Dr. LaJoyce Brookshire

Ask LaJoyce Brookshire who she is and quickly she will tell you she’s God’s Girl, a full-time wife and mother, and a part-time everything else.  She is a licensed and ordained Pastor, Doctor of Naturopathy, a Master Herbalist, Professor at The City University of New York, and Host of ASK THE GOOD DOCTOR on SiriusXMs UrbanView Channel.
Dr. LaJoyce Brookshire is a seven-time bestselling author and a New York Times bestselling author of the novel based on the smash hit movie Soul Food with six concurrent bestselling books, Faith Under Fire: Betrayed by a Thing Called Love, Web of Deception, The Last Listening Party of the Notorious B.I.G. and three books in the Ask The Good Doctor Series.  With Soul Food, Dr. LaJoyce is the First African American to novelize a major motion picture. Brookshire’s latest bestseller from ASK THE GOOD DOCTOR SERIES: The Detox Edition REMIXED for a Healthy New You charted on Amazon at number 17 on day one. Dr. LaJoyce is the co-creator of WOMEN BEHIND THE MIC: Curators of Pop Culture featuring women who have worked behind the scenes in the entertainment industry during the Golden Era.

Brookshire transitioned the Faith Under Fire memoir about the man who married her knowing he had AIDS which sold over 250 thousand copies into an Off-Broadway smash hit stage play with Co-Writer Blake Roberts and have written the script for a feature film. Dr. LaJoyce has become an HIV/AIDS educator and is an advocate for Abstinence and Health Literacy.

In her former career, Dr. LaJoyce was a high-powered entertainment publicist to the STARS. As Director of Publicity at Arista Records in the mid-90s, she represented music legends, multi-platinum and Diamond Certified artists such as The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Toni Braxton, Kenny G, OutKast, Monica, Deborah Cox, Craig Mack, Total, Faith Evans, 112, Usher, TLC, Whitney Houston, and The Notorious B.I.G aka (Biggie Smalls) until his death.

Due to her efforts as Director of Publicity her artists sold over 100 million albums worldwide, such as The Preachers Wife soundtrack, one of the best-selling gospel albums of all time selling an estimated six million copies; The Waiting to Exhale soundtrack selling over 12 million copies and winning a Grammy for best R&B song; TLC’s Crazy, Sexy, Cool certified Diamond album sold over 23 million copies and spent over two years on the Billboard album charts making TLC the first and only girl group in history to be awarded Diamond status. LaJoyce also worked on both Toni Braxton’s certified Double Platinum album Secret selling over 15 million copies; and The Notorious B.I.G’s Ready To Die was certified four times Platinum and his last album Life after Death was Certified Diamond selling over 10 million copies and making it one of the best-selling Rap albums of all time; and Kenny G. earned the status as best-selling Instrumental Artist of all times selling over 75 million records. LaJoyce has worked with bona-fide R&B and Hip-Hop Royalty which firmly plants her on the throne amongst the Stars behind the Stars.

Dr. LaJoyce resides in the Poconos and is married to her childhood sweetheart Gus who is also a Pastor. Together they have a teenage daughter who is an honor student and Dance Major at a Performing Arts High School, and an Alvin Ailey Dance Theater scholarship recipient.

 

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