Tiffani Teachey is a Sr. Mechanical Engineer, STEM advocate, professional speaker, and author of the children’s book What Can I Be? STEM Careers from A to Z. As an engineer with more than fifteen years of experience, Tiffani has a passion for inspiring the next generation to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers. She was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, enjoys traveling and being a youth mentor.
PWH: What inspired you to start writing?
TT: I was inspired to write because of the need for representation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Careers especially starting with our youth. Hence the STeM book for kids. It was a book coach, Crystal Swain-Bates that had a Bestselling Book Challenge online that helped motivate me to make it happen and I was able to learn what it takes to get my bestselling book published.
PWH: What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?
TT: Important elements of good writing is to make sure that you are writing and market to your target audience, as well as to have effective keywords and book descriptions for your target audience.
PWH: What is the most surprising thing you discovered while writing your book(s)?
TT: I was able to learn the value of making sure to write to my target audience and realizing that my book is not for everyone.
PWH: Where do you get your inspiration?
TT: I get my inspiration from when I see the impact that is made when I am able to plant a seed in a child’s life.
PWH: Where can readers purchase your books?
TT: What Can I Be? STEM Careers from A to Z children’s book. #1 Amazon’s Bestseller in STEM Education. Available online at TiffaniTeachey.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, and Target. https://amzn.to/2t582zX
PWH: Can you share with us something about the book that isn’t in the blurb?
TT: The characters in the book Mechanical Engineer and Civil Engineer actually represent my brother and myself.
PWH: What was the highlight of writing this book?
TT: Knowing that the 6 diverse STEM Crew kids in the book represent various STEM Careers that children can see themselves in and can become future STEM leaders.
PWH: Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with your readers about?
TT: I am looking forward to being able to provide in the near the future a coloring and activity book, teacher’s edition, guided journal, and a series from the book.
For more about Tiffani, visit her website at www.TiffaniTeachey.com, follow her on Instagram and Twitter @tiffaniteachey, or like “Author Tiffani Teachey” on Facebook.