H.L. Brooks writes dark fairy tales with dashes of sex and romance, erotic short stories, cozy witchy mysteries, and women's literary fiction.
H.L. places an emphasis on strong female characters of various ages and body types. She originally hails from a dead steel mill Pennsylvania town, the daughter of a U.S. Marine Vietnam War veteran and an artsy mother. H.L. is feminist, sex-positive, body-positive, chatty, LGBTQ+ inclusive, supports Black Lives Matter, and is curious about oh just all sorts of things. She also has an affinity for 1970s and 1980s fashion and nostalgia, which is reflected in her stories.
She has a strong interest and background in photography and art. Past projects included fairy themes, erotic art, boudoir photography, body positivity and politics exhibits.
You can read her sensual observations and micro-fiction in the Sensual Sunday series at her blog, where she also muses about life and posts news about upcoming events.
H.L. is the founder of The Write Women Book Festival, and The Write Women Network group and salons.
H.L. is a member of the city arts council and a fan of cats, dogs, fun socks, love letters, chocolate, and tequila. She also enjoys old house living in a small town, isn't sure if ghosts exist--but isn't ruling it out, and is the biggest fan of her editor and partner in all things William C. Hardy, and is the proud momma to Amber & Jade.
You can find her on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter as @hlbrookswrites and TikTok as @bellanightshayde