Mr. Borne was raised in New York City, where he lived with his mother and four older brothers, in the Van Dyke projects in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. He began writing short stories in high school, based on his street experiences. His high school English teacher enjoyed his stories and advised him that he should enter his writings in the state wide writing contest. He didn’t follow through with her suggestions, because the streets were more appealing.
After graduating from August Martin High School, in Jamaica, Queens, Mr. Borne entered into the Marine Corps; in the Aviation Supply field. As a Marine, he served as a Drill Instructor, Anti-Terrorist Instructor, and before retiring from the United States Marine Corps, achieved the rank of Master Sergeant.
Years later a tragic event in Mr. Borne’s life, became a pivotal point, leading him back to embrace his passion for writing. He has written for Imagine Us Magazine, The Writer’s POV and The Village Groit; they are online magazines. He’s also collaborated with fellow authors; Savannah Jackson on a short story titled: ‘The Coffee Shop’, Essence Best Selling Author Donna Michele Ramos on a series of novellas titled: ‘ABSORPTION’ and a novel with Anthony Pathfinder titled: ‘5ive Boroughs’. Mr. Borne has completed four novellas titled: ‘Savannah’, ‘Interrogators’, ‘Malefactors’ and ‘Being Homeless Is Not an Option.’ From his raw manuscripts, Mr. Borne has created a fan base not only in the United States, but in South Africa, Europe and Japan. He is currently working on five books to be release later this year.
Mr. Borne holds an Associate’s Degree from Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii in Criminal Law and a Bachelors Degree from National University, in La Jolla, California in Criminal Justice with a minor in Behavioral Science.
Name: Author Brooklen Borne
Lives in: Fort Worth, Texas