My newest novel, published by Stairway Press

Available April 1, 2014, in paperback and for e-reader

Lie Lay Lain


In Bryn Greenwood's gritty and unsentimental novel, characters struggle to balance what they know to be true against how the world wishes to see them. Dryly humorous and quirky, you'll find yourself thinking about the issues it raises long after you've turned the final page.

~Liz Michalski, author of Evenfall

Rarely does one find a character-centered book so gripping. From first page to last, Lie Lay Lain is impossible to put down. Greenwood's eye for detail is phenomenal, and her dialogue so pitch-perfect that I don't even feel like I've just read a book. I feel like I've become intimately acquainted with two very real people - aspirations, faults, insecurities and all. I tried to start another book after I finished Greenwood's, and I couldn't do it. Jennifer and Olivia were people to me; I cared about them deeply, and I needed time to let them go.

~Ramsey Hootman, author of Courting Greta


My debut novel from Stairway Press

Available in paperback and for e-reader

Last Will

Last Will is a richly detailed story about finding love in a world that can scarcely offer the real thing. Bryn Greenwood's characters reveal their layer-by-layer complexity with each turning page. Their stories are heartbreaking, but never let go of dignity or beg for pity. Told without sentimentality, Last Will is an exceptional story overflowing with compassion.

~ Heather Sharfeddin, author of Blackbelly, Windless Summer, and Damaged Goods

Bryn Greenwood writes about the wounds that define us, and the possibilities and limits of recovery, with precision, humor, and an unsentimental clarity of vision. I can't wait for the next book from this fresh, original voice!

~ Lisa Brackmann, author of Rock Paper Tiger and Getaway.

A captivating, inspiring journey of two souls in need of healing.

~ Dr. Allen Wyler, author of Dead End Deal, Deadly Errors, and Dead Head




If you’re purely after facts, please buy yourself the phone directory of Manhattan. It has four million times correct facts. But it doesn’t illuminate.

~Werner Herzog

Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.

~George Orwell

You have the right to work, but never the right to the fruits of your work.

~The Bhagavad Gita

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