Monday, December 24, 2012

The Blood Done Signed My Name by M. Ann Ricks: Interview: Write Now Literary Book Tour

 





 
M. Ann Ricks, (Melissa Ann), is a Christian Fiction novelist residing in Bear, Delaware with her excellent husband and two awesome sons. She is a graduate of Rider University and formerly a national accounts insurance executive. M. Ann is also what one may consider a motivational/inspirational speaker but she prefers the term, “Godspirational” as one may only be truly inspired, transformed and receive true revelation when hearing the uncompromised word of God. M. Ann also continues to utilize her group insurance knowledge as a Benefits and Network Consultant. Lastly, M. Ann is a Group Fitness instructor as she is determined to keep her natural “temple” fit and ready for the Master’s use! M. Ann is the author of Awesome Wonder: The Gift of Remembrance ,The Son. the much acclaimed, third novel, THE BLOOD DONE SIGNED MY NAME.


 
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Tell us about your current release.

So many are living defeated lives, unaware that freedom and life in abundance is available, (even believers, sadly enough). Because of a checkered past, destructive familial history or bad choices, many have decided to live a life of regret and fear; resolving that their fate is irreversible.  Set in present day, THE BLOOD DONE SIGNED MY NAME chronicles a woman’s desire for redemption. It provides biblical references that substantiate the power of the blood by sharing a story that exemplifies the truth of God’s love, forgiveness and power.  This novel will enlighten and encourage as the reader journeys with the heroine, Honey Lamb. Because the story of her life is one of demoralizing circumstances, she questions why she is and who she is.  Although making a life altering mistake because of her past, she finds that it does not have to dictate her destiny. Will she accept what God has already given to her or will she shun the invitation of salvation and allow her familial carnal legacy to continue to the next generation? Will she come to understand that Jesus’ blood redeemed us from a self-defeating existence because He became the sinful inheritance for us while at the same time eradicating it forever, giving us a spiritual blood transfusion that would change us all?


Tell us about your next release.

My fourth novel, The SHIFT is about the POWER of praise, prayer and worship.  It is open the eyes of many with the reality of “on Earth as it is in Heaven”. As believers, we have the ability shift the Earth atmosphere as we have the Keys to the Kingdom and in doing so realize that we are powerful because of the awesomeness of Christ in our lives!


Who is your favorite author?

 I can’t name just one author as I have so many!

Do you use a pen name? If so, how did you come up with it?

Yes, my pen name is M. Ann Ricks! I simply abbreviated Melissa and am using my middle name “Ann”. I think it works… What do you think?

Do you have any suggestions for beginning writers? If so, what are they?
Firstly, one must believe in their gift and talent. Rejection is part of the process but persistence is the key. I have learned that what God has started in me, He is obligated to finish and I will be successful. If He has called you to it… He will see you through it!! As an author, your assignment is to write, God will send people for your life. The other aspects; promotion, marketing, notoriety and money will come… Seek ye first the Kingdom, (seek to do God’s will) and everything else will be added!

 
What would you consider to be the best book you have ever read? 
The best novel I’ve ever read was written by one of my favorite author J. California Cooper. The Wake of the Wind is an awesome novel!
 

Tell us about the absolute BEST fan letter you have received.

The best fan letter I’ve ever received was written by my Sunday school teacher, Ms.Katie Hall. Her letter blessed me! She was so proud my accomplishments and it meant so much to read such kind words from someone whom I truly admired!


Is there one passage in your book that you feel gets to the heart of your book and would encourage people to read it?  If so, can you share it?

There is someone else here that has been scarred….someone that needs to understand and receive that they are a new creature. I’m sorry saints….. I don’t believe that true believers can be ‘recovering’ alcoholics or that a believer of the Most High God can say that they will always

be a ‘drug addict’.” The pastor shook his head to emphasize his point, “You are making the word of God of none effect. How can you say you’re the same when you’ve accepted Christ? How you can say you’re the same when you have been spiritually washed in the blood of the Lamb! By faith, you have been changed, genetically altered. You are never the same, unless you want to be. You must renew your mind to walk in newness and believe God! ‘that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grow according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.’ If you’ve been delivered from anger issues and believe because of the blood of Jesus you have been, walk in that deliverance.

 

Do you have a Website or Blog?

My website is www.mannricks.net


Is there a piece of advice that you have received that has really stuck with you? If so, what was it?

The most encouraging advice I have received waspray...and trust God...and give this over to Him”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Are the sins of the father and mother visited upon their sons and daughters?
Undoubtedly damaged, Honey Lamb, like many, is a descendant of an unfortunate legacy of molestation, addiction, murder and bad decisions. For as long as she could remember, she believed the unhappiness she experienced was somehow bequeathed to her. The blood that surged through her veins seemed to be tainted and she often wondered about the DNA she possessed. Experiencing more than her share of misery at the hands of her mother, an alcoholic; the source of all her woes, Honey believed she’d overcome her seemingly checkered path all by herself when she met and married, Mason; a man she loves beyond her own understanding. Unfortunately, unsettling memories emerge to crack the veneer of her seemingly happy existence. Feeling unable to escape what she believed to be her destiny, Honey makes a decision that may have ruined her life. Not realizing God places people in our lives for His purpose, she reluctantly embarks upon a journey that will open her heart to a divine inheritance. Will she accept what God has already given to her or will she shun the invitation of salvation and allow her familial carnal legacy to continue to the next generation? Will she come to understand that Jesus’ blood redeemed us from a self-defeating existence because He became the sinful inheritance for us while at the same time eradicating it forever, giving us a spiritual blood transfusion that would change us all?
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Next Stops
 
Dec 25  For Colored Girls http://forcoloredgurls.com
Dec 26  The Fegins Report http://www.thefeginsreport.com
Dec 27  Gary Howell  http://garyeugenehowell.com
Dec 27  We Read It All Reviews   http://readitallbookreviews.com/about (Interview)
Dec 28  Create a Unique Experience http://www.createauniquexperiencewithunika.com
Dec 31  My Devotional Thoughts http://www.mydevotionalthoughts.com/
 




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