Lynda R. Young, author and IWSG Admin, is celebrating the release of her book, Cling to God. Only instead of interviewing her, she is interviewing me…
When and how did you first become a Christian?
I didn’t become a Christian until I was an adult. I always knew something was missing from my life. Then a friend invited me to church and not long after, my life changed forever.
You write awesome scifi. How has being a Christian shaped your stories?
There are things I could never write about. I couldn’t write anything that really ran counter to my faith, whether faith is ever addressed in the story or not.
How has your Christianity changed the way you promote your books and present yourself on social media?
Believe it or not, I was not a people person before I became a Christian. But I quickly realized that to love God was to love His people. So I try to put others first in everything I do. I try to be the giver. (And yes, sometimes I fail.) But I always keep in mind that I am representing God in all I do and say.
Cling to God: A Daily Devotional by Lynda R. Young
Released October 18th, 2016
Published by Freedom Fox Press
Cling to God in the chaos of life…
Cling to God is a book of devotionals for every day of the year. The aim is to encourage Christians in their faith, to help them think about their beliefs and learn more about God. The devotions are short and inspirational so that people with busy lifestyles will still be able to spend time with the Lord each day. It will appeal to a wide Christian audience, to those new in their faith as well as those matured beyond milk and honey.
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Thanks for the interview and the strength to proclaim your faith, Lynda - you rock!
RiffTrax – Carnival of Souls
RiffTrax: Live treat coming our way – Carnival of Souls!
Catch it Thursday, October 27 in theaters nationwide. (Performed live in Nashville, TN.) Or see it Halloween night, October 31, during the encore broadcast.
Prepare for my review and a slew of pre-show images next week!
Guardians of the Galaxy II Trailer
Just in case you missed it last week…
CassaDawn is now on Goodreads if you'd like to add it to your shelves!
We have a special guest at the IWSG site today - hybrid author Catherine Ryan Howard!
It’s a dark day when someone murders one of their own.
Christine says - I'm so excited to share with everyone the world of Totem! This has been my biggest project ever. Nine books. At around 25k words per book, that's almost 200k!
Find it at Amazon and Goodreads
Movie Trivia Answers
1 – Leon and Mathilda, 1994 – The Professional
2 – Ed and Anton, 2007 – No Country for Old Men
3 – Vincent, Jules, and Butch, 1994 – Pulp Fiction
4 – Ah Jong, Jennie, and Yi Ying, 1989 – The Killer
5 – Arthur, Steve, and Big Harry, 1972 – The Mechanic
New Movie Trivia
In honor of Lynda’s release, today’s trivia is all about mainstream movies featuring Christianity and the Bible. Guess the movie from the hints.
1 – Jim Caviezel, crucifixion, 2004
2 – Cecil B. DeMille, Jesus, 1927
3 – Books, Tilda Swinton, 2005
4 – Moses, Yul Brynner, 1956
5 – Ralph Fiennes, plagues, 1998
6 – Animated, whale, 2002
7 – Keisha Castle-Hughes, Joseph, 2006
Does your faith affect your writing? Ready for RiffTrax: Live? Excited about the next Guardians film? Get any trivia answers right? Know any of the movies this week?
Don’t forget the IWSG Anthology Contest is open until November 1. Plus even if you aren’t a member, you can still sign up for our awesome IWSG newsletter for writers.
Have a great Halloween and I’ll see you on IWSG Post day!