Monday, February 28, 2011

Giveaway and Author Interview: Lady in the Mist

**this is not a book giveaway, please read to the bottom of the post for information on how to win a Lady in the Mist product.**

Welcome to Writing for Christ, Laurie Alice Eakes, it is great to have you here! Do you have an interesting fact about yourself the average reader probably doesn’t know?

This is tough to answer, since a lot about me is online and not sure how much I should share. So I’ll say this at the encouragement of a friend—I’ve been legally blind since birth, which has gotten worse due to glaucoma. When I write, I use a screen reader. I still have to type; my computer talks to me.

What surprised you the most about being a published author?

How much time I have to spend not writing, but filling out forms and marketing, even though my publisher, Baker/Revell does amazing marketing for me.

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

I prefer historical fiction, especially historical romance, and love an element of suspense.

When you aren’t writing or interacting with fans, what do you enjoy doing?

Hanging out with my husband and/or friends, talking about life and the world and everything, watching movies, traveling, going to the beach.

Do you have a nugget of writing advice that has completely changed how you view writing?

Organize. I can’t say enough about the importance of planning the story ahead. When I have to write three novels and two novellas in a year, those outlines are gold to me.

What do you enjoy most about being a published author?

I love connecting with new people and have such an opportunity to do so. It gives me the chance to tell others how amazing God has been in my life.

What do you like readers to take away from your books?

A better understanding of the love God has for us. And pure entertainment and feel good, too.

Places for readers to learn more about you?

A gazillion blogs, but I’m also on Facebook and have a web site and blog. www.lauriealiceeakes.com has a pretty lengthy bio and www.seizethechance.blogspot.com has tidbits about my life now and then.

Thank you for being with us today!

Thank you for having me.

As I mentioned at the beginning, this will be your chance to win either a mug or tote with the image of Lady in the Mist printed on it (I have one such mug and it is quite nice)



Please leave an email address. If I draw your name and there is no email, you will not win!

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~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 March 12th.

**Contest Now Closed**

25 comments:

  1. What a neat giveaway!

    I have Laurie's book at home and home to read it soon. I'm very inspired by her story. I was also surprised that she shared about the number of forms writers fill out. That was something I hadn't thought about.

    julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. what a fun giveaway!!! please count me in...a great interview/posting, too.

    i'm a follower & email subscriber, too :)

    karenk
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  3. What a neat giveaway. I love mugs and totes. Please enter me!

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  4. Sounds great!
    lgm52@hotmail.com

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  5. follow via gfc (lgm52)
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  7. I have glaucoma too so I was very happy to learn how she has a screen reader and her computer talks to her. That is very good to know if I should lose my eyesight completely. I would love to read her new book.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. I am an e-mail sbscriber.


    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. I follow this blog with Google Friends Connect.

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  10. My mother in law slowly lost her eyesight during the last 10 years of her life. I couldn't get her to use a screen reader. She read books on tape.
    Anyway,the book sounds like avery interesting read.

    dancealert at aol dot com

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  11. I follow this blog with GFC.

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  12. I'm an email subsccriber.

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  13. That is neat that you write even with being legally blind!
    martha(at)lclink(dot)com

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  14. I would love to be entered in this giveaway! I read The Lady in the Mist and it has been my favorite book this year! Loved it! Thanks for entering me:)

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  15. Follower already as well as Charity.

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  16. I would love to read this book as well.....thanks for your cool give-a-way! Really enjoying your blog!
    Joy
    ibjoy1953[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  17. Oh. wow I am reading "Lady of the Mist," right now, and I cannot say enough about how much I love this book! Tabitha, Dominick and Raleigh are so real, and this is a wonderful, suspensful, romantic novel, and I can't wait to find out what really happened to Dominick and why he is a butler indentered to the town mayor.
    Must say that I will be looking for more books by Ms. Eakes in the the very, very, near future. I cannot recommend this book enough! My friends are all nearly insane with me telling htem how much I love this book and I haven't even finished it yet!I came across this article as i am following this blog, and when I saw that it was about Ms. Eakes, I had to read it and comment. Thank you Ms.Herringshaw, for featuring Ms. Eakes, and thank you Ms. Eakes for a lovely novel that shows others the love of Jesus!

    mystery.penny@yahoo.com

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  18. Please enter me for the giveaway. I love the tote or mug idea. Great interview, I'm looking forward to reading her book! Thanks :)

    iluvmusic.18@gmail.com

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  19. What an interesting giveaway! Lady in the Mist is on my wishlist and I would love to have a mug or tote!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Colletta in PA

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  20. I forgot to say that I'm a follower!

    pepsi324[at[yahoo[dot]com

    Colletta in PA

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  21. Great interview, the book was great. belovedgraceful@bellsouth.net

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  22. I could use a tote to put my books in. That's a great prize! Count me in on the giveaway.
    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  23. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance!

    nancyecdavis At bellsouth DOT net

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  24. email subscriber

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    ***It said this contest was already closed, but it was not suppose to end until 3/12. ?????

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  25. I am a follower

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    ***Carmen sent me

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