Author Archives: Marilyn Brant

About Marilyn Brant

Marilyn Brant is a chocolate addict, a music junkie and the USA TODAY bestselling author of ACCORDING TO JANE (2009), FRIDAY MORNINGS AT NINE (2010) and A SUMMER IN EUROPE (2011), all from Kensington Books, as well as a number of light romantic comedies, including THE SWEET TEMPTATIONS COLLECTION (2013) and PRIDE, PREJUDICE AND THE PERFECT MATCH (2013). Her latest novel -- a coming-of-age romantic mystery called THE ROAD TO YOU -- was just released in October 2013!

On the Road

Because the book that I have coming out in a few weeks involves a rather lengthy road trip — and because my family and I went on one of those (nearly 3,000 miles round trip!) this summer — cars have … Continue reading

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I Could Have Danced All Night (+ a Giveaway!)

Recently, my husband and I roped our high-school-aged son into watching the classic movie musical “My Fair Lady” with us. Before he was born, we’d not only seen the film, but we’d watched the play onstage a couple of times, including one … Continue reading

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Lyrics That Paint Pictures

This happens to me whenever I go to a concert: I’m left with a kind of lyrics hangover that has me wandering around the house for the next few days, humming lines from songs I heard at the show and pondering the … Continue reading

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Happy 1st Day of Summer…or Winter!

When I was 16, I had the privilege of being an AFS exchange student in Brisbane, Australia for the summer…I mean, winter. Well, it was winter THERE and summer at home in Wisconsin. But, even though I’d read up on our … Continue reading

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Cover Love and a Giveaway!

Anyone who’s ever talked to me at length about writing fantasies knows that one of my biggest dreams — after being published in the first place — was to have a book of mine translated into a foreign language. Well, it finally happened! … Continue reading

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Teachers Who Make a Lifelong Difference

This past week I got a wonderful surprise: a message from the Honorary Awards Chairperson for the Illinois Association of Teachers of English (IATE) telling me that they’d selected me as their 2013 Illinois Author of the Year! I was … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

This week, my husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. (Where did the years go?!) And, although we didn’t take an exotic trip anywhere or buy each other expensive presents, we did have a really lovely, really romantic time. Even … Continue reading

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A Visit with the Austen Authors

A few years ago, a group of writers with a strong admiration for the work of Jane Austen (one might go so far as to say “obsession,” at least in some of our cases, LOL) formed a blog devoted to sharing information … Continue reading

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A Writing Plunge Into a New Genre (+ a Giveaway!)

Update: Congrats to Kristine on winning the Julia Quinn book! Please email me (marilynbrant AT gmail DOT com) with your snail mail address and I’ll send it out to you! I’ve always enjoyed reading historical romances. (And, c’mon, who here … Continue reading

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Filling the World with ‘Silly’ Love Stories

To deliberately misquote Paul McCartney, You’d think that people would’ve had enough of silly love stories, but I look around me and I see it isn’t so… Hey, I’m one of those people who wants to fill the world with … Continue reading

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