Working on my next story…


Just wanted to share I’ve been busy at work writing my next story, “Love Transcends Death.” Here’s a snippit:

I reached over touching cold sheets. Where’d he go? He had felt so close. I opened my eyes seeing only early morning sunlight spilling into the room. Had it just been a dream?

Adrian. I hadn’t seen him in years. I first laid eyes on him at a beach bonfire party in California. Although we’d never met, I’d felt a jolt of recognition course through my body. From that moment, we rarely spent time apart and the closeness I felt to him only intensified.

Three years after meeting, we stood in the Justice of the Peace’s office. Despite loving Adrian more than anything, the terrifying glimpses I’d witnessed of his anger scampered across my mind provoking me, at the last minute, to call off the wedding . . . breaking both of our hearts.

Not even the man I eventually married had Adrian’s ability to know what I was thinking without ever saying a word. On Adrian’s thirtieth birthday, my daughter came into the world. Her birth reinforced my connection to him. I knew thoughts of Adrian would drift into my mind with each annual celebration.

Now, decades later, what would have caused me to have such a vivid dream of him? To feel Adrian’s presence after so much time had elapsed? Those questions haunted me…

If you haven’t read my first two award-winning books, Linked Lives and Darkest Dawn…they are available on Amazon.

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!

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!

Wow! I’ve been nominated…

I have been nominated as one of the 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading. If you have read either of my books and happen to agree with that, please vote for me (my name is near the end of the list) by clicking here. If you haven’t read my books yet, they are available here. Thank for your time and effort!

A story of best friends

Linked Lives by Bonny Brookes epitomizes true friendship

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

Ever heard of International Friendship Day?

Have you ever heard of International Friendship Day? It’s a day that’s been celebrated for nearly five decades by several southern South American countries. But why celebrate friendships? What’s the big deal? The day originated in acknowledgement that friendship plays an important role in maintaining peace between people (and countries/cultures). Through the years, study after study has also shown close confidants outside of our families are very important to our health and sanity. Today it’s celebrated around the world and this year International Friendship Day falls on Sunday, August 3rd.

LINKED LIVES, the 2014 Beverly Hills International Book Award Winner – Relationships (ISBN: 0966134214 / Publisher: Wizard of Words) by Bonny Brookes, beautifully portrays such a friendship. This story, as shown by the reviews below, is filled with raw emotion, successes and tragedies, encapsulates the truest form of unconditional love and support between two best friends and the reason to celebrate and recognize our dearest friends on Sunday, August 3rd—International Friendship Day:

“The story could be the story of any friendship and this is the powerful message of the book. No matter what kind of life you have and whether you’ll find “the one,” go to college, have a career or raise children, if you have a Bonny-Lori kind of friendship in your life, you can conquer anything, from illness, poverty or addiction to achieve happiness and fulfillment.” -Teodora Totorean, Readers’ Favorite

Linked Lives reminds us all of the beauty and joy of long-term friendships. I finished it with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes.” – Kelly Marshall, Author of 6 White Roses

“Brookes’ memoir tells a beautiful life story, with all life’s challenges, tragedies, and triumphs, and I loved reading every single page.” – Faridah Nassozi, Readers’ Favorite

“Well written with a heart. Get the tissues ready.” – Lane Elliott, CEO –

Linked Lives shines as a bright light into the recesses of the mind, and exposes wisdom and discernment as each woman does her best with what she has. Interesting, yet somewhat poignant, I recommend it.” – Patricia Day, Readers’ Favorite

LINKED LIVES wins International Book Award!

I’m so happy and thrilled to announced that my book, Linked Lives, has won the Beverly Hills International Book Award in the ‘relationship’ category.

Linked Lives wins International Book Award!

Linked Lives wins International Book Award!

The judges’ comment: “Your book, Linked Livestruly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you and your fine work.”

If you haven’t already read this book about an incredible 40-year relationship between two best friends, if you’re in Austin, it’s available at Book People and Book Woman. For all others, get your copy on Amazon.