Please welcome Mr. Ron Brooks to my blog. Goof morning Ron! Happy to have you on my blog today. Shall we have some coffee and a chat about you and your book, Babblin Brooks?
Please introduce yourself to those reading this blog post.
My background is working as a TV News and Sports broadcaster for 21 years. I’m also a retired Deputy Sheriff after 13 years. I’m currently living in Arizona and a Minister.
Has writing always been part of your life and when did you “know” that it was time to start writing your first book?
As a Newscaster and Law Enforcement Officer I wrote many reports for over 30 years. When I retired in 2002, I decided to write a book.
How difficult was it writing your first book?
It was difficult writing about my personal life because of several obstacles, my professional life was easier.
Have you ever wanted to give up and what stopped you?
I gave up several times but continued because of several people in my life and God.
Who is the most supportive of you and your dream to be a writer?
A couple of authors and my wife, April.
Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
Don’t ever give up on your goals and dreams.
What is the best advice given to you (book or otherwise), and by whom?
My Mother and Father. They always told me to keep my eyes on the prize.
What is your target audience and what aspect of your writing do you feel targets that audience?
My close friends and family. I hope to reach men of all ages, especially potential or current female abusers.
Did the cover evolve the same way, or did you work with someone to make it come together for you?
I did some of the cover work but mostly it came from my author friend, Mary Schmidt.
What are you working on now? Can we get a peek, an excerpt?
I’m not working on anything currently. I just finished my first book.
Any last words before we wrap things up? I hope it will be read by many.
Book synopsis: Babblin Brooks is a story of a man who overcame several tough barriers in his personal and professional life to become suc-cessful. Despite making history and knocking down the Heav-yweight boxing champ of the world, he got knocked down by life, but kept getting up. I hope you enjoy reading about the Rollercoaster life of former Television Newscaster Ron “Bab-blin” Brooks. He wound up being a Broadcaster, Deputy Sher-iff, Corrections Officer, and Preacher before retiring.
Author Ron “Babblin” Brooks resides in Arizona where he was born and raised in 1948. The second of seven children, he rose from poverty to become the first black primetime TV news Sportscaster in Arizona history. He later added a second career as a Deputy Sheriff where some of his inmates became his biggest fans. Brooks also became an ordained minister who has preached in churches of different denominations in several states.
He’s a father of four children, three girls and one boy. His wife April and he reside in Prescott Valley, Arizona. They are both involved in community doing Bible studies, healthy cooking videos, home visits, working out, and spending time with their grandchildren. Brooks often says, “If I had known having grandchildren was going to be so much fun, I would have had them first.” Brooks has a passion for saving souls, inspiring people, and sharing his life experiences which he hopes will be accomplished by writing this book.
Nice to learn about Rev. Brooks, Mary. Thanks for sharing his story.
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Welcome. Thank you Deanie!
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