What happens when you stop playing games?
Miranda Shane lives a quiet life among books and letters as a professor in a small upstate town. When the playing-by-the-rules poet throws out convention and begins to use a Scrabble board instead of paper to write, she sets off a chain of events that rattles her carefully planned world.
Her awakening propels her to take risks and seize chances she previously let slip by, including a game-changing offer from the man she let slip away. But when the revelation of an affair with a graduate student threatens the new life Miranda created, she is forced to decide between love or poetry.
Review by Marlene Engel
It's been six years since Scott made a move for Miranda and then left without so much as a good-bye. Her quiet world is about to go into a tail-spin when he resurfaces with his daughter; a child that no one had any clue about. Left with even more questions than before, this starts a series of less than stellar choices on her part.
As a poetry professor at a New England college, Miranda is used to letting her emotions flow on paper. But when she begins putting together poems on Scrabble boards and posting them online as the Blocked Poet she is shocked to find that they’ve gone viral. Never in a million years did she expect that so many people would be following her posts, or that a company would request that she go public.
I love the concept of poetry on Scrabble boards. I love words and I love creativity. So to incorporate poetry on a platform such as a word game board is art at its finest.
A fun romance novel with an engaging storyline, witty characters and some surprises that you would never had expected.
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12 Things about Brandi Megan Granett
1. People always ask why I became a writer. One summer, I finally finished all the Judy Blume books in the library, saving Forever for last, and I found myself in the adult side of the library. I started to read everything by John Irving. I think A Prayer for Owen Meany most inspired me to give this writing thing a try. I loved how Irving created this entire world and showcased the friendships in it.
2. Shortly after discovering A Prayer for Owen Meany, I met my favorite all time English teacher, Harry Schultz. While he wasn’t the first teacher to care about me, he showed me that words had power, and that you can use them to reach out to others. He took the time to ask me about my life after something I wrote on a spelling test, and I realized very quickly how words could show others who you really are.
3. Confession: I wrote the steamiest scenes in Triple Love Score in an attempt to get my then-fiancée, now husband, home early from work. I am happy to say that it often worked!
4. I dream about hitting the road in our teardrop trailer. We have a king sized bed on wheels with a pop-up kitchen. We can hook it up to the Highlander and hit the road at any moment. In my fantasy life, we would make it to all 50 states!
5. A dinner party for 40 is the exact right size for a good time. I am forever looking for an excuse to throw a big event. I love planning the menu, cooking the food, and the post-party wrap up of gossiping with my husband afterwards as we clean up! In fact, to celebrate my book launch, I am having 40 authors show up for a book festival called “River Reads” in my hometown of Stockton, NJ.
6. My daughter, Meg, is my favorite student. We homeschooled her from pre-school to the eight grade, and then again for her junior and senior years of high school. She is an amazing poet and artist. I keep hoping she’ll write a novel with me one day.
7. When I was writing Triple Love Score, I was a tad obsessed with online Scrabble and Words with Friends. I learned how to get those two letter combinations down on the double and triple word score tiles. But, sadly, I am less good at playing Scrabble without the help of the computer’s spell check. Kind of like real life writing too—I am rubbish without spell check!
8. My biggest guilty pleasure involves slacking off from work and hitting the archery range. I have been shooting for a little over eight years and I love everything about archery, from setting up my equipment to traveling for competitions.
9. I love full moon kayaking. My husband, Avram, and I went for the first time in Maine with LL Bean guides, and this summer we hit up Cape May. The water is peaceful, the setting sun gorgeous, and it is magical to paddle back in the dark.
10. Part of the reason why I write is because I never wanted to be just one thing when I grew up. As a writer, I can pretend to be many things. In my next novel, Straight Shooter, my main character inherits a summer camp—one of my dream jobs that I get to live out through her story.
11. Second confession: I took an in-depth class in Science Fiction to avoid taking a class on Shakespeare. I’ve since changed my mind about the Bard, but in college, he and I were not meant to be friends.
12. I love corgis. My first corgi, Riley, kept me company after I graduated college through the first years of motherhood. Before Riley went over the rainbow bridge, Red Sharky joined our family. (He is named after a character is Eoin Colfer’s Half Moon Investigations). He keeps me company every day while I am writing, but he is especially keen on lunchtime.
About the Author:
Brandi Megan Granett is an author, online English professor, and private writing mentor. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University, Wales, an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College, a Masters in Adult Education with an emphasis on Distance Education from Penn State University, and her BA from the University of Florida.
Granett is the author of My Intended (William Morrow, 2000). Her short fiction has appeared in Pebble Lake Review, Folio, Pleiades and other literary magazines, and is collected in the volume Cars and Other Things That Get Around.
In addition, she writes an author interview series for the Huffington Post, and is a member of the Tall Poppy Writers, a community of writing professionals committed to growing relationships, promoting the work of its members, and connecting authors with each other and with readers.
When Granett is not writing or teaching or mothering, she is honing her archery skills. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, daughter and two dogs.
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