Getting to Know M. Ann Ricks
Please tell us about your latest book.
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?
How many books have you written, how many have been published?
I have written three novels, Awesome Wonder: The Gift of Remembrance,(2007) The Son,( 2009) and my most recent, THE BLOOD DONE SIGNED MY NAME, (2011). All three have been published.
How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing?
The first lesson of writing is to write about things that you know about and are familiar with. So yes, some but not all of writing is based on experiences and personalities of those whom I know.
What is your writing routine once you start a book?
I haven’t a routine but I set aside time to sit and hear from God. After all, it is His book. I am simply the vessel He is using to share! I sit, listen and allow Him to download His message using the gift of writing that He has given me.
Where do your ideas come from?
The Holy Spirit provides me with the premises for my stories and downloads the sentiment and the words so that I may do what we as followers of Jesus were anointed to do: Share the gospel of Jesus Christ. By doing this through the words He gives me, He will heal the brokenhearted, proclaim liberty to those who are in bondage, give sight to the blind, free those who are oppressed and proclaim Jesus Christ is LORD.
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About the Author
M. Ann Ricks, a Christian Fiction novelist is the author of Awesome Wonder: The Gift of Remembrance , The Son and THE BLOOD DONE SIGNED MY NAME. She resides in Bear, Delaware and is a graduate of Rider University and formerly a national accounts insurance executive. Using Jesus Christ as her example, as He shared many parables, she creates stories with fictional characters who contend with real life issues and inserts the Word of God to communicate the genuine and unfailing love of God. She is honored to be used by God to spread His message with the stories she creates with the leading of the Holy Spirit, knowing that He will provide her with the stories that will lift up the name of Jesus as He promised that if He is lifted up, He will draw all men to Him. M. Ann is also what one may
consider a motivational/inspirational speaker but prefers, “Godspirational” as one may only be truly inspired and transformed when hearing the uncompromised word of God.
About the Book
Are the sins of the father and mother visited upon their sons and daughters?
Undoubtedly damaged, Honey Lamb is a descendant of a legacy of molestation, addiction, murder and bad decisions. As long as she could remember, she believed the unhappiness she experienced was bequeathed to her; almost as if her own blood tainted her DNA. Experiencing more than her share of misery, Honey believed she’d overcome her past when she married Mason. Unfortunately, unsettling memories emerge to crack the veneer of her 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, she embarks upon a journey that will open her heart to a divine inheritance. Will she accept what God has already given or shun the invitation of salvation, allowing her familial legacy to continue? Will she understand that Jesus redeemed us with a spiritual blood transfusion that could change us all?
Coming to a computer near you November 16-20, 2012. Followers of the tour will be entered for a chance to win a copy of the book!
Friday, November 16th – Shelia Goss – http://sheliagoss.com/blog/
Saturday, November 17th – All the Buzz
Sunday, November 18th – AAMBC Book Club
Monday, November 19th – Written Voices
Tuesday, November 20th – SORMAG