A freelance writer and photographer, Brenda’s work has appeared in Photo District News, Washingtonian Magazine, Solutions and Rough Notes. She founded InPrint Magazine, a magazine for professional photographers, for which she was honored with the Federal Photographers Award for Excellence. She is an active member of the International Women’s Writing Guild and the National Writers Union. President of her own risk management firm in Washington, DC, Brenda lives in Falls Church, Virginia with her husband and their two dogs. She is currently at work on a memoir about her experiences on a commune in Embudo, New Mexico.
Brenda Mantz’ first novel, Pungo Creek, was inspired by her own childhood on Pungo Creek in rural North Carolina where she grew up in a house shared by three generations. Her second novel, Lilly’s Tattoo, was a change of pace – a thriller set in Washington DC. Both novels have one thing in common. Brenda follows her own unwritten rule “Never write from the perspective of someone you haven’t been.”
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