Author Archive: Brandi Megan Granett

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Interview with Smadar Herzfeld and Translator Aloma Halter

Interview with Smadar Herzfeld and Translator Aloma Halter

Smadar’s Herzfeld’s novel Trail of Miracles, translated by Aloma Halter, follows Gittel, a Ukrainian, Hasidic, Jewish woman as she makes a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage and discovers the unique gifts she brings to the world.  The lyric beauty of Gittel’s voice will mesmerize readers into following her on her Trail of Miracles. Smadar, I am curious about […]

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
All The Best People: Interview with Sonja Yoerg

All The Best People: Interview with Sonja Yoerg

New York Times bestselling author, Chris Bohjalian, writes that Sonja Yoerg’s All the Best People contains “Not just the best people, but real people: authentic, quirky and troubled. I cared for them all.”  I couldn’t have said it better.  Yoerg immerses us in family in crisis; instead of looking away, we become invested in their […]

May 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Slightly South of Simple: Interview with Kristy Woodson Harvey

Slightly South of Simple: Interview with Kristy Woodson Harvey

Once again, Kristy Woodson Harvey immerses us both into the South and into the lives of her characters.  In Slightly South of Simple, we find ourselves rooting for Ansley and her daughters as they grapple with letting love and each other into their lives. Focusing on Ansley in addition to her daughters takes Slightly South […]

April 25, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
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