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Nadine Brandes
Fusing authentic faith and bold imagination
Fusing authentic faith and bold imagination

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If you had to spend Valentine's Day with one character from the #OutofTimeSeries, who would you pick?

In lieu of Valentine’s Day, I thought it’d be fun to share how each of the characters from the Out of Time Series might tackle the rabidly pink “holiday.” And, because I haven’t done a post on my books in a while, I hoped it’d be a nice change from the…

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Cookie death + a Disney movie. That's how we #ValentinesDay. Are you in?

In case you haven’t noticed all the pink monstrosities eating up every grocery store entrance…Valentine’s Day is upon us. ONE WEEK, PEOPLE! Social media will start spouting things about all the expectations that girls have and how all the guys are…

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Sorry, but you can't be a perfectionist AND an author.

So…you want to write a book. But you’re a perfectionist. I hate to break the news to you, but you’ve got to throw one of those out the window. (whispers May I suggest the perfectionism?) Many authors try to be perfectionists — I once considered myself…

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What makes YOU buy a book?

What makes you buy a book? I used to be an impulsive book buyer. (Can anyone relate?) Nice cover? Buy. Hype from a friend? Buy. The book just fell into my hands? Buy. But then I ended up with shelves and shelves of books that I didn’t actually love. Some…

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Age is an attitude. Not a number. We have something to offer the world every year of our lives.

“Never ask a woman’s age.” “Be thankful you’re young.” “Just wait until you’re older and can’t do that anymore.” I’ve heard all of these statements over and over and over again and I bet you have, too. Perhaps, like me, it made you bite your nails when…

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How do you keep writing if you hate your story? My thoughts. :) #amwriting

You may have noticed I didn’t blog last week. That’s because I was in Florida…without my computer…barely remembering to eat let alone put smartish words onto a website. My first thought when I realized I had to skip my blog post was… “2017 IS…

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Who's making goals for 2017? Here are some of mine--I want to know yours!

Last year I skipped the whole 2016 wrap-up + 2017 goals post. I love reading other people’s resolutions and it’s about time I did one of my own again. (Actually, I think I skipped only last year, so really it hasn’t been that long since I did this.) So .…

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Here are 10 ways you can have a bookworm Christmas. You're welcome. :P

You’re a bookworm. It’s Christmas. And sometimes we bookworms tend to get lost and confused amidst the holidays and books and gift cards and book money and bookish gifts. So I’m here to guide you in the fine art of perfecting a bookworm Christmas. (Tweet…

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Katie Clark Guest POst

So who’s traveling for the holidays? raises hand Yup. Hubby and I are road-tripping 40 hours to spend Christmas with my family. We plan to read the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy four times through by the end of it. ;-) BUT…because I’m traveling and…

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Who else has a hard time believing?

Several years ago, I was listening to the radio station and the host of the hour said that instead of New Year’s resolutions she liked to pick a word. A word to dwell on or define her year. I thought that was kind of cool. I mean, I like words. 😝 At that…
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