AUTHOR

ABOUT ME

That's right. It's ALL about me.

I've worn a lot of hats over the years. Here’s where all my divergent interests coalesce into a central hub of verbosity. Let's begin with an impressive "ghostwritten" bio:

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BRENT WATKINS
AUTHOR

Brent Watkins has worked as a pastor, writer, filmmaker and musician. Now he enjoys telling the stories of people striving to overcome physical, emotional and personal barriers as the Creative Services Manager for a human services organization in Iowa.

A past freelance writer for Demand Media, he was also Executive Producer for the feature documentary "The Entertainers," a film that garnered "Best of the Festival" wins at ArcLight Film Festival in Hollywood, St. Louis International Film Festival, Minneapolis/St. Paul Film Festival, Wisconsin Film Festival, and "Best Doc" at Landlocked Film Festival in Iowa City, Iowa.

Brent authored "The Heroes of Parlor Town," a multimedia presentation examining the role African Americans played in defining American popular music in the early 20th century. His piano performances from this production were featured on PBS and NPR.

Brent currently lives with his wife and children in Iowa City, Iowa.

CURRENT WORK

Where Rivers Go

My most recent work is a memoir entitled, "Where Rivers Go." The book details a journey through drug addiction, mental illness, sexual identity, and finding a faith at odds with institutional religion.

I am encouraged by friends and acquaintances who, after listening to me blather on about myself, invariably remark, "You've lived a fascinating life. You should write a book!"

I'm quite sure they make the comment in hopes I will simply shut the hell up. Instead, such flattery inspired me to write a sprawling epic that, as unbelievable as it might be, tells a very honest story. Some might say a little too honest.

MYSKILLS

80
OVERTHINKING
75
SELF-LOATHING
50
WILD MOOD SWINGS
65
FALSE HUMILITY
60
WRY WIT
15
MODESTY