Interview with Grace Brannigan

What's the story behind your latest book?
I'm currently working on a Faerie trilogy. I first got interested in writing about faeries when I read a news story about a road in Iceland that goes around a known faerie hill. I found it intriguing that the road crews and government for years and years avoided disturbing this faerie hill. And then I began to think of a story involving modern day faeries interacting and colliding with humans. In a romance of course. My favorite genre.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I'm currently working on a young adult series entitled The Time Runners. I really like writing in this genre which is a wonderful new way to write fantasy and time travel.

Before that I wrote my Faeries Lost series, a trilogy about 3 siblings whose family was torn apart a long time ago. I first got interested in writing about faeries when I read a news story about a road in Iceland that goes around a known faerie hill. I found it intriguing that the road crews and government for years and years avoided disturbing this faerie hill. And then I began to think of a story involving modern day faeries interacting and colliding with humans. In a romance of course.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has made it easier to get my books out to other distributors.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating new stories, bending the truth that we're familiar with in everyday life and seeing characters take on life. It's neat when people get passionate about a book about fictional characters, and identify with those characters as they come to love them as much as I loved creating them.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are the ones who give great feedback, which in turn helps me improve my writing.
What are you working on next?
I just completed the Faeries Lost Trilogy. And now I'm beginning a Young Adult series The Time Runners, Young Adult Time Travel with a Twist.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I have a life where I create in various mediums and I'm fortunate to really enjoy what I do, whether it's painting or writing!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I custom paint shoes and hand dye art on silk.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Recommendations from others, trolling book sites.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was a romance about a young girl who fell in love with a Greek millionaire. I read a lot of gothic and Harlequin romances.
What is your writing process?
I have a story idea which I put into a loose plot. Then sometimes scenes come to me so I incorporate them into the unfolding story.
How do you approach cover design?
I have a wonderful designer whom I absolutely love her design. I tell her what the story is about, any particular elements that must be included on the cover and she creates magic.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I currently have a Kindle, but I also read Nook on my computer.
Describe your desk
It's a well cluttered desktop with everything in its place.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in upstate NY. When I moved to the Catskill mountains they really influenced a lot of my writing and I incorporate local places and my love of horses into my stories.
When did you first start writing?
When I was about twelve.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've been traditionally published with Harlequin/Silhouette, but there's such a big turnaround time to even hear from publishers anymore, I decided to take my writing into my own hands. I love producing the covers I like and having control over the final product. I hire an editor and I have my own small imprint, Questor Books, along with my own ISBN's. For me writing is a pleasure but also a business and I treat it as such.
Published 2015-02-07.
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Books by This Author

Let's Count Baby Hedgehogs 1,2,3,4
Series: Curious Kids Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 320. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Concepts / Counting & Numbers, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
This is a bright, colorful counting book for children. Let's count baby hedgehogs. Count from 1 through 10 and then count down from 10 to 1. Count the brightly colored hedgehogs.
Mandalas in Glorious Color Book 16
Series: Art in Color. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 190. Language: American English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » New Age » Meditation
45 Beautiful, brilliant Mandalas to use in your arts and craft projects, yoga, meditation and your sacred spaces. Designs for your silk work, fabric painting or wall art using these brilliant and unique Mandala designs. One of a kind Mandalas colored in bright and attractive colors with never before seen original patterns.
Mandalas in Glorious Color Book 15
Series: Art in Color. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 190. Language: American English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » New Age » Meditation
45 Beautiful, brilliant Mandalas to use in your arts and craft projects, yoga, meditation and your sacred spaces. Designs for your silk work, fabric painting or wall art using these brilliant and unique Mandala designs. One of a kind Mandalas colored in bright and attractive colors with never before seen original patterns.
Mandalas in Glorious Color Book 14
Series: Art in Color. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 190. Language: American English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » New Age » Spiritualism
45 Beautiful, brilliant Mandalas to use in your arts and craft projects, yoga, meditation and your sacred spaces. Designs for your silk work, fabric painting or wall art using these brilliant and unique Mandala designs. One of a kind Mandalas colored in bright and attractive colors with never before seen original patterns.
Mandalas in Glorious Color Book 13
Series: Art in Color. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 190. Language: American English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » New Age » Meditation
45 Beautiful, brilliant Mandalas to use in your arts and craft projects, yoga, meditation and your sacred spaces. Designs for your silk work, fabric painting or wall art using these brilliant and unique Mandala designs. One of a kind Mandalas colored in bright and attractive colors with never before seen original patterns.
Mandalas in Glorious Color Book 12
Series: Art in Color. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 190. Language: American English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » New Age » Meditation
45 Beautiful, brilliant Mandalas to use in your arts and craft projects, yoga, meditation and your sacred spaces. Designs for your silk work, fabric painting or wall art using these brilliant and unique Mandala designs. One of a kind Mandalas colored in bright and attractive colors with never before seen original patterns.
Mandalas in Glorious Color Book 11
Series: Art in Color. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 190. Language: American English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Yoga
45 Beautiful, brilliant Mandalas to use in your arts and craft projects and your sacred spaces. Designs for your silk work, fabric painting or wall art using these brilliant and unique Mandala designs. One of a kind Mandalas colored in bright and attractive colors with never before seen original patterns.
Mandalas in Glorious Color Book 10
Series: Art in Color. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 190. Language: American English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » New Age » Meditation
45 Beautiful, brilliant Mandalas to use in your arts and craft projects and your sacred spaces. Designs your own silk work, painting or wall art using these brilliant and unique Mandala designs. One of a kind Mandalas colored in bright and attractive colors with never before seen original patterns.
Mandalas in Glorious Color Book 9
Series: Art in Color. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 190. Language: American English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » New Age » Auras and colors
45 Beautiful, brilliant Mandalas to use in your arts and craft projects and your sacred spaces. Designs your own silk work, painting or wall art using these brilliant and unique Mandala designs. One of a kind Mandalas colored in bright and attractive colors with never before seen original patterns.
Mandalas in Glorious Color Book 8
Series: Art in Color. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 190. Language: American English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to, Nonfiction » New Age » Spiritualism
45 Beautiful, brilliant Mandalas to use in your arts and craft projects and your sacred spaces. Designs your own silk work, painting or wall art using these brilliant and unique Mandala designs. One of a kind Mandalas colored in bright and attractive colors with never before seen original patterns.
Mandalas in Glorious Color Book 7
Series: Art in Color. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 190. Language: American English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » New Age » Mysticism
45 Beautiful, brilliant Mandalas to use in your arts and craft projects and your sacred spaces. Designs your own silk work, painting or wall art using these brilliant and unique Mandala designs. One of a kind Mandalas colored in bright and attractive colors with never before seen original patterns.
Mandalas in Glorious Color Book 6
Series: Art in Color. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 190. Language: American English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » New Age » Meditation
45 Beautiful, brilliant Mandalas to use in your arts and craft projects and your sacred spaces. Designs your own silk work, painting or wall art using these brilliant and unique Mandala designs. One of a kind Mandalas colored in bright and attractive colors with never before seen original patterns.
Mandalas in Glorious Color Book 5
Series: Art in Color. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 180. Language: American English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Yoga
45 Beautiful, brilliant Mandalas to use in your arts and craft projects and your sacred spaces. Designs your own silk work, painting or wall art using these brilliant and unique Mandala designs. One of a kind Mandalas colored in bright and attractive colors with never before seen original patterns.
Mandalas in Glorious Color Book 4
Series: Art in Color. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 180. Language: American English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Meditation, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
45 Beautiful, brilliant Mandalas to use in your arts and craft projects and your sacred spaces. Designs your own silk work, painting or wall art using these brilliant and unique Mandala designs. One of a kind Mandalas colored in bright and attractive colors with never before seen original patterns.
Mandalas in Glorious Color Book 3
Series: Art in Color. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 180. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
45 Beautiful, brilliant Mandalas to use in your arts and craft projects. One of a kind Mandalas colored in bright and attractive colors with unique patterns.
Animals in the Woods at Night
Series: Curious Kids Series. Price: $3.29 USD. Words: 1,570. Language: American English. Published: June 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Nocturnal, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals
There are many animals that hunt and travel through the woods at night. These are nocturnal animals. In this book we will explore the habits of some of those animals. The brightly colored illustrations in this picture book will delight your child as they learn about the animals around us. 22 beautifully photographed illustration
Mandalas in Glorious Color Book 2: Mandalas for Crafting and Art
Series: Art in Color. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 190. Language: American English. Published: June 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » New Age » Meditation
45 Beautiful, brilliant Mandalas to use in your arts and craft projects. One of a kind Mandalas colored in bright and attractive colors with unique patterns.
Mandalas in Glorious Color Book 1: Mandalas for Crafting and Art
Series: Art in Color. Price: Free! Words: 180. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Administration / elementary & secondary
45 Beautiful, brilliant Mandalas to use in your arts and craft projects. One of a kind Mandalas colored in bright and attractive colors with unique patterns.
Hello, Guardian Angel
Series: Imagine That Kid's Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 370. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner, Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Bedtime & Dreams
It's hard on a kid when there's scary noises at night and big dogs to worry about. And what about the boogie monster under your bed and the ones that live in the closet? Sometimes you need a helping hand to chase those fears away. Sometimes you can just talk to your guardian angel.
Bubble Magic
Series: Imagine That Kid's Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,160. Language: American English. Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner
Sometimes Kevin is impatient and he gets mad. He thinks it would be more fun to have everything his way. But what happens when Kevin gets exactly what he wishes for? A little bubble magic.
Jack's Amazing Cool, Fun, Scary Adventure
Series: Imagine That Kid's Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 620. Language: American English. Published: April 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Imagine That Kid's Series. Jack is leaving on a dangerous mission. He has to cross mountains and rivers. There are scary animals along the way. He is pretty brave, but even Jack isn't sure he'll make it safely home.
Whispered Dreams of Pretty Horses
Series: Imagine That Kid's Series. Price: $3.29 USD. Words: 500. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Children's picture book in the "Imagine That Kids Series". Dreaming of horses and ponies comes alive on the page! Beautifully illustrated picture book with horses and ponies galore. Gorgeously colored and created on hand-dyed silk and photographed in high resolution. "Whispered Dreams of Pretty Horses" is a feast for eyes young and old alike. Also available in paperback.
Hey! Mr. Logger
Series: Curious Kids Series. Price: $3.29 USD. Words: 500. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Trees & Forests, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Careers
Do you know where the wood for the furniture in your house came from or the lumber that built your house? What about those paper towels you use or the paper you write on in school? Come and visit with Mr. Logger so you can see what loggers and tree fellers do in the woods and learn about their tools and equipment "Hey! Mr. Logger".
Hear Me: Faeries Lost
Series: Faeries Lost. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,640. Language: American English. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Hear Me ~ Book 3 : Where the human and faerie world collide. Sara is a Private Investigator on a mission, to save children from the predators that stalk the online landscape. Kirklas is of the fae, and having escaped from exile, he thirsts for revenge.
Time Chaser
Series: The Time Runners Young Adult. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,550. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
William Remington comes from a long line of time travelers ... he just doesn't know it yet. He finds an old tapestry his father tries to burn, and he's scared by what the tapestry reveals. It shows him a life he knows nothing about. His own life. When he's sucked into Middle Ages England, he meets Trea, a young girl battling the demon sorcerer her mother conjured.
Time Travel Romance Collection
Series: Women of Strength. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 233,720. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Three full length time travel novels included in this Time Travel Romance Collection. Once Upon a Remembrance, Soulmates Through Time and Treasure So Rare. The Remington family members travel through time, their unique stories intertwined as they risk everything to find the love of their lives.
Cowboy Romance Collection
Series: Women of Character. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 297,810. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Cowboy Romance Collection by Grace Brannigan. 4 Full length romances. Echoes from the Past, Once and Always, Heartstealer and Wishing on a Rodeo Moon.
Whisper Me: Faeries Lost
Series: Faeries Lost, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,320. Language: American English. Published: January 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Greyson Maddox’s horses are inexplicably falling ill and the vet hasn’t been able to figure out why. He begins to hear a woman’s voice singing a haunting Celtic song during the night. The only thing is, he’s in the middle of a snow storm in a pretty isolated area. Where is that voice coming from, and who is singing to his horses? Lilja appears out of nowhere, claiming to be a faerie.
Find Me: Faeries Lost
Series: Faeries Lost, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 55,930. Language: American English. Published: December 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Pandimora loves the faerie realm Aisywel, but she's a bit of a rebel; has little interest in faerie lore, loves to eavesdrop and hops portals into the earth realm against the advice of the high elders. All in all her independent spirit isn't going well in the faerie realm. What she knows about herself as a faerie will be sorely tested when she's kicked out of her beloved home.
A Widow's Journey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,480. Language: American English. Published: December 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Death, Grief, Bereavement, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
Non-fiction, approximately 68 pages. "A Widow's Journey" is a true story of a widow's journey through loss, grief and renewal. It is the author's personal struggle following her husband's esophageal cancer diagnosis, illness and death.
Two Babies, a Cowboy and Sara
Series: Romantic Shorts. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,300. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Short, sweet romance, 24,000 words, about 84 pages. When Sara is appointed co-guardian of her deceased cousin's infant girls, their father Lucas is glad to accept Sara's help in caring for the twins. For Sara it's a labor of love since she can't have children. For Lucas, having Sara at his ranch reminds him how his life could have been different if he'd met her first.
Deception
Series: Romantic Shorts. Price: Free! Words: 34,810. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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Deception ~ Short romance 24k words. Trey's boss is old, sick and his days are numbered; and he wants to see his missing granddaughter Katharine before he dies. Trey will do almost anything for the old man, even if it means having artist Sacha Fortune pretend to be Katharine.
Treasure So Rare
Series: Women of Strength, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,400. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Treasure So Rare is book 3 in the Women of Strength time travel series. Time travel/fantasy. Captain Erik Remington has been haunted by a black haired sea witch. They spent seven glorious days and nights before she vanished as mysteriously as she appeared. In 1847, when his ship is pulled into a strange vortex, he and his crew are sucked into middle ages England.
Soulmates Through Time
Series: Women of Strength, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,100. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Soulmates Through Time, Book 2: Thrust from her own time, 1822, Elise Remington has been separated from the man she loves since she was fifteen years old. He is in 1822, she is in the 21st century. Can she find the way back, and will Darien still love her after all this time?
Once Upon a Remembrance
Series: Women of Strength, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 89,440. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Once Upon a Remembrance: Book 1 Women of Strength time travel trilogy: Photographer Isabeau Remington travels to 1894 Virgina and falls in love with a man she must ultimately leave behind when she returns to her own time...but things are not always as they seem. Hawk is a man endangered by his own memory loss, and soon that danger reaches out to envelop Isabeau.
Echoes from the Past
Series: Women of Character. Price: Free! Words: 85,680. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
A woman, a man and a child with nothing in common but their respective troubled pasts. Three wounded souls determined to survive alone until they realize all they need to heal is each other.
Wishing on a Rodeo Moon
Series: Women of Character. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,450. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
Ever since Tye Jenkins was seventeen she'd been head over heels for Jake Miller, but she'd been too young and she'd chosen rodeo instead of Jake. Now, ten years later unfinished business brings them together, the same night Tye suffers a devastating bull riding accident.
Once and Always
Series: Women of Character. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,930. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Anna is barely hanging on to the once successful Barlow horse ranch. Almost a recluse after the fire that scarred her face and robbed her of her livelihood as a champion barrel racer, she's teetering near bankruptcy. When the man she once loved shows up on her doorstep and wants her ranch, buried anger and betrayal surface for both Anna and Tyler. Can they go back? Do they want to go back?
Heartstealer
Series: Women of Character. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,410. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
Jacie, professional stuntwoman, has lost her edge. A stunt gone wrong, a fiancé on the run, she's determined to kick herself in the butt and restore her pride. She takes a skydiving job in the Catskill Mountains and meets sexy cowboy Sloan Wright. Sloan is a man who will tempt her, love her and possibly change her, but first she needs to find out who's trying to put her away forever.