Monday, March 28, 2011

Giveaway and Author Interview: Lilly's Wedding Quilt

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

Thank you so much for having me! Let’s see…I cannot swim. I know….bad mother, fearful, and should have learned by now…but there it is!

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

I love to read short stories by Flannery O’Connor.

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

“Truck drivers do not get up in the morning and say that ‘they’re not inspired’ to drive…’ So, I learned that I’m a truck driver with a pen---that’s it.

What do you enjoy most about being a published author?

 I enjoy when I can really reach someone…I’ve had a lot of response back from Lilly’s Wedding Quilt about women dealing with depression and gaining peace from the book and also about rediscovering love in relationships through God’s help.

Places for readers to learn more about you?

Fans of Kelly Long on Facebook…I’m on there a lot.  And KellyLongAmish on Twitter as well as Amish Hearts and Amish Living.
Thank you for being with us today!
 You’re so welcome! Shine on…
Okay readers, here is your chance to enter to win Kelly'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
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An EXTRA one:
Read and rate this review (you will never leave my blog, thanks!!)


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 April 9th.

86 comments:

  1. Thanks for the interview. Somehow I am always fascinated by books/movies/TV shows about the Amish. The cover of the book is pretty.

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  2. I love reading Amish stories. Please enter me in contest. Sounds like a very good book. Tore923@aol.com

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  3. I enjoy reading Amish stories. Please include me in the giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  4. +1 GFC follower
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    Thanks for the contest.
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  5. I love reading Amish stories, It's nice to read about the simple things in life.

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  6. This sounds like a wonderful story. I'd love to read it.

    +1 I follow

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  7. Please enter me. Thanks! naburcaw@gmail.com

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

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  9. I am a subscriber. naburcaw@gmail.com

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  11. Thanks for the great give away!

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    Heidi

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  12. I enjoyed the interview especially relating truck drivers to writers.

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  13. I also follow you.

    I subscribe to you.

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  14. a wonderful review...thanks for the opportunity to read this great novel.

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  15. casey, i loved your review for 'when sparrows fall' by meg moseley...i commented on your post :)

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  16. I love quilts and I've never read a book by Kelly, so please enter me.

    I am a subscriber.

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  17. I love quilts & Kelly Long books - please enter me. I am a subscriber, follower & read/rated review.

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  18. I enjoy reading Amish fiction and quilting is a huge tradition in our family. I just don't do it :)

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    +1 I rated your review & left you a comment

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I've never learned to swim either! I can for short distances... but I cannot tread water and am terrified of drowning.

    I love Amish books! Thanks for the giveaway!

    I am a follower!

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  20. I'd like to read this!

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  21. Blog follower.

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  23. I read and rated the review.

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  24. Definitely want to win this one!!!

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  25. I enjoyed Kelly's first book, and I'd love a chance to win this one! :)

    And Kelly, great simple writing advice! :)

    ~Amber

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  26. please enter me thanks


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  27. email subscriber

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  29. ranked your review

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  30. Great interview and the book sounds like one I would read again and again.

    Warmly,
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  31. Interesting interview. Would love to read this book.

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  32. I'm a follower

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  33. I'm a subscriber

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  34. I'd love to read this! wilsondev@gmail.com

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  35. I'm a follower and I read and rated the review. That books sounds good too by the way.
    I really enjoyed Kelly Long's first book in the series "Sarah's Garden," and can't wait to read this one!

    Thanks,

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  36. Thank you for the interview with Kelly Long and the book giveaway. "Lilly's Wedding Quilt" sounds interesting since Kelly said it deals with depression. A family member struggles with this.
    I am a subscriber.
    I am also a follower of your blog.

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  37. I'd so love to read this book!!! :D

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  38. I'm a follower xD

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  39. I've been a subscriber since I-don't-know-when but I haven't regretted the decision!!

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  40. and finally, I've rated your review!!! I really liked it! :D

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  41. I'm a follower too! Thanks! wilsondev@gmail.com

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  42. I am an email subscriber (1)
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  43. I love Amish fiction. Would love to have this one!
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  44. I am a follower
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  45. I rated your blog
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  46. I am a subscriber
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  47. I would love to win this book. I love reading about the Amish. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  49. Public follower on Google Friend Connect. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  50. Sounds like a great story! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  51. +1 I'm a follower!!

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  52. +1 I am an e-mail subscriber!

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  53. I read and rated your review! :-)

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  54. + please enter me

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  55. I love a good book. Enter me in the contest please

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  56. Please enter me in for a chance to win!

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  57. Follower!

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  59. Hi Casey...I'm not a blogger, but an avid reader and I love all the wonderful book blogs I subscribe too, including yours. Thank you for the entry, and hope that I can be included in your giveaway. I really enjoy Amish fiction, its so inspiring, and they are such humble people. I live in an area in OH where they are our neighbors and have friends that are Amish.

    Have a blessed day!

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  60. I am a follower
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    I rated this review and now...
    I would love to win this book!

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  61. I forgot to mention that Carman sent me!

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  62. I would love to win a copy. became a subscriber. :)

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  63. I would love to read this book.

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  64. This book sounds good. Please enter me into the giveaway. Thanks. Carman sent me.

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  65. Please enter me! I've heard great things about this book. :)

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  66. Hello I have really enjoyed reading your books. Thanks so much for the opportunity to be able to win one. Keep up the great work and many blessings.
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  67. Your blog is beautiful! I love the layout! I'm a member over at Amish Living and follow Kelly on facebook, but I would love to win her book! Thanks!

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  68. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!
    I would love to win!
    Many Blessings and Smiles:)
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  69. I am a GFC follower:)
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  70. I am an email subscriber:)
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  71. I rated your review:)
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  72. Please include me in this contest would love to win this book. Thank you for allowing us to be able to win this book. angelsofmyeye(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  73. Thanks for entering me in the drawing. I am a subscriber!

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  74. I enjoyed your review and I rated it! I am also a new subscriber (email)and I am a follower and I would love to have a chance at winning one of your books!Deb Hardt hardt09@comcast.net Tks!han

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  76. I have seen this book in the stores and it looks like one I would like to read. I signed up for your newsletter as I enjoy Amish books, and Historical Christian Romance books.
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  77. Hello - my mom and I are both fans of Amish fiction. I look forward to reading this book. I am signed up to be a follower and for the newsletter as well.

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  78. I love reading Amish stories and would love to win a copy of Lilly's Wedding Quilt. Thank you for the chance.

    I am a GFC follower.

    I am an email subscriber.

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  79. This sounds like a wonderful book. I live fairly close to a group of Amish folks and we visit there at least once a month. I love the fact that my children (now teenagers) have seen that you don't have to have electricity to live..you don't have to have all the "necessities" of life to live.

    I'm so looking forward to reading these books. They look like such an inspiration!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  80. Please enter me! It sounds like a terrific book. :)

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  81. would love to win. thanks, tmason2475@aol.com

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  82. followed, subscribed, and read+rated :)

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  83. Looking forward to reading Kelly's book. Please enter me in the contest.
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  84. I would love to read this book.I am a follower.wlworkman[at]backroads[dot]net

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  85. Book sounds great. Carmen sent me.

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  86. Was a winner selected yet?

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