Monday, November 8, 2010

Giveaway and Author Interview: Where Hearts Are Free

Welcome to Writing for Christ, Golden Keyes Parson! Thank you for being with us today.
Thank you so much for having me, Casey. I am honored.
Tell us a little about yourself!
            My husband, Blaine, and I retired a couple of years ago to Central Texas to be near our family. We had spent the last 18 years pastoring a church in Northern New Mexico. We have three grown daughters and eight grandchildren. I am a two-time cancer survivor.
How long did you write before you were published?
            A long time! I actually grew up in a family of writers and newspaper editors, so it was a natural avenue for me. I always expressed myself better in writing than verbally, although I am now a professional speaker as well. But I think what you are asking is how long did it take me to get published after pursuing writing in a serious manner—that would be ten years.
When you held that first book in your hands, what was your first thought?
            I thought, “How beautiful!” And seeing it on the shelves in bookstores was just as singular an experience for me. To see one’s name alongside authors that you have admired is incredible.
What are you working on now?
            I just finished my next book which will be out in Sept 2011. It is set during the Civil War in Texas. We don’t have a title for it yet.
Where can readers find out more about your books?
            On my web site www.goldenkeyesparsons.com and my blog www.goldenkeyesparsons.blogspot.com
What message(s) do you want to be clear to your readers?
            That God is faithful and will always make a way for us if we dare to trust Him.
What are two things that people wouldn't normally know about you as a writer and or person?
1.      I am also an ordained pastor, and as such started out writing non-fiction—general inspiration books, a book on marriage, Bible studies—but I never could land a contract. Then I stumbled upon my family genealogy and wanted to tell their story. I realized that God’s truths can be embedded in fiction and be perhaps more palatable than in a non-fiction book.
2.      Also, I am very shy J
Thank you for being with us today.  Any final words for readers?
            I hope my books will bless you. Readers should know that my novels are not what one would call a “gentle” read. They are a bit more gritty, as they deal with real life and how God can redeem those situations. Although they are billed as historical romance, there’s lots of action and intrigue, and men are enjoying them as well as women.

Okay readers, here is your chance to enter to win Golden's latest novel, Where Hearts Are Free.

Please leave an email adddress! 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:
"Like" my Bug's Beads Jewelry Page on Facebook (contest details there to!)


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 November 19th.

69 comments:

  1. That i a gorgeous cover! :D Please enter me!

    I'm a follower.
    I'm a subscriber.
    I like Bug's Beads on FB.

    pinkdaddysgirl[at]msn[dot]com

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  2. Okay - I'm LOVING the cover of this book!! Oh my goodness! And Golden writes such intriguing stories! WOW!
    I'd LOOOOOVE to win!
    pepperbasham(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. I'm a sucker for period covers, this one is beautiful.
    rmjagears AT gmail DOT com

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  4. This beautiful cover caught me eye! I would LOVE to read this book!

    parisakins@gmail.com

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  5. I think this has already been said - but the cover is beautiful!!! I love it!!! :-D Please enter me into the contest, I'd love a chance at winning this lovely book!

    legacy1992(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. What a pretty name Golden! I like it!
    Please include me in this drawing.


    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  7. I am a follower.


    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  8. I am a subscriber.


    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  9. I've heard so many great things about Golden's books, I would love to read one! Enter me :)

    homesteading[at]charter[dot]net

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  10. I'm a follower and subscriber of your blog.

    homesteading[at]charter[dot]net

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  11. Of course, I love your Bugs Beads on Facebook :)

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  12. What an absolute beautiful cover. Would love to be entered into your giveaway to win a copy. Thank you for the chance.

    Smiles,
    Cindy W.

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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. How fun is the cover? I love the expression on the heroine's face!

    I'll be looking for this one in book stores. Hope I can find it up here in Canada!

    Best of luck with your writing.

    Cheers,
    Sue

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  16. Sounds like a great book - and I love the cover! Thanks for the giveaway! And thanks to Carman for sending me your way!

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  17. count me in! i am a follower and a subscriber and i love the cover of this book!

    sheree
    neednspace[at]aol[dot]com
    booknroll.blogspot.com

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  18. What a nice interview, Golden sounds lovely. How interesting to be an ordained pastor and a writer! I will echo many other that I love the cover. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I really like the cover of this book; it makes me want to see what is inside.
    I'd love a chance to win a copy. I am a follower and a subscriber.
    Thanks.
    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  20. I wasn't going to put my name in but, who knows, I might win this time! And the cover is lovely! Thanks, Casey! reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

    + subscriber
    + GFC follower
    + "liked" Bugs Beads already

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  21. This book looks great. Love the cover, it makes you want to read the book! Would love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.
    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  22. I am a follower and email subscriber. I liked Bugs Beads on facebook. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. It sounds really good. Tore923@aol.com

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  23. I love the cover. Please enter me

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  24. I'm a follower

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  25. I'm a subscriber

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  26. Being a cancer survivor twice certainly gives Golden a blessed message from God for all of us!
    I would love to read this book!
    Thanks for the great interview and chance to win:)
    I am a follower
    I am a subscriber
    I am a fan on FB
    BLESSINGS!

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  27. Thank you for the wonderful interview and giveaway. I would love to read this book! :)

    showcasesisters at gmail dot com

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  28. Please enter me. I'd love to win!

    I'm a follower and a subscriber.

    Doreen
    priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

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  29. I really enjoyed your talk with Golden and can't wait to read her new book coming out in 2011. I love anything about the Civil War.
    I'd also love to read When Hearts Are Free...it looks like a really good book. Love the cover!
    Please add me to the giveaway...thank you.

    I'm a subscriber of your blog.

    Many Blessings,
    Sandee61

    Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

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  30. Love this book cover. thanks for a chance to win the book

    +1 gfc follower
    +1 email subscriber

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  31. Thanks for the chance to win this book. Looks like a great book.

    jenmmcclure(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Jennifer

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  32. I follow you with Google Reader.

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  33. I would love to win this book!

    leanniegehrke(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. I already follow your blog.

    I already subscribe to your blog.

    And I just went and "liked" your page on FB.

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  35. Love the cover! Please enter me! Thanks!! I follow via e mail.
    jackie.smithATdishmailDOTnet

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  36. I have a feeling the story is just as wonderful as the cover.

    + 1 I am an e-mail subscriber of your
    blog.

    + 1 I am a GFC follower of Writing for Christ.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  37. I've heard wonderful things about Where Hearts Are Free, please include me in the drawing. Thanks!
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  38. I'm a follower.
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  39. I'm a subscriber.
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  40. Where Hearts Are Free sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

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  41. I'm a subscriber.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

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  42. I am a GFC follower of Writing for Christ.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

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  43. I am excited to read this book.
    I am a follower and a subscriber too.
    wsmarple/at/gmail/dot/com

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  44. Love the cover of the book!! Sounds like a good read also!!!

    Thank you for a chance to win!

    I am a follower

    Jennifer

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  45. would love to read this fabulous novel...thanks for the chance :)

    i'm a subscriber and follower.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  46. This book looks really great. I have wanted to read it for a little while now. Thank you so much! I am a follower.
    April
    apeygirl at gmail dot com

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  47. Golden's interview shows her integrity. I like what she said about her writings being more gritty and honest than a "gentle" read. Her book appeals to my reading appetite and the cover is lovely. Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to win Golden's story. I hope I win!

    Sharing Christ's Love,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  48. I am a GFC follower of this blog. Thank you for this giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  49. I am a subscriber. Thank you for this giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  50. I'm a follower and I've subscribed.

    And Carmen Sent Me!

    perhapsthatsridiculous at gmail dot com

    Savanah

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  51. I just love the cover of this book and would love to read it. Please enter me.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  52. I loved your interview. I am also a ordained minister-retired. I didn't think I would ever retire, my minister was to women. My health is where I can't travel, drive or get around very good. I still minister in Sunday School, just not in the same way. I would love to win your book. Thanks for giving me the chance. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  53. I subscribe by e-mail. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  54. I follow on GFC. Thanks for the extra entries. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  55. I "like" your Bugs Beads page on Facebook. I forgot to say that Carmen sent me.

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  56. I noticed this is book two of the series? Is okay to read out of order? Thanks for the chance to win!

    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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  57. I'm a subscriber =)

    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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  58. I have to agree with everyone else who said they loved the cover of the book because I too find it eye catching. Count me in!
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  59. Please enter me in the drawing for this book!
    I love to read historical Christian fiction!
    Thank you!
    Lisa
    storyreader617@gmail.com

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  60. Please enter me. Many thanks for offering the contest. I also linked to it via my weekly contest page:
    http://bit.ly/9fgUua

    keiki [dot] hendrix [@] gmail [dot] com

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  61. Would love to win. Thank you for the opportunity!!

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  62. Looks like an interesting book.
    Hope I win. Carolyn
    sclew514@yahoo.com

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  63. I just found Christian fiction a few months ago and just can't get enough to read. Thanks to all the great writers for these books.

    I would love to win. Thanks for opportunity to enter.

    I am GFC Follower
    I am email subscriber

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  64. I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance.

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  65. Follower

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  66. subscriber

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  67. I like Bug's Beads on FB

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  68. Your first impression of a book is the cover...true, we are not to JUDGE a book by the cover, but a great cover helps...and this one is a winner...not to mention I would love to read the book!
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  69. Thanks for including me in the drawing.

    Pegg
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