Myrtle Brooks
STORIES OF THE MOTHER BEAR
    Black Rose Writing                              Publication Date: 1/17/2019

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



FOR STORIES OF THE MOTHER BEAR


Brooklyn Author Brooks' New Teton Novel Stories of the Mother Bear A Life Journey Across the Miles

Unforgettable Meeting of N.Y.C.’s “Mountains and Hills” with Wyoming’s To be Released January 17th


BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Dec. 5, 2018 - PRLog -- When author Myrtle Brooks spent an overnight under the stars in Grand Teton National Park in 1967, it was one stop along a cross-country camping trip.

Forty-three years later, she packed up her 1999 Dodge Caravan and made the drive herself. Upon entering Teton for the second time, she experienced the land's hearty welcome. "Like a big, old mother bear," she remarked. Thus, her historical fantasy, Stories of the Mother Bear, Black Rose Writing, began.

In Jackson, Wyoming, a cache of documents discovered in a deceased resident's attic confirms a childhood vision journalist Bill Larkin experienced while on a camping trip in Grand Teton. Learning his memories of a mother grizzly, who transforms the lives of those who cross her path, were not imaginary, Bill embarks on a life journey, intertwining his autobiographical Stories of the Mother Bear with current events; foremost, the Vietnam War and its aftermath.

The deceased, Rufus Headrick, and his family were black cowboys. His grandfather, a freed slave, kept a journal from his days as a Texas cattle hand through the family's ever-westward travels to Teton. Portrayed is a large, engraved brass key, yet to be found, which a Kiowa youth gave Rufus' father along the Chisholm Trail. Who is the estate's rightful heir? And what connection does the Headrick Family have with the Mother Bear?

A little ways along the main road after the Teton entrance, I pulled the bus over to the curb, opened the door and emerged to look around me. "It's… that I feel I've been here my whole life. As though it's a place I've known for all time."

"Is it because it's scenic?" Jesse sought me eagerly.

"It's because… I've returned home."

Notwithstanding, Brooks' Western includes more than a nod to the city of her origin in relation to the pristine, defined majesty of Teton.

"I get the same feeling here in New York as I do the mountains; it's as if… the skyscrapers are on the same level metaphorically. There's that perfection, that ordered pattern as in nature. Or, I'm a candidate for… the hospital here with the mental ward…"

"Bellevue." She shook her head. "I get that sense of euphoria every time I return here. So many New Yorkers visit the West. It's a dream of theirs to see the land where the cowboy pictures are filmed; to get themselves dizzy taking in the thin mountain air; to unfold their sleeping bags under the stars someplace where there's no civilization around for miles. I'm a Westerner, born in Williston, North Dakota. I come to New York."

“A beautifully written account of life, friendships, love and tragedies against a vision of comfort and wisdom.” -Gerry Sammon, Author, Wolf Boy.



Publisher: Black Rose Writing (www.blackrosewriting.com)

Book Catalogue: BRW Books (http://www.blackrosewriting.com/books/)

ISBN: 978-1-68433-197-0

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Release Date: January 17, 2019

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FOR SONGS TO NEW YORK


Author Brooks' New Release, "Songs to New York," called "A Fantasy Chicken Soup for the New Yorker's Soul"*


"Reminding you why you love being a New Yorker or leaving you wishing you were."
-Mary Ellen Bramwell, Author of "The Apple of My Eye."

 

NEW YORK - Nov. 16, 2017 - PRLog -- "The Upper West Side had a spirit all her own, a benevolent, mysterious woman who spoke little, but who smiled in welcome greeting each time he visited her; whose distinct perfume lingered long after his departure.
"But, as one-by-one the years advanced, and with them the unrelenting increase of crime and urban neglect, the perfume faded from Timothy's conscious memory…
"… Then, in the middle of the third year, the dreams began.
"They were barely noticeable at first. Timothy brushed them off with a: 'Can you believe, last night, I actually dreamed…' Oftentimes they were fragmented; brief glimpses through a frosted pane of glass melted in one tiny place. But as they recurred in the early morning hours, their impression lingered more and more, like perfume scarcely acknowledged until compounded by the wearer's frequency."          -Chapter 4, The Bar.

Author Myrtle Brooks' love affair with the Big Apple is depicted in ten short stories about extraordinary events in the lives of everyday New Yorkers. "The Sanctity of the Mails:" observed in Heaven via the Brooklyn Post Office. A Staten Island-raised engineer who escapes city living, only to find the city within himself. A mysterious floor in a Queens apartment building reachable through attainment alone.


Gerry Sammon, author of Wolf Boy and The Royle Deception writes: "(The stories) tend to have a family theme, New Yorkers going about their daily business, but then there is always a twist, mostly a subtle one, sometimes not, that gives the reader a jolt, that 'I never expected that' emotion at the end of each story. Myrtle Brooks imbues the city with its own supernatural identity, bringing the city itself alive; in many ways New York itself becomes a living entity, drawing its citizens into its unique milieu. Is this the way New Yorkers feel about their great city, or is it perhaps – the personification of the city itself? That's something the reader must decide, and something only Myrtle knows."

*(Title quote by Allen Long, Author of Less than Human: A Memoir.)

Publisher: Black Rose Writing (www.blackrosewriting.com)

Book Catalogue: BRW Books (http://www.blackrosewriting.com/books/)

ISBN: 978-1-61296-454-6

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Retail Price: $16.95

Release Date: November 16, 2017

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FOR THE GEYSER GIRL OF YELLOWSTONE PARK


We are born into life.

Surrounded with a vast wealth of animals, plants and minerals, witnesses

to the eternal movements of wind and water, and to earth herself in continuous cycle.

What examples do these lend us?

And how can we give back?

Author: Myrtle Brooks. Website: www.myrtlebrooks.com. Email:

[email protected]

Publisher: Black Rose Writing. Email: [email protected]


Feb. 16, 2015 - BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The Geyser Girl of Yellowstone Park is an allegorical novel in the form of fables portraying the virtues of man's edification through nature's examples, against the historical backdrop of Fort Yellowstone, the U.S. Cavalry ad the introduction of the park rangers.

The author's goal is to educate others, that it is equally essential for us to take care of the earth, as it is to be sustained by her. Tending a place such as Yellowstone is a stewardship not to be taken lightly, and is not reserved for those with uniforms and badges alone.

An infant of unknown origins is discovered alone upon a snowy night in Yellowstone Park.

Adopoted by Old Faithful and by a mother buffalo, she gains spiritual ascent through the stories and teachings of her elders.

When her sacred vow to protect Yellowstone's heritage in return brings peril in its wake, the choice made between her safety and her sworn duties is precipitous from its beginning to its fiery outcome.

This is her story, as seen through the eyes of Yellowstone.


As written beneath her yearbook photo, Class of 1970, the expressed lifetime desire of the authro known as Myrtle Brooks, is : "to realize the love present in everything."

When not at home or on her job as postal clerk 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.

The Geyser Girl of Yellowstone Park had its beginnings when, as a child of ten herself, Ms. Brooks returned home to New York from a road trip West. Having beheld Old Faithful and that vast, legendary "Wonderland," she began a short story of the same title depicting a young girl who delighted to ride the erupting fountain of the geyser. In 2009, upon stopping in Yellowstone for but a few hours while driving to Southern California, the seeds of a long-forgotten story, having been watered anew, sprang to life, each overnight stop affording fresh perspective for its maturation as she set down the laptop on the table in the room of a new motel.


Publisher: Black Rose Writing (www.blackrosewriting.com)

Book Catalogue: BRW Books (http://www.blackrosewriting.com/books/)

ISBN: 978-1-61296-454-6

Bar Code: Yes

Binding: Perfect Bound

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Retail Price: $16.95 

Release date: December 11, 2014

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Myrtle Brooks

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