IMG_0729Patricia published her first memoir Gifts of Sisterhood as a celebration of her sister’s life and the relationship they had before her sister died of lung cancer.  She is currently working on another memoir entitled Captive No More.  It is about her recovery from trauma and twice surviving violent crime.  The memoir will also address her post-traumatic stress and spiritual transformation.


She has also:

(1) written many articles and short stories

(2) edited university curriculum

(3) developed a career of seminar presentations


As an inspirational speaker for over 30 years, she has contributed to the development of successful women for many years.

She makes her home in Scottsdale, Arizona, maintains a blog, journals, and continues to develop and motivate the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers.

Patricia added her publishing consulting business in 2007 to her repertoire as a publishing consultant/author’s partner – www.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com   She helps potential authors through the maze of independent publishing with a “jump start” launch to their books.  She puts the team together to make independent publishing an exciting journey.  Patricia has her authors’ titles listed on her website along with descriptions of the books.

Patricia L. Brooks Seminars, LLC features various topics on writing, publishing and marketing for the author and aspiring writer. Patricia has operated her seminar business www.plbrooks.com since 1996 and continues to be available for speaking engagements – see workshops for suggested topics.

Patricia also currently speaks out on the topic of Stop the Violence against Women as part of her research for her next book.  She is available to speak to your group.

Her Journey from Grief to Gratitude workshop that supports Gifts of Sisterhood features Patricia’s personal experience and expertise in dealing with grief.  Her mission with this workshop is to enhance the spirit of the attendee’s journey and share in their path to gratitude.  Satisfaction is always guaranteed.

Patricia is an active member of:

  • The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers (president/founder)
  • AZ Authors Association
  • The Phoenix Writers Club
  • Willamette Writers, OR

Patricia has been a university faculty associate for over 20 years and is currently affiliated with Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business and the Osher Life Long Learning Institute.  She holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Management, the Advanced Toastmasters designation and was named to Who’s Who Amongst America’s Teachers.


Patricia L. Brooks brings to Brooks Goldmann Publishing Company, LLC 15 years experience teaching business courses at the university level, 18 years as a home-based business owner, 25 years as a coach and trainer and 15 years as a member of writing and publishing related organizations. She continues to learn about the industry by attending several  local and national writers conferences per year.

Masters Degree in Organizational Management

President/Founder – Scottsdale Society of Women Writers

President/Owner – P. L. Brooks Seminars, LLC – www.plbrooks.com

Published Author – AZ Authors Association Non-fiction Award Winner

Associate Faculty – Arizona State University

Member – Phoenix Writers Club, AZ Authors Association, Willamette Writers, OR


Earl L. Goldmann offers additional insight from his experiences as a former teacher, coach and business owner. Earl is currently writing two manuscripts and enjoys being an American History buff. Masters Degree in Education – Retired – History and Government Teacher – Oregon – Retired – Women’s Golf Coach, Men’s Basketball Coach – College and High School – Oregon Formerly employed with Laidlaw Brothers of River Forest, IL and The American Book Company of Cincinnati, OH

They are knowledgeable in all facets of publishing having spent several years learning their craft together as a partnership before launching Brooks Goldmann Publishing Company, LLC.