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The Geyser Girl of Yellowstone Park      

The Spirit of Yellowstone ... In A Little Child ...

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"The written word is all that stands between memory and oblivion. Without books as our anchors, we are cast adrift neither teaching nor learning. They are windows on the past, mirrors on the present, and prisms reflecting all possible futures. Books are lighthouses erected in the dark sea of time."              

Gargoyles (TV Series),

                "A Lighthouse in the Sea

                     of Time." (1995)    

Welcome!
Thanks for stopping by. Do stay a while and make yourselves at home.

My name is Myrtle Brooks, from Brooklyn, N.Y. I have published my first novel:

The Geyser Girl of   

Yellowstone Park 

Black Rose Writing


It took me over 50 years to complete this book. 

The seeds for the story began when I was ten, and visited Yellowstone National Park for the first time.

Watching Old Faithful geyser erupt, I was transported to an imaginary realm, possessing the miraculous ability to ride the geyser's fountain for the sheer exhilaration of it, and to make my home below in the hot places of the earth. Thus began a short story entitled: The Geyser Girl of Yellowstone Park,. 

Left unfinished, it remained dormant until, returning to Yellowstone in 2009, 47 years later, the story in geyser-like fashion erupted anew.


As written beneath her yearbook photo, Class of 1970, the expressed lifetime goal of the author herein known as Myrtle Brooks, is: β€œto realize the love present in everything.” Maturity has taught her that this is a vision meant to be shared.

When not at home in her beloved Brooklyn, N.Y., she may be found dancing with the big rigs on the interstate as she heads for national parks and places of quiet beauty.

Knowing her place, she enters such sanctuaries as a respectful visitor and humble observer;

Whereupon she is lovingly greeted and made welcome as family.