About the Author Patricia began her writing career by keeping a diary as a young girl and continuing throughout her life to keep reflective journals. She has published a memoir and many articles, written short stories, edited university curriculum and developed a career of seminar presentations and is working on her second book. As an inspirational and motivational speaker, she has contributed to the development of successful men and women for many years. She makes her home in Scottsdale, Arizona, maintains a blog and continues to develop a women writers group. Patricia added her publishing consulting business in 2007 to her repertoire www.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com Patricia 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 in human relations and marketing for the small business owner and the community. She has operated her seminar business www.plbrooks.com since 1996. Patricia is an active member of: • The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers (president/founder) • AZ Authors Association • The AZ Book Publishers Association. The Journey from Grief to Gratitude workshop that supports Gifts of Sisterhood featuring Patricia’s personal experience and expertise in dealing with grief is featured in this book. Her mission is to enhance the spirit of the client’s organization. Satisfaction is always guaranteed. Although Patricia has resided in Arizona for over 30 years, her heart remains in the Mackinac area of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the setting for Gifts of Sisterhood www.giftsofsisterhood.com. This is the area where she grew-up with her sisters. Their family home on Lake Michigan is owned by one sister, so she can always go home and visit her late sister at the flower garden and fountain just down the beach. Patricia has been a university faculty associate for almost 20 years and is currently affiliated with Arizona State University. She holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Management, the Advanced Toastmasters designation and was recently named to Who’s Who Amongst America’s Teachers. Patricia is currently researching and revising her second book in the Gifts series. It focuses on Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and violence against women. Patricia is a two-time trauma survivor with violent crime and is thriving now in her writing as part of her healing. She is sharing her experience, strength and hope with other women by speaking out. This new work will be part memoir and part self-help. The workshop enhancement helps her give back to the women who still suffer and brings more awareness to the issues of women and violence in our society. Please contact Patricia for speaking engagements or a FREE one hour “get to know you” consultation on writing or publishing. 480-250-5556 cell [email protected] (seminars) [email protected] (consultation/writing/publishing) http://blog.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com (blog posts) Mailing address: Patricia L. Brooks, MAOM Brooks Goldmann Publishing Company, LLC 7970 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 710 – Bldg. 29 Scottsdale, AZ 85251 www.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com
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