Don Brooks began publishing his writings late in life. His first novel, Once More from the Beginning, was published in 2012, an autobiography of nine siblings, revealing their struggles, dysfunctions, persistence,
and their survival.
Don and Pat Brooks are lifelong residents of Warrick County, Indiana, and have been married for 55 years. They have two children, Brent and Rebecca, and six grandchildren.
From an early age Don wrote short stories and poems. As a 14-year-old freshman he produced and directed a class play, The Lonesome Bear, scripted from their freshman literature book. He credits his Aunt Anice as his inspiration. As children he and his eight siblings would sit spellbound on the back porch of their rural Warrick County home as she spun stirring stories long into the night.
Don has written four novels, several short stories and some poetry since retirement.
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