My blog will help you discover the secret power in your story. I’m a storyteller, a writer, a published novelist and ghost writer. I serve as Director of Media Production for Andrew Wommack Ministries, manage a media school at Charis Bible College, and serve the needs of special clients through Storyline Pictures, LLC.
As a beginner, I believed my story would be a bestseller. I had overcome dramatic obstacles in my life and wanted to inspire others to do the same. I wrote an autobiography with passion and purpose but the manuscript has never been published. I’m OK with that now. I have discovered its secret power!
The secret power of my story (and yours) is in self discovery. Your story grows as you grow. Chapter by chapter, it reveals you who you really are— TO YOU! It contains the hidden seeds of your transformation and growth. But only if you pay attention. Knowing your own story will improve your life and bring the joy of living in your own skin.
You may be frustrated by failure, searching for a better life, chasing your dream, or hiding from your own amazing brilliance. God says your journey and your story are number one on His priority list. Through my blog I want to encourage you to embrace your story, know yourself better, and discover the priceless treasure you are!
A Baby in the Bathwater …
Author Stephen Bransford is driven to rescue babies from dirty bathwater. His work spans the genres of literary fiction, historical fiction, supernatural thriller, and biographical novels. He is also an accomplished ghost writer with non-fiction books selling hundreds of thousands of copies in several languages.
The son of a Pentecostal preacher, he suffered debilitating emotional damage in his youth. The process of reversing the damage rewarded him with a passion for stories of reconciliation. They are the stuff of his dreams, and the fuel behind his art form.
Award Winning Fiction
In 1984, nominated by literary critic Evelyn Oppenheimer, his first novel, Riders of the Long Road won the Texas Literary Festival Award for fiction. It was a historically accurate story written against the backdrop of the circuit riding preacher’s entry into Kentucky. (Updated and retitled KENTUCKY ROAD, the novel is available for just $2.99 on Amazon Kindle, i-book, and in all other e-book formats.)
James Michener, while writing his epic novel Texas, said Bransford was the only novelist he had read who found redeeming social value in the circuit riding preacher. Bransford took it as a compliment knowing Michener’s penchant for trashing religious figures. “There is a baby in that bathwater,” he said. “I rescued the circuit rider from the bathwater of academic prejudice.”
Reviewed in the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly and by other reviewers nationwide, Bransford has been praised as, “… a powerful writer.” His first novel was lauded as, “…compelling… engrossing… action-adventure, but more than just another adventure story.” “A deeply moving story, not only providing a graphic account of how the West was won, but of how the West’s spiritual formation came about.”
A Look Behind the Curtain
Through his website, Bransford writes about exploring one’s personal story as the key to spiritual transformation― (and the key to good writing.) He speaks publicly about it, and his blog can be found here.
– Stephen Bransford