When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Sales/Fitness/My dog Buddy! Chores and good movies.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I wrote a poem years ago. This is my first novel. It was a catharsis! A purging and cleansing!
What is your writing process?
I used Dragon Naturally Speaking!
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Dick and Jane! Loved it! (see Spot run)
How do you approach cover design?
I had a vision!
What do you read for pleasure?
I used to read a lot of fiction. Not as much any more. I'm trying to discover the Bible.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Describe your desk
Dual screen monitors/neat and organized space.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Germany and relocated to the States when I was three years old as an American Army brat. We traveled with the military until my father stepped on a landmine and lost both of his legs when he retired in New England. It greatly influenced my writing since my storybook is based on a true life experience.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote a poem years ago. In a self help class we had to write our life story. Five years later I realized the impact my story could have on other lives through my experiences.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Press Release: Author Unites Spiritual and Human Sides of Nature in this Tale of Faith, Hope and Courage New novella is a modern-day fairy tale of one girl’s quest for the Prince of Peace, as Mary Magdalene quest for Jesus
Boston, Mass. – (2012) – Mary Magdalene was the first person named by any of the authorized gospels as a witness to Jesus’s crucifixion, His burial, and the discovery of His tomb to be empty. Could her soul have longed for Jesus since she lost Him at an early age by such violence and controversy? In author Renee Michelle Christian’s new novel, A Life Aligned With Mary Magdalene, this topic is explored as she tells the story of a modern-day Mary, who longs to find her Prince Charming; just as her predecessor Mary Magdalene longed for Jesus.
At three years old, Mary’s family relocated from Germany back to the United States with the military. Her ancestors originated from Paris, France. She grew up a troubled child with the war’s rippling effect on her family. In her teenage years, her life became aligned with Mary Magdalene as suggested by a stranger. Each decade that passed, she was reminded of her similarity to Mary Magdalene in terms of her appearance and character. Feeling her soul is misplaced, she longs to find her Prince Charming who connects her to her roots.
Following a near death experience and a life of trauma, she finds herself suddenly standing before the man of her dreams—a man she had met twenty-seven years prior and longed to be reunited with. A spiritual sensation takes over, and as independent and resourceful as she is, her longings for deep and lasting intimacy supersede any selfish inclinations. Could Mary have come to prepare the way for Mary Magdalene’s second coming in balance of man and woman, Jesus and Mary?
A modern-day fairy tale worthy of dalliance, A Life Aligned with Mary Magdalene is a story of a soulful reunion with love, honor, trauma, triumph, and faith intertwined.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had a revelation. Habakkuk CH 2:2-3 Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that the herald may run with it. ...Though it may linger, wait for it, it will certainly come and will not delay.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Just started...we'll see!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The catharsis it provided me with. A purging of emotions.
What do your fans mean to you?
I am pleased if I can touch their lives.
What are you working on next?
A screen play.
Who are your favorite authors?
James Redfield, The Celestine Prophecy and Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life.
What movies have inspired you?
Eat, Pray, Love!
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