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.

FAWKES: Cover Reveal Time!!!

People. WE. HAVE. A. COVER. My new novel, Fawkes, is a historical fantasy retelling of The Gunpowder Plot. It releases from Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins next year! (squeal) Not only do I have a cover for you, but I also have the blurb, release date, and….PRE-ORDERS!!! But…I know you’re not able to concentrate. In … Continue reading

What are you reading for New Testament November? (#NTNovember)

Last month we did #OTOctober — reading through the Old Testament (or at least portions of it) all month. It was fun seeing people share the books they were tackling, the verses that stood out, the new revelations that came. I started in Deuteronomy and ended up jumping to Proverbs … Continue reading

Hard vs. Bad…Thoughts From a Tough-Weekend Survivor.

I had a hard weekend. As I shared that on my social media on Monday, I realized that I was about to get a wave of “I’m sorrys” from my sweet followers. And while I appreciate the comfort and encouragement and prayers, I wanted to clarify: A hard weekend doesn’t … Continue reading

The Lost Art of Writing – How do you create?

I am incredibly thankful for the time period in which I was born. Writing and publishing books has never been more accessible than it is today. It’s exciting. It’s terrifying. But I also find myself thinking about the lost art of writing–the writing arts from the past. It’s something dear … Continue reading

Happy Autumn! Here’s A Butterbeer Recipe

The moment Fall struck–and the first autumn leaf fell from a nearby tree–I found myself googling butterbeer recipes and then turning the kitchen into a cream-soda-war zone. When I was a teen, I read the Harry Potter series to my younger brother. Now, you should know that he and I created … Continue reading

What Are You Going to Read for #OTOctober?

Early this year, I wrote a blog post asking, Does anyone read the Bible anymore, anyway? It convicted me. Like, a LOT. And it spurred me to plan a month of intentional Bible reading beyond the smaller every-day devos. And, of course, I couldn’t help but invite the world to … Continue reading

The Things that Happen At Writers Conferences

Most authors you talk to will tell you writing conferences are important. I leave for the 2017 ACFW Writing Conference this week. Tomorrow actually. In, like, 28 hours. Wow…and I just realized I haven’t packed. *panic* Annnnyway, I was reflecting on all the conferences I’ve attended and all the things … Continue reading