Monday, October 11, 2010

Cathy Bryant's "A Path Less Traveled"


We're happy to have Cathy Bryant with us today talking about her book, A Path Less Traveled. Cathy has been kind enough to offer to give away a copy to one lucky blog reader. To learn more about Cathy and her book, read on!

1) How did this story come to you?
During the writing of my first novel in the Miller’s Creek Series (TEXAS ROADS), I really grew to love Andy’s character and knew that I wanted to find a romantic interest for him. Trish James made the most logical choice, though it meant a horrible accident for her husband.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
I actually wrote most of the book in November 2009, but had to lay it aside to launch TEXAS ROADS. I finally had time to get back to it June 2010. In August, I started sending the book out to beta readers, and just recently sent the manuscript to proof-editors. The book is in the process of being published in both print and e-book format.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
1) I have a music education degree with trumpet as my primary instrument.
2) I’m a reality TV junkie.
3) I was a drum major in high school.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I’m currently launching Book 2 in the Miller’s Creek series, A Path Less Traveled. Next on the agenda is writing Book 3 in the series.

5) Parting comments?
I’m currently taking pre-orders on A Path Less Traveled for a reduced rate. You can find out the details on my blog, WordVessel (http://wordvessel.blogspot.com/).

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
My blog, WordVessel: (address above)
My website: http://www.catbryant.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cathy.england.bryant
Twitter: http://twitter.com/CathyBryant

34 comments:

  1. What a very lovely and apropos book cover.
    The story sounds fabulous...
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I can't wait to read this book...thanks...jackie_tessnair@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I would love to read this book. Enjoyed the interview. Please enter me in the drawing.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for doing the interview...very interesting!

    Brandi
    vi2005@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Finally! The book I've been waiting for! I enjoyed Texas Roads so much and I know I'll enjoy the newest one just as well. Cathy, what a perfect cover for the story. It says Texas! If I don't win a copy of "The Road Less Traveled," I might need to pre-order a copy. Thanks for this giveaway and to KDawn, the chance to win this great book. I hope I do.

    Sharing Christ's Love,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I am an email subscriber to this blog. Love it!

    Blessings,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I loved Cathy's first book in this series "Texas Roads" and would like to read this nexct book.

    edwina(dot)cowgill(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  8. thanks for the chance to read cathy's latest novel :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Cathy, I can't wait to read your book. I voted on the cover and the one I liked was different but this one is perfect.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter for this awesome book.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I loved Texas Roads, and would be honored to read A Path Less Traveled. I am a subscriber.

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi, everyone! Thanks so much for dropping by, and thanks for your kind comments. The book will go to print soon. I'm waiting on the final cover. Can't wait to see who wins!

    (K. Dawn, thanks so much for having me here today. I really appreciate it!)

    Blessings, all! =)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Can't wait to read it!
    langford7(at)cableone(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  13. I haven't had the pleasure of reading Cathy's books yet, but hope to soon. Please add me to your giveaway list for a chance to read "A Path Less Traveled". Thank you!

    Blessings,
    Sandee61

    Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  14. cathy! you've been busy, girl! how exciting...book 2!! i'd love to be entered.

    jeannie
    charactertherapist (at) hotmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am an e-mail subscriber to this blog.

    I am interested in this book because it says that the heroine is going to teach a deaf person. Not too many people realize that deaf people feel left out by the hearing world. Good to include them in a book. I was taught this by a deaf friend at work.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Cathy, I can hardly wait to read this book! The first one was great, and I know this one will be too!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I loved Cathy's first book and can't wait to read The Road Less Traveled. Please add me, thanks!
    worthy2bpraised[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'd love to win this book! Please enter me in the giveaway.

    seizethebookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I loved the first book, Texas Roads I'm so glad your writing more...I can't wait to read this...I've never been to Texa but I feel like I have from reading...
    Great post,,I look forward to readin gthe rest of the series..

    Heidi
    heidijohnjeff@verizon.net

    ReplyDelete
  20. Can't wait to read Cathy's sequel! Please add me to the drawing!

    Linnette

    lr. mullin at live. com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi everyone! I'm blown away by your kind words--what a blessing!

    Just to clear up a misunderstanding...Carol, there isn't a deaf character in the story, though there is a little boy who sufferw from PTSD.
    (Jeannie, thanks for your 'psychological counseling' for my characters!)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Please enter me in the giveaway! Thanks!

    writer_weaver at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  23. I look forward to reading this one! Thanks for entering me! I am an email subscriber.

    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

    ReplyDelete
  24. I am so looking forward to reading both books. You go Girl!

    Phyllis Goodwin

    ReplyDelete
  25. Beautiful cover!
    Ann_Lee_Miller@msn.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. Greetings,
    Sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for the interview and giveaway.
    Many blessings,
    Trinity Rose
    wandaelaine at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I would love to win this book.
    Please enter me in the drawing.
    Thank you for the chance.
    wdesirees[at]yahoo[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hello, I have not read your books, but I'm looking forward to it...

    sscurlock1@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. This sounds like a wonderful book! I would love to win it! I'm an email subscriber.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

    ReplyDelete
  30. Enjoyed reading Texas Roads. Thanks for this giveaway of "Road Less Traveled" and the chance to win it. Sure hope I do.

    Blessings,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  31. What fun to learn that Cathy is a fellow musician - all of us musicians need to get together and start an ACFW orchestra! What fun that would be.

    I would love to be the lucky winner of A Path Less Traveled. Please add my name. Thanks!

    janmarien[at]embarqmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  32. After a busy couple of days, I'm just now making it over to check comments. Wowzers! Thanks for all the kind words.

    Ann, thanks for commenting on the cover. The designer is the daughter of my husband's best man at our wedding, and I'm delighted with her work. The cover fits the storyline beautifully.

    Blessings to all! =)

    ReplyDelete
  33. Please include me in this giveaway. thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  34. Thanks to everyone who added a comment! The winner is Edwina! =)

    ReplyDelete