• Books

    Brooke Obie is the author of the historical fiction novel, BOOK OF ADDIS: CRADLED EMBERS (For the People Press, June 2016)

  • Interviews + Profiles

    Brooke has interviewed legends Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Maya Angelou, Aretha Franklin, Phylicia Rashad, Patti LaBelle, Cissy Houston and many more.

  • Columns + Op-Eds

    Brooke Obie’s columns and op-eds range from spiritual wellness advice to her views of the role of the Church in the media, politics, policy and the Black Lives Matter movement.

  • Travel Writing

    Brooke Obie is a spiritual lifestyle and health & wellness travel writer and editor. She’s traveled all over the world and writes about reconnecting with God through outdoor adventures and wellness experiences.

  • Editing

    Brooke has edited literary fiction and non-fiction, as well as essays, articles and company documents. If you’re looking for an editor to help shape or polish your literary or journalistic work, please contact Brooke.

  • Hosting + Events

    Brooke Obie has hosted charity events as well as Media Matters for America’s online weekly wrap-up show The Big Picture. Brooke speaks on a wide range of topics, from Black culture, politics and policy to spirituality, health and wellness.


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