Meet author Tez

Tez Brooks is a multiple award-winning author and international speaker and named one of the Top Writing Coaches by the Coach Foundation. His work appears in Guideposts, Power for Living, The Upper Room,, YouVersion, Focus on the Family, and more. He and his wife are full-time missionaries and have four children. You can learn more at

Tell us about your newest book.

Adult-o-Nomics offers experience and know-how collected from others who have forged the path. It’s a mix of ancient wisdom from God’s Word and advice from modern contemporaries to help readers experience more effective adulting. I’m excited because it’s a way for young adults to avoid anxiety when they move out on their own. Launching and making your way in life can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. In one study, over fifty percent of young adults boomeranged home after a few years.

How would you describe this book to someone in a 30-second blurb?

Adult-o-Nomics is a gift book to yourself or others. It’s a collection of 500 short quotes, scriptures, and suggestions for those leaving home for the first time. Topics cover everything from practical housekeeping, automotive maintenance, and career advice to romance and spiritual living.

What genre do you focus on?

I write Christian nonfiction, usually family-related… because it’s what I know. I have dabbled in fiction, but I’m most comfortable writing about real-life issues from a Christian worldview.

Why do you write?

I love teaching. When I see something that needs to be addressed (even if it has already been addressed), it hasn’t been written from my point of view, my voice. What drives me is “need.” I see a need to be met and want to be a part of that. I feel God’s pleasure when I move within his creative character.

What is the hardest part of being an author?

Marketing. I don’t like marketing, and I’m no good at it. But these days, you have to market. Even if you traditionally publish, you must somehow be involved in the marketing. I dread it, but I know I have to do it. It drains me.

What’s one thing your readers should know about you?

I have a whole other life, a day job. I love writing and teaching others how to write better, but that’s all a side gig. My day job is being a full-time missionary, an entirely different life and work. I’ve traveled to over thirty countries, sharing the love of Jesus with unreached people groups, and I enjoy watching God transform people.

What’s one unusual fact about you?

Years ago, I served as an animal rescue volunteer for Florida wildlife. I love animals, and I love giving emergency medical care to wild animals when people would call on me.

How have you changed or grown as a writer?

Over the years, I have become more confident in the messages that I have to share. With my first book, I felt so ill-prepared (and I was) but struggled with imposter syndrome and feelings of “Who am I to think I have anything of value to share?” That has disappeared for two reasons. First, I’m older now, which allows me to speak with authority and wisdom. Secondly, I have a lot of great writer friends who have made me a better writer. I surround myself with excellent authors, and thankfully, it kind of rubs off on me.

Do you have other books? We’d love to know.

Yes, I have written four other books alone and co-authored 12 more. Each one is unique, so it’s hard to box me in. I’ve written for single dads, first responders, animal lovers, poetry lovers, and devotionals… I’m all over the place when it comes to topics!

What are you working on now?

I’m writing a book for couples headed toward marriage. It’s 100 questions you should ask before you get engaged.


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