Finding inspiration in a pandemic


Rockville, Md., March 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Author and CEO Robert Granader weaves together stories of hope, resilience and the unknown that are all inspired by the pandemic quarantine. This highly readable collection of stories was born out of Granader’s need to write in a time when schools were closing, kids were going home, offices were emptying out, and Starbucks was delivering coffee to the sidewalk. Writing in the Q: Finding Inspiration in a Pandemic by Robert Granader is available on and the Politics and Prose bookstore.

Many stories in Write in the Q have been accepted and published by literary journals. Some are simply pandemic-tinged, while others are pandemic-laden. One story is about a man who spends his quarantine walking his dogs in a parking lot full of other Covid nomads who need space beyond their own four walls. But the story takes a dark turn, and the ending, well, you’ll have to read it.

Other stories include a woman who lives vicariously through the man who stole her credit card; a man who goes camping in memory of a lost friend; and the confusion and different perspectives of ordinary citizens who think they’ve all seen the same thing when a woman jumps off a building. Readers will also meet a rabbi who saves the Torah and a terminally ill man who chooses to do nothing. Even the return of cicadas during the pandemic is explored when a father realizes his children are not returning to nature’s watch.

Rob Granader has published over 400 short stories, articles and essays in over sixty publications, including The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, New York TimesJewish Literary Journal, Doubly Crazy: A Journal of Arts and Ideas and umbrella factory. He has won writing awards from Bethesda Magazine and the writer’s summary. Granader holds a license in English from University of Michigan and a JD from The george washington university. He is CEO of More of his writings can be found at

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