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Monday, June 14, 2010
Giveaway and Author Interview: Her Abundant Joy
Welcome to Writing for Christ!
Tell us a little about yourself!
When Lyn Cote became a mother, she gave up teaching, and while raising a son and a daughter, she began working on her first novel. Long years of rejection followed. Finally in 1997, Lyn got "the call." Her first book, Never Alone, was chosen by Steeple Hill for the new Love Inspired romance line. Since then, Lyn has had over twenty-five novels published. In 2006 Lyn's book, Chloe, was a finalist for the RITA, one of the highest awards in the romance genre. Lyn’s brand “Strong Women, Brave Stories,” always includes three elements: a strong heroine who is a passionate participant in her times, authentic historical detail and a multicultural cast of characters. Lyn also features stories of strong women both from real life and true to life fiction on her blog http://strongwomenbravestories.blogspot.com/ Lyn also can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads. Drop by and "friend or follow" her. Now living her dream of writing books at her lake cottage in northern Wisconsin, Lyn hopes her books show the power of divine as well as human love.
Her latest release is Her Abundant Joy, the final book in her Texas Star of Destiny series, to purchase drop by her website or blog http://strongwomenbravestories.blogspot.com/ .
1: How long did you write before you were published?
My daughter was 14 months old when I started my first ms. And when I received the CALL in June 1997, she was just about to enter high school. Of course, most of those years were in the Dark Ages before the Internet. In those dark years, an author living out in the Midwest had limited ways of getting the market information needed to make headway. I wonder if the upcoming authors now, understand just how good they've got it? BTW, I just posted my 12th Annual Christian Fiction Market Update on my website.
2: When you held that first book in your hands, what was your first thought?
The long years of hard work were all worth it. (Even though I didn't care for the cover!)
3: What are you working on now?
4: Where can readers find out more about your books?
I just updated my website http://www.lyncote.net/ and I have a blog http://strongwomenbravestories.blogspot.com/ . I'm also on Shoutlife, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, eharlequin.com and GoodReads. If you can't find me, you're not looking very hard!
5: What message(s) do you want to be clear to your readers?
I believe in the hope God provides. That is the underlying theme in all my writing.
6: What are two things that people wouldn't normally know about you as a writer and or person?
I'm a great cook and I knit.
Thank you for being with us today. Any final words for readers?
Well, I want them to read my books, love them and tell everybody they know about them--What else??? GRIN
Okay readers, here is your chance to be entered to win Lyn's latest book, Her Abundant Joy.
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Contest is only open in the U.S. and void where prohibited. Chances of winning are based on the number of entries and winner is draw from a non-biased third party- Random.org. I am not responsible for any lost or damaged items for said prize.
Thanks for coming by to enter! Contest ends on June 26th.
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