Brooklyn James is an author/singer-songwriter who savors any opportunity to blend books with music. Her first novel, The Boots My Mother Gave Me
, has an original music soundtrack, making for a unique Audible
experience. Out of Boots
grew a platform where it was Brooklyn's honor to serve as a guest speaker with a focus on awareness and prevention of domestic violence and suicide.
Her latest speaking engagements
centered around accessibility, rights, and choice in birth, as well
as writing workshops on how to put pen to paper composing one’s own
birth story with the release of her birth memoir, Born in the Bed You
Were Made: One Family’s Journey from Cesarean to Home Birth.
Shelby gifted both the challenge and the thrill of this author’s
primary exploration into the Young Adult genre. She cherishes
feedback from reader reviews, if you should be so inclined.
Moonlighting occasionally in voice-over and film, Brooklyn played a Paramedic in a Weezer video, met Harry Connick Jr. as an extra on the set of When Angels Sing, appeared in Richard Linklater's Boyhood for all of a nanosecond, and was a stand-in and stunt double for Mira Sorvino on Jerry Bruckheimer's Trooper pilot for TNT. Although reading, dancing, working out, and a good glass of kombucha get her pretty excited, she finds most thrilling the privilege of being a mother to two illuminating little souls and a wife to the one big soul from whom they get their light.
Brooklyn holds an M.A. in Communication, and a B.S. in both Nursing and Animal Science.