Thursday, April 7, 2011

Aspiring Author Interview with Christine Bryant

My Photo On Christine Bryant's blog, she is a Day Dreamer. I love the phrase she uses. "Dream it. Believe it. Do it." With that mind set, anything can happen!

Here's the 'about Christine' blurb from her blog profile.

I'm a loving wife and mother of two wonderful boys, living in Magic Valley, Idaho. Our home sits in the middle of sage brush and lava rock with the view of the Snake River Canyon, a truly amazing place to be. I love music, books, friends, family and, of course, writing. At first, I may seem shy, but once you get to know me you'll see I'm a bit sassy and a rebel.

Ooh, a sassy rebel. Awesome! And who wouldn't want to live in a city called Magic Valley? I totally would. And as I've driven the roads in Idaho many times, I have to agree that it is truly an amazing place to be...even with all the sage brush :) To learn even more about Christine, visit her 'about me' page. 

Let's get to the interview.

Christine, how long have you been writing? 

Honestly, it feels like I came out of the womb with a tablet and pencil in my hand. My mother has a picture of me hiding under an end table with a legal pad, writing away. I was only two. I remember sneaking into my dad’s office and using his old Royal typewriter, even before I knew how to form words and sentences. I just liked the way all those pretty little letters looked on the stark white page.

(I love the sound of a typewriter. And I wish my mom had pictures of me writing. Most of my moment's were me covered in something gross. Peanut get the picture :))
And what made you want to write? 
It was more a matter of not fighting it. Writing is in my blood and not listening to the voices in my head just wasn’t an option. Once I committed to letting them have their way, the stories began to flow freely and I’ve never looked back. I love writing. It’s a part of who I am.
So, do you have any pet peeves while writing?  
Hmmm . . . good question. I suppose it would be anything that keeps me from entering that “ZONE” where I have complete focus on my story. It’s so frustrating to finally have your muse working perfectly, your fingers flying across the keyboard at lightning speed, and have someone need you to find their socks.
(Oh, I love getting into the "zone" and I totally understand the interruptions. Usually my muse can recover but sometimes she crashes so hard, the zone feeling is ruined!)  
What are your favorite genres to write? 
Anything romance. I grew up reading romance and the first book I began to write was romance, but at some point I gravitated to paranormal. Not the werewolves and vampires kind of paranormal. Not even the angels and demons, but things that dealt with psychic powers, ghosts and those things that go bump in the night. Because I write clean novels, I then gravitated toward young adult, although the age of my characters would probably put my novels more in the crossover genre of New Adult.
(I love how you described your paranormal as things that bump in the night.) 
If you could sit down and reread any book, which would it be?
I’m not sure how to answer that. There have been so many books I’ve loved reading, but honestly, I don’t know if I want to reread them. There’s something about not knowing how it ends that brings excitement to the reader. Once you’re finished and you know the ending, why read it again. Besides, I have a list of books I haven’t read yet that are calling out to me. They get precedent.
Let's say you only had a few minutes to visit just one or two writing blogs, which ones would you choose?  
Besides yours, ya mean? ;-)  I think it depends on the mood I’m in. I love Elana Johnson’s blog—always funny and informative. Ali Cross has Ninja’s on her blog—total coolness.  But I think my favorite blog has to be Abby Annis’s blog. Always a fun place to hang out.
(Great choices! Thanks for the links.) 
And last, but not least, do you prefer fruity candy or chocolate?  
Chocolate, of course. And, thanks for letting me hang on your blog today. This was fun.
No problem, I love hanging out with other writer's! Thank you Christine for answering my questions. 

You can find Christine at her writing blog, and I suggest that you do. It's awesome!

Have a fabulous weekend!


  1. Great interview and it was nice to get to know Christine. BTW--Great first name. :)Oh and I love her motto.

  2. Great interview! And Abby totally deserves the shout out ~ her blog is made of awesome. :)

  3. Great interview Michelle! :D Christine is awesome! I love her blog. :)

  4. I'm glad to hear more about Christine and especially to find some more good blogs. Thanks, Ladies.

  5. Awesome interview! It was great to learn more about Christine. :)

  6. Great interview! I love Christine's tagline. :)

  7. Good interview! Fun to find out more about both of you :)
    Thanks for the links too.

  8. Thanks for having me, Michelle. And thanks to all your wonderful guests for their nice comments. This was fun.

  9. Yes, thank you everyone for stopping by! I had a great time getting to know a little more about Christine :)


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