Brenda Mantz

Biography

Brenda Mantz’ first novel, Pungo Creek, was inspired by her own childhood on Pungo Creek in rural North Carolina where she grew up in a house shared by three generations. In her second novel, Lilly’s Tattoo, a hard boiled police detective and a fifth grade teacher become unlikely allies in a pursuit of a diabolical killer. She has also published Reunion a book of poems and essays.

President of her own risk management firm in Washington, DC, Brenda lives in Falls Church, Virginia with her husband and their two dogs. She is currently at work on a memoir about her experiences on a New Mexico commune

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Books

Reunion
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2009. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
The longing to tell one’s story and the process of telling is symbolically a gesture of longing to recover the past in such a way that one experiences both a sense of reunion and a sense of release. Bell Hooks This short book of poetry is my attempt to recover my past.
Pungo Creek
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,010. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2009. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
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Following the murder of her father, 9 year old Clara finds herself on Pungo Creek in an old house shared with her Great Aunt Sarah, her mother Rose and her younger sister Ivy. Rose sinks into alcoholism and is unable to shield her daughters from the volatile tempers, destructive behavior, incest and bleakness that have permeated the lives of the women of Pungo Creek for generations.
Lilly's Tattoo
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,030. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2009. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
It is just an ordinary day in Washington DC until Francesca Britt enters Lilly’s Tattoo Parlor setting in motion a chain of grisly events. A hard boiled police detective and a fifth grade teacher become unlikely allies in a pursuit of a diabolical killer.

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