Who is J. K. Brooks?
J. K. Brooks is the pen name of author Pam B. Newberry, based in Virginia. Pam derived the pen name from the initials of her daughter, Julie Kay, 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 and offering a blog of the tidbits Pam has found along the way following successful authors, taking courses, and venturing into the world of self-publishing.
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 several members of the Writing Writers Group (WWG) posted while they were at different stages of building their writing careers. You, too, can join in the fun!
If your interested in trying your hand at writing a blog post and are just not sure how to begin, send an e-mail message stating your interest. Send the message to inquiry [at] jkbrookspublishing dot com (spelled out to keep down spam) 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.
One more thing, if you’d like to simply connect with Pam, please visit her website at URL: https://pambnewberry.com. She has an older blog about her experiences with her husband as young, hobby, honey beekeepers, Miss Beehaven with Hobbit Queen: Beginner’s luck with honeybee farming. Sadly, this past year (2017), colony collapse disease (CCD) may have destroyed the hives. Pam and her husband have taken a break in raising bees at this time.
If you’d like to connect more personally, contact Pam through info [at] pambnewberry [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—
November 06, 2017