Brandy Herr grew up in Euless and graduated from Penn State University with a major in public relations and a minor in theatre. After moving to Granbury in 2009, she and her mother founded the Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour in 2010.
Brandy has always had an interest in writing, and her work with the ghost tour helped give her the opportunity she needed. Arcadia Publishing contacted her in 2013 to ask if she would write a book about the ghosts of Granbury. She published her first book Haunted Granbury February of 2014.
As an animal advocate, Brandy started writing children’s picture books about her favorite organization, Second Chance Farm. The first in the Second Chance children’s book series, Honey’s Second Chance, was published by Freedom Chaser Books in 2016.
Arcadia Publishing contacted Brandy again to adapt her Haunted Granbury for the middle grade reader in 2021 as part of their Spooky America Series. The Ghostly Tales of Granbury was published in August of that same year.
In addition to her writing, Brandy also provides editing and proofreading services and has several other writing projects in the works.
Brandy has been the guest on several local and national podcasts and has been a guest speaker at various libraries, schools, and festivals. She has been featured in conjunction with the Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour and the Granbury Paranormal Expo/Spooky Spectacle on many TV outlets, including FOX 4’s Lone Star Adventures, NBC 5, The Daytripper and Good Morning Texas. Most recently she was seen in an episode of Cash Pad on CNBC.
Winners in the Annual Kathryn McClatchy Flash Fiction Contest were announced on December 13, 2021. Flash fiction is 1000 words or less.
The “Sleepy Hollow” performing arts group has arrived in Granbury. They are using our regular meeting place at Langdon Center.
NEW Location: The Neely House at 304 E. Rucker at the end of Rucker Street in Lambert Branch Park.
This change applies to this Monday, the Sept. 13 critique, the regular meeting on Sept. 27 (elect officers and critique), and both meetings in October. We expect to be back at Langdon Center in November.
Meetings start at 6 p.m. with snacks.
Our August 23 meeting features Laura Drake, a New York published author of women’s fiction and romance.
Meeting at: Langdon Center, 308 E. Pearl St., Granbury, 6:00 p.m.
Topic: Balancing Backstory from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
GRANBURY WRITERS’ BLOC
ELIMINATING THE MYSTERY FROM
People read more mysteries and thrillers than any other genre except romance. This workshop will teach you how to write your mystery. Topics include:
- What makes a compelling story?
- Brainstorming a page-turning plot.
- Writing a killer opening chapter.
- The difference between a mystery and a thriller.
- Maximizing suspense and conflict
WHEN: Saturday, June 12, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
WHERE: Langdon Center Concert Hall, 308 E Bridge St, Granbury, TX 76048
COST: $20.00 or Free for Granbury Writers’ Bloc members
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: http://granburywritersbloc.com/
From the January 2021 writing challenge, the top three stories are:
First Place – Odors by JJ Rushmore
Second Place – Beholder by Tom Howard (Withheld by author’s request)
Third Place – Red Wigglers by Diane J. Windsor