Monday, July 12, 2010

Giveaway and Author Interview: Gallimore

My guest today is debut author, Michelle Griep. Please read to the end to find out how to enter to win her novel, Gallimore!

Welcome to Writing for Christ! Thank you for being with us today.


Tell us a little about yourself!
Dare I be so bold as to call myself an author? Being that I'm one of those freaks who attended poetry workshops instead of summer camp during my formative years, yes, I will. While other teens busied themselves throwing parties when their parents weren't home, I was the nerd holed up in my room with pen and paper.


1: How long did you write before you were published?

I’ve been writing since I first discovered Crayolas and blank wall space. After I took to using regular paper, it was about 7 years to get my first novel published, 2 years for an article.

2: When you held that first book in your hands, what was your first thought?

Whoops. I think I just peed my pants. Followed by wow…what a gorgeous cover!

3: What are you working on now?

I’m finishing up a historical set in 1795 England. It’s about lies, insanity, and if that weren’t variety enough, I made the hero an opium addict.
4: Where can readers find out more about your books?
Visit my website at http://www.mmgriep.com/

5: What message(s) do you want to be clear to your readers?

To draw attention to the amazing, all-powerful, and holy God that loves us so much, He died for us.

6: What are two things that people wouldn't normally know about you as a writer and or person?

My dad’s name was Epaphras. Seriously. And in my natural habitat, I’m a complete introvert.

Thank you for being with us today. Any final words for readers?

Vocatus atque non vocatus, deus aderit – bidden or unbidden, God is present.

Okay, readers here is your chance to enter to win this debut novel, Gallimore.

Here is how you can enter...

PLEASE LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS! If I draw your name and there is no email, YOU WILL NOT WIN!
For extra entries:
~Be a follower
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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 July 24th.

51 comments:

  1. Gallimore has been on my wish list, it sounds like a wonderful summer escape to another world. Please include me in the drawing, thanks!
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  2. I'm a follower.
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  3. I would love to read Gallimore, a book about a Castle and a lesson in forgiveness and love.
    I am an email subscriber and Google follower.

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  4. I'm a subscriber.
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  5. This book sounds great!Love the cover. Count me in on the giveaway
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  6. I love books set in this time period.
    Thanks for offering it.
    I am a follower and a subscriber.
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  7. I'd love to read this book. Please enter me. I'm a subscriber on Google Reader. Thanks.


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  8. This book looks very good. I haven't heard of it before. Please count me in! I'm a Google Reader subscriber.
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  9. I'm a follower and a subscriber and a very fast reader, so I love to win books!

    blessings,
    Doreen
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  10. Covers like this automatically make me want to read a book! (I know, I shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but this one is great!)
    :) Please enter me. I'm a follower and a subscriber.

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  11. This is the first I've seen this book and author. It is going on my wishlist right away.

    Thank you!

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    I'm a follower.

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  12. I forgot to put my e-mail.
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  13. I am so tempted to enter this contest, as I lent out my copy of this book during fall semester and have not seen it since then. :(

    HOWEVER, I loved this book so much that I know I should let someone else read it!!! I started this book on a Saturday afternoon and finished it on Sunday--I simply COULD NOT put it down! It's a fabulous story, and I'm so thrilled that Michelle is writing another historical!!! When is it coming out?!

    Sorry for getting carried away, but I simply had to throw my two cents in. ;)

    ~Amber

    P.S. That cover is even more gorgeous when it's in your hands--believe me! :D

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  14. thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel :)

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  15. email subscriber :)

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  16. I love to read books like this one and would like to win it. Thanks for the entry! ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  17. I subscribe by e-mail Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  18. Public follower on GFC Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  19. I love debut novels and this one looks fantastic. The cover art is beautiful I must add Gallimore to my MUST READ list. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

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  20. I am a follower.

    Smiles & Blessings,
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  21. I am an email subscriber.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

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  22. Greetings,
    Sounds like a super book. Would love to read it.
    I'm a follower
    and subscribe to your RSS feed.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Trinity Rose

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  23. Wowzer! I am overwhelmed at all the comments you kiddies wrote. Thanks for the kind words, readers. I wish I could send each of you a free copy, but at the moment, I don't have that many on my shelf. Good luck!

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  24. Wow, I've had this book on my wishlist for ages now! I WANT it! :-P

    Also please don't tell your Dad but his name has to be the craziest I've ever heard! That's cool though. Seriously.

    I look forward to your next book too! I love me some historicals! And the hero is an opium addict? WOW!!! Do you know when it's releasing?
    hehehe

    XOXO~ Renee
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  25. Hi,

    Pls enter me and thanx for hosting.

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  26. i am a follower

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  27. I am also a subscriber

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  28. I would love to win this, thanks for the great giveaway!

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  29. I follow
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  31. Count me in! I would love this book! Thanks

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  32. I'm a follower!

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  33. This books looks and sounds really, really good! Thank you for the fun interview. Please enter my name to the giveaway...I'd be happy as a clam to win this one.
    Thank you!

    Blessings,
    Sandee61

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  34. I subscribe to your blog (email).


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  35. This sounds very good. Thanks!
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  36. I love the book cover

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  37. I would love to read Gallimore. I have been sent by Carman. Enjoyed the interview. She's funny.

    I am a follower.
    I am a subscriber.

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  38. Count me in, please!

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  39. I am a follower :) Thanks for this opportunity! The book sounds great! :)

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  40. Oooo, a medieval! Gallimore has been on my wishlist for awhile too! :)
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  41. this looks great thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  42. Would love to read this book sounds great dessie95mae@gmail.com

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  43. some say don't judge a book by it's cover but that is what attracts me to a book i'd love to read.

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  44. I am a follower



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  45. Enjoyed your interview! I must ask thought, what is the origin of your father's name, Epaphras? Thank you for your final words, something to always remember.

    Please enter me in the drawing.

    Blessings,
    Beverly
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  46. This book sounds really interesting. Thanks for the chance.

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  48. I'm a follower

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  51. Sounds like a great book. I would love to be entered.
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