• 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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‘Book of Addis’ Wins Phillis Wheatley Award!

NEW YORK, NY—July 18, 2017 On July 15, 2017, during the 19th annual Harlem Book Fair, Brooke Obie’s debut novel, Book of Addis: Cradled Embers won the Phillis Wheatley Book Award for First Fiction. “I am thrilled to receive the First Fiction award from the Phillis Wheatley Book Awards,” Obie said of

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Brooke Obie and the Oprah Winfrey Interview

On April 19, 2017, Brooke Obie caught up with the Queen of Media, Ms. Oprah Winfrey at a New York press junket for her new film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Ms. Winfrey was so stunned to see only Black women journalists at the press junket that she began to

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Brooke Obie’s Debut Novel Wins BCALA Literary Award

NEW YORK, NY—April 5, 2017 On April 5, 2017, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association announced that Brooke Obie’s debut novel, Book of Addis: Cradled Embers won the Self-Published Literary Award for Fiction. “As a Black woman and a self-published author, it can be a long, hard road

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Brooke Obie, ‘Book of Addis’ Featured on Black Youth Project for #BlackGirlMagic

From BYP: Harlem-based writer, Brooke Obie, has some ideas about freedom that you need to hear. In her debut novel, Book of Addis: Cradled Embers, the first book in a three part series, she tells the story of 17-year-old enslaved Igbo girl, Addis, who kills her enslaver, the president of the

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