One of my complaints as a child was that my mother worked too much. So I was utterly intrigued when I found out that there is a book coming out soon called Mommy Works Too Much!. And I can’t describe how happy I was when author Tiffany N. Stallings agreed to have a little chat with me.
Tiffany N. Stallings is a 39 year old mother of three from New Jersey. Tiffany has served as the founding partner of a New Jersey-based educational service firm that provides tutoring, test prep, enrichment programs, and a host of other summer camps and sports activities. She also has a broad range of educational experience working with children and families. Over the years, Tiffany taught in the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She also became an educator for adult learners. Her skills as a master teacher enabled her to teach an array of subjects.
Tiffany has worked as a lead teacher in Math, providing guidance and support for fellow teachers. In addition, she has served as a vice principal and principal of a public, K-8 charter school. During Tiffany’s tenure in this position, she personally devised and implemented a variety of professional development workshops for both teachers and paraprofessionals. She also created a “Surviving as a New Teacher Program” to acclimate novice teachers to the rigors of teaching.
Currently, Tiffany serves as a high school vice principal. Her education stems from a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Montclair State University and a Master of Arts Degree in School Administration and Supervision from Saint Peter’s College. Other accolades include membership in the National Association for Elementary School Principals and the Psi Chi National Honor Society.
– How did you decide to pursue a writing career?
“I am currently a high school vice principal. Prior to that, I was a full time entrepreneur that worked a ridiculous amount of hours. One night, my young daughter sent me an email complaining that I worked too much. This prompted me to write my first children’s book, Mommy Works Too Much!.”
– Was getting published hard?
“I am self publishing on Amazon. Learning how to navigate the self publishing maze was certainly an adventure. I thought that it would take a few weeks to get a children’s book together. It has actually been a two year process. I want everything to be perfect for my readers. I have learned a lot and I am still learning.”
– Are your characters based on people you know?
“Mommy Works Too Much!” is actually based on my two daughters, Gigi and Mimi. They are the main characters in the book. The book is semi-autobiographical as it is also about a Mom that works all of the time and the children are unhappy about it.”
– What genre is your book?
“My book is a fiction for young readers.”
– Which of your books is your most favorite?
“My favorite book is my first book – Mommy Works Too Much!”
– Do you have a specific writing routine?
“I do not have a specific routine. I write whenever I can. I am a single mom. I work full time and I am currently training for the 2017 Paris Marathon. I try to make some time to write each day – even if it is only ten minutes.”
– What are your current projects?
“As I am waiting for final publication of Mommy Works Too Much!, I am preparing to also release a motivational eBook for women titled, “The Bounce Back Mindset” in December as well.”
– What’s next for you?
“I am looking forward to the release of my books. I plan to write nine additional children’s books as a part of “The Adventures of Gigi and Mimi.” book series. I will be releasing “Gigi and Mimi” dolls. I am also in the process of planning a virtual race series called, Boss Lady Running”.”
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