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Monday, September 15, 2014

Indie Christian Authors Blog Train: L. A. Ramsey

Today I'm excited to be a stop in the Indie Christian Authors Blog Train. Join me in welcoming Lori Ramsey, a dedicated novelist, who I am privileged to host! We both participate in the ICA Facebook page, which is a wonderful spot for advice and encouragement.

Tell us about the first book you published. (Brief Description, target audience, etc....)
My first novel I published is Sunny Beam. It is the first in the Holy Lion Series. Sunny Beam is a young lady who discovers a gift of God she possesses and is compelled to use. The gift leads her down a path that ends up being a Y in the road and she must choose which direction to go. This is a Christian romance novel with a little fantasy and speculative mixed in.

What are some of your writing quirks?
I'm an oddball when I come up with stories. People have told me how fascinated they are with my story developing process. I never sit down to a blank page and just start writing the story without first going over it in my mind at least 2 or 3 times. I think about the story as if I'm watching it on the movie screen in my head. By the time I sit down to write the novel it flows fast and I never struggle with writing it. That's why I do so well with the NANOWRIMO challenges.

Where do you want to be in your writing career five years from now?
My dream is for novel writing to be my main “work.” I see myself as being a full-time novelist in 5 years because of the passive income I'm putting into place right now. I have so many stories in my head that are screaming to be put into a book.

What one piece of advice do you have for other authors?
If you truly want to be a successful author you have to make the commitment. Authors write so that should be your top priority every single day. Choose the amount you want to write, be it to write a paragraph, a page, or a good word count (there are times I set my word count to 5,000 or more). And then just do it.

What book projects are you working on right now?
I'm about to publish Collide: Birth of a New Race. By the time this article is live the book will be in all the online stores such as Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, Kobo, Apple, etc. I'm currently finishing up on my fourth novel, which is actually the sequel to Sunny Beam. This novel is a bit long so I'm thinking of putting it into 2 books. Every November I start a new novel in the NANOWRIMO challenge; at the moment I have the one I started in November 2013 which is a 6-book sci fi series (I have 50K words written on it). I have the start of another sequel in the Holy Lion series started as well. Let's just say my novel plate is full and I'm not even admitting to the novels in my head. This November I plan to write on a “King Arthur” type of novel for NANOWRIMO. Did I say I have a lot of fun doing this?

LA Ramsey's Books: 
       Sunny Beam                                                                                      Priceless: Love's True Worth

Collide is a tale of hope and love, of betrayal and madness. Discover the truth about what became of the race of the centaurs.

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It was so good to have you, Lori! We look forward to seeing the Indie Christian Author you interview on September 18.


  1. Lovely interview! ^_^ Oooh, King Arthur story for NaNo! Awesome! :D

    1. Thank you for your comment, Deborah! The King Arthur story sounds like fun, doesn't it? : )