Brandt-Author-PhotoRobert Brandt is the author of books and articles about Tennessee history, travel, and outdoors. Painted Trillium: A Novel of the Civil War is his latest release and first novel. Among his other books are Touring the Middle Tennessee Backroads, Fodor’s Compass American Guide–Tennessee, and Middle Tennessee on Foot. His contributions to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Cultures include entries about the period covered in Painted Trillium.

His articles have appeared in the Sierra, Tennessee Historical Quarterly, and The Tennessee Conservationist.

A native of Norris, Tennessee, Brandt enjoys history, nature, and travel. He received a bachelor of arts in history from Centre College and a juris doctor from Vanderbilt University, where he served as an adjunct faculty member. He is a retired judge and lawyer living in Nashville with his wife, Anne.