Monday, April 25, 2011

Giveaway and Author Interview: Driven

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

I hate to fly. Seriously hate it. Nightmares, crying like a baby, yelping with each plane jiggle…yup that’s me. I didn’t always hate it. In fact I enjoyed it up until a flight home from Florida flew over a tornado. Right over the top of the storm system. Not only was the flight bumpy, but we dropped a hundred feet at one point. Babies were screaming, the stewardess fell in the aisle and the lights blinked off (did I mention it was nighttime). Scary Larry!  

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

I love to write YA. There’s nothing like inspiring the next generation. Besides, they are far more willing to go places which makes writing young adult stories such fun! It’s also my favorite genre to read too. Probably because I never truly grew up J.

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

Don’t let the weaknesses you have stop you from writing. Make them propel your stories to new heights. And while you’re at it, don’t be afraid to try something new. Have a character do something out of character, just to see what would happen. Who knows, you might just like where it takes you.

What do you enjoy most about being a published author?

I love knowing it’s not based on any spectacular thing I did, but on God’s hand working the road to publication. How cool is that. It’s one of those occasions I look back on when I can’t seem to hear God in my everyday life.  A clear reminder He’s there and working, whether I know/sense it or not!

Places for readers to learn more about you?
Thank you for being with us today!
Thank you for having me. It’s been such fun J.


Okay readers, here is your chance to enter to win Shellie's book.
Please leave an email address. If I draw your name and there is no email, you will not win!

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Contest is in the U.S. only and is 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 May 6th.

***Contest is Now Closed***


18 comments:

  1. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Sounds very good. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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  2. This is a new author to me, but her book sounds really good! Thanks for the great interview!
    I'm a follower!
    I would love to be entered into the giveway!
    kari_linder at hotmail dot com

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  3. Knowing all the different YA books out there, it's nice to be able to pass along clean YA books. Please enter me.

    I'm a follower and subscriber.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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  4. Please enter me in the drawing. I'd like to read this book then would pass it to my granddaughter.

    lgm52@hotmail.com

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  5. Sounds like a great book! I've been wanting to read it(:

    parisakins@gmail.com

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  6. Please enter me. I'd enjoy reading this.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  7. I am a follower.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  8. Love hearing of authors I am not familiar with yet who write for the Christian fiction market. I would love to win, I follow your blog and will tweet and FB too. Thanks for sharing.
    Terri
    terri-forehand@gmail.com

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  9. please enter me in your giveaway, casey....thanks :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  10. i'm a follower :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  11. i'm an email subscriber, too ;)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  12. Thanks Casey for bringing us this great interview!

    I have heard so much about this book all over the blogoshpere.

    Please enter me

    crazi.swans at gmail dot com

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  13. The reviews I've read of this book are great...sounds like a wonderful read. Thanks for offering a copy for giveaway
    Blessings.....Joy
    ibjoy1953{at]yahoo[dot]com

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  14. The reviews I've read of this book are great...sounds like a wonderful read. Thanks for offering a copy for giveaway
    Blessings.....Joy
    ibjoy1953{at]yahoo[dot]com

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  15. I had a drop in a flight over Boston last year in a plane, and it was pretty scary! I feel for this author who had this experience over a tornado!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  16. GFC follower

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  17. Email subscriber

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  18. Thank you for all your kind words and for entering. Congratulations Kari:D. And Meridith, it was a moment that brought me very close to God:).

    Thank you, Casey for letting me visit and for being so kind and gracious.

    Happy Mother's Day Weekend, everyone!

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