Brian Russell Pinkston


Though he holds degrees in theology and philosophy, Brian makes his living as a project manager in construction. He lives with his wife and their three children in Charlottesville, Virginia. He writes at

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
My desk is completely cluttered with stuff -- bills, mail, papers! So, I usually end up writing at the little table in my study. The desk itself, though, is quite nice: It was my wife's grandmother's before it came to us.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I'm a son of the South, having grown up in Albany -- a town in Southwest Georgia. The milieu of my hometown, its people and locales, their aspirations and anxieties, their convictions and prejudices, certainly percolates through my first book -- a memoir told through parable.
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From Garden to High Place: A Parable of Faith, Philosophy, and Mental Illness
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 5,910. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Fiction » Christian » Classical & allegory
This little memoir recounts the author's spiritual journey from a deeply conservative Christianity to a Beautiful Orthodoxy. It relates his intellectual history, a long and winding path from parochialism to a Life of the Mind that he prays is well-thought, robust, nuanced, and tolerant. It tells of his struggle with mental illness. And it gives glimpses of lovely people in his life.

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