Brooke currently lives in Kent, Ct with his wonderful wife, Karen, his two loving children, Maddy and Fenner, two dogs, a cat named Porky and three chickens whose egg laying talents are unrivaled in the area. Over the years Brooke has held numerous jobs across the country. He's worked on a shrimp boat off of Fort Meyers, Florida, as a bartender in New Orleans, as a steam locomotive engineer on the Mt. Washington Cog Railroad, as a movie programmer at the Bleecker Street Cinema in New York, as a horse groom in Ringling Brothers Circus, a screenplay writer and a creative writing teacher at Sarah Lawrence Collge. His novels have been translated into French, German and Japanese. They have also been published in the UK.