An Interview with Author Robin Brooks

Robin Brooks is a new writer, and author of the gratitude series Attitude of Gratitude: 30 Day Gratitude Journal. An educator at heart, Robin has spent the last several years researching the importance and benefits of gratitude, mindfulness, and happiness. Robin has enjoyed reading self-help books for years and began creating journals and habit trackers three years ago. Robin lives and works in her hometown of Washington, DC, and spends her free time traveling and researching. If you are interested in making gratitude a daily habit, look no further, Robin’s journals are sure to help.

Where are you from?

I am from Washington, DC.

Describe yourself in five words

I am funny, thoughtful, genuine, smart, and kind.

What fact about yourself would really surprise people?

A fact about myself that would surprise people is that I am a homebody. I enjoy relaxing around the house and creating crafts or writing.

What do you write about?

I enjoy writing self-help books. Gratitude and mindfulness are my areas of interest. Both gratitude and mindfulness can have a long-lasting impact on one’s life by improving our emotional health and physical health. 

Why do you write?

I am a new writer. I realized last year after losing my grandmother that I wanted to pursue my passion for writing. I’ve just begun to self-publish books beginning with gratitude journals.

How long does it take to write a book?

It takes me about a week to write a gratitude journal. I like to take time and be thoughtful about the journal content.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

My interesting writing quirk is that I like to appeal to everybody. I have gratitude journals for women, men, and children.

How do you work through self-doubts and fear?

I work through self-doubts and fear by being completely present in the moment.  I do a lot of positive self-talk to combat self-doubts and fear. I’m big on speaking things into existence, so I say a mantra or set an intention for myself.

How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?

I do my best writing on my laptop at a desk.

How much sleep do you need to be your best?

I need about 6 hours to be at my best.

Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you?

I would like to thank my family and friends for their support. No matter what, they are always in my corner and rooting me on. I love them!

Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it?  

My latest book is a gratitude journal for pregnant people. I wrote this journal so pregnant people can take note of the moments that they are most thankful for during their pregnancy. A little something to help them receive a positive mindset for themselves and their baby.

What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel?

I want people to take away that my journals were designed to be simple and yet thoughtful. They were designed to serve as a self-exploration tool to make you feel more thankful and build a new outlook on life. These journals are perfect for oneself or as gifts.

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