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.

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

#Walk30Days Challenge – Year THREE!

That time is upon us again! It is the #Walk30Days Challenge YEAR THREE. 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. I’m particularly excited about walking this year because…I live somewhere new! … Continue reading

8 Movies I Like More Than Their Books

We live in a movie age, where all the popular books and comics are being picked up, the classics are being redone, TV shows are taking over the world…so I thought it’d be fun to share some of my favorite book-to-movie adaptations. Okay, not just adaptations, but movies that I thought were … Continue reading

Understanding Why First Drafts Are So Hard

Camp NaNoWriMo started at the beginning of this month and I’m currently headed to a writing retreat trying to complete the first draft of my work in progress. (For once, it’s going splendidly!) As I write every day, I’m reminded how terrible first drafts are. And I’ve been thinking about … Continue reading