John David Lionel Brooke

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October 26, 1933

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Observations by an old fart, wallowing in a life well-spent, swinging solo in a hammock, on a sugar white beach on the Sea of Cortez, in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Listening to the sounds of surf and sea breezes lasciviously fingering the surrounding high, shimmering palm fonds, inspired John to become a writer.

He writes: revealing, informal and form poetry about nature, and and his fellow humans, through the sharp penetrating lens of his life. John creates insightful literary fiction/genres; romantic love, and adventure novels, piercing biographical works and memoirs, humorous short stories and flash fiction including drabbles. Articles in newspapers and comments on social networks. John David Lionel Brooke lives a simple, happy life, s
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John David Lionel Brooke I'm currently reading the following through this summer:

FAILED STATES by Noam Chomsky
ABRAHAM LINCOLN & MEXICO by Michael Hogan
WRITING 21st.…more
I'm currently reading the following through this summer:

FAILED STATES by Noam Chomsky
ABRAHAM LINCOLN & MEXICO by Michael Hogan
WRITING 21st. CENTURY FICTION by Donald Maass
TEQULA, LEMON & SALT by Daniel Reveles
PLOT & STRUCTURE by James Scott Bell
THE 2kH FORMULA by Tim Castleman
THE CREATIVITY CHECKLIST by Tim Castleman
INTROVERT by Erik Smith
THE MEXICAN MIND! by Boye Lafayette De Mente
TORTILLAS & PEANUT BUTTER by Dr. Linda Sonna
MARY OF ANGELS by Linton Robinson
AGAVE SUNSETS by Ann Hazard
MARRIED IN MEXICO by E. G. Brady
MEXICAN HUMOR 201 by Cabo Bob — Linton Robinson
SOCIAL ANXIETY by Stephen Davidson
HEALTHY LIVING and TRAVELING IN MEXICO by Terry L. Turrel
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John David Lionel Brooke I’m a Pantser writing hell for leather into my story, this works okay for me when writing flash fiction or a short story but novel writing using seat…more I’m a Pantser writing hell for leather into my story, this works okay for me when writing flash fiction or a short story but novel writing using seat of the pants approach eventually runs into trouble. I have to stop, organize and write out the various timelines of the action and their delated details. This abruptly halts the flow of my story. I become blocked, and believe me its hell. For novels or any work over 50,000 words I’m striving to become a Plotter before writing anything. When this writers block strikes I go to other projects I’m working on as I work out the chronology of the actions/chapters in my novel. on the side.
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Mother Lode (Book 1)

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Oh no, not another memoir/biography about childhood family poliitics, mental and physical abuse. Yawn. Well my story of course is somewhat different. Subtle it's my journey growing up voiceless until 8 years old and being treated as a brainless dummy.

My family finally had my physical impairment surgically corrected, circumciseed and changed my name. All that and they didn't want to hear what I... Read more of this blog post »
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MY MAD MOTHER© (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: This final memoir concludes my Mother Lode Trilogy. It seeks the source of Mother's madness. Possible she was a sexually abused teenager, and married a man twice her age to escape. This ignited a lifetime of emotional conflicts for her children.
MY MAD MOTHE© (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: This final memoir concludes my Mother Lode Trilogy. Exploring the source of Mother's madness. Possibly she was a sexually abused teenager. She married a man twice her age, igniting a lifetime of emotional conflicts for her children.
BOOBS IN PARAISE (Health, Mind & Body)
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Description: Two geeky brothers, Moe and Joe on the verge of completing their Doctorate Degrees at MIT, head south during Spring Break. Eager to join with youths going wild, and surf their surging testosterone on the heaving estrogen laden sea in Cabo San Lucas, where the Sea of Cortez embraces the Pacific Ocean
SHUT UP MOTHER (Parenting & Families)
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Description: The second book in the Mother Lode Trilogy,
Mother Lode (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: Mother Lode is a rich find, not of gold or silver. It's 3,000 miles long beginning at sweltering Barstow in the California desert, to chilly Toronto in Canada. A bottomless, skinny vein, rich in shallow opinion, rules, skepticism, deceit, deception, criticism, hypocrisy, prejudices, and outright lies.
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Plots within plots caught me up in Collins captivating story net. Nothing stands still in this revetting read, beguiling me to plunge headlong into her final book in the Hunger Games trilogy.
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Chock full of incrementing facts about how the US of A has behaved towards the other nations of the world and it's own citizens, since it’s inception! Throughly documented by Noam Chomsky, an insightful and accurate scholar. Seems l
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John Brooke Hola C.J.,

Reading through Reflections of Mamie, you will not only feel and care, but marvel at the authors persistence in overcoming many diabolical emotianal hurdles and physical barriers that blocked her into adulthood. But she never gave up. It is an enlightening paradox of a woman's love. Not enjoyable reading, despite some humorous lines, but truly insightful with a triumphant wrap-up.

John


message 3: by C.J. (last edited Jul 11, 2013 09:00AM)

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Hola John,

Thank you very much for the book recommendation this morning, "Reflections of Mamie". This is a book I know I would like to read -- I love books that make me feel and think and care.

My warmest regards and respect,
CJ

Anatomy of a Poet by C.J. Heck
Anatomy of a Poet (poetry)
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John Brooke Muchas gusto igualmente su amiga,

aside from barking spiders I looking foreword to reading your Anatomy of a Poet. I write poems too, so I'll have to see if my parts are all intact.

Saludos,

John


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Hola John,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,
CJ


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