Sept 29, 2017 Interview with Sandy and Friends, Prescott, AZ TV channel 7 – Earl L. Goldmann and Patricia L. Brooks . Earl discusses writing his first memoir Bounce Back, his story of trauma and recovery, growing up in Tillamook, OR and his horrific car accident while in college at Oregon State University, and losing his athletic scholarships. Inspirational.
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She interviewed Patricia about Gifts of Sisterhood
Here is a link to the interview
Author: Paula Dieck www.ILookLikeMe.com
Book Reviewer: Patricia L. Brooks, Author and Publishing Consultant
I Look Like Me is the story of an idealistic childhood in the Midwest. A loving family. A father and his little girl. It is also about a lot of blonde haired, blue eyed cousins who do not look like the perfectionist who knows she is adopted and loved by her family.
Her memories are sensory as she recalls the intoxicating high of having good grades against the low struggle to find her identity while being reminded she’s different. She’s grateful to be chosen by her adopted parents as the little girl they always wanted, but feels the abandonment of her birth mother. She often lives alone in her thoughts and feels unworthy.
The Norwegian town of her upbringing is a constant reminder she’s from somewhere else. Her dark hair and eyes shape her face, but not feeling good enough engulfs her heart. She knows her anger at a young age. She moves on to a big college taking her shyness and the emptiness she hoped to leave behind with her. She begins to think about finding her birth mother and what she would write in a letter. She longs to know if her mother wants to know her. She becomes obsessed with whom she looks like and why she was given up. Her search for answers is supported by her parents. They know she loves them and they expected this day would come.
Dieck writes with a conversational intimacy, inhabiting the role of a new best friend who shares just enough in each chapter to make you want more. She doesn’t want to find only one parent, but also her father to understand why they did not marry and keep her. She must accept that her birth mother wants nothing to do with the father.
As her biological family’s skeletons are let out of the closet, the story winds back-and-forth from coast-to-coast over and over again as Deck searches for her truth, for the best career choice, for the love of her life and for where she is comfortable in the world. Her upheaval patterns play out through the story and mirror all aspects of her life.
Engaging and laced with mourning for a life left behind, a life not lived, Dieck’s memoir has a coda for which her birth mother would be envious. This is a book of hope, not struggle. It is a life of opportunities for growth and awareness. It is a story of forgiveness and a telling of the human experience. It is recognition of truth and an experience of self-love. I salute her every word.
Respectfully reviewed by,
Patricia L. Brooks, Author and Publishing Consultant
When Patricia Brooks lost her beloved sister to cancer, she awakened fully to the gifts of their shared life journey. In writing about her experience of grief and the journey back to gratitude “The Gifts of Sisterhood” Patricia shines a light on the gifts her youngest sister gave her so freely, the gifts that keep on giving: Faith, Love, Frienship, Happiness and Acceptance. In our conversation, we will explore some of the big questions: Where do memory and legacy intersect? How can we live life more fully after returning from the brink of loss? How do we move from grief to gratitude?
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Here is a link to an interview in the Arizona Republic from June, 2005
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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – February 2011 – To find hope in our creativity is the ultimate satisfaction on our quest for understanding miracles and how they impact lives. That was accomplished this past month by Scottsdale author Marilyn Frazer www.marilynfrazer.com as Brooks Goldmann Publishing Company, LLC of Scottsdale, AZ enhanced the launch of her high quality self-help production When Angels Call your Name. This new book de-mystifies the experience of miracles in our lives today.
In today’s firestorm of spiritual doubt, this book is a collection of touched-by-an angel stories that should not be overlooked. Frazer gathered the miracle stories over the years from true accounts of people who experienced the unusual, the synchronistic, the amazing and told them in their own words. Each one is a small miracle, often a life-changing experience that will touch your heart. In addition to reducing the mystery of miracles in her book, When Angels Call your Name, Frazer asserts life’s miracles occur all the time. Perhaps you too have a story of a beautiful life changing experience.
Frazer, who represents not only her writing but her art and meditation, serves the community in many ways. She teaches and works within natural approaches to creativity. Readers who sample this beautiful book will become open to the possibility of achieving greater well-being and peace with life’s many miracles.
As a published author herself, Scottsdale business woman, Patricia L. Brooks, of Brooks Goldmann Publishing Company, LLC endorses this book on what she considers “the ultimate subject for all of us” – finding personal peace and acceptance that miracles do exist and are possible for all of us. Patricia assures the author is a spiritual soul having worked with her on the publishing process. She confirms the book is thought provoking and genuine.
The Brooks Goldmann Publishing website www.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com provides more information on their publishing services. Patricia can help you travel the writing and publishing maze. Visit her many posts on writing and publishing on their blog http://blog.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com.
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Have you ever wanted to write a memoir? You can find out how to turn your
memories into written magic at a writing workshop on Saturday, November 6th at the
downtown Chandler Public Library from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
This exciting workshop is presented by Patricia L. Brooks, author, speaker, publishing
consultant and president/founder of the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
www.plbrooks.com and www.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com and the Friends of the
Workshop participants will learn what memoir story is, what memoir writing is
and its significance in their lives. According to Ms. Brooks, “Writers will develop a
greater connection within their families by providing a more full and personal sense of
who they are in their writing. They will take away information on the passages of writing
and learn how to put the memoir story together with events and emotional beats.”
The cost of the event is $25.00 for members of the Friends and $30.00 for nonmembers and includes continental breakfast. Participants will receive a quality writing
workshop at a very affordable price and get to support the library at the same time.
Interested participants can download the registration form and view the workshop
details at www.chandlerlibrary.org.
Register by November 3rd to secure a seat at this unique workshop. For more information, contact the Friends at 480-782-2771, or the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers at email@example.com or cell 480-250-5556.
MAKING MEMORABLE MEMOIRS MAGICAL
Chandler Public Library
22 S. Delaware
Chandler, AZ 85225
Saturday, November 6, 2010
10 a.m. to 12 noon
$25 Friends members
Information: Suzanne Kinsi
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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – Feb. 2010 – Women Entrepreneurs Small Business Boot Camp will feature publishing consultant “book shepherd”, author and Scottsdale business woman, Patricia L. Brooks, MAOM www.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com on Saturday the 7th of February, 2010 at their annual event at the Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale, Rd., Scottsdale, AZ.
The Women Entrepreneurs Small Business Boot Camp inspires their speaker series with Patricia’s talk Publish Yourself as the Expert. Patricia shares her inspirational portrait of the relationship you want to develop with your writing as you take the many steps needed to produce fine work and instrument change. Please RSVP for this event to Susan Ratliff at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
Publish Yourself as the Expert. Patricia takes you to writing with passion because you must be an instrument for change. The journey is fresh and uplifting as she shares with you how you too can be enthused as a writer of non-fiction while enhancing your career. Her perspective is generous and worth noting as she helps you: (1) Understand what moves you (2) Develop a personal mission and (3) Honor for whom you need to be a voice.
Develop a Winning Writing Plan. Patricia shows wit and courage during these times of challenge by giving you suggestions for goals, objectives and strategies. Along with insight into a philosophy of writing life worth emulating, she motivates you to launch your vision for success by being well organized and prepared in your writing. With a timeline and emulating others you admire, she reminds you of the five W’s of reporting good information for a non-fiction publication. She prepares you to write.
Practice Strict Research Rules. Patricia asks you to do your homework, understand research, practice good interview skills, read, experiment, observe, survey and learn your topic well. In thinking about your vision for the book, and what your philosophy is behind the book, you will understand yourself completely. She wants you to be honest about how committed you are to do this work and how willing you are to be critical with a follow-up plan. She expects you to ask yourself why you feel compelled to write what you want to write.
Patricia L. Brooks is president/founder of the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers, is a member of the AZ Authors Association, the AZ Book Publishers Association and the Phoenix Writers Club.
She is owner of:
P. L. Seminars, LLC (www.plbrooks.com)
Brooks Goldmann Publishing Co., LLC, (www.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com)
She is associate faculty at Arizona State University – teaching Marketing, She has resided in Arizona for over 30 years and has been active in the business community for all of that time.
Patricia holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Management, the Advanced Toastmasters designation and has been named to “Who’s Who of America’s Teachers.
She can be reached at email@example.com or 480-250-5556. She is the published author of Gifts of Sisterhood and currently has two manuscripts ready for publication in the self-help/non-fiction genre.
|Earl L. Goldmann, Manager
Brooks Goldmann Publishing Company, LLC
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December 2009 – You may not know the name Kiki Swanson, but chances are her books have been in your midst. Right where the lump in your throat meets the place in your heart, she gives us hope that retirement living in Scottsdale can be rewarding with her new book Remnants – Ready for New Life.
WHO: Kiki Swanson, author www.kikiswansonbooks.com discovers for us five women coming together in Scottsdale after a life time of joy and heartbreak to rekindle their lifelong friendships in their senior years with her new fiction release.
WHAT: Swanson writes about these unsung heroines in her new book Remnants – Ready for New Life. Those humble types who live ordinary lives until circumstances such as divorce, death widowhood or alcoholism force them to rise above the grief and pain to discover greater truths such as “life is for the living to the end.”
WHEN: Remnants – Ready for New Life, recently released by Brooks Goldmann Publishing, LLC of Scottsdale, AZ, is being launched now in time for your holiday reading list.
WHERE: www.kikiswansonbooks.com Kiki Swanson, Scottsdale, AZ author firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY: People are yearning for earnest heartfelt stories they can relate to and learn from and Swanson delivers. Our society discounts the importance of the senior community in our society, while other cultures admire and honor them. Swanson email@example.com aims to change all that with the 2010 launching of her book Remnants – ready for new life.
HOW: Swanson seeks to find the extraordinary in what appears to be ordinary lives. Her lead character has gentle courage, a spunky and funny demeanor, while quietly doing the “right thing”, to make us smile.
Her readers will see themselves in her subjects; their strength, love and courage too. Swanson understands it is people’s lives she is dealing with and that they are important to the storyline. She peaks our interest often in short chapters that tie together nicely.
AUTHOR INFORMATION: As a minister in senior issues at her church, Swanson was an “advice source” for many. Now her advice is on paper in a loving and humorous fashion. She never forgets that even in this fiction work, she is writing about real people in some way.
Many told Swanson about their stories of loss and grief in her church ministry with seniors. She heard hundreds of stories – probably thousands – over the years. It was almost a relief to write Remnants so people would come up to her and talk more about friendships.
Swanson did not want to write a personal “tell all” and feels honored by those people in her life who trusted her to use their stories. She knew she had to be sensitive, a trait she honed during her many years as a practicing minister.
This is a book about women with friendships that span a half century, says Swanson, because these women have too much to offer at this age: love, friendship and wisdom.
She fills in critical details and emotions needed as she weaves the lives of Daisy and her friends together like Remnants onto a warm winter quilt. With the permission of her friends to embellish their stories and change names to produce a “new fiction” work, Swanson is cautious but strong in her pursuit of a good read.
PUBLISHERS COMMENTS: Swanson’s goals were met. She is emphatic, sensitive and touching in her portrayal of the women and their connections to each other. She’s both girlish and womanly in her revelations of these women and their issues later in life.
Are Swanson’s books good? (See www.kikiswansonbooks.com for others) Yes, some are dramatic, or inspirational, some spin a life into an engaging narrative, and another is oddly entertaining. Her books reflect our hopes of the world we want to know latter in life; filled with love and friendship, happiness and “busyness.”
With our country in two wars, a floundering economy and horrible stories on the evening news, we can get inside Remnants for 60 short chapters about women who have stayed friends forever, men who love and support them and a dog named Curly who teaches them the importance of loyalty one more time.
It is with earnestness that Daisy bonds with her friends at La Ventura and reminds us to stick to our convictions in laughter and in tears. Thank you Kiki Swanson for a fine read.
INTERVIEWEE: Brooks Goldmann Publishing Company, LLC
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Patricia L. Brooks, MAOM
Publishing Consultant, Author and Speaker
www.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com – cell firstname.lastname@example.org
|Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder
Brooks Goldmann Publishing Company, LLC