Who is J. K. Brooks?
J. K. Brooks is the pen name of Pam B. Newberry, an avid reader and new author, based in Virginia. The pen name was derived from the initials of her daughter and her maiden name, Brooks.
Pam decided to venture into designing and developing a reading book to expand reading opportunities for children in grades six through eight with an engineering flare. Through the Gateway: Readings to Accompany Gateway to Engineering was co-authored under her pen name J. K. Brooks and published by Delmar Cengage Learning in 2009. This project involved fiction and non-fiction writing and because of it, Pam fell in love all over again with the idea of becoming a published author.
The crafting of The Letter: A Page of My Life, a short memoir on the quest to know her father, though non-fiction, gave Pam the courage to go forward with her dream to be an author. In November 2013, she formed J. K. Brooks Publishing, LLC and The Letter is the first book published on December 21, 2013 by this imprint.
Now, J. K. Brooks Publishing, LLC is venturing into the realm of helping authors acquire their dream of being a published author by developing pre-publication services in the form of editing and pre-publication copy editing.
This adventure involves opportunities for beginning authors to try their hand at sharing their writing through the J. K. Brooks Blog. Click on the blog link in the menu and see what writing friends have posted already. You’ll find that members of the Writing Writers Group (WWG) post there often. They are all at different stages of building their writing careers. Come join them!
If you are interested in trying your hand at writing a blog and are just not sure how to begin, write a comment or post a question on the blog site. Better yet, write to Pam at pamnewberry [at] embarqmail [dot] com to learn more about the process and how you can participate. Be sure to put in the subject line: I read your “About” page. That way, Pam will know you are not a spam bot sending bad stuff to her e-mail.
If you are further along with your writing and have a manuscript you’re not sure if it is ready for other eyes, again, post a comment or connect with Pam. There is a fee for this service, but all prices are negotiable. The idea is to help you become the writer you want to be! And, if you want to see the kind of work that J. K. Brooks Publishing, LLC can do, visit the Books page for examples.
And, if you’d like to simply connect with Pam, please visit her website at URL: http://pambnewberry.com. She also tries to keep a blog active about her experiences with her husband as young, hobby, honey beekeepers, Miss Beehaven with Hobbit Queen: Beginner’s luck with honeybee farming.
If you’d like to connect more personally, contact Pam through pamnewberry [at] embarqmail [dot] com or connect with Pam through her Facebook author page.
Pam has decided she will never have time for Twitter. She does have a Pinterest account. Check it out—