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About me: Hi! My pen name is Mercyette (I used to be GreatAmericanAuthor), but my real name is Brittany. I guess I've been writing pretty much my whole life, but I just recently started posting on the internet. I guess I'll tell you a little about myself. I love to write, obviously, but I also LOVE to draw anime-though I'm not very good at it.
My Interests: In my spare time I read. I try to read the Bible at least 30 minutes per day. I'm pretty bad about skipping around in the books, though. Right now I'm just about finished with Deutoronomy, and I plan on going on into Joshua. I also love Janette Oke's books. Long Live Love Comes Softly! The movies are amazing, too, just don't go see them in the theater, unless you want to be surrounded by old biddies...my friend, C.F. Anne and I learned that that hard way, lol. I also am in love with Karen Kingsbury's books. I hear she has a new one out...Hmmm, I'll have to convince my parents to get it for me. I read Francine Rivers (Favorite is The Last Sin Eater), DeeAnne Gist (The Measure of a Lady), Sarah Dessen (Someone Like You) Brian Jacques (Redwall Series), Diana Wynne Jones (Chrestomanci chronicles), Fannie Flagg (Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe), Mitch Albom (The Five People You Meet in Heaven), The Secret Life of Bees, Little Women, Harry Potter, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Wuthering Heights, The Jennifer Scales series, and so on and so forth. There's too many to name! My favorite anime is by far Fruits Basket. It makes me kinda sad, though, because Ayame gives all of us snakes a bad name...LOL.
My Muses - those who help get me up and out of the rut of writer's block: Tyler Perry's Madea, Idgie Threadgoode, Sybil Applewhite, ect...
Reading List: Missing Mark by Julie Kramer
A Widow's Hope by Mary Ellis
Never Far from Home by Mary Ellis
Matched by Allie Condie
When I'm not reading or writing: I'm almost ashamed to say that I still play the Nancy Drew mystery games. (I'm saving up for the new game! Rock on!) I'm thinking about calling the company that makes them and accusing them of false advertisment. No 10 year old could possibly play those games and beat it without seeking out the help of a friend or the internet! At my age, I still have to go on HerInteractive at least once per game. Except The Scarlet Hand...I had to go on HerInteractive at least 3 million times for that one...When I'm not playing Nancy Drew, I'm reading, working or visiting family and friends
R&R Policiy: I like to pay it foreward. When people read and review for me, I typically do the same for them (if they have stories, and if they don't I usually send them a thank-you reply) and then review someone else at random. It may take me a while to read everything, but I eventually do. I truly believe in the power of communication. If we leave compliments and constructive critisicm, we can all grow as readers and writers.
Music: I have to say that I'm a country gal. I love Little Big Town, Sugarland, Kenny Chesney, and many others. I enjoy listening to soundtracks (especially Disney) and all sorts of Christian bands. I do listen to the occasional pop/rap/rock song. I love Journey and Fort Minor...
Writing Style/Generes: I typically write Christian fiction mingled with romance. I like writing about real-life issues that readers (especailly me) can relate to. I like to create believable characters as well. Sometimes the perfect hero/flawless chracter can just get plain boring. That's why I pride myself in my "true to life" characters. I'm glad my characters live only in my mind, however. If I were to meet them in a deserted alley one day...I wouldn't be updating my stories anytime soon, if you catch my drift. I write the occasional historical (typically mingled with Christian themes) and fantasy as well. I'd like to try a mystery at some point, too. Hmmm, I'll have to ponder a plot for that one...
Works in Progress: 1.) Leaning Towards Love - Christian Fiction/Romance - NaNoWriMo '07. I'm currently on the 13th chapter. Posted on this site.
2.) A Plain Summer - Christian Fiction/Romance - NaNoWriMo '08 - Whitney Everlette is one of the best students in the New York University anthropology department. She has just finished her junior year and must start preparing for her thesis, which she must complete in order to graduate. Since most work in anthropology is done through cultural immersion, Whitney requests a grant to work out of state. Finally, her thesis is approved. Whitney will be spending her summer within an Amish community, studying thier way of life. She isn't quite prepared for what lays ahead of her, as she has no idea how to milk a cow, sew, or even cook. She isn't being entirely treated as part of the community by her host family's daughter, either. In the midst of her study, a young man catches her attention at a church session. Connor Ronstadt has a reputation as a hard worker and a man of values so he is friendly enough to the anthropologist-to-be. While Connor moves in closer and challenges her religious beliefs, Whitney must face her father once more and the pain that it brings. In addition, Whitney knows that nothing can come from a relationship with Connor, but her heart seems to tell her different. And, to top it all off, her fifty page thesis has to be handwritten to abide by Amish cultural standards!
3.) The Buried - Christian Fiction - NaNoWriMo '11 - Another Amish based Christian fiction book. Faith Beiler is the only child of Elizabeth Beiler. She has never known her father, but had been quite content to live a life with her mother in a small town just outside of Philadelphia. One night, tragedy stikes and Faith is uprooted from her home in Pynnsylvania to live in Holmes county with an Amish couple and thier four growing boys. Having never been among Plain folk before, let alone lived alongside them, Faith has to face an uncertain future with complete strangers. Likewaise, John and Hannah Oberholtzer have no experience in raising a fully modern teenage girl. While settling into her new home, Hannah begins to suspect trouble brewing and Faith unearths a secret that threatens to destory the once close family.
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Update: I am back writing after a long hiatus - that means college. Now that I've graduated, it's time to get back to the ole' grind. I've added a new story, The Buried and I'm in the middle of a rewrite of A Plain Summer, to be renamed The Forgotten.
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