Monday, August 9, 2010

Giveaway and Author Interview: Refuge

My guest today is author, Stephanie Gallentine, read on to find out how to win her novel!

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


Tell us a little about yourself!

Raised in North Texas, Stephanie spent much of her childhood making up stories filled with action, adventure, and angst. From the time she was a young teenager, she started scribbling those adventures down on paper.

Years later, she met and married her husband, Robert. They have two fabulous children, Heather and Andy. Now, by day, Stephanie serves up lunches in her local school cafeteria. By night, she enjoys serving up stories filled with mystery, mayhem, and salted with the often mysterious yet always miraculous hand of God in the lives of teenagers.

Her first story, Refuge, was published by Word Aflame Press and is available on the pentecostalpublishing.com website.

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

Three and a half years but two and a half of those years I was also in a critique group as well—still am. I have to give credit to their patience, encouragement, and honest critiques as I developed as a writer and still continue to develop.

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

It was one of those moments I had to get alone in a room so no one could see me squee! I can’t put the excitement into words as I turned it over in my hands, flipped through the pages. It was almost like seeing my story again for the very first time.

3: What are you working on now?

I’m finishing up a sequel to Refuge and beginning work on another YA mystery called A Name in the Stars. “While working on a genealogical school assignment, two teens discover a twelve-year-old cold case mystery involving the disappearance of identical twins and find they are searching for themselves.”

4: Where can readers find out more about your books?

http://www.stephaniegallentine.com/

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

That no matter your past secrets or your present situations, God hears and answers our prayers—although maybe not in the way we wanted. He always has our best interest at heart.

6: What is something that people wouldn't normally know about you as a writer and or person?

That sometimes in the evening, I still enjoy reading clean, well-written fanfic stories. I find them not only fun but relaxing. In fact, some of my favorite stories are fanfic as well as my favorite inspy fiction.

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

Thanks for having me and thanks for those who dropped by. It’s truly been both a pleasure and a blessing.

(sorry the photo is so small, it was all I could find on the web)

Okay readers, here is your chance to read Stephanie's novel, Refuge.

PLEASE LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS! If I draw your name and there is no email, YOU WILL NOT WIN!

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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 August 20th.

31 comments:

  1. Thanks for the interview Stephanie. I have a daughter named Stephanie, that lives in Texas. (Austin). Thanks for giving away a copy of your book. Looking forward to it.
    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  2. Thanks for the great interview..I believe God does answer all our prayers...just not how our will would like them answered.
    Please enter me!

    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  3. Please enter me...I am a follower!

    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  4. I am a subscriber

    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  5. thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  6. email subscriber :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  7. i'm a follower :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  8. Please enter me!

    Doreen
    priviesandprims@ yahoo dot com

    I am also a follower and subscriber.

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  9. Great post. Please enter me. This book sounds amazing.I am a follower
    tarenn98[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  10. Please enter me!

    I am a follower.

    pinkdaddysgirl[at]msn[dot]com

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  11. Enjoyed the interview and would love to win a copy of "Refuge." Thanks for taking the time to talk with Casey.

    Please enter me in the drawing. Casey, I am a follower of this blog and "Operation Encourage an Author."

    Blessings to you both!

    Beverly
    bgrider2@cox.net

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  12. Would love to win Reguge.

    Smiles,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  13. I am a GFC follower.

    Smiles,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  14. I am an email subscriber.

    Smiles,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  15. Thanks for this giveaway!

    allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Blog follower

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  18. Please enter me.
    naburcaw@gmail.com

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  19. I am a follower.
    naburcaw@gmail.com

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  20. I am a subscriber.
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  21. This is a new to me author and I would like to read this.

    julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Would love to win this book. My teen daughter and I will be fighting over it to see who reads it first. (This happens so often...lol)

    ~Steph
    soklad@hotmail.com

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  23. I would love to read this book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  24. The synopsis of this book is intriguing and one that I would like to read. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

    steven(dot)capell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Would love to read this--from reading the reviews on amazon, it sounds really good!

    hismercysurrounding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  27. Follower

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  28. email subscriber

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  29. Sounds like an awesome book! Please enter me!

    God bless!


    ~Katie G.

    katiegalyean (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  30. I am a follower.

    katiegalyean (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  31. I am a subscriber.

    ~Katie G.

    katiegalyean (at) yahoo (dot) com

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