Here’s a little about me…
I hold a Masters in Counseling from Liberty University (2003) and a BS in Psychology from Virginia Tech (1999…Go Hokies!). After Grad school I worked for over ten years ministering to women in unplanned pregnancy through local Pregnancy Care Centers, and then stepped down for my most challenging task ever–raising my sons.
A normal day finds me acting as taxi driver for my two teenage boys, wrangling two large Labs, Toby and Siri, and a rescue kitty, Nermal (bonus points if you can tell me what TV show that name comes from) writing to bring hope to the messes of life (in the midst of my own messy life), and falling more and more in love with the man I’ve had a crush on since the third grade (who just happens to be my husband).
In 2021, I prefer to protect the safety of my family and yours by limiting my in-person speaking to a select few, with preference given to semi-local opportunities. That said, I LOVE online conferences, mini-retreats, Podcasts, and zoom sessions! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about arrangements that fit everyone’s needs! If you have a speaking need that isn’t listed below, please email me and I’ll pray about whether or not it’s a fit.
The How, What, When, Where, & Why’s of Biblical Prayer.
GOING DEEPER IN PRAYER
Take your prayer life beyond, “Keep him safe,” or, “Watch over her.” Learn to listen to God and respond in prayer!
PRAYER & MOTHERHOOD
What’s holding you back from the prayer life you want? Learn how to overcome the most common challenges to vibrant prayer!
A BIBLICAL MODEL FOR PRACTICAL PRAYER
Prayer is one of the most important topics of our time, yet it is overlooked, undervalued, and misunderstood by many in the Church. Learn why you should be praying, and tips for getting started.
WHY PRAY GOD’S WORD?
There are many ways to pray, but could praying scripture be the very best way? Learn seven reasons you should consider praying God’s Word your prayer priority!
THE ROLE OF PRAYER IN WRITING
For the Christian, writing should be a sacred exchange betwen Creator and created to share a message of hope, joy, and peace. It’s not an understatement to say prayer and writing should be inseperable.
NOTES FOR ASPIRING WRITERS
Sanctification on the road to publication. Perhaps this writing journey and all of its failures and flops is the very means He has chosen to make you more like His Son.
HOW TO CONTROL YOUR EMOTIONS
Learn how to stop the downward spiral of our emotions and respond to challenging situations with grace and dignity.
FIGHTING FOR YOUR HARD-TO-HANDLE BOYS
10 Ways to Stop Fighting AGAINST your son and learn to fight for him instead.
Brooke has been one of our most popular speakers at the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference for the past two years and the reviews of her classes have generally ranged in the “rave” category. She knows what her students want to know and is able to relate about as well as anyone I know. She keeps complex topics as simple as they can be, while remaining relevant. She’s a good one.
– Dan Smith, Conference Host
Brooke is a W.O.W.—a woman of the Word. Her tender soft voice speaks God’s truth with such clarity and wisdom. This young woman has insights into God’s word way beyond her years. Brooke has spoken at various women’s events for our church and the messages have resonated with both young and old. It is inspiring to sit under her teaching as she expounds on what she has learned from the Word.
– Irma Stritesky, Conference Host
Bits of Brooke
One of my specialties is finding the spiritual lesson inside of the ordinary things of life, and as an introvert, I prefer to surround myself with an inner circle to share it with. As a part of my monthly newsletter for online friends, Bits of Brooke, you'll get insider info about what's happening in my family's daily life and how God uses the hard, happy, and hysterical to teach us more about Him. Just enter your name and email address below to subscribe and I'll send you two free prayer printables based on my newest book, Praying Mom (designed by Erin Mohring).