Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you’re here!
First things first. I know you’re expecting the obligatory resume information, so who am I to disappoint?
My name is Brandy Woods Snow, and I’m a writer, journalist and photographer living in beautiful Upstate, South Carolina. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Writing from Clemson University. I am currently in developmental edits on my YA contemporary romance MEANT TO BE BROKEN that will be published with Filles Vertes Publishing in 2018, am editing and polishing my newest manuscript (also a YA contemporary romance) and have two more plot sketches completed. While creative writing is my first love, the media has been my home for more than sixteen years during which time I have built a strong platform that includes articles in Delta Sky, Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly, Home Design & Decor Charlotte, and Home Design & Decor Raleigh. I also currently own and operate two businesses, bsnow marketing & communications, llc and Brandy Snow Photography.
Are we done with the formalities now? Good!
It’s time for the fun part because I’m Southern, and in the South, we can’t just have the sausage biscuits. We’ve got to dress it up with some gravy, too. (And if it wasn’t for the gravy, y’all would think I was all business and no fun!)
I’m a lover of naked Jeep riding (you Jeep enthusiasts know what I mean!), catching lightning bugs, going barefoot and eating fresh shrimp and grits. About 75% of my t-shirts have either a Clemson Tiger Paw or a SC Palmetto and Crescent, and that’s the way I like it.
My husband is my very best friend. I could write a thousand books and have boy-crushes on every one of my main fictional guys, but no one (living, dead or imagined) will ever stack up to him. He’s my all-time crush. We have three children, the oldest of which is in the throes of tweendom, so I foresee many years of inspirational fodder for my YA tales. And last but not least, I can't forget our beloved furbaby, Dalullah, the rescue brindle boxer with a heart of gold and a lazy streak a country mile wide. Is it normal for a dog to sleep 23 hours a day?
As for this passion of mine, writing a book was never a fly-by-night dream. I knew it was my calling in life from the very first book I read on my own at age four, and when I got a typewriter two years later, the destiny was certain. My main objective in writing is to unify people by drawing on the one thing we all have in common. Emotion. I want my readers to feel ALL the feels—the highs, the lows, the excitement, the despair. This is why writing YA is my perfect niche. It’s such a special time of life, a blooming time, a discovering time. Most of us will never forget the first time our knees knocked together when we saw “her” or “him” or how the knife sliced through our guts when it all didn’t work out. The emotions of youth are raw and powerful and delicious. But most of all, they’re real and honest, and that’s what I always strive to capture in my stories.