Brenda S. Anderson

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Brenda S. Anderson writes gritty and authentic, life-affirming fiction. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, and is Past-President of the ACFW Minnesota chapter, MN-NICE, the 2016 Chapter of the Year. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, theater, roller coasters, and baseball, and she loves watching movies with her family. She lives in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area with her husband of 30 years, their three children, and one sassy cat.

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Brenda S. Anderson Oh, good question, Nancy! And welcome to my book booster team!

I call them gritty because my stories deal with a messy, tough side of life with very…more
Oh, good question, Nancy! And welcome to my book booster team!

I call them gritty because my stories deal with a messy, tough side of life with very broken people. Some topics include abortion, parental abandonment, teen homelessness, bullying, emotional abuse. While my stories are clean, they're also raw & real. But it's through that grittiness, it's through those messy lives, that God's light breaks through. I love seeing how He can piece messy, broken lives together!(less)
Brenda S. Anderson Hi Stefaunia - very good question, one most authors struggle with, indie or not. I'm certainly not an expert, but I'll point to a couple of authors…moreHi Stefaunia - very good question, one most authors struggle with, indie or not. I'm certainly not an expert, but I'll point to a couple of authors who've done quite well with their indie releases: Heather Day Gilbert and Sally Bradley. Also, Michael Hyatt is an expert on platform building. His book Platform: Get Noticed in a Busy World is an excellent resource.

Some basic things authors recommend are first of all, write a great book and package it with quality. That means have it edited, create an eye-catching cover, and format the interior professionally. While you're doing that, You can start a blog & post regularly, utilize social media (Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc). The trick is in deciding which forums work best for you and not letting them monopolize your time.

I wish you the best on this journey!(less)
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Remember Austin, the homeless teen from Hungry for Home (Coming Home Series #3)? Well, Austin is grown up now, he graduated from college and will be starting his new job soon. He’s got a great girlfriend–the stepdaughter of the man running for governor–and he’s about to propose.


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Brenda S Anderson Hi Jan Marie - I enjoy meeting other readers as well. :)

Our winter has actually been pretty mild, but today we reached 11.2 below. It's up to 2.1 above right now. Now that's chilly. :)

Jan Marie wrote: "Thanks for the friend invitation! I love getting to meet other people who love reading and writing as much as I do! How's the weather up in Minneapolis this winter?

Jan Marie"



Jan Marie Newby Thanks for the friend invitation! I love getting to meet other people who love reading and writing as much as I do! How's the weather up in Minneapolis this winter?

Jan Marie


Jennifer Spinola Brenda, thanks for adding me! I can't wait to appear on your blog! :)


Gwendolyn Gage Hi Brenda! Thanks for being my Goodreads friend!


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