K. S. Brooks

Biography

K.S. Brooks is an award-winning novelist and photographer, author of over 30 titles, and photojournalist and chief copy editor for a number of Washington State newspapers.

She is the creator of the Mr. Pish educational children's book series as well as the Agent Night suspense series. Other published works include romantic comedies, romantic suspense, satire, comic books, activity books, science fiction, non-fiction, and action-adventure thrillers. Brooks' feature articles, poetry, and photography have appeared in magazines, newspapers, books, and other publications worldwide. In November 2012, she founded Indie Authors for Hurricane Sandy Library Recovery which provides brand new books to libraries in need at no cost. Brooks is the executive director of the multi-author, multi-national website IndiesUnlimited.com. Indies Unlimited was named by Publishers Weekly as one of the Top Six Blogs for Authors. With well over 6000 articles, tutorials, and resource pages, Indies Unlimited has been a reliable source for independent authors since 2011.

Brooks has served on the advisory board for Indie Author Day, and is an Adjunct Instructor, teaching writing, publishing, and gluten-free living, for the Community Colleges of Spokane.

A long-time resident of eastern Washington State, Ms. Brooks enjoys the wilderness and small-town living. It was here, during the firestorm crisis in 2015, that she founded the Eastern Washington Firefighter Support Network to provide firefighters with needed supplies.

More about K. S. Brooks at http://www.ksbrooks.com
More about Indies Unlimited at http://www.IndiesUnlimited.com

Where to find K. S. Brooks online

Where to buy in print

Books

Indies Unlimited: 2013 Flash Fiction Anthology
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,450. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Indies Unlimited 2013 Flash Fiction Anthology Deluxe Edition features a year’s worth of winning entries from the IndiesUnlimited.com weekly flash fiction challenge. It contains 51 stories by 24 different authors from around the world, with full color pictures by award-winning photographer K. S. Brooks and thought-provoking prompts by five-star author Stephen Hise.
Indies Unlimited: Tutorials and Tools for Prospering in a Digital World Volume II
Series: Indies Unlimited: Tutorials and Tools for Prospering in a Digital World, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,720. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Web / general, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the Tutorials and Tools for Prospering in a Digital World Series, Indies Unlimited aims to take the scariness out of being online for newbies, and hopes to help those with more experience expand their Web footprint, whether it’s for personal use or product marketing. Written in easy to understand language, Volume II of this series offers over ninety (90) tutorials, tips, and guidelines.
Indies Unlimited: Tutorials and Tools for Prospering in a Digital World
Series: Indies Unlimited: Tutorials and Tools for Prospering in a Digital World, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,940. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Social networking, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
In Tutorials and Tools for Prospering in a Digital World Volume I you’ll find 62 step-by-step tutorials and tips/tools which will show you how to enhance your social media presence. The award-winning and best-selling multi-national staff of Indies Unlimited brings you the ultimate guide for slapping social media into submission.
BAD BOOK by K.S. Brooks, Stephen Hise & JD Mader
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,100. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(5.00 from 1 review)
The name’s Case. No first name. He is a man among men and therefore only one name is sufficient. Women want to smack him – men want to smack him, too, just harder. Join Case on his epic travels through multiple literary genres as he ruins horror, space-adventure, noir detective, spy-thriller, westerns, classics of literature, pop culture icons and more with his own unique panache.
Odd and Odder: A Collection of Sensuality, Satire, and Suspense
Price: Free! Words: 47,510. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
"Odd & Odder: A Collection of Sensuality, Suspense, & Satire" brings together the creative, off-beat minds of published authors K. S. Brooks and Newton Love. From short stories befitting The Twilight Zone, to lustful verses of poetry, to thought-provoking flash prose: "Odd & Odder" is consistently fresh, sometimes outlandish, and truly entertaining.

Smashwords book reviews by K. S. Brooks

  • Upgrade on Dec. 07, 2011

    I’ll admit I had no idea what I was getting into when I started reading Upgrade. I’d read a few of Stephen Hise’s blogs and found his wit and writing ability both impressive and refreshing. I wanted to see what his book was about. From all the buzz, I thought it was going to be a futuristic psychological thriller – and I wasn’t far off. Stephen Hise has written a piece of work that amazes me. I’m a very picky reader – one who gets easily bored and skips over bits and pieces and paragraphs, and sometimes even pages. I read every word of Upgrade. Not only did I read every word, each page turned nearly on its own, beckoning me with the tease of knowing something was going to happen – something that I didn’t see coming. And it was right about that. Upgrade’s theme reminded me of Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray” as it’s about a man whose good looks undermine his good nature. It reminded me of “The Sixth Sense” because the end slaps you in the face and sends your mind reeling back over the rest of the book to check and see where you should have picked up on the clues. They are there. You’re just so wrapped up in the story that you didn’t see them. Hise’s talent for writing sensual scenes is evident. The pace of his writing is fluid and carries the reader along nicely. His style is almost minimalistic – but in a good sense. It’s not burdened with lots of description and it doesn’t need it. Something about Upgrade draws you to focus on the characters whilst the scenes somehow set themselves. Some folks are going to expect ‘psychological thriller’ to include a lot of action. Upgrade’s not that kind of book. It’s got a “Twilight Zone” kind of feel to it, but you don’t realize that while you’re reading it. Frankly, I could see Upgrade becoming a series which follows different people and how they deal with the interesting cosmetic ‘reprogramming’ procedure that is the foundation of this book. Upgrade wasn’t what I was expecting, yet was more than I expected at the same time. How is that possible? You’ll have to read it to find out. I give it five stars.
  • Creepier by the Dozen: Twelve Twisted Tales on March 22, 2013

    I will say this isn't the type of book I would normally read. But, since I've read Hise's other work, I was curious. Like his others, this book did not disappoint. These twelve tales range from creepy to eerie and all are well done. I found myself wanting more, and occasionally shuddering at a couple of the endings. If you like The Twilight Zone you will love Creepier by the Dozen.