Patricia published her latest memoir Sick as My Secrets in June of 2018. It is a powerful, compassionate memoir told by a strong and honest woman who overcame a desperate need for alcohol to handle stress in her young life. Patricia is immensely proud of her 35 years of sobriety and her spiritual transformation.
She does talks and workshops with all of her books on love addiction awareness, recovery, grief and domestic violence survivorship.
Patricia’s first memoir Gifts of Sisterhood is a celebration of her sister’s life and the relationship they had before her sister died of lung cancer. It is a tribute to sisters everywhere.
Her second memoir launched in January 2016 is Three Husbands and a Thousand Boyfriends. It is her recovery story from trauma and twice surviving violent crime and addresses love addiction, domestic violence and post-traumatic stress.
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 40 years, she has contributed to the development of successful men and women for many years. She is also a product of 20 years of Toastmasters international.
She makes her home in Scottsdale, Arizona, maintains journals, and continues to develop and motivate the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers. A group she founded in 2005.
Patricia added her small publishing consulting business to her repertoire in 2007 as a publishing consultant/author’s partner. 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 L. Brooks Seminars, LLC features various topics on writing memoir and non-fiction, publishing and marketing for the author and aspiring writer. Patricia has operated her seminar business since 1996 and continues to be available for speaking engagements. See Workshops for suggested topics.
Patricia advocates with her campaign Stop the Violence against Women. She is available to speak to your group on love addiction, domestic violence, post traumatic stress and recovery.
Her Journey from Grief to Gratitude workshop that supports Gifts of Sisterhood features Patricia’s personal experience and expertise in dealing with grief.
Patricia is an active member of:
- The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers (president/founder)
- AZ Authors Association
- The Phoenix Writers Club
Patricia has been a university faculty associate affiliated with Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business and Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ. 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, 30 years as a home-based business owner, 30 years as a coach and trainer and 20 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
Published Author – AZ Authors Association Non-fiction Award Winner
Associate Faculty – Arizona State University
Member – Phoenix Writers Club, AZ Authors Association
Earl L. Goldmann offers additional insight from his experiences as a former teacher, coach and business owner. Earl is currently writing another manuscript 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
Earl published his memoir Bounce Back in the summer of 2017. A book of recovery from life’s adversities, a poignant and moving memoir of a young boy growing up in Tillamook, Oregon, and the terrible injury inflicted by the man who should have been his mentor.
While playing basketball at Oregon State University, Goldmann was severely injured in a horrific car wreck and forced to return to his hometown to recover. Two people were killed and he begins to deal with a lifetime of survivor’s guilt.