Cathy Bryant – Romantic Real Life Interview – Part 1 of 3

Shannon here: Cathy Bryant shares insight into her real life romance plus a chance to win a copy of her latest Romantic Suspense, A Bridge Unbroken. Print for US, digital for international. Comment on any post dated May 12 – 16 to enter the drawing. Deadline: May 24th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Cathy:

Cathy BryantA Bridge Unbroken by Cathy Bryant

  • Do you and your spouse have a favorite romantic restaurant?

Yes, our house! My hubby is a fantastic cook and loves to experiment with new dishes. Though I can cook, I don’t particularly enjoy it. But I do enjoy letting him cook and eating his experiments! 🙂 On a side note–just to show you how pragmatic we both are–one year for Christmas he bought me a food processor. That same year for Christmas I bought him a lawn mower. Guess who used the food processor the most? And I used the lawn mower! 🙂

  • Do you and your spouse have a favorite song?

Since we’re both musicians and composers we have lots of favorite songs, but I’d have to say that my personal favorites are “The Gift,” a song we wrote and sang at our wedding ceremony, and “This Road Leads Home,” a song hubby wrote for my first book, Texas Roads. You can listen to the last song at this link: (you’ll have to click on the play button for “This Road Leads Home”)

  • Do you and your spouse have a favorite romantic vacation destination?

Our absolute favorite when it comes to romantic vacation destinations is Mexico Beach, Florida. For us, our favorite spots are those that are uncrowded and relaxing. Mexico Beach has the powdery white sand and turquoise waters like Destin, but has sea turtles and only one high rise. We stay at a quiet Victorian-like inn that’s right on the beach.

  • What simple gesture does your spouse do that melts you every time?

I spend big chunks of time behind a computer, especially when I’m writing, editing, or launching a book. Hubby is the cook in our family, and he always does an excellent job of bringing me food during busy times. (I guess he knows that I’d dry up and blow away otherwise!)

  • How soon after meeting your spouse did you know he/she was the one?

Our story is unusual in the fact that we were really great friends for three years before we started dating. We were both music majors and traveled together with the Wayland Baptist University Marching and Symphonic Bands, so we did spend lots of time together. When we started dating, it didn’t take long for either one of us to know this was it. We were engaged about six weeks after we started dating, and got married seven months later.

  • Where did you and your spouse go for your honeymoon?

We were poor college students when we married, so we spent our honeymoon week working in the bookstore at Glorieta Baptist Conference Center. But to show you how romantic my hubby is, nine years later he surprised me with a late honeymoon trip to Jamaica. That’s still one of the favorite highlights of my life!

Click the banner to enter a special giveaway on Cathy’s Facebook page:

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About Cathy: A Texas gal by birth, Cathy enjoys spinning tales set in the fictional town of Miller’s Creek, Texas, where the folks are friendly, the iced tea is sweet, and Mama Beth’s front porch beckons. When she’s not writing the Miller’s Creek Novels, you’ll find her rummaging through thrift stores or up to her elbows in yet another home improvement project in the mountain cabin she shares with her minister husband of over thirty years. You can find out more about Cathy and her books at Here are a few other places to meet up with Cathy in cyberspace:,,,,,,

Reader friends on Facebook may want to visit the following groups, the first for book bargains and the second to discuss all things Miller’s Creek:,
About the Miller’s Creek Novels
A BRIDGE UNBROKEN (Christian romantic suspense)
Letting go to build a bridge…
Dakota Kelly wants her painful past to disappear. A plan to start afresh is derailed when she co-inherits her late grandfather’s farm with the man responsible for the scars on her heart. But Chance Johnson isn’t the only ghost from the past. Someone else is out to get her and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Will Chance and Dakota lay aside their grudges to restore the old farmhouse and bridge, or will evil forces sabotage their attempt at forgiveness?

Sample Chapter:
Book trailer:

| Texas Roads | A Path Less Traveled | The Way of Grace| Pilgrimage of Promise |
“Miller’s Creek, Texas…where folks are friendly, the iced tea is sweet, and Mama Beth’s front porch beckons…”

Come back May 14th for Cathy’s Story Behind the Story!

13 Responses to “Cathy Bryant – Romantic Real Life Interview – Part 1 of 3”

  • Jackie Smith says:

    I loved this interview with Cathy! Have read all her books so far and loved them! I learned more about her on your blog… interesting!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

  • angela chesnut says:

    would love to win.

  • Vicki Marney says:

    I love these interviews Vanetta–it is so fun learning more about the real person–the person behind the stories we enjoy reading. Please add me to your giveaway.

  • What a wonderful interview!! Thank you for sharing your story with us. I love reading these types of stories and really appreciate the links so I could follow Cathy and learn more. Would love to win one of her books.

  • Cathy Bryant says:

    Thank you all for dropping by on this beautiful Monday morning. Praying you all have a blessed week! 🙂

    Shannon, thank you so much for allowing the opportunity to join you at Inkslinger blog. I truly appreciate your kindness and hospitality! 🙂

  • Glad to have you, Cathy. And glad everyone is enjoying the interview.

  • chris granville says:

    Neat interview. God bless u Cathy
    Have a blessed day Im not in this contest
    Chris Granville

  • Cathy Bryant says:

    So glad you dropped by, Chris. God bless you, too! 🙂

  • Sherlee says:

    Great interview. It’s nice to get insight into a favorite author.God bless.

  • Cathy Bryant says:

    Aww, thanks Sherlee. I appreciate your kind words and encouragement. 🙂

  • Melanie Backus says:

    Thank you for the wonderful interview, Cathy sounds like a delightful lady and her book sounds wonderful. Thank you for the giveaway.

  • Cathy Bryant says:

    Thanks for your kind words, Melanie, and thanks for dropping by to enter the giveaway. 🙂

  • I hope to be at the FB launch party tonight and hope to win me a print copy of your book. Love these FB parties. The book sounds very good. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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