Sondra R. Brooks
When Sondra was five, her parents divorced, switched partners with another couple and married. Both her father and first stepfather had the same name. Her name is the same as her mother’s. Sondra has issues.
When her mother married for the eighth time, Sondra realized she had a few stories to tell, and there is nothing she loves to write about more than her fascinatingly fractured family. She is a three-time award winner in the International Writers’ Digest Competition for her memoir/essays “Vincent,” “The Magic Tumor Theory,” and “Jimmy.”
She graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy as a ballet major, studied musical theatre at Carnegie Mellon University, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Phoenix. She has served as judge in various writing competitions, and is a member of Authors Guild of America, Story Circle Network, National Association of Memoir Writers, North Carolina Writers Network, and Writers’ League of Texas. She lives in a log cabin in the woods of North Carolina with three cats and nine rescue dogs. Her husband of fifteen years considers himself to be a rescue as well. She enjoys cycling, beekeeping, forest farming, organic gardening, and caring for her botanical sanctuary.
She may be reached on her website at SondraRBrooks.com.