Monday, December 20, 2010

Giveaway and Author Interview: Legendary Space Pilgrims

Welcome to Writing for Christ, Grace Bridges! It is good to have you here!
How long did you write before you were published?
Forever, lol. I began scribbling down stories as a kid aged nine or so. They were science fiction too, with as much page space given to illustrations as text! I still have that book today.
When you held that first book in your hands, what was your first thought?
That the hard work starts now. It is true of any publishing effort, but most definitely in independent publishing, that putting the thing out there is just the very beginning of a book’s journey even though so much work has gone before to get it to that point.
What are you working on now?
Adding a subplot and extra villains to the finished first draft of CyberDublin, a near-future cyber-mystery; slogging along on Godspeed, which is the sequel to my first book, Faith Awakened; and regular monthly episodes of my superhero serial Comet Born which appears at Digital Dragon magazine: http://bit.ly/d1sQFG
Where can readers find out more about your books?
Legendary Space Pilgrims: On a planet that has never seen the sun, a harvester hears a Voice from beyond. It's time to leave the oatfield. Mario and Caitlin escape the mind control of Planet Monday, following the Voice to unknown worlds where wonders and challenges await. http://www.splashdownbooks.com/legendaryspacepilgrims.html
Faith Awakened: A computer technician gets more than she bargains for when she plunges herself and her companions into virtual-reality cryogenic stasis to escape a raging virus. http://www.splashdownbooks.com/faithawakened.html
And I have a list of all my stuff here, including various short stories available free online: http://bit.ly/cgBduY
What message(s) do you want to be clear to your readers?
I don’t want to be too specific about that. I think it can and should be different for everyone. If I enjoy writing it, and someone enjoys reading it in whatever way it meets them, then I’ve done my job.
What are two things that people wouldn't normally know about you as a writer and or person?
I find it very tough to write at home. Mostly I have to go elsewhere to be productive. Maybe it’s something about handwriting in a notebook?
And: right now it’s summer in New Zealand and hot enough that I’m thinking about a quick trip to the beach J which is also a great place to write.
Thank you for being with us today.  Any final words for readers?
I would encourage you to take a look at science fiction, even if you don’t usually read science fiction. Legendary Space Pilgrims is in fact more akin to Pilgrim’s Progress than Star Wars, and more about the people than any technology that may be necessary for getting them from place to place. Why not let your imagination be expanded?
Readers, here is your chance to win Grace's book, Legendary Space Pilgrims.

Please leave an email adddress! 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 December 31st.

25 comments:

  1. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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  2. please enter me thanks

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  3. I'm follower

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  4. email subscriber too

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  5. Oooh, I'd love to read a Christian Science Fiction book! Thanks for the opportunity to win this book ~

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  6. And I'm a follower! :)

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  7. Hello! Please enter me for this exciting looking book!

    I am already a follower and a subscriber =) *Thanks*

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    Have a Merry Christmas!
    ~Grace

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  8. I'd like to enter please.
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  9. I follow via GFC
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  11. I believe Grace and I were in a critique group together. Don't know if this book was the one we were critiquing, but I like the idea of a space Pilgrim's Progress. Please enter me in the contest.
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  12. This sounds like an interesting book! Thanks for the chance.

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  15. I like the mix up of science and faith. Would love to read this. I am a GFC follower: MarthaE
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  16. I forgot to say that "Carmen sent me." :)

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  17. I would love to win this book and read it. It's unlike anything I've read before and I'm really trying to broaden my horizons in 2011.

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  18. Looks like a great read. Please enter me.

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  19. I am a GFC follower.

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  20. Please enter me.
    Charlotte
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  21. I am a follower.
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  23. Please enter me!
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  24. I am a follower.

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