through, she can now share her testimony; showing men and women from all walks of life, how to rise above adversity. She prides herself on being a role model and mentor to those who may find themselves in similar situations.

Teresa experienced growing up in a dysfunctional family. Over time she learned not to transfer those same attributes to her children; which was a task.  Since she was not taught, as a child, how to love and communicate properly, it cause some major pitfalls in her life.  She has learned some valuable lessons, in her personal life, that have inspired her to give advice freely from experience. Her objective is to show others that they don’t always have to live the way they saw things in the past. Through her teachings, she wants people to realize that there is more to life than meets the eye. Also, once you remove yourself and family from dysfunctional situations, there are better days ahead. One must be willing to put in the work.

She is very open when it comes to teaching and talking about her experience behind prison walls. The two and half years away from society taught her several life lessons, which enriches her testimony, as she speaks to groups.

Ms Browning can be heard saying we all have fallen short to the Glory of God but once we pick ourselves up, and brush ourselves off, we can do anything.


Her motto is 'If you can believe it, you can achieve it'. She will not stop until she reaches the top!

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Book Catalog

Literary Works by Teresa

Why I Kept My Past A Secret

“Why I Kept My Past A Secret” by Teresa Browning is a powerful testament of faith. It reveals some ugly truths of life and speaks to the power of persevering in the midst of adversity. Browning reveals hidden lessons about betrayal, family violence, addictions, personal tragedies and about a young woman’s desire for friendship and love. The story runs deeper then passion or sex. It’s more then a mere single mother’s story of struggles and hardship. It’s a journey to overcome…

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Now That The Secrets Are Out

Holding nothing back, “Now That The Secrets Are Out!” Is a realistic account of the trials and tribulations Ronda must face and provides a powerful message of hope for the future.

“It’s a novel that reaches thousands of women, not just black women, but women in general who have been abused at some point in their life.”, Browning says.

Living Free Of The Secrets

Living Free Of The Secrets is a story of a single parent who fights to overcome some tough situations in order to become a better role model for her five children Not only does Ronda learn a few life lessons, she finally learns to release,relax, and relate.

Ms. Browning one again captures our attention and leads you down a path where you will laugh,cry,and feel the energy God has filled her with. Will Ronda find love?

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A Black Man's Pain

Ervin is the typical young boy born as a bastard child that finds himself unwanted and unloved by those closest to him. Rejected at birth, his only hope at unconditional love was from his grandparents who take and raise him as their own. After a few years of pure happiness, Ervin’s estranged mother Molly decides that she wants her son back and his never ending nightmare begins.

At 5 years old Ervin meets the physically-scarred Molly for the first time and has no idea that he is about to enter a world no child should ever be exposed to. Unbeknownst to Ervin, Molly is fighting her own personal demons. Her sexual appetite is uncontrollable and she makes it evident she is in no hurry to stop her erogenous ways.

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