In Celebration of National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month. There are scads of books and shows about children adopted, from the children’s views, from the adoptive parents’ view, but what goes on in the mind of the woman who is alone and scared and pregnant? The woman who faces one of the hardest decisions she’ll ever make, the woman who goes through the pain of childbirth and yet ends up alone? What makes her decide to give up her child for adoption?

Darkest Dawn, based on true events, follows one birth mother’s story. Readers get into Linda’s head and into her heart as she navigates through one of the most painful decisions any woman could ever face, giving away her unborn child to strangers.

It’s an endearing story that is a short, quick read . It will touch your heart. Have the tissues handy.” – L. Elliott, San Diego, CA

Awarded the 2014 National Indie Excellent Book Award, Darkest Dawn is available in print and Kindle formats at

Open Adoption Story

One woman’s journey of childbirth and adoption



My book just won an award!


National Book Award Winner

I’m so excited and thrilled to announce that my 5-star-rated book, Darkest Dawnis the national WINNER of the Indie Excellence Book Awards (pregnancy and childbirth). If you know of anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy or just want to experience what it must be like to give up your first-born child, this short book (73 pages) is sure to keep you turning the pages. It’s inspirational, packed with powerful emotions and extreme risks that take you on a gripping ride sure to stir your heart and encourage your soul.

Birthmother’s Day is today – what is it?

Did you know today is Birthmother’s Day? (It’s always the Saturday before Mother’s Day.)

Birthmother’s Day is not a holiday recognized by general society, perhaps only celebrated by birthmothers themselves. Many people aren’t aware of what goes through a woman’s mind and heart as she faces the hardest decision she’ll ever make. The 5-star rated story, Darkest Dawn (ISBN: 0966134214 / Publisher: Wizard of Words) by Bonny Brookes, beautifully portrays a birthmother’s selfless act. This book, filled with raw emotion, warms the heart as it encapsulates the truest form of unconditional love a woman can ever offer – giving up her own child for the child’s sake and the benefit of fulfilling a childless couple’s greatest desire.

Cover of the book DARKEST DAWN

Darkest Dawn, a 5-star rated book about a birthmother’s road to choosing adoption.

Birthmother’s day was actually created in 1990 by a group of birthmothers around Seattle in an effort not only to educate, but more importantly, to honor and remember. Darkest Dawn teaches us all the reason to celebrate and recognize birthmothers on Saturday, May 10th.