Repost – October 22, 2021
Good morning my dears! This post is quite full, and I’m super excited to share it all with ya! 🤗🤗
To Save A Life releases today! I’m so excited to read this book, I know it’s going to be amazing! A few things before we get into the spotlight… Ryana’s plan was to release the book this month, but as many of you know, God had a different plan! I suppose he decided that a new child would be a better way to celebrate Honor Life Month than a book. 😍🤗 (Though I am soooo THRILLED and CAN”T WAIT to read this book, I’d have to agree, a baby’s better! *wink*) So, with morning sickness and pregnancy ills, Ryana has not been able to get this book finished… So TODAY, lets, help Ryana celebrate her precious child! The book will be coming out asap! While we wait, let’s keep Ryana and baby and hubby in our prayers! 🙏
So, with that said, here is some more info on the book!
~About the Book~
Book 1 of Natty’s Warriors, this book tells the story of two young couples: one with big questions and one with the answers they need. When a baby is born alive after a botched abortion, the parents are faced with questions they have never considered. This story follows their journey to the Answers they need regarding Christ, the value of Life, and what they must do to turn their lives around.
- It is book 1 of 5 in a series – Natty’s Warriors
- It’s a prolife novel
- It’s a contemporary, Christian fiction novel
- It is recommended for ages 16 and up because of the hard topic of abortion
- God’s got a perfect release date for this book, and while it’s not today, it will hopefully be soon!
“Hey, Sis! Guess what just happened?”
“You swallowed a fly?”
Boyish laughter ensued. “Uh, No. I was just talking with my commander. I’m coming home for Christmas!”
“My pleasure, Amber.” She patted her hand, her face kind. “Don’t worry. This too shall pass. And you will find that by going through trials, you will be a better person for having been there.”
“You are not a mistake, baby. Mommy and Daddy got our timing out of order, but that wasn’t your fault. You are not a mistake. You are a miracle.”
~Order Your Copy Now~
“Everyone has a Heritage. Something that makes them who they are. Your family history determines a lot of that for you. Mine is simple: I am a Christian. I am an American. I am from the South. And I am an Author. I will leave that legacy behind one day.
Here at Life of Heritage, my goal is to share my Heritage with others. To make an eternal difference in future generations with compassion. I hope that as you look through my blog posts, my books and my pictures, that you may be inspired to share your heritage with others! But most importantly, I hope that everything I do here will bring Glory and Honor to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”
Ryana Lynn, Author
Today I have the wonderful privilege of interviewing R. M. Peterson, author of the pro-life novel releasing this month, the one I’ve been talking about this whole post (*wink*) – To Save A Life!
Thank you so much Ryana for stopping by today to answer a few questions! What are three things that inspire you to write?
I have an incurable disdain for human ignorance 😅Hear me out. I’m not saying people are stupid, but often misinformed. It saddens me to see so many people uneducated on basic facts, such as history, politics and biblical truths. That in itself is inspiration for most of my stories. Secondly, I am inspired by heroes, especially the ones who are often unsung. I love sharing their stories with others! In TSAL, the unsung heroes are Care Center volunteers, pastors, Christians helping the hurting and mothers who take a stand and say no to abortion. Last but not least, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is my main inspiration to write. Every book I pen/type, I try to have a Gospel presentation somewhere in the story. (I’ve written one short story that was aimed more at a Christian audience, but the others have a presentation.) Ultimately, it doesn’t matter if someone disagrees with me on history. But if they disagree with Christ, it’s far more serious. How could I do less than share with them one more time the Gift God is holding out to them?
Amen!! I love that! Where is your favorite place to write?
You might laugh, but I like nothing better than to curl up in bed with my laptop, a water bottle or coffee cup (or a glass of lemonade if I’m being fancy!) and typing away! If I’m handwriting, I am loving being outside! But music or a documentary on my current topic is a must!
I’m not laughing, that sounds so cozy!! 😊What are some encouraging quotes or Bible verses that keep you going?
Jude 22 is my life verse and inspiration! “And of some have compassion, making a difference:” (King James Bible) This is my desire for everything that I write: to make a difference with compassion.
A favorite quote would be “No emotion in the writer, no emotion in the reader.” I’m not sure who said it, but this quote keeps me going. If the story isn’t touching me, how can I expect it to touch others? One final quote from Ronald Reagan: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” Strange for a writer perhaps, but this is another reason I write. I won’t sit by and tell my children I didn’t try to speak out and share the truth when I had the chance.
I think that’s a great reason to write! I’m sure your kids are going to love your books! Who was you favorite character to write for in this book?
Strangely enough… It was Cammie, the abortion clinic director. She is so much deeper than how she gets pegged on the outside. She originally was a POV character and she was starting to control the story. I had to cut them out but my heart ached for her… She opened my eyes to my own hypocrisy and I knew her story needed to be told. So, she will be the main character of Natty’s Warriors-2, To Save a Marriage. As for a character that is more important to the story, it would have to be Roman. This guy is like a little brother I want to protect, but have to stand by and watch him grow. His story isn’t over by a long shot and I look forward to seeing where the stories in Natty’s Warriors will take him!
Wow, I can’t wait to hear more about these character’s in future books! What inspired you to write about the Sanctity of Life and what do you hope readers will take away from this story?
My love for babies! I was appalled when I first learned about abortion and even more so when I learned exactly how it happened. I saw a three-minute clip from the film Unplanned of the abortion sequence and was so stunned I couldn’t even cry. It was so unspeakably evil and I couldn’t handle it. Immediately, God touched my heart and I knew I had to write. I wrote the prologue and sent it to some writer buddies, now in tears. They immediately demanded the rest of the story. If not for my Girls Next Door, this book might have fizzled and died. But they cheered me on, held me accountable, and put in hours of research to aid me in this endeavor. In truth, Natty’s Warriors is all of ours and I can’t imagine doing this without them. There are three things I want people to take away:
1, life is sacred and it isn’t ours to throw away flippantly. Jesus said it would be better for a millstone to be tied around the neck and the person thrown into the sea then that they should harm a child. He doesn’t take it lightly and neither should we.
2, God forgives! There is healing for those who have sinned and He is standing by with open arms to wipe the slate clean and heal the hurting heart.
And 3, remember those in the abortion industry are souls for whom Jesus died. Don’t get so wrapped up in the battle that you forget to pray for their souls, that Jesus would be able to cleanse them and make them whole. Ephesians 6:12: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Remember, Satan is the enemy. Fight like you know it.
Y’all, I have not read this book yet, but I am even more excited to after hearing all these answers!! Thank you so much Ryana for sharing your heart! I pray God continues to bless your writing and your growing family! 💞
Write For Life Schedule (here’s the schedule for the next few days, Check back here on Monday, Wednesday and Friday!)P.S. I’m only sharing the blog schedule… be sure to check out these ladies social media accounts for posts too!
October 22 – To Save a Life release day!
Erika Mathews at Resting Life – To Save a Life release post
Autumn Lehman at Bursting Through the Darkness – TSAL spotlight & author interview with Ryana
Grace A. Johnson at Of Blades and Thorns – To Save a Life spotlight
Kellyn Roth at Lilacs & Reveries – To Save a Life spotlight
Martha Abilene at Beyond the Literary Horizon – To Save a Life review
Grace A. Johnson at Book Nations – To Save a Life spotlight
Stephanie Agnes-Crockett at Stephanie’s Ninth Suitcase – To Save a Life review
Abigail Harris at Read Review Rejoice – To Save a Life spotlight and SS character interview: Claera
Courtenay Burden at Sheep Among Wolves – prolife post
Katja Labonté at Little Blossoms for Jesus – To Save a Life review
Tara at Tower in the Plains – prolife post
Tara at Tower in the Plains – Sustainer’s Smile review and character spotlight: Tae
Lauren Compton at Novels That Encourage – To Save a Life review
Rebekah Morris at Read Another Page – To Save a Life review
Tara at Tower in the Plains – To Save a Life review
Jen Rose at Living Outside the Lines – To Save a Life review