brandon r. schrand


The New Book

June 18, 2020

After seven years of writing, research, and drafting, I am happy to announce that my new book, Psychiana Man: a Mail-Order Prophet, His Followers, and the Power of Belief in Hard Times will be published in March 2021 by WSU Press. A work of narrative nonfiction, the book marks a departure from my previous works.

As reported, my essay, “Vivian,” appears in the pages of the venerable Boulevard. But what is particularly gratifying and cool is that it appears in that magazine’s 100th issue! If that alone wasn’t enough of a good thing, consider all the amazing talent I am lucky enough to be accompanied by: Ariel Saramandi, Chana Kim, …

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Happy to report that my essay, “Vivian,” a piece about a 1936 double-murder-suicide in rural Missouri, will appear in Boulevard. If you aren’t yet familiar with the great work they’ve been producing since 1985, check them out. Like, now.

I’m happy to be  a part of the current issue of  The Georgia Review. My essay, “Finding Emily & Elizabeth,” is part of a special feature in the Summer 2014 edition. Additionally, the good folks at GR have featured me on their “Author Bookshelf” page. You can check it out here.