Purple Sword Publications

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S.D. Grady is a lover of men, music, movies and fast machines. A beautiful gown stirs her blood as quickly as a NASCAR race.  An author of historical and fantasy romance, she never hesitates to switch gears and plunge into the real world of sports commentary.

She lives in her house on the hill with her husband of 20 years and their cats, Annie and Tamsyn. During work hours she runs a movie theatre and, when not writing, enjoys crocheting yet another colorful afghan. Several times a year you can find them at the track in their RV.

Author Name: S.D. Grady

Website: sdgrady.info

Genre(s): Erotica, Romance, Historical, Fantasy, Contemporary


I find inspiration in the things in life I am passionate about.  I can be visiting a museum, watching a documentary or studying the empty horizon and find a tale that yearns to be told.  It’s usually the person standing in the shadows of greatness that I wonder about, and decide to let my muse ferret out their secrets.  Tales of kingdoms and empires that rise and fall often have a woman behind the scenes—what did she whisper in her lover’s ear that ended up as law?

But why did I start penning tales of intrigue and lust?  Because I wanted to read a tale that hadn’t been told again and again.  As time goes by, I’ve realized that the human condition is made up of an infinite mixture of ancient tales. Perhaps others have shared similar stories in the past, but my muse has an awful lot of fun bringing them back to the present.

What year were you first published, what was the title of that book, and what did you learn from that first work?

2004  “An Accomplished Lady”

I learned how little I knew about writing. Also, that if you persist and are open to change and growth, anything you create can end up being awesome.

What do you hope fans come away with after reading your stories?

Hope.  That there is joy and passion to be found in all facets of living.  Everyone should be able to find the thing that fuels their personal joy.

Dinner and a Movie The Elements of Love The Heart of the Dragon The King's Mistress The Silver Scream Pride and Pork