Linked Lives Busts Into Top 400!

It seems that being selected as one of the “Top 50 Writers You Should Be Reading” by the Author’s Show is making a difference. I am currently busy at work on a book proposal and needed some information, so went to Amazon to check on some things. Low and behold that’s when I discovered my book, Linked Lives, busted through into the top 400 books of women authors of literature! As of this morning, it’s #391. I am so jazzed!!!!

If you haven’t read it yet, Linked Lives is a memoir written in honor of my best friend, about our friendship, encouragement, inspiration and unconditional love experienced over a lifetime. For anyone who has ever had a best friend, especially of the Baby Boomer generation, they’ll find themselves easily relating to this poignant story.

Since it’s release, Linked Lives has received numerous 5-star reviews, and several book awards, including the 2014 Beverly Hill International Book Award. Get your copy now at Amazon.

Linked Lives by Bonny Brookes

Linked Lives is a two-time international book award winner.

Winner! Top 50 Writers…

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Bonny Brookes, author of Linked Lives has been named as one of the “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading.” Her honor came as the result of her recent appearance on The Authors Show.

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Bonny Brookes, Author of Linked Lives, Named as One of “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading”

2016-Winner-master-withShadowsBrookes was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors who appeared on The Authors Show. Her book, entitled Linked Lives is a multiple-award winning heartfelt memoir of a dedicated true friendship that surpasses all surmountable obstacles and challenges of life. Readers around the globe are giving it 5 stars.

[Valley Center CA, December 15, 2016] Bonny Brookes, author of Linked Lives has been named one of the “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading”. This honor came as a result her appearance on The Authors Show. Brookes was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors through a public voting process. Linked Lives is a deeply-moving insight into a 40-year friendship that leaves the reader feeling better for having read it, along with the desire to keep their own friendships going strong.

Linked Lives by Bonny Brookes

“It is an honor,” stated Ms. Brookes, “to be included in this year’s “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading”. The fact that Linked Lives has enriched the lives of readers by reminding them how important our friendships are to create a life well lived, increases the need for recognition and publicity.  While I am excited to receive this recognition and very much appreciate it, I realize this is really only the the beginning of my work to promote the book.”

Upon the sudden death of Brookes’ best friend, Lori, the burning desire to keep Lori’s memory alive for her children and grandchildren, was the catalyst that brought Linked Lives to reality. Bonny Brookes wrote the first draft of the book in record time: just four short days.

Readers are unanimously giving this book 5-stars on Amazon.

“I just finished a book called LINKED LIVES…which I am going to send to my friend ….based on an actual friendship that lasted over 40 years. One girl stays in town, one roams the country looking for…whatever. IIlnesses, deaths, celebrations, ups, downs, they stay connected even if its only through mail and visits interspersed over the years. Bonny and Lori could be named Linda and Cheryl, with some differences, of course. The author doesn’t hold back, tells the truth in her relationships, her losses and her joy. Anyone would love this book, anyone in the boomer generation NEEDS to read this book. Finished this book searching for my kleenex.”

Another Amazon review states:

It’s been said you’re stuck with family, but have the privilege of choosing your friends. And when friendships last for decades, “till death do us part,” they are more precious than gold. Such is the story Brookes shares in LINKED LIVES, her tribute to her best friend of 40 years, Lori. I fell in love with both these gals. I shared their laughter, their tears, their ups and downs as they traveled through this journey called life. While Lori’s life ended way too early, their shared memories are what Bonny wanted to relay to Lori’s family after her passing. She’s done her friend proud. This is truly a wonderful book in every way and I tip my hat to Bonny for having the strength to tell such an intimate and personal story.


Brookes spends her time writing, photographing animals and nature, playing guitar or piano, talking to animals and exploring the world. She has one grown daughter, 4 cats, and currently calls Southern California home.

Linked Lives has earned the Beverly Hills International Book Award, Readers Favorite Book Award, Indie Excellent Book Award and received numerous 5 star reviews. The book is available for purchase at and her website:


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Wow! My book is in the library!!

Went to the local library yesterday morning to return some books and what a thrill it was to see this…my book on display on the NEW BOOKS table. And to find out from the librarian people were asking for it! Yeah! Made my day!!

If you haven’t read it, or are looking for a great gift to show your best friend how special she is to you, gift a copy of Linked Lives!



Thank you, thank you, thank you! I just got word I’ve advanced from “nominated” to “finalist” for the 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading!!

I am asking for your help, one more time because now begins a new round of voting (ends December 4th). Please, take a moment now to vote once again (my name is just a few from the bottom of the list) by clicking this link. Thanks for your support and encouragement!

Deadline is November 3rd!

The deadline for voting for me (Bonny Brookes) as one of the Top 50 Writers you should be reading is this coming Thursday. If you’ve already voted…thanks so much..and you can vote again! If not, please take a minute now to go to, click on “next” then scroll down, and click next to Bonny Brookes (memoirs).

If you haven’t read it, you can listen to a radio interview I did earlier this year, as well as reviews at

I really appreciate your support. Thanks!

I’m so excited!!!

I have had the extreme honor of being interviewed for The Authors Show – an internet radio program. My 15-minute interview, promoting my award winning book, is being broadcast on MONDAY (January 25th) repeatedly throughout the day. I hope you are able to listen!

Here is the link:  then click on the underlined book title link to LINKED LIVES to hear the interview. The interview plays on from Midnight to 11:00 PM Eastern Standard Time Zone for a period of 23 hours.

If you haven’t read the book,here’s the link:
A story of best friends

Linked Lives by Bonny Brookes epitomizes true friendship

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



Received a note today…

Linked Lives by Bonny Brookes

Linked Lives is a two-time international book award winner.

I received the following note from a woman who recently read my book, Linked Lives.

You owe me….one whole box of Kleenex tissue! Please Jesus, God almighty, for cripes sake, I can’t stop crying. You hit a nerve…I am you, and my best friend, since I was 11, is Cheryl (to whom this book is going). She stayed in the town she grew up in, and where I lived for 4 years…I spent my life living around the country. And that’s just the start…we are now 58 years old.

Bonny. thank you for touching my heart.

Thank you Linda, for taking the time to write to me! Your note has made all the months I spent writing, editing and going through the publishing process worth it. Thank you!

If you’ve read Linked Lives, I’d love to hear from you. If you haven’t, get your copy today!