Today I get to interview a new to me Author Ann Marie Bryan! Ann Marie Bryan writes Christian Contemporary Romance!
What is your favorite genre to read? What is your favorite genre to write? And why are they your favorites?
I enjoy reading and writing Christian fiction, particularly romance. It is a natural fit for me because I’m a Christian and I enjoy reading romantic stories. Above all, I get the opportunity to see the awesome power of God in the lives of the characters.
What inspires you the most?
For me, writing is a ministry. It’s a way to remind readers about God’s purpose and plan for their lives, and the wholeness that comes from living a Christ-centered life.
The inspiration for my books come from many sources—a moment in time, being in a particular place, family members, friends, and the list goes on. But I believe that my best writing ideas come from God and my interaction with people.
Once an idea takes root, how long does it take you to write it down?
In the world of storytelling, I am a plotter. I carry the storyline in my mind until I have a good idea where it’s heading. After that, I use Microsoft Word to create a basic outline of what I’m hoping to achieve in each chapter. Once I begin to write, it’s all about getting the story out of my head because I need the characters to stop talking.
It will take me 2-3 months to create my first draft for a full-length novel. After that, I do 2-3 rewrites, so it takes me about 6 months to create a novel.
What are your hobbies other than writing?
I enjoy traveling, so I love taking vacations with family and friends. Also, I absolutely love getting lost in a great book, not only because it makes me a better writer, but because it’s like a getaway that’s inspiring, entertaining, and educational.
I like all categories of the performing arts, but I have a special love for dance. I believe that the art of dance can be used effectively for worship, evangelism, and discipleship. Whenever I’m teaching liturgical dance, it is always a blessing to my soul.
What is one thing in your life that you would say has had the greatest impact on your writing? Or in your life in general?
The Bible, the life-changing Word of God, has had the greatest impact on my writing and life. It continues to give me everything I need for each leg of my journey.
Thank you so much for letting me interview you Ann Marie Bryan!
About the Book
Book: Love Again
Author: Ann Marie Bryan
Genre: Christian fiction (Romance)
Release date: December 8, 2022
Sometimes, all you need is a second chance at love.
Let the adventure begin …
Rylan McIntosh was twenty-three years old when Savannah McKenzie shattered his world. Everything was almost perfect … until she disappeared. Nearly seven years later, Savannah stands before him with not a hint of remorse. The naive young girl is gone and the woman in her place is at the top of her game. She’s all glam in a tailored suit, acting like they were nothing more than mere acquaintances. But she’s forgotten something—how relentless he can be.
Having experienced more than her fair share of tragedy, the last thing Savannah wants is to contend with Rylan. Back then, she’d surrendered to her feelings for him and conceded to his request for a relationship … well, until she was forced to flee. Seeing Rylan again stirs up buried memories she has no intention of reviving.
All bets are off as they battle through the hurt and pain of their shared past. Savannah begs for a truce and, surprisingly, Rylan agrees. That’s until he discovers a web of secrets and lies that run deeper than he could have ever imagined. Still, some connections are too powerful to ignore. Will Rylan and Savannah develop the courage to leave the past behind? Will they allow God to restore what has been broken?
Standalone books in the McIntosh Brothers series:
Book 1 – Dream Again (The story of Carter McIntosh & Gianna Barrett)
Book 2 – Love Again (The story of Rylan McIntosh & Savannah McKenzie)
Click here to get your copy!
About the Author
Ann Marie Bryan is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, and writing consultant, with more than a decade of experience providing top-notch literary services and innovative personal and professional development solutions to clients. As Founder and CEO of Victorious By Design, she uses her extensive knowledge and experience in human resources, information technology, banking, and writing to bring a well-rounded perspective when working with clients.
A Christian fiction author, Ann Marie writes to inspire and empower others. Her celebrated bestselling Encounters of the Heart series, blends faith and romance. In addition, Ann Marie serves as the Editor-in-Chief of VBD Magazine, a quarterly literary and empowerment resource for the faith-based community. When she is not writing and training, Ann Marie enjoys speaking at conferences, retreats, workshops, and special events.
Ann Marie’s greatest passion is to empower others to succeed by tapping into their God-given potential. She enjoys writing, reading, dancing, teaching, meeting people, and traveling. With all the knowledge and experiences that God has so graciously blessed her with, Ann Marie is determined to make her life a ministry for the Lord. For further information about Ann Marie, please visit www.annmariebryan.com or https://www.victoriousbydesign.com.
More from Ann Marie
I am thankful that you are a part of this amazing Love Again tour. It was a pleasure to write Love Again, the highly anticipated second installment in the McIntosh Brothers Series. Intensely emotional yet beautifully romantic, Love Again is a deeply moving story about faith, courage, a second chance at love… and what it really means to be a family.
In this novel, you’ll witnessed the growing relationship between Rylan McIntosh and Savannah McKenzie as they deal with the pain of the past and develop the courage to leave it all behind. While romance and drama are happening in this novel, the central message is to stay the course as you pursue your purpose.
I pray Love Again strengthens your faith in the Lord, and that you will be “… confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6 (NKJV). God has a way of moving through time to ensure that all things work for our good. Whatever season you’re in, may God continue to bless and keep you.
Thank you for touring with me and for taking the time to read Love Again. Stay victorious.
To celebrate her tour, Ann Marie is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 gift card and a copy of Love Again!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.
Visit other stops on the Love Again Book Tour:
Texas Book-aholic, April 13
Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, April 14 (Author Interview)
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 15
Guild Master, April 16 (Author Interview)
Locks, Hooks and Books, April 17
Beauty in the Binding, April 18 (Author Interview)
Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, April 18
Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, April 19
Adventures of a Travelers Wife, April 20 (Author Interview)
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 21
Splashes of Joy, April 22 (Author Interview)
Happily Managing a Household of Boys, April 23
Blossoms and Blessings, April 24 (Author Interview)
Pause for Tales, April 25
Library Lady’s Kid Lit, April 26 (Author Interview)
Books Less Travelled, April 26
Kimmie, I enjoyed the author interview. Ann Marie Bryan is a new-to-me author.
Very interesting interview–thank you!