Karen Michelle Brooks
Karen Michelle Brooks has been writing for 10 long years, and has had poems, short stories and flash fiction published in various forms. Always expecting to write a serious self-help book with her psychological background and degree, along with her intense spiritual journey, she was pleasantly surprised when her Young Adult titles, the Emily Series as it is being called in South Africa, started pouring out onto the page.
Innovative marketing – the Emily series being the first books to be read on the mobile platform MXit – created a media storm, with reviews in Oprah Magazine, Fair Lady Afro-Optimists column, local newspapers and online sites (booksa.co.za). Along with great reviews (actual feedback from readers) in YOU Magazine, Teen Magazine and Bratz, this all lead up to an interview on the most loved Lifestyle TV programme, Top Billing.
Karen wrote the 2nd of the Series, Emily and the Sprites of Light in 2009, and is currently writing the 3rd, Emily and the Depths of Darkness. Both of the titles in print/mobile have been edited by professional editors.
Karen has a love for people, media innovation and the written world
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Life, the Universe and Everything Else
This is the story of a woman who believed she was not good enough but came to understand that she was more than she ever thought she could be.Wrapped in her four girl friends love, Karen moves from everyday alcoholic-depression into spiritual sobriety. Eventually calling her the whoo-whoo chick, teasing her about ‘talking to dead people’, they move through 20 years together, creating Life.
Emily and the Sprites of Light
In the second of the Series, Emily goes to the desert lead by a barking gecko to !Xu, a bushman, who helps her avoid Admonai, the shape shifter. Gift, a new friend at boarding school, who comes from a clan of Xhosa sangoma's, becomes her everyday warrior, while Sam, Emily's best friend finally gets to cross into the parralel world of Aurana and meets her own guide, Whizz, a bug-eyed dragon-fly.
Emily and the Battle of the Veil
In the first of this series, Emily discovers that "All is not what it seems" as she discovers her ability to see things that are supposedly not there, and finds her way into the parrallel world of Aurana, where magnificent, peaceful and deadly creatures are fighting to return the Balance. Back in the real world, she finds a strange bookstore, where the worlds collide in the Void.
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