Tag Archives: Marilyn Brant

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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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 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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Literary and Movie Boyfriends

On Facebook, Jennifer Estep had a link to April Lindner’s quiz, Who is Your Literary Boyfriend? I took it, and my literary boyfriend turned out to be Ron Weasley. I’ve liked Ron Weasley since the first Harry Potter book, but … Continue reading

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Q&A with Author Caroline Fyffe

Happy Holidays, everyone! It’s my pleasure to welcome my friend and Golden Heart sister, Caroline Fyffe, to Magical Musings for a special Q&A today! Welcome, Caroline! 1. Can you tell us the premise of your latest book?  I’d love to. … Continue reading

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The First 5 Things I’m Thankful For…

“When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect towards others.” ~ The Dalai Lama Thanksgiving has been my favorite national holiday for as long as I can remember, and not just because of the turkey, the mashed potatoes … Continue reading

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