Brooke Elise Brutley was born in Charleston, South Carolina on January 26, 1981 the oldest of three children. She began writing at 14 and began exploring her creative mind in a few poetic pieces she kept in her journal. In 2001 following graduation from high school she enrolled at Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina to pursue a degree in health care. But business beckoned and she briefly left college to begin working full time. As a single mother, she raised three children now independently and creatively. For several years Brutley worked as an accountant for the Department of State before relocating to Richmond, Virginia to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. Following the completion of her degree Brutley will begin working on her master’s degree in Accounting and seek employment in that area of concentration. Presently, she works on a biography book about the love she lost and is preparing to publish her poetry book.