Short Bio – Brook Blander

Brook Blander is an author of transcending proportion. She has used her insurmountable insight and reflection to creatively account for life’s joys, strife, and pains. Her talents extend beyond the pressing of ink as she is also an editor, writing coach, public speaker and publisher. Her literary works encompass a gamut of genres to include historical fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, muses, and anthologies.

Blander, a Savannah, GA native, to date has penned six expressions of art, including her latest historical fiction novel The Secrets of Mercy (October 2013, ebonyLotus|Publishing). Prior to its release, Blander authored now that I am here: lyrics from the mud to the sun (May 2010, ebonyLotus|Publishing) where she herself became an open book through the transparency of her lyrical autobiography. She is currently working on her seventh “heart” work titled The Other Side of Mercy, the sequel to The Secrets of Mercy slated for release in 2017.

Her short fiction and poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies including Michigan’s Thursday Night Write, Detour Memphis, and G.R.I.T.S. (Girls Raised In The South) under her pseudonym, B.B. Doyle. Blander is an active member of the Historical Novel Society and the International Association of Journal Writers.

Blander resides in North Carolina with her family and one very well-dressed dog.