I've always been captivated by words. Word magic started when I was very young, listening to stories and reading print. Comics, books, signs, cereal boxes, magazines, newspapers -   I read words wherever I could find them. The words created pictures in my mind. Next came the desire to create my own stories. In high school and college, Literature and Creative Writing courses intrigued me.

Now I write about human behavior by creating characters and placing them in everyday settings. You'll find humor and truth in my novels. The theme of faith is evident. I'm always grateful when my writing touches hearts and points people toward His truth.

My three CHURCH DOORS novels:  Behind Church Doors

Beyond Church Doors

​Behind and Beyond Church Doors: Promises

Quick Facts

Sylvia Brown-Roberts

I write stories. I create thought-provoking characters and place them in situations  that  challenge  their faith.

Career in Education

About Me

My Novels

I sing alto in our congregation's gospel singing group, teach children's classes and Ladies Bible Class, work with curriculum, and conduct teacher training workshops.

BA, Creative Writing
I first honed my serious writing chops at Stanford and took away enough information to use for a lifetime...

DEGREES: MA, Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision

​BA, Urban Teacher Education and English

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About My Novels

I retired from the  public school sytem after serving 33 years in the roles of Teacher, Staff Trainer, and Teacher Specialist.

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BEHIND CHURCH DOORSgives voice to Nikolis McQuaige (NikkiMac), 
a single female who becomes a member of a local church and faces the challenges of faithful living among her neighbors, and even the church family!

BEYOND CHURCH DOORS continues the story of  NikkiMac, her fellow church members, and the community. NikkiMac doesn't always measure up to what God expects of her, but she gets back up when she falls. NikkiMac discovers that there's victory only when she allows God to guide her path.


NikkiMac continues to be an active member of the church and her community. Her blossoming and proper relationship with ​the assistant minister brightens her days, but is marriage in her future? Will some dark issues from the past or present conflicts stand in her way?

Professional Skills

Church Work