Our featured author of the month is Samantha Ryan Chandler. Welcome Samantha! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your writing?
My book is Christian non-fiction and it is about my life. I had encountered a horrendous battle with my ex-husband of 22 years in which he attempted to destroy me. He is a very wealthy and powerful man in the city we lived in. I was totally blind sighted and lost everything. I had dined with Presidents and lived the life of the ultra-wealthy. Like Job, I lost my home, my children, and no money to fight the battle that my husband had planned for several years.
There were two motivating factors in writing such a raw and vulnerable account of my life. I needed my three girls to know the truth about their mommy, and as a child of God; I had to see where He was in my life in times that just could not be understood. If I had not lived it, I can assure you; I would never think what I went through was possible.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Yes, I do. My book is filled with God given promises that addressed my trial. There are thousands of promises in the scripture. My heart desires that the readers will find scriptures that speak to their mountain and hold on to the truth of God’s word. If God said it, it is not a suggestion. If He says He will….then He will. All God ask of us is to trust him. Having gone through my personal experiences of constant attacks by our enemy, I have become David bold. If you read the Psalms, you see that he had boldness in his prayers while living in King Saul’s pursuit of his life. When I pray, I boldly say out loud scriptures. I then say boldly to God, if you do not fix my problem today, then I expect the grace to endure. Be bold!
Since your book speaks of massive abuse, betrayal and greed, what reality are you most often asked about when people meet you and learn about the details in the book?
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While going through the many years chronicled in the chapter: When Pollyanna Marries Darth Vader, if God had come to me and said, “I will take you to another level, but you must go through this…” I would have said no. I am now in the place that I am truly OK with the horrors experienced. I have a trust and faith that just could not have manifested without the trials.
Tell us about your latest book.
After so many years of being alone, I have found love. I am engaged to the most amazing man. My fiancé and I are writing a book together. It is a love story and will be shown as fiction, but truth be known; it has much of us in it. Our style has been unique. He writes a chapter without me present. He sends it to me and I then write. How the story unravels depends on the chapter before. The title is: Longing for Serendipity.
Get Samantha’s Book on Kindle: A Love Story…How God Pursued Me and Found Me…An Impossibly True Story
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