Brooks Kohler grew up in Southern Illinois. It was while in college that Brooks began writing fictional short stories that had rural themes with an emphasis on morality. Shortly thereafter his work started to get published in rural magazines based in Southern Illinois: Springhouse Magazine, The Wanderer, and Senior Views, the last of which, employed him to write short stories on a monthly basis.
Having his fiction published on a consistent basis improved Brooks's writing skills, and in 2005 he was invited to work for a new publishing company being established in Nashville, Tennessee named Amylase Entertainment.
Founded by his cousin, Curt Jones, inventor of Dippin' Dots Ice Cream, Amylase Entertainment worked with new writers and Brooks was introduced to the entertainment business from all angles: music publishing, film production, and screenwriting. Hired on as a screenwriter, Brooks was assigned the task of designing story concepts that could be formulated into feature films.
In 2006 Amylase Entertainment restructured and Brooks returned to Southern Illinois in 2007 where he acquired a position as an adjunct instructor at Shawnee Community College teaching both History and Philosophy.
Today Brooks lives in Illinois. He is the founder of Laptiast.com, a small American based book publisher that serves as his imprint for his own works and using Laptiast, Brooks promotes independent authors.