About Flora


Flora Brown is an author, Certified Guided Autobiography facilitator, publishing coach, and an reformed coffee snob, with an unhealthy love of British murder mysteries.

Long before spiritually enlightened leaders and positive psychologists popularized the idea that we create our own happiness, Flora knew any chance she had of surviving her baby boomer childhood in a segregated inner-city was in her own hands. She decided what she wanted for her life by listening to the conversations in her mother’s beauty shop, watching the Saturday matinee movies, participating in church activities, and enjoying school activities.

Drawing from her childhood experiences, her adventures as a wife and mom, and highlights of happiness research, she recently published her 11th book Color Your Life Happy: Create Your Unique Path and Claim the Joy You Deserve, 2nd edition, now available in print, an eBook, and an audiobook on Amazon and all major booksellers.

She earned a B.A., M.S., and PhD from the University of Southern California and is Professor Emeritus from Fullerton College.

She helps everyday people write their life stories to share with their families.

The philosophy she lives by is “Nobody becomes somebody without the help of somebody else.”

Mark Twain said: “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.”