Scottsdale author publishes story of love, addiction and heartache

Scottsdale resident Patricia L. Brooks, president and founder of the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers, has released her newest book, “Three Husbands and a Thousand Boyfriends,” an inspirational tale of her journey to find personal happiness.

Patricia Brooks, president and founder of Scottsdale Society of Women Writers, has released her second book: "Three Husbands and a Thousand Boyfriends."

Patricia Brooks, president and founder of Scottsdale Society of Women Writers, has released her second book: “Three Husbands and a Thousand Boyfriends.”

Ms. Brooks’s launch of her second memoir enhances her storytelling of love addiction, domestic violence and post-traumatic stress. She converses regularly on these critical topics to law enforcement, victim’s advocates, university students, church communities and other interested parties seeking recovery in these vital areas.

While her friends danced and partied at Woodstock, Patricia donned her first wedding dress. Haunted by her self-destructive patterns, she searched years for the one who would fill the emptiness in her heart.

Patricia bares her soul and shares her harrowing experiences and emotional insights from her struggle to find the courage to accept her role in her own life. For every woman who has followed her heart instead of her head, Patricia’s story offers hope and inspiration.

Patricia takes the reader on her healing journey from fear, shame and anxiety to self-love and trust in God. Anyone who knows the destruction addiction causes can gain hope, insight and strength from reading “Three Husbands and a Thousand Boyfriends.”

Patricia created the successful Scottsdale Society of Women Writers over 10 years ago and continues to serve as its president. She brings in professional speakers to their dinner meetings, maintains critique groups and attends national writing conferences.

She is also a member of the Arizona Authors Association, Phoenix Writers Club, the Willamette Writers, the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence and the Womens Association of Addiction Treatment.

As founder of Brooks Goldmann Publishing Company, LLC, with her husband Earl, Patricia serves as a publishing consultant. She speaks regularly on writing, marketing and publishing related topics. Her mission is to enhance the spirit of the author’s journey.

Her first memoir is entitled “Gifts of Sisterhood – Journey from Grief to Gratitude.” She is asked often to present her grief story with this book. Patricia earned a prestigious Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest Non-fiction award for this work.

Patricia has lived in Arizona for 40 years, but her heart is still in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan at the Straits of Mackinac where she grew up. She has been happily married to Earl L. Goldmann for over 10 years. They live in Old Town Scottsdale and share their love of reading, foreign films and good food.

She is currently writing her third memoir honoring her spiritual transformation of 30 plus years.

Patricia has been an adjunct faculty associate at Arizona State University, W. P. Carry School of Business. She has a Masters Degree in Organizational Management (MAOM), the Advanced Toastmasters designation (ATM) and has been named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

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