K. L. Brady

K.L. Brady is a D.C. native and an alumnus of the University of the District of Columbia and University of Maryland where she earned a B.A. in economics and then her M.B.A., respectively. She works as an analyst for a major government contracting firm.

Books by this Author

Got a Right to Be Wrong

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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. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A best selling author...

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Lying for no good reason. If you're gonna lie, at least make sure you have a worthy reason.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Voldemort. I don't think they get much cooler than that.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I would learn to play the drums. I've always wanted to be a drummer in a cool band.

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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