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Cara Brookins is the author of the memoir, Rise, How a House Built a Family, which has been selected as an Indy Next Pick and for Barnes and Noble’s What We’re Reading which includes front-of-store placement. She has an enormous online following where she encourages others to take a leap toward bigger goals. On her weekly podcast through Macmillan, Raise My Roof with Cara Brookins, she interviews activists and experts about their own stories of triumph. She is in demand as a speaker and is adding to her fiction list with seven novels in print. Learn more by downloading Cara’s media kit

My Official Bio

Cara Brookins is the author of Rise: How a House Built a Family, a memoir about escaping domestic violence with her four children and building a 3,500 square foot home from the ground up with their own hands. Rise is a 2017 Indy Next Pick and selected for Barnes & Noble’s What We’re Reading which includes front-of-store placement. She is also a keynote speaker, hosts a weekly podcast with Macmillan, and is a fiction writer with seven published novels.

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Photos from the Build

To request high resolution photos from the build, please email cara@carabrookins.com. Photos of the completed interior are also available upon request. 
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My story has been shared on . . . 

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The Today Show

Cara Brookins needed to make her family solid again. The single mom of four — Hope, Drew, Jada and Roman, ages 17 to 2 at the time — had recently left a marriage where she was a victim of domestic. . . 

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Inside Edition

A single mother of four proved no project was too big as she led her family in building a home from the ground up, using nothing but YouTube tutorials and the occasional piece of neighborly advice. 

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