It is an honor and with Great Pleasure to bring back Author Christa Jan Ryan.
"SILENT SCREAMS FROM THE HAMPTONS" 5 Star Review
"A BEACON OF HOPE!"
Award Winning/Best Selling "SILENT SCREAMS FROM THE HAMPTONS" has now been moved into a Play/Musical with first production September 16th, and has been moved into a Film with sale of Film in 2011.
~~~AUTHOR INTERVIEW #2~~~
Geri: What factors place you in the comfort zone while writing?
Christa: 1. Knowing there is a wide audience of people out there, struggling with
the same issues that I have had, and that I can offer some suggestions
that have given me Victory over all of my addictions and struggles. I
have been in recovery for over thirteen years for my food addiction, and
have maintained the course of keeping the weight off.
2. Accepting my first award for 'SILENT SCREAMS FROM THE HAMPTONS'
two weeks before its release, gave me the sense that I had done the right
thing, and was on the right track.
3. Hitting an NPR station, along with some good TV coverage brought me
even more confidence.
4. Being asked to perform in 2 Vagina Monologue Plays, One in Manhattan
and Houston, built up not only my exposure, but confidence that I was
offering something of value to making the decision to heal from my
abuse of Alcohol and being a victim of abuse as a child and adult.
5. Being asked to write a Play Adaptation of my Book by both Directors
and various other people gave me courage to keep going with what I
was bringing forth in my Book, regarding our choice towards
recovering on all levels.
6. Having my Book hit Best Seller this winter on Amazon was a true
thrill, which gave me the fortitude to want to really keep going.
Geri: What would you consider to be the highlight of your writing career?
Christa: Gaining the Title 'Award Winning/Best Seller' and being able to reach a
select audience of Directors that become interested in my Play, because
of that title.
Geri: Have you had the pleasure of discussing your book with a fan?
Christa: There isn't a day that goes by that I don't run into a fan, who wants to tell
me the impact that my Books have had in their life. It was overwhelming
at first, but as I grew more comfortable with my new role as a writer, it
became a Blessing for me as well as them to be able to discuss heart-to-
heart who we are and what our struggles are in life, and how we are all
here to help each other. With each exchange, I was able to hear what was a
key component that led them to purchasing my Book, and where they are
heading, after they have explored my Book.
Geri: In your opinion, how important is a cover to a book?
Christa: Very Important! It beckons the reader to want to pick up the book, and
skim through the contents, to see if this would interest them.
Geri: What are your goals for your future in your writing journey?
Christa: 1. Book to Film after writing the Play, I'm entertaining the idea of
writing the Screen Play. I had co-written the Play with someone in
the beginning and the vision I had could not be brought forth, except
through my deliverance and I have now learned that if you want
anything done to express your true vision, then you must write yourself.
2. Finishing my third and fourth Books. The third book, THE COMPLIANT
COWGIRL, is a book that needs my final edits. It's about Enabling,
Codependency, and Compliance. The Book is set in The Tetons of
3. The fourth Book is 'DEADLY MONEY' set in the Berkshires of
Massachusetts, where Christa uncovers the Largest Heroin Ring of
the Northeast from the stabbing and beating of her son. She meets
and falls in love with an older man, during one of her last moves,
while fleeing for safety from the retaliation of 'The Blood.' A real
nail-biter! I love the idea of doing a Play adaptation and Film of both.
Geri: Thank you kindly for today's Interview. I wish you much success.
Christa: You're welcome.