Brooke King

Private First Class Brooke King served in the United States Army, deploying to Iraq in 2006 as a wheel vehicle mechanic, machine gunner, and recovery specialist.  As a wife to a fellow veteran and mother to twin boys who were conceived in Iraq, Brooke began writing her unique experience down as a way to cope with PTSD, but found that her writing ability along with her combat experience gave her a distinct voice within the war genre. Since obtaining her Bachelors from Saint Leo University, Brooke has refocused her writing, bringing perspective and insight into the involvement of female soldiers in combat and war.  Her work has been published in the, O Dark Thirty, War Literature and the Arts, Press 53’s fiction war anthology Home of the Brave: Somewhere in the Sand, University of Nebraska Press and Potomac’s “Red, White, and True” Anthology, as well as Prairie Schooner’s Winter 2013 Literary Magazine. Her chapbook, “Love in the Shape of a War Zone,” was released in October 2013 by Green Rabbit Press. Currently, Brooke is working on her memoir, Inscriptions From a Time When at War.



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