K. L. Brady

K.L. Brady is a Washington, DC native but spent a number of her formative years in the Ohio Valley. She’s an alumnus of the University of the District of Columbia and University of Maryland University College, and she lives in the DC area with her son.

Books by this Author

The Bum Magnet
Got a Right to Be Wrong

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Experience is the only teacher that gives the test first and the lesson later.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. For right now... Why would you stay? by Kem; Ultraviolet by the Stiff Dylans, Fall in Love by Estelle w/John Legend,One in a million by Ne-Yo, Come to Rock by Diggy Simmons (No, I'm not 12)

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Realizing my love for writing so late in life.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Failure.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Stubborn, slow to trust people, and a perfectionist. Okay...that's three isn't ?

Author Voices

April 04, 2013

He was my childhood sweetheart, from the age of 7 or 8. It wasn’t love at first sight, rather a passion slowly brewed, simmered over a low-burning flame. He hid in my diaries and my journals, but he was the secret I never kept.

No, no.

My mother, who has since sprouted angel’s wings, found him tucked covertly beneath my Sealy, while I wait for our next encounter. She was not deterred by his fastened clasp, and, from that day forward, kept a close eye on our lurid thoughts and frank discussions. Yes, we were exposed early and often by the loving violation, the watchful eye.  But little did mom know, I would not be... see more

November 30, 2011

If you've turned 40 and had that "what do I want to be when I grow up?" panic attack, then you'll relate to why I wrote the book. If you haven't turned 40 yet, this is what you have to look forward to if you don't pursue your dreams.

I had an Oprah “aha” moment one day in the summer  of 2008. I was coming up on my fortieth birthday, feeling like I’d reached some level of success in my life, but I wasn’t really fulfilled. 
As I got to thinking about what I wanted to be when I grow up, I was watching her show when it just hit me that I wasn’t living my best life. I’d always wanted to be a writer.... see more

October 06, 2011

1.God. My spirituality is what gives me the air to breathe and the strength to endure life’s challenges. All things are possible through Him.

2. Peace and stillness. My mind gets so clear when things are truly quiet. But not just my environment, my mind. It’s hard to quiet the mind when you have so many ideas running through it.

3. Watching biographies. I love to watch stories about how people started from nothing and found success through hard work. Shows like Unsung, Behind the Music, and movies like Ray and Never Say Never are truly inspiring to me. Success doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of time and hard... see more

July 08, 2011

Hello Everybody!

I'm K. L. Brady, the author of the The Bum Magnet.

After forty-plus years of getting love wrong, feeling like I was permanently stuck on love's short bus, I thought I might have a thing or two to convey about my own mistakes that could help others work through theirs.

I'm no relationship expert, simply a woman in progress.

When I first started my blog two years ago, I had envisioned creating a place where I could offer some sage, down-home sistagirl advice to people, particularly women, on how to determine--in your own life--when you're repeating bad patterns and how to possibly begin moving in the... see more


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