My first book, Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter, was published in August 2011 by Thomas Nelson publishers.
In May 2012, Worthy Publishing released my second, MOMumental: Adventures in the Messy Art of Raising a Family. MOMumental was featured in Publishers Weekly and The Christian Science Monitor.
My third book, a collaborative effort (and labor of love) is Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections on the Good Book by the Skeptical, the Faithful, and a Few Scoundrels. Disquiet Time, co-edited with religion writer (and my dear friend) Cathleen Falsani, was published by Hachette/Jericho Books in October 2014.
Wholehearted Living launched a few weeks later by Loyola Press; it's a 365-day daybook. It's comprised of very short reflections on reflection, risk, and rest.
In March 2016, my friend and colleague Margot Starbuck and I launched an e-guide to writing nonfiction book proposals. Margot and I also collaborate as editors and manuscript reviewers (among other things) at Book Rescue Ink.
My first book for children, Maybe God Is Like That Too, releases in February 2017 from Augsburg Fortress/Sparkhouse. Benjamin Schipper is the illustrator.
In May 2017, Herald Press will publish my fifth book, a memoir called When Did Everybody Else Get So Old? Indignities, Compromises, and the Unexpected Grace of Midlife.
An early endorsement of When Did...:
"We all write about ourselves all the time - or at least we think we do. It's rare to read someone who is as honest as Grant is, here. She describes her false self, 'Bit by jagged bit, an icy shellac falls away. Without its protective coating, my faults come into clearer view' - then allows us to watch as she figures out what's left. Now, if I can only do the same. In a time that's full to overflowing with easy, posturing confessions, this is a necessary, awakening memoir."
- Jon M. Sweeney, coauthor of Mixed-Up Love, and editor of Phyllis Tickle: Essential Spiritual Writings
I've written columns and health and parenting feature stories for the Chicago Tribune. For more than a decade, I wrote features, columns, restaurant reviews, and even - for a time - the police blotter for Sun-Times Media newspapers.
I'm a contributor to Aleteia/for her, and my work has also been published at momitforward.com, Random House's Convergent Books blog, Sojourners magazine's God's Politics blog, eatdinner.org, and in magazines including Chicago Parent, Draft, MomSense, Conscious Choice, and Loyola Press' Seasons.
I am a member of INK: A Creative Collective and the National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC).
My literary agent is Christopher Ferebee.