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Debut Author Podcast: K. Blanton Brenner

K. Blanton Brenner grew up in North Texas in a large extended family that raised horses and holy hell and, in between, sang together in four part harmony. While attending university, she met a drummer from Chicago, married him and moved to Chicago where they raised their children.

For over ten years, Brenner wrote and read stories from her life on WBEZ, the NPR station in Chicago.  She was awarded the Peter Lisagor Prize from the Society of Professional Journalists for her radio story, “Driving with Frank Sinatra.”  K. Blanton Brenner published her debut novel,  Appaloosa Sky, in 2019. It is the story of a family of tenacious Texas women who break horses and hearts. Appaloosa Sky lives in a genre somewhere between Nancy Drew and Sex and the City. The author’s second novel, The Trinity Rivers Trilogy will be published soon. It is tells the story of the Quinn family: the enormously talented, wildly dramatic, funny and sometimes dangerous Quinns.