Monday, May 3, 2010

Interview with Cathy Bryant and Book Giveaway!!

Today we have with us Cathy Bryant. She is the author of a new book titled, Texas Roads. Of which, one of you blog readers, will win a copy!! This book looks very good and I can't wait to read it myself:)

Tell us a little about yourself, Cathy.

I’m a daughter of the King, wife, mom, Nana, musician, teacher and writer. I enjoy just about anything outdoors, including hiking, canoeing, camping and gardening. I also enjoy creative activities—home improvement projects, scrapbooking, painting, composing, and of course, writing. I love watching movies and reading books, though since becoming a writer, I can’t stop analyzing what I’m watching and reading.

What inspired you to write TEXAS ROADS?

The theme of the story really came from my own desire to put down roots. For several years, my family and I moved from one small Texas town to another. Just about the time we’d start to feel like we’d found home, God would move us somewhere else. Through the process, He helped me realize that home isn’t a place, but a person. Jesus. Nothing else will ever satisfy that home-sized hole in our hearts.

What are you currently writing?

I’m currently working on Book Two in the Miller’s Creek series, tentatively entitled A Path Too Narrow. It tells the story of a widowed single mother and her desire to make it on her own (i.e. in her own strength). Through the course of the story, she learns to rely on God. The scripture passage for the story is: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV) The hero of A Path Too Narrow is Andy Tyler (Dani’s attorney in TEXAS ROADS), and the heroine is Trish James (Steve’s sister from TEXAS ROADS).

Where can TEXAS ROADS be purchased?

E-books copies are available at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/8963. (Readers can read half the book for free at this site.) Print copies are available at Amazon.com or my e-store at https://www.createspace.com/3429242. If the reader would like an autographed copy they can contact me at catbry1 (at) yahoo (dot) com. I'm also giving away a free chapter of TEXAS ROADS every week at http://TexasRoadsbyCathyBryant.blogspot.com, where readers can also find a corresponding Bible study, discussion questions, Mama Beth's recipes and more!

How can readers connect with you?


The best place to reach me is at my blog, WordVessel (http://WordVessel.blogspot.com) or my website, www.CatBryant.com. You can also find me at Twitter (http://twitter.com/CathyBryant), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/cathy.england.bryant?ref=profile), and ShoutLife (http://www.shoutlife.com/profile_view.cfm?uid=138774). I love, love, LOVE connecting with readers!

Readers, Below is an overview of the book one of you will win!!

TEXAS ROADS is a 2009 Genesis finalist and tells the story of a disillusioned woman’s quest for home. Here’s the back-cover copy:

City gal Dani Davis just wants a place to call home. Miller’s Creek, Texas, with its quirky residents, quaint charm, and business potential, seems like the perfect place to start over. . .except for the cowboy who gives her a ride into town. Dani secretly finances renovations to downtown Miller’s Creek, but malicious rumors force her to choose between keeping her involvement a secret and the home for which she’s always longed. Then a devastating discovery propels her down a road she never expected to travel.

Steve Miller is determined to save his dying hometown. When vandalism jeopardizes the Miller's Creek restoration project, he can’t help but suspect Dani, whose strange behavior has become fodder for local gossips. Can Steve and Dani call a truce for a higher cause, and in the process help Dani understand the true meaning of home?


Please comment below to be entered in the giveaway. If you are a follower, please comment again. And if you blog about it, Facebook it, Tweet about it, etc, come back and comment again!! The giveaway will end next Monday. Winner will be chosen through Random.org. Thanks so much!!

38 comments:

K said...

Please enter me! I really want to read this book! :)
Thanks and God bless!
Kim
lonebanana(at)msn(dot)com

Jo said...

Please enter me. I would love to read this book.

Blessings,
Jo
ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

Shawna Williams said...

I have the book, so you don't need to enter me in the drawing, but I wanted to say that Cathy is one of the nicest people I've ever met, a true inspiration, and a most talented writer. I enjoyed the interview very much. Charity and Cathy, God bless you both. :)

runner10 said...

I would love to read this book.
csdsksds[at]gmail[dot]com

runner10 said...

I am a follower.

Karen Lange said...

Great interview! Don't enter me though, I won this book recently and look forward to reading it:) Thanks for sharing the interview.
Blessings,
Karen

FrugalMom said...

I'd love to be entered in this giveaway, it sounds like a very interesting book.

Smartmomj[at]gmail[dot]com

Frugality Is Free

FrugalMom said...

I'm a follower.

Smartmomj[at]gmail[dot]com

Frugality Is Free

Casey said...

I have heard great things about this book and I would love to read it. Thank you for the chance. :)

I am a follower

Email in profile.

Cathy Bryant said...

Charity, thanks so much for the opportunity to be on your blog.

Thanks so much for your sweet words, Shawna! I feel exactly the same way about you, sweet lady!

Thanks for all the comments! I can't wait to see who wins! =)

im2blond59 said...

I would like to be entered in the drawing.

im2blond59@yahoo.com

Thank You,

Julie

Carmen7351 said...

Lost my info on my computer, so my download copy is gone. So please enter me for copy. Thank you.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Elise said...

Id love to read this book
caliblue7@gmail.com

Elise said...

I am a follower via GFC
caliblue7@gmail.com

Mystica said...

I'd love to be counted if its open for overseas readers.

mystica123athotmaildotcom

Judylynn said...

Please enter me in this giveaway!

seizethebookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Judylynn said...

I am a follower!

Wendy said...

Sounds like a great read! Please enter me ;)

wendyhines (at) hotmail (dot) com

Mom vs. the boys said...

enter me, I love to read!

Marian said...

I used to live in Texas, and still miss it from time to time. Please enter me into the giveaway as well!

skgaff said...

Would love to read this!
glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

skgaff said...

I'm a follower
glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

Maureen said...

I would love to read this book. I am a Cathy Bryant follower on Facebook!

Maureen said...

I would love to read this book. I am a Cathy Bryant follower on Facebook!

alekee02@yahoo.com

Edna said...

Please enter me I would love to win this book


mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

Edna said...

I follow on google


mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

Edna said...

I follow Cathy's blog and on facebook


mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

Shirley said...

Enter me please! shirley at shirleymcclay dot com

Julia said...

I would love to read Cathy's book.

julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

Julia said...

I'm a follower of Cathy's blog.

julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

Please count me in! Miller's Creek sounds like a great place and I would love to read Texas Roads.
Thanks!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

Cathy Bryant said...

Wow! I'm blown away by the number of comments! Now I'm really eager to see who wins! =)

Lil Kym said...

Hope I win. : )

Jackie Smith said...

Please enter me for this book.....am so anxious to read it! Thanks!!!
jackie.smithATdishmailDOTnet

Jackie Smith said...

I follow your blog!!!
jackie.smithATdishmailDOTnet

grannyc said...

I read about this on paperback swap. Would love to win!
gurgrannyc@aol.com (or grannyc on PBS)

Diana said...

Count me in!

Diana said...

Following......

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