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

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And my next book is...

I know, I know…FAWKES just released and it seems a little soon to be revealing the title of my next book. BUT IS IT EVER TOO SOON TO START A COUNTDOWN? (Answer: never.) July 2018, marks the 100 year anniversary of the end of the Romanov line of royalty.…
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Pre-order #FAWKES and get a set of three different color mask cards! Only enough for the first 100 people! #yalit #books #bookworms #giveaway

Fawkes releases in 5 weeks! So it’s time to let you know about our pre-order campaign. This was announced in my newsletter two days ago (so if you want early updates, make sure you’re signed up!) but here are all the details in one place. The Goodies My…
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My adventures never seem to end--here's a recap of all the craziness that happened to me last week at YallWest, on the plane, and at the writing retreat!

Last week, I was busy wearing holes in my flipflops, turning into a sunburned lobster, and drinking as much boba tea as I could without just rolling away down the hill like Violet Beauregard in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. ^^ This is me acting like…
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It's here again! The #Walk30Days challenge...YEAR FOUR! Who's in? Want to take a walk with me and pretend you're Aragorn?

Guess whaaaaaaat?! It is the #Walk30Days Challenge YEAR FOUR. Can you believe it’s been four years? May is National Walking Month and for the past couple years, I’ve challenged you (and myself) to take a walk every day in May…for 30 days. (Note that there…
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So I finally finally!) met Veronica Roth. And I have some signed books for you, my friend. :)

Last week I got to meet Veronica Roth. Yes, that Veronica Roth–the author of Divergent. The woman who helped jumpstart YA fiction. I read the Divergent books around the same time I was writing my Out of Time Series. We all remember those days–the “age of…
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In lieu of recent April Fool's Day, here's a story of when I tried to prank my mom...and then guilt totally killed me.

April Fool’s Day has come and gone–and I avoided the internet the entire day, because it’s gotten me several times in the past (like when it announced there would be a live-action remake of Anastasia… 😑 BUT then they recently announced that it’s actually…
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Any aunts and uncles in the house? Did you know that your nieces and nephews are called "niblings"? You're welcome.

I have recently adopted a new favorite word: nibling Think “sibling” but instead it’s talking about nieces and nephews, not brothers and sisters. Technically nibling is not in the dictionary…yet. But neither is Oreo Queen. So clearly the dictionary has…
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I had never really thought about all the benefits of journaling until I wrote this post. Do you journal? Apparently I've gone through 23 journals in my lifetime. 😱 #writingwednesday #writing #authorlife

I was recently asked by the lovely Rosalie Valentine to write a post about my journaling habits. I’ve been journaling since I was ten and finally dug out all my journals. Um…guys. I’ve filled 23 journals. O.o How do I even have a writing hand left? My…
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Another chapter over: My editing days are done (for now.) #authorlife #amwriting #writerwednesday #editing

Five years ago I wasn’t published, I didn’t even have a book contract, and I was launching my own freelance editing business hardly knowing at all what I was doing. Since then I’ve had the joy and pleasure to work with over 100 authors and watch their…
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Dear Singles...it's okay to be picky. #galentinesday #valentinesday

Happy Valentine’s Day. Happy Galentine’s Day. Happy SAD Day (Single Awareness Day) I’ve heard all the different titles. I’ve celebrated each of them at different times in my life. And each one came with its fantastic moments and disappointments. Last year…
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