INTERVIEW | T. N. Williams

 

Describe yourself for our visitors.

I am a woman wearing many hats. Mother, wife, employee, writer, poet, and a blessed child of God. To be honest, my ideal time would be curled up on my sofa with a good book. My next favorite thing is spending time with my husband and children, who keep me real busy. I work a full time job in the employment end of social services. So I get to minister to people that may be having a hard time in life. Speaking Encouragement.

How do you find time to connect with God?

I try to connect with God on a daily basis. I ask him for guidance everyday, whether I am in bed, on the way to work or sitting at my computer. I ask him to teach me as I am a willing vessel and to cover me and my family cause the enemy don’t like my mission. I struggle with the balancing act of life, but even when I can’t pick up my bible I find time to have a conversation with God.

Who are your favorite authors?

My favorite suspense author is James Patterson. I love his writing style and the emotionalism of his stories. Another favorite author is Ryan Phillips because she is so young but very gifted. I can’t say that I have an all time favorite book but I’ve read her book Fall from Grace at least three times. Iyana Vanzant’s Yesterday I Cried, touched me like no other book could. It gave me strength to go through without giving up.

Tell us about your journey to publication.

About a year ago my family moved from Michigan to North Carolina. I started a serious intimate relationship with God under the leadership of Pastor Nathaniel Moody at Brown and Hutcherson Ministries in Grand Rapids, MI. That man of God is serious about his father’s business. I am currently a member at Bethel Baptist Church in Kannapolis under the anointed leadership of Pastor Bryan Pierce who is also a member of the recording group Men of Standard. The move was a overwhelming yet necessary change, because it allowed me to grow in ways that I never before had.

Tell us about your current book?

It is also during that transition that I finished ‘Something on the Inside’. God had spoke to me about this story and I didn’t want to listen. Without giving the story away, it has a message that needs to be heard about faith in God when nothing else makes sense. Believing when you don’t know how to believe.

How did you come up with ideas for this book?

When I turned in my manuscript I really didn’t think it would become a published book. I was clearly shocked to receive a response. I had some troubling things occur in my childhood that tainted my view of life and my view of me. Although my life isn’t quite parallel to that of my characters, the story in a way was self therapy. It also brings to life the reality that bad things happen to good people. How we deal with drama, trauma and hurt are a direct reflection of the place we are in our lives.

What’s next for you?

I am currently finishing my second book which deals with a major in marriages that is rarely addressed. At least I haven’t been able to find any books that hit the subject head on and believe me I have looked. I will admit that I like to be a bit controversial and that will be evident for anyone reading my books.

Where can visitors find you online?

Besides finding me on major websites like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Black Expressions, I also can be found at my own website, www.tnwilliams.com or www.urbanchristianonline.com We have a book club at www.uchisglorybookclub.com, come check me out!