Brandi Perry was born and raised in Columbia, MS. Those closest to Brandi knew she was destined to be a writer from an early age. She is an avid traveler and adventurer, and all of Brandi’s novels include the places that are dear to her heart. More times than not, you can see a little bit of her hometown in every book.
After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi with degrees in English and History, Brandi sidelined her dream of becoming an attorney by entering the education field. She taught for six years before emergency brain surgery detoured her daily life. As part of the therapy process, Brandi started writing and within a year after surgery, Wayward Justice was released. Her second novel, A Whisper on the Bayou, was nominated for the Mississippi Library Association Fiction Book of the Year. Buried Cries was released in 2012 and immediately brought home PublishAmerica’s Fiction Cover of the Year Award. That same year, Brandi was asked to represent the State of Mississippi during Arts and Literature Month, an honor she held from 2012-2015 and again in 2018. In 2014, with the release of The Jury, Brandi was nominated for the Mississippi Governor’s Art Award and in 2017 she was Runner-Up for the Signature Magazine Author of the Year Award.
Brandi still resides in Columbia, Mississippi, and enjoys spending time with her friends and family, volunteering in Columbia, and watching a variety of sports.
Below are a few of Brandi's favorite shots from her travels.