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Thursday, May 8, 2014

GIVEAWAYS and Interview with Cathy Bryant!!!

Interview With Cathy Bryant,

author of 

A BRIDGE UNBROKEN 

(& Giveaways)
An E-book copy of A Bridge Unbroken
 and you can also R.S.V.P. for the launch party where Cathy's giving away a $100 visa card!


Please tell us a little about yourself (your Bio):
I'm a country gal from Texas who enjoys spinning tales set in the fictional town of Miller's Creek, Texas. When I'm not writing heart-stirring stories of God's amazing grace, you'll find me rummaging through thrift stores, feeding my reality TV addiction, or up to my elbows in yet another home improvement project in the mountain cabin I share with my minister husband of over thirty years. You can find out more about me and the Miller's Creek Novels at my website, CatBryant.com.

What is your favorite Bible verse?
I have lots of favorites, but my absolute favorite is 2 Corinthians 5:21: "He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." The absolute best bargain of all time! He took our sin and gave us His righteousness. That just blows me away!


What fun thing can you tell us about yourself that we don't know?
My mother tells me I was born with a head full of black hair. As a girl growing up, it was brown. When I started to turn gray, I colored it red. Then when it got really gray, I went blond. So I can say that I've had every hair color. (By the way, it is true that blonds have more fun!) ;)


What do you enjoy doing when you're not writing?
Honestly, hardly a day goes by when I'm not writing, but as mentioned in question one, I enjoy shopping at thrift stores. The home improvement projects, while I do enjoy them, are more of a necessity than a hobby. As for reality TV? Well, let's just say it makes excellent writer research! I also enjoy hiking, gardening, and spending time with my family.


How did you become involved in writing?
My love affair with writing started at a young age. During my youth, I won several writing contests, on both the regional and state levels. I even worked at the local newspaper for my after-school job. While my kids were young, I probably started at least one new novel every year, but never finished a one. About the same time that the empty nest hit, I was diagnosed with several rare medical conditions and lost a friend to cancer. I realized that if I were ever going to pursue my writing dream, I'd better get started!

I studied books on writing as if I were back in college, and began writing Texas Roads. The book was a 2009 ACFW Genesis contest finalist. I've just kept at it since then, adding four more titles to the Miller's Creek Novels. Other than motherhood, it's the hardest and most rewarding work I've ever done.


Can you use 3 words that describe you?
Hard-working, introverted, and family-oriented.


Do you always know the title of your books before you write them?
Most of the time, I have at least an inkling of an idea, since the Miller's Creek titles all have a journey-theme: roads, path, way, pilgrimage, bridge. The only book title that changed over the course of writing the story was Texas Roads. It started off as This Road Leads Home.


Please tell us about A Bridge Unbroken.
A Bridge Unbroken tells the story of a frightened runaway who wants her painful past to disappear. Her plan to start afresh is derailed when she co-inherits her late grandfather’s farm with the man responsible for the scars on her heart. But he isn’t the only ghost from the past. Someone else is out to get her and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. The story question is: "Will Chance and Dakota lay aside their grudges to restore the old farmhouse and bridge, or will evil forces sabotage their attempt at forgiveness?"

The books is Christian Romantic suspense with a spiritual theme of forgiveness.


What do you hope readers take away after reading this book?
I hope they come away from the story with a fresh understanding of what forgiveness is. The world has really affected our definition of forgiveness, so that believers often don't fully understand it from a Biblical worldview. A scriptural understanding of forgiveness is vital to our faith! I have to favorite quotes on forgiveness. The first is from Mark Twain, who said: "Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it." The other is from C. S. Lewis: "To be a Christian means to excuse the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you."


What are you working on now?
I'm working on the launch party and blog tour for A Bridge Unbroken. I hope everyone will take a minute to click the launch party banner and sign up for the party. The main prize for the night is a $100 Visa Card, but I'll also be giving away books (both print and digital), t-shirts, tote bags, coffee mugs, Amazon gift cards, and bookmarks.

In addition, I'm trying to complete a few unfinished home improvement projects that took a backseat while I wrote the book. I'm also writing a companion Bible study on the topic of forgiveness.


Please tell our readers where they can get your book.
All the Miller's Creek novels are available at Amazon.com.

A BRIDGE UNBROKEN can be found here!

The Other Miller’s Creek Novels
“Miller’s Creek, Texas…where folks are friendly, the iced tea is sweet, and Mama Beth’s front porch beckons…”

Where can our readers find you?
Besides my website, CatBryant.com, here are a few other places around cyberspace where you'll find me:
Reader friends on Facebook may want to visit the following groups, the first for book bargains and the second to discuss all things Miller’s Creek.

Thank you Cathy for answering my questions and giving away an E-copy of A Bridge Unbroken!!!

Giveaway!!! (Ends May 15th)


Cathy has graciously offered an E-Book copy of A Bridge Unbroken to one winner!

To Enter leave a comment for Cathy 
and your email address 
(Example: name{AT}yahoo{DOT}com)!!!
If you like Cathy on Facebook you'll get a bonus entry just put CF on the bottom of your comment!
And if you want a third entry follow my blog with either the "Join this site" button to your left or NetworkBlogs!  Just let me know in your comment that you follow and how! :)
Make sure you leave your email address or we won't have a way to contact you if you win!

16 comments:

  1. Enjoyed this interview with Cathy! I love her books and have read them all!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    I follow your blog via E mail......love it!

    I don't have FB account yet.
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you Jackie!!! :) I'm so glad you enjoyed it and follow!

      Many Blessings, ASC

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  2. Amada, thanks so much for hosting A BRIDGE UNBROKEN on its blog tour. I appreciate it so much! :)

    Jackie, good to see you here! Thanks for entering the drawing! :)

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    1. Thank you Cathy for the opportunity to join your tour! :) I really had fun interviewing you, and I love your answers! ;)

      Hugs, ASC

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  3. Cathy
    Just have a blessed day.....Im not in the contest
    Chris

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    1. Thank you Chris for coming by and supporting Cathy! :)

      Blessings, ASC

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    2. Chris, thanks for your support and for visiting the tour. I love and appreciate you, friend! :)

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  4. i enjoyed the interview. Great books by Cathy Bryant
    Blessings
    Diana
    Not in contest

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    1. Thank you for stopping in and reading Diana! :)

      Blessings, ASC

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    2. Thank you for your support, Diana! You're such a blessing! :)

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  5. thanks for the chance to read cathy's latest novel :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Karen! Thanks for stopping by to enter the drawing. :)

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    2. :) Thanks for entering Karen! :)

      Blessings, ASC

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  6. Cathy, thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of your new book. Need to catch up on the rest of the series. choirlady27@hotmail.com I follow Cathy on Facebook. Also follow ASC Book Reviews by email.

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    1. Patricia, thanks so much for stopping by to enter the giveaway of A BRIDGE UNBROKEN! :)

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    2. Thank you Patricia for entering and following!

      Blessings, ASC

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