Patricia L. Brooks

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The Art of Writing MemoirsDesert Foothills Library’s

Writers Connection – Fri. May 3, 2013 – 1:00-3:00 p.m. 

Cave Creek, AZ Patricia L. Brooks, speaker, author, consultant

patricia@plbrooks.com  www.blog.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com    

for details 480- 250-5556 RSVP register 480-488-2286 – Limited Seating

In this workshop you will immerse yourself in the art of powerful storytelling and take an unflinching look at your own stories.  You will learn to incorporate fictional techniques into your memoir writing to enhance your effort to share galvanizing events.

Objectives of this Workshop

 

  • Learn to help your reader see and feel what you saw and felt. 
  • Understand the process and structure of memoir writing as a learned craft that will enhance your art.
  • Appreciate the power of storytelling by being loyal to your truth. 
  • Further empower yourself to tell the truth. 
  • Take an unflinching look at your stories and share your galvanizing events.
  • Bring your memoir writing to a new level with fictional techniques.

 

AZ Authors Association Literary Contest Non-fiction Award Winner

 

 

Gifts of Sisterhood: Journey from Grief to Gratitude

 

 

The gifts that keep on giving – Faith, Love, Friendship, Happiness and Acceptance – are some of the gifts her youngest sister gave so freely.  Too often it takes a life changing experience to recognize what we already have, affirm what we already know and welcome and share what is given to us.

 

Patricia is a “sibling survivor” of the #2 killer of women today.  While rejoicing in her sister’s memory she preserves her important legacy.  Patricia takes you on a journey of love and friendship, grief and acceptance as she gives her sister’s spirit back to their “roots” in County Tipperary, Ireland.

 

 

Now available on Amazon Kindle

 

Gifts of Sisterhood: a journey on to your own

Like all family relationships, the bond that entwines sisters unites and detaches, brings comfort and causes resistance. In the portrait and memoir of her youngest sister, Gifts of Sisterhood, Patricia L. Brooks details the love she shared with her sister as they journeyed through childhood in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the gifts she received in adulthood some 2,000 miles away in Arizona. How they endured the good and the bad, the sadness and the joy, the difficulties and the delightful, the challenges and finally the peace that comes only with God’s grace.

Patricia L. Brooks energizes the business, academic and nonprofit community with her expertise in Human Relations and Marketing. She cultivates an organization’s opportunity to compete in today's fast-paced arena and accelerate their employee performance by serving up fresh ideas and uncommon solutions for individual and team development.

Patricia’s exemplary history of professional communication enhances any occasion, bringing better balance to an organization.

 


Her passion for helping others, coupled with an enthusiasm and dedication to improving the greater community, moved her to launch the Journey from Grief to Gratitude workshop and the Stop Smoking, Sister! campaign in 2006 to coincide with the mission of her book, Gifts of Sisterhood, which is to share her sister’s gifts with the world!

We can learn so much about being women from our sisters in a way no one else can teach us—not our mothers, not psychologists—no one but our ‘sister siblings,’” Brooks says. “We see our sisters as an extension of ourselves. They are who we are in some way. It was so evident with my sister when I needed her, and when she needed me. I will always be grateful for the gift of compassion and being able to give that part of myself to her. Her gifts I received I now freely give to you in this book, her legacy.”

 

The gifts that keep on giving – Faith, Love, Friendship, Happiness and Acceptance – are some of the gifts her youngest sister gave so freely.  Too often it takes a life changing experience to recognize what we already have, affirm what we already know and welcome and share what is given to us.

Patricia is a “sibling survivor” of the #2 killer of women today.  While rejoicing in her sister’s memory she preserves her important legacy.  Patricia takes you on a journey of love and friendship, grief and acceptance as she gives her sister’s spirit back to their “roots” in County Tipperary, Ireland.

 

 

To order the book from the publisher, visit http://www.authorhouse.com. The book is also available from Amazon.com.

 

 

 

 

Press Releases
Excerpts:
Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 12 | Back Cover

Testimonial on the book from Dr. Beverly A. Browning, University of Phoenix professor and author of Grant Writing for Dummies:

“I purchased your book from Author House and it arrived in time for me to take with me to Ellensburg, Washington. I started and finished your book in a reading marathon—it was absolutely too good, too inspirational, too ‘real life and touching’ to stop reading!

“Girlfriend, I am so proud of you! Thank you for giving me a glimpse of your early life, your lifelong sisterhood gifts, and where you are today. I will be forever grateful because you have touched the lives of so many.”