H.L. Brooks is a writer of fiction and is a longtime lover of fairy tales. She also writes on such topics as art, music, feminism, body acceptance and beauty standards.
She has had a presence on the internet since the late 1990s, first publishing an arts-related homepage that eventually gave way to a blog in 2002. In 2004 she founded a website dedicated to the local art scene in parts of Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia, writing features and reviews on music, theatre, and art shows. Later, she served as a staff journalist for an online news source in Southern Maryland.