Guest author interview with Christy Barritt

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I’ve always loved to read. As soon as I graduated from reading The Babysitter’s Club and Nancy Drew books, I immediately turned to Christian fiction. My mom knew they would be safe for my impressionable young mind. And I devoured those books, loving the fact that not only could I be entertained, but I could also read truths about God and how his Word could be applied to my life. I was hooked.

I wrote my first book when I was in high school. I wrote a few of them, for that matter. None of them will ever see the light of day, because I had no idea what I was doing! I continued writing into college and got a job at a Christian publishing house before I even graduated with my bachelors. I gave up that job when I learned my father had Alzheimer’s, and I moved back home. I knew without a doubt during that time that I had to pursue this call on my life—this call to write not just novels, but novels that explore the themes of faith and walking with God.

As I’m writing, I draw from my personal experiences, and that makes me realize that there is no hope and they are no answers without turning to Jesus. That’s what would make it so difficult to write a book without including Christ. How do I show a character changing if that change doesn’t turn them to Jesus, the one reason we have hope in our lives?

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My newest book, Distorted, released on June 20, and I had fun exploring the themes of God’s love. The book addresses human trafficking, but also delves into how the things that are most important and essential to us have the power to sustain us or devastate us, whether that’s water—that can both give us hydration or drown us or love—that can heal us or destroy us.

You can find more information on it here:

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You can find out more about Shadow of Suspicion here:


USA Today has called Christy Barritt’s books “scary, funny, passionate, and quirky.”

A Publishers Weekly best-seller, Christy writes both mystery and romantic suspense novels that are clean with underlying messages of faith. Her books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery, have been twice nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and have finaled for both a Carol Award and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year.

She’s married to her prince charming, a man who thinks she’s hilarious—but only when she’s not trying to be. Christy’s a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who’s known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado.

Christy currently splits her time between the Virginia suburbs and Hatteras Island, North Carolina. She has more than fifty books published with over one million copies sold.

For more information, visit her website:



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2 Responses to Guest author interview with Christy Barritt

  1. maryjalford says:

    Christy, thank you so much for joining us today. I always love hearing how other writers got their start.


  2. C.C. says:

    Christy is one of my favorite authors, and my first step into Christian fiction, which grew to include Lynette Eason, Terri Blackstock, and so on. But “Hazardous Duty” was my first read in the genre! Thanks for awesome books.


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