Writing Fiction as a Christian – Author Panel Interview

The time has come! As announced last week, I’m wrapping up my series on Christian fiction with an interview with a handful of other Christian authors! I had the privilege of hearing from Miranda Marie, Mattie May, and Brian McBride (Angela Watts was unfortunately unable to make it), and I’m super excited to share the interview with you today! I hope it’s an encouragement and maybe teaches you a little bit more about different perspectives on Christian fiction and the experience of writing and publishing fiction as a Christian. Enjoy! :)

More About the Authors

Miranda Marie

Miranda Marie is 23 years old and lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She began writing when she was about 10 years old. Because she was dyslexic, reading was very difficult for her. Finding writing easier, she lost herself in worlds of her own making.

In 2015, she was diagnosed with a rare, disabling genetic syndrome called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Due to the restraints put on her by her health, most of her time is spent working on her writing/artsy endeavors and talking to her friends and family.

She participates in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) every fall, where she wrote and reworked Azalei’s Riders and Azalei’s Strategy (published May 10th, 2017). She enjoys the community there, where she met many of her friends.

She has a fascination for turtles, as she believes they are basically mini dragons with built-in armor. She enjoys collecting turtle jewelry and knickknacks.

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Mattie May

Mattie is a Christian teen writer. As soon as she could read, a desire to write her own stories was kindled. She was always taught the importance of history, and soon her love of writing and history were combined into historical fiction.

She lives in central California with her family, chickens, ducks, two German Shepherds, and too many cats.

When she’s not writing you can find her playing her harp or the piano. You can often find her getting attacked by animals of unusual size, a.k.a. her sweet dogs.

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Brian McBride

It all started in a small town in the Pacific Northwest – Oregon, to be precise. Nestled in the heart of a valley, surrounded on all sides by towering pines, Clatskanie was home for the first sixteen years of my life. It was there, where thunderstorms told of adventures and mountains whispered legends, that I grew to love the power of a good story.

After three long years, I independently published my debut novel, Love and the Sea and Everything in Between. Prior to its release in November of 2018, it won the 2016 Wattys Award hosted by Wattpad. Since its release, it’s been the recipient of a Reader’s Favorite 5-Star Review as well as a finalist in the Reader’s Favorite 2019 Awards and won the Eric Hoffer Award in 2019.

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Angela R. Watts

Angela R. Watts is a Christian author who writes bold, revealing young adult fiction. She has written stories since she was old enough to hold a pen, and thanks to homeschooling, that drive to write was nourished. She published her debut novel, Seek, a contemporary thriller, in November 2018.

Angela’s latest project, The Infidel Books, is a dystopian/post apocalyptic thriller series. Angela enjoys breaking annoying dystopian stereotypes and giving readers lots of heart, action, and thought-provoking topics. Emmanuel, an Infidel Books short story prequel, is a bestseller on Amazon.

Angela lives at Step By Step Sanctuary, Tennessee with her family, dogs, cats, fish, and horses, but with Gypsy and Norwegian in her blood, she tends to travel. If she isn’t traveling, or dreaming of traveling, she’s probably drinking hot tea or coffee, painting, or watching The Office.

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2 thoughts on “Writing Fiction as a Christian – Author Panel Interview

  1. I loved watching this! Hearing such diverse and open opinions from each of these authors was wonderful, especially hearing more about the books they’ve written that I’ve already read.
    I hadn’t heard of Brian McBride before today, but now that I have I’ll be sure to check out his books. ^-^

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