E. W. Brooks is an Army Wife, Devoted Mother, Student, and Author of The Mafietta Novella Series. Brooks is the eldest of three sisters from a small North Carolina town with only two stop lights. Brooks graduated and went on to study Management at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Human Resources Management at Fayetteville Technical Community College, and is currently in her senior year at Ashford University where she is studying Project Management.
Despite her background in business, E.W. has always had a love for writing. She began writing professionally in 2011 for Monique Coleman of Disney’s, “High School Musical.” Brooks wrote for “Gimme Mo” for one year before establishing her own blog.
Brooks wrote and self-published her first novella entitled, “Mafietta,” in March of 2013. She followed with Mafietta 2: A House Divided a year later, in May of 2014. She also maintains, “The Mafietta Movement” a blog designed to explore the essence of womanhood and reveal how women define themselves on their journey to self-fulfillment. Both the book and blog address women’s issues while offering alternatives to these less than optimal situations.
When asked about her goal for Mafietta, Brooks responded: “My goal as an author is to have people that don’t normally read or don’t like to read – pick up my books and love them. My dream is to share the magic of words with those who love them and especially those who don’t understand their power.
This is why I write. This is why I created#Mafietta!
Mafietta follows Clarke, a woman tired of bankrolling her suitors, entertaining a man she normally wouldn’t consider – a man from the underworld. Errol, the head of the Bellow Brothers, is tired of the opportunistic women that find their way into his path. He was done with love, but meeting Clarke changed all of that. Their perfect love story falls apart when a tragic turn of events sends Errol behind bars and forces Clarke to run the family business. When a good girl turns mafia queen, she is forced to choose between the love she’s always wanted and a lifestyle she’s grown to hate.
LOVE, JAIL, or DEATH ON ONE HAND, I USED MY BUSINESS ACUMEN TO TRIPLE PROFITS FOR THE FAMILY, BUT I NEVER IMAGINED WHAT WOULD AWAIT ME ON THE FLIP SIDE OF THIS COIN. MAFIETTA 2: A HOUSE DIVIDED TO BE RELEASED MAY 12
E.W. Brooks is a dynamic and profound novelist who draws you onto an adrenaline rollercoaster via her “Mafietta” novella series.” MAFIETTA 2 : A HOUSE DIVIDED” is a brilliantly entertaining and captivating novel that demands your attention as the story unfolds and Clarke, the story’s protagonist, is left to take control of the scandalous underworld Brooks has created.
“For the smiling faces around me; Independence Day symbolized freedom. As for me, I couldn’t be more trapped.” – Clarke, Mafietta 2: A House Divided
E. W. Brooks is the founder of the Campbell Sisterhood, an organization geared toward supporting and empowering Army Wives. As a result of her love for the Military family; Brooks will donate 10% of the novel’s proceeds to the Military Matters Project. While Brooks’ novels may depict a woman empowered by her dealings on the wrong side of the law, it doesn’t negate the face that Clarke’s path to self discovery is one all women can learn from.
“Buckle your seat belts and hide your kids because “Mafietta” is one relentless thrill ride from beginning to end. Female empowerment is boasted proudly in this fast paced novel. Brooks doesn’t hold back as she challenges the characters’ mental and spiritual development throughout the book. “Mafietta” is a highly recommended book club favorite.” – M. White, Author…