Brooks is a North Carolinian who once lived in Florida where he owned and operated B.C. Brooks Stained Glass of Live Oak. He is today a graduate maritime historian studying in East Carolina University’s Maritime Studies Program and a proud member of Phi Alpha Theta. Brooks studies maritime & colonial history, also archaeological and paper conservation, drawing upon a love of both science and history. His focus is North Carolina history and, of course, pirates! Brooks published a variety of books, including the historical novel, Heirloom: Fountain of Hope.