About Nadine Brandes

Nadine Brandes is an adventurer, fusing authentic faith with bold imagination. She never received her Hogwarts letter, but rest assured she’s no Muggle (and would have been in Ravenclaw House, thank you very much.) This Harry Potter super-nerd has been known to eat an entire package of Oreos (family size) by herself, and watches Fiddler on the Roof at least once a year. She writes about brave living, finding purpose, and other worlds soaked in imagination. Her dystopian trilogy (The Out of Time Series) challenged her to pursue shalom, which is now her favorite word (followed closely by bumbershoot.) When Nadine’s not taste-testing a new chai or editing fantasy novels, she and her knight-in-shining armor (nickname: “hubby”) are out pursuing adventures.

Share-A-Song Wednesday – Introducing…The Gray Havens

I’m always on the search for new music. But sometimes new music finds me. Like recently, when my Spotify playlist went rogue and started throwing new artists and music into my headphones. I was just about to tackle it back into submission when…a new song came on. And I wasn’t … Continue reading

Hey Author, Don’t Ask Questions, Just Start a Newsletter

Woohoo! Welcome to the third phase of my Book Marketing series–THE NEWSLETTER. Here are the links to the other posts if you need to catch up: What’s at the heart of book marketing? How to find a “tribe” when marketing your book Today we’re talking about author newsletters. The newsletter is my … Continue reading

How To Find A “Tribe” When Marketing Your Book

Welcome to post #2 in the Book Marketing series! Last month, I we concluded that the heart of marketing is tribe (aka: relationship.) So the “new name” of book marketing is… Tribe Building. WHY TRIBE? Here’s what Michael Hyatt has to say about marketing in his NY Times bestselling book, Platform: Marketing is dead…in … Continue reading

20 Books To Add To Your Summer Reading List

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for summer. Or, at least, the idea of summer…which includes lemonade and hammocks and perfect mosquito-less afternoons spent outside with a book. So, to help foster that moment into actually taking place, I’ve compiled a summer reading list just for you! A lot … Continue reading