Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mom's the Word - Blog Tour - Day 5

Getting to Know the fun side of Marilynn Griffith, author of Mom's The Word

Marilynn Griffith is the author of eight novels, mother to seven children, wife to a deacon and proof of God’s enduring mercy. One of her novels, If the Shoe Fits, served as a prop in Tyler Perry’s box office hit Why Did I Get Married? She has served as national Vice President of American Christian Fiction Writers and has served on faculty at several national writers conferences. When she’s not writing about friendship, family and faith, Marilynn blogs and speaks to women and writers.

Would you say you are an extrovert or introvert?A little of both. Extrovert for the most part.
Do you like to cook? If so, what are your favorite dishes to cook? I like to cook, but usually when I don't have to do it. My favorite time and dishes to cook are holidays, specifically Thanksgiving. I don't know what happens to me, but I just start cooking and can't stop!

What movie(s) have you watched recently that you would recommend? This is sad, but many of the movies I watch are kids movies. I haven't loved anything lately. Bolt and Madagascar 2 were probably the last movies I really cracked up laughing for.
Do you like books being turned into a movie? If so, what is your favorite book-to-movie? I'm weird. I usually like the book better than the movie. My favorite book-to-movie is probably Robert Ludlum's Bourne Identity.

If Mom's the Word was turned into a movie who would you cast to play your characters? Dyanne Thornton would be played by Gabrielle Union. Karol Simon would be played by Tisha Campbell (the curly version).
Which social networks do you enjoy the most? Facebook, Sistahfaith

What's next for you?I just finished the sequel Songs of Deliverance and am working on my first nonfiction project, SistahFaith and the community and events that go with that as well as a novella for Kensington with Angela Benson and Tia McCollors. I'm very excited about that.
About the Book
When her tall, dark, delicious husband joins their three kids in calling her “Mom,” Karol Simons has an identity crisis. Sure she loves the pint-size trio, but what’s happened to her dreams of writing a novel? Determined to have it all, she turns to her neighbor for help.

Dyanne Thornton is thrilled to stand in as Mom for three weeks so Karol can write. Bursting with baby fever, the career-woman trades her glamorous clothes and four-inch heels for the playground and potty training. She hopes to convince her reluctant husband they should start a family of their own, right away.

Everyone’s in for some big surprises…

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upwords said...

Hey Rhonda! Thanks for having me. :)

Renee Williams said...

I look forward to reading the new novella.

Ty said...


Thank you for being apart of the Mom's the Word Blog Tour. I love what you do here on Urban Christian Fiction Today!



Ty said...

I meant to add I don't know if I've ever seen Gabrielle Union and Tisha Campbell in a movie together. That would be cool!

I would love to see some AA Christian Fiction books get turned into movies. It's not the same as a book, but it's always interesting to see how a screenplay turns out.

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Man, this book sounds good! And...Marilynn, you're not weird for preferring the book over the movie. Nine times out of ten when I see a book made into a movie, I usually PREFER the book! :-)

Wanza Leftwich, The Gospel Writer said...

Gabrielle Union and Tisha Campbell? I'm coming to see Mom's the Word on the BIG SCREEN!

Rhonda McKnight said...


It was my pleasure having you. You know you UCFT is always a place you can visit.

Looking forward to the novella.


Rhonda McKnight
Secrets and Lies, coming Dec 2009

From Tia's Pen said...

Speaking of social networks..I need to finish the profile process for sistahfaith. I started and got distracted and never went back.

I'm excited about the novella, too. Can't wait!