Monday, October 25, 2010

Giveaway and Author Interview: Killing Time

Welcome to Writing for Christ, K. Dawn Byrd! Thank you for being with us today.
How long did you write before you were published?
I wrote for about two years before becoming published.  I spent an entire year prior to that studying every book I could find on the craft.
How did you come up with the idea for your story?
I've always been an avid reader and planned to write a book one day. When I began work as a counselor in a jail, I thought that would be a neat setting for the book. I began to jot down notes about the environment such as sights, sounds, and smells. Before I knew it, my heroine had formed in my mind, begging me to tell her story.

When you held that book in your hands, what was your first thought?
I haven't actually held the book. My publisher, Desert Breeze Publishing, publishes only in eformat. It's fine with me to have never held the book because I read only E. If it can't be read on my BlackBerry or Eken, I don't read it.
What are you working on now?
I'm writing the modern day story of Hosea and Gomer. I had two requests for proposals from publishers at the ACFW Conference for this manuscript. So, we'll see how it goes.
Where can readers find out more about your books?
What message(s) do you want to be clear to your readers?
In my writing, I attempt to show that God is all sufficient. Though my characters face many obstacles, God is always faithful.
What are two things that people wouldn't normally know about you as a writer and or person?
  1. I used to ride a Harley Davidson, but sold my bike in order to have more time to write.
  2. I own two hairless Chinese Crested dogs.
Thank you for being with us today.  Any final words for readers?
God loves us with an everlasting love. We're children of the King. Look up!

Here is your chance to enter to win, Dawn's novel, Killing Time. Please note that this is an ebook giveaway.

Readers to enter to win Dawn's book, 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
~Be a subscriber

And a NEW one:
Subscribe to Dawn's blog (top right hand corner on her page)

Since this is an e-book, this giveaway is open to anyone.
Contest is void where prohibited. Chances of winning are based on the number of entries and winner is draw from a non-biased third party- I am not responsible for any lost or damaged items of said prize.

Thanks for coming by to enter!
Contest closes on November 5th


  1. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

  2. Thanks for all your great giveaways!

    I'm a follower and subscriber.


  3. Thanks for your giveaways.
    I am a follower and a subscriber.
    I also subscribe to Dawn's blog.

  4. I am a follower and subscriber. Please enter me in the drawing!


  5. Please enter me!!! It looks great. :)

    I am a follower.

    I am a subscriber.

    God bless!

    ~Katie G.

    katiegalyean (at) yahoo (dot) com

  6. Having known people in prison, I would like to read your understanding of what it's like in prison for understanding purposes in helping those who are released.
    I am a follower and subscriber.
    Please enter me. Thanks!
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot coom

  7. K. Dawn Byrd, my step-daughter has been in prison for drugs and is now at a halfway house. I am praying that she has seen the light of what drugs can do to a person's life. If this book can help in any way, I would love to win Killing Time.
    I am an email subscriber, a google follower and a facebook friend.
    God Bless You!


  8. Hey! Please enter me! I haven't gotten to read any of K. Dawn's books yet. :/

    I'm a follower and subsriber to this blog.

    I'm already subscribed to K. Dawn's awesome blog!


  9. Book sounds really good. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. I would love to win this E Book:)

    chakasa58 at gmail dot com

  11. i am a follower! would love to read this book! thanks!

    neednspace at aol dot com

  12. Please include me.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  13. Thanks for the chance to win this e-book!!! I am a follower and a subscriber!


    jmschwindt at cox dot net


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