Author name: N.A. Granger (Noelle)
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Books: The Rhe Brewster Mystery Series: Death in a Mudflat; Death by Pumpkin; Death in a Dacron Sail; Death in a Red Canvas Chair
Bio: N.A. GRANGER is a Professor Emerita at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. After forty years of research and teaching undergraduates and medical students, plus earning her EMT license, she decided to use her knowledge of human anatomy and emergency medicine in mystery writing. In addition to the Rhe Brewster Mystery Series, she has written for Coastal Living and Sea Level magazines and several times for the Bella Online Literary Review. Her latest mystery, Death in a Mudflat, was released in June of this year. You can find more of her writing and musings on her website: saylingaway.wordpress.com. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and a Maine coon cat who blogs, and she spends a portion of every summer in Maine, researching for her books and selling them, too.
Favorite thing about being a writer: Using my little gray cells! I’m a pantser – I just sit down and write – and one of the best parts of the day is going back and reading, sometimes with a “where-the-heck-did-that-come-from?” – what I’ve written that day. A close second is having someone tell me they love my books!
Biggest challenge as an indie author: Marketing and publicity. I’ve done all the suggested tried and true things and also used publicity firms. I’m not sure they were worth the cost for the outcome. I think I’ll just pound the pavements, going to Indie bookstores and seeking readings on my own, and push the email, twitter and blogging. What’s unfortunate is that M&P are no fun!
Favorite books: This is challenging. A sampling: books by P.D. James (one of my favorite mystery authors), Ken Follet’s Pillars of the Earth, Tolkien’s The Ring Trilogy, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Sarah Orne Jewell’s Country of the Pointed Firs.
Contact Information: Email: email@example.com
Facebook: Noelle A. Granger
Amazon: N.A. Granger
Awards/special recognition: Mmm. I won second place in the Bloggers Bash writing contest in 2017 – my first time winning anything…
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17 thoughts on “Who’s That Indie Author? N.A. Granger”
Thanks for the introduction, Barbara. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a cozy…I think it’s time to check out a few.
Hi Jill – yes the cozy mystery is a fun read. Since I run a mystery book club at work, I’ve learned more about them. Thanks for stopping by – I feel like I should put out a plate of cookies or something! 🍪🍪🍪
Yum! Maybe you should write your own cozy!
Haha – I don’t think I’m clever enough for that! 😀
Me either! 🙂
I meant, I’m not clever enough. You probably are! 🙂
Haha it gets so confusing with all these levels of comments. For the record, you are definitely clever enough but I’m not! 😀
Thanks for this post, Barbara. It’s a little boost to the wait we are enduring until the hurricane comes ashore. We are sort of in the path but hoping for the best, are all battened down.
Many many thanks!
Hi Noelle – hoping Florence weakens more and that the rain isn’t too bad. Thinking of you!
Great to meet you! I’m a plotter, but I also have those “who in the world wrote that!?” moments when reading over my drafts.
That’s a good mix of styles! Thanks for stopping by and reading my interview with Jill. It was great fun to interview her and especially learn all about her short fiction and her paths to publication. Hope you are doing well and are enjoying the weekend!
Ahh, a local author.
Hi Jeff – Hope you’re safe from Florence down there!
Thanks. We’re well west of coast, but supposed to get a lot of rain and some flooding.
I had no idea Noelle had such an interesting medical background. Wonderful to learn more about her. Have I missed an episode of A man and his phone. I couldn’t see anything when I looked through your posts?
Haha! No you’re up to date. I hope to have a new one written for this coming Friday. Thanks so much for asking, Robbie. You made my day!
Oh and yes, Noelle’s medical knowledge shines in her mysteries. She has a very interesting background for sure. Thanks for stopping by!
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