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About the Book:
There is a sense of urgency in the atmosphere as God is transitioning what the world has deemed impossible and unbelievable into the possible and the believable.
Pastor Douglass and his family have been positioned for such a move but because of the dense fog of deception that seems to surround them, some in the Douglass family
have created their own beliefs, fabricating their own sense of self; negating the truth,God’s truth, even when truth is staring them in the face.
About the author
DONE SIGNED MY NAME.
Do you feel like your background or upbringing influences your writing style? If so, in what way(s)?
read and did. Everyone in my family did. We all also love the Lord as He is and has always been
an integral part of our lives. It would only make sense that I would write because I love to read
and that I would write about Jesus. I loved reading historical novels, harlequin romances, etc.
being very descriptive while telling the story is a large part of my style. I want the reader to find
themselves immersed into each scene and words, adjectives especially, have a wonderful way of
Describe your novel, THE SHIFT, in 10 words or less.
When and why did you begin writing?I have always enjoyed and had an interest in the art of writing. It was a “hidden love” for many years. I actually never thought I would be an “author”. Not until the pregnancy of my eldest son almost, (almost eighteen years ago), did I feel a need to unearth my hidden love and write. I began to simply write about the way I felt about the child growing inside of me and the love that I felt for my husband.
Is there a central message or theme in THE SHIFT that you hope readers will come away from the reading experience with?
waiting. His love is unending. He is an EVER present HELP and ANSWER in the time of our
greatest challenge. We have the awesome opportunity to be everything God says we are because
of Jesus’ unstoppable and unshakable affection towards us. He can suddenly change (hence, THE SHIFT) our lives into ones of true purpose. Lives that will give Him glory! All He desires is a
What has been the toughest criticism you’ve received as an author? What has been the best compliment?My toughest criticism was that people didn’t want to read a book with Jesus as the focal point.
My best compliment was that my writing made the love of God so real and so wonderful that my
novel could be used as a tool to bring people to Christ! (GLORY to God!)
What’s next for you? What can readers look forward to from M. Ann?
How can we find you online and where can we pick up a copy of THE SHIFT?Interested readers may find my novels on all online literary websites. (i.e.: www.amazon.com
www.bn.com). Additionally, feel free to visit my website, www.mannricks.net to purchase any of my novels.
If you had to go back and do it all over again, is there any aspect of writing your novel or getting it published that you would change?
book into print. Leaning to my own understanding was definitely a mistake. God’s timing is always perfect.