Restoring Grace

Erica’s Anger and the Stress Ball

Stress BallMy first novel underwent A LOT of changes before the final proof for publishing. (STORY HERE) When I first wrote Restoring Grace – it was over 115,000 WORDS! I did a lot of axing to get it to where it is today. One of the scenes that I cut was from chapter one. Viviane, Daphne, and Erica were waiting to get a table in the Chinese restaurant.

I was dealing with my own anger at my childhood and used a lesson God taught me for Erica. As a child psychologist, she explains about her day and how a stress ball changed the way she viewed anger.

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Grace Series, Restoring Grace

Questions & Answers with Viviane Stanton-Mays

Interviewed by Anna Christine Boulier

Hello, Viviane! Thank you for meeting with me. My readers are excited to get the chance to know you better and ask some questions about some things that weren’t included in the books.

VSM: I’m excited Anna to spend time with you, too. It feels like we’ve known each other for ages, but it’s really been since May of 2013, right?

ACB: Yes, it does seem a lifetime. I’ve always wanted to ask you about your name, Stanton-Mays. It’s very elegant.

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