Author Archive: Brandi Megan Granett

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Asking Questions, Finding Community

Asking Questions, Finding Community

“You ask the best questions,” Kristy Woodson Harvey exclaimed, if you’ll lend me the liberty of saying people can exclaim via email. Working at home as a writer can be a lonely business, and I’ll take human contact and emotion in any form I can get some days!  But through the beautiful world of the […]

September 7, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Secret Ingredient of Wishes: A Conversation with Susan Bishop Crispell

The Secret Ingredient of Wishes: A Conversation with Susan Bishop Crispell

The Secret Ingredient of Wishes by Susan Bishop Crispell  transports readers to a Nowhere, NC, where wishes appear on a breeze and pies have secret powers to influence more than a diner’s waistline.  The touching magic illuminates the choices we make in matters of the heart, while we watch Rachel Monroe learn what it takes […]

September 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Language of Sisters: A Conversation with Cathy Lamb

The Language of Sisters: A Conversation with Cathy Lamb

In Cathy Lamb’s beautiful new novel, The Language of Sisters , she weaves together a tale of family, following sisters, Toni, Valerie, and Ellie Kozlovsky, as they grapple with their family’s past in the Soviet Union and their own futures. The Kozlovsky sisters find the power of love to carry them through, and readers will […]

August 30, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Goodbye Year:  A Conversation with Kaira Rouda

The Goodbye Year: A Conversation with Kaira Rouda

It’s only fitting that Kaira Rouda’s latest novel, The Goodbye Year,  (http://www.kairarouda.com/) takes place on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.  All of the characters in the novel stand on an edge—the divide between who they were and what they can become as they face graduation, divorce, and even the prospects of staying together.  As […]

August 1, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
The Real Thing: A Conversation with Tina Ann Forkner

The Real Thing: A Conversation with Tina Ann Forkner

In The Real Thing by Tina Ann Forkner, we meet Manda as she learns to be a cowgirl through the ups and downs of her new marriage to a rodeo star, Keith and the specter of his missing ex-wife, Violet.  While the ride isn’t always smooth, readers can enjoy how Manda learns to take the […]

July 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Stuck in the Middle: A Conversation with Ann Garvin

Stuck in the Middle: A Conversation with Ann Garvin

I Like you Just Fine When you Aren’t Around by Ann Garvin captures that in-between place so many people find themselves in today where carrying for aging parents collides with creating your own family and tending to your career.  Her unflinching look at the challenges with a liberal dose of humor and a touch of […]

June 1, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
The Dinner Party: An Interview with Brenda Janowitz

The Dinner Party: An Interview with Brenda Janowitz

Holidays give families a chance to gather, reflect on the last year, and create new memories. At least that is the ideal version of the concept. Brenda Janowitz’s lovely and fast-paced novel, The Dinner Party, captures a much more realistic view of the intricacies of a family gathering. I love how you used the four […]

April 12, 2016 | By | 5 Replies More
Lies and Other Acts of Love: An Interview with Kristy Woodson Harvey

Lies and Other Acts of Love: An Interview with Kristy Woodson Harvey

Kristy Woodson Harvey’s, Lies and Other Acts of Love , calls on one of the oldest questions: what would you do for love? What would you do to find love? Or keep love? Or to protect those you love? The three generations of White family women each find their own answers while testing the bonds […]

April 5, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Unforgiven: A Conversation with Marin Thomas

Unforgiven: A Conversation with Marin Thomas

What does it mean to forgive in a town so hard and dry that it’s called Unforgiven? Ruby Baxter, the protagonist of Marin Thomas’ latest novel, The Promise of Forgiveness , arrives on the bus with little more than a suitcase and her daughter’s anger. As the two find Ruby’s biological father and the handsome, […]

March 4, 2016 | By | 4 Replies More
First Frost: An Interview with Sarah Addison Allen

First Frost: An Interview with Sarah Addison Allen

In Sarah Addison Allen’s First Frost we return to Bascom, North Carolina, and the magical Waverly family first featured in Garden Spells. Addison Allen’s books feature a splendid use of magical realism that immerses us into the hearts and minds of her characters. We spoke about the nature of belonging, magic, and writing. What drew you back […]

March 2, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More