Monday, April 11, 2011

Giveaway and Author Interview: Patchwork Dreams


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

My husband and I married after only knowing each other three months. We will celebrate 25 years of marriage in December 2011. I was a Christmas bride, complete with tinsel, poinsettias and twinkly lights.

What surprised you the most about being a published author?   

That it’s as hard as it is to get published.  Most unpublished people think that its write a story send it in and the publishers will be fighting to make deals.  Reality is not that way.

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?  

Reading:  I like *almost* any genre.  Beverly Lewis’ Amish fiction (plus other Amish authors), WWII romance (like Tricia Goyer), romantic suspense, women’s fiction and romance (contemporary and historical)   I like to write contemporary – never considered writing Amish fiction because I could never write as good as Beverly Lewis…but my agent encouraged me to try.  And it sold!  I’m still in shock.

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

Reading. Chatting with friends, playing with my children, playing tourist in my area or actually traveling to visit someplace new.

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

Two things, really. 1. What God has given you a passion for, He’s given you permission for.  And 2.  A writer-friend once told me she keeps a button by her computer—which stands for “Put your butt on the chair and write.”

What do you enjoy most about being a published author?  

I have an excuse to write.  Have to meet the deadlines. J

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

That God is the God of second chances. He loves you—just where you are and wants you to return to Him.

Places for readers to learn more about you?  
Thank you for being with us today!
Okay readers, here is your chance to enter to win Laura'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 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 22nd.



Contest is Now Closed

71 comments:

  1. Please enter me in contest. I really want to read this book. It sounds very good. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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  2. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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  3. Please enter me. I'm an old follower.
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  4. Please enter me...this books sounds great!
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  5. I am a follower
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  6. I'm an email subscriber
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  7. I would love to enter! I have been wanting to read this book for some time and it's perfect for my Amish challenge! Thanks for the chance.

    blessings
    Molly
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  8. +1 I am a GFC follower.

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  9. +1 I am a subscriber

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  10. +1 I follow Laura's blogs

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  11. I love reading about the Amish. Your cover of the book is very appealing and would love to read the book. Please enter me.

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  12. Please enter me. I love Amish books and as a matter of fact I just did an Amish book giveaway myself!

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  13. I am a subscriber!

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  14. please enter me thanks

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  15. gfc follower

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  17. gfc follower of Laura's blog now

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  18. I am trying to subscribe and folow Laura's blog, but it keeps freezing on me, so I will try again. Email for above comment about gfc follower and this one is:

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  19. Finally, after 4 tries, I am a gfc and a subscriber by email to Laura's blog!!:):)

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  20. Looking forward to reading this. I'm glad she was encouraged to write an Amish novel. There will never be enough!

    I'm a follower and a subscriber.

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  21. I'd really enjoy reading this. Thanks for the great giveaway.
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  23. Follow Laura's blog
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  24. I'm really excited about this book! It looks great, and I can't wait to read it! Please enter me!

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  25. I'm a follower!

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  26. I'm a subscriber!

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  27. I follow Laura's blog!

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  28. Ooh, this looks like a great book! Count me in!

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  29. Looks like a really interesting book. I'd love a chance to win it!

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  30. Love Christian & Amish Fiction - looking forward to reading this book.

    +1 I am a follower via google reader
    +1 I am a subscriber
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  31. I would love a chance to win!

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  32. I am very interested in the storyline. I want to see how the main character copes with being Amish, pregnant and not married.


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  33. I follow your blog with Google Friends Connect.


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  34. I follow your blog with an e-mail subscription.


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  35. I now follow Laura's blog.


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  36. I would love to have this book. Carman sent me to your blog and I am now following you on FB, and have subscribed to your newsletter.

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  37. Great interview. Thanks for bringing it to us Casey!

    Please enter me for the giveaway

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  38. sound fun! thanks so much! wilsondev(at)gmail.com

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  39. wilsondev(at)gmail(dot)com. GFC follower

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  40. Thank you for the interview. Would love to win this book. Juanita W
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  41. Please enter me in for a chance to win this book! I've been very interested in reading this, sounds wonderful!

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  42. I am a follower!

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  43. I am an e-mail subscriber!

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  44. This book sounds like a great one, please enter me


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  45. I follow


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  46. I get your newsletter


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  47. please count me in...thanks, casey :)

    i'm an email subscriber...and follower, too!

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  48. :D:D:D:D:D:D I'm a GFC follower and email subscriber!!! Patchwork Dreams - what a beautiful name :)

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  49. Oh thank you so much for the opportunity to be able to win this book. I have this on my wishlist. I love reading Amish books. Please enter me and thanks again and God Bless.
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  50. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  51. Hi, please enter me in the contest. I love to discover and read new Christian authors. Dana McNeely - dana.mcneely@yahoo.com

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  52. This sounds like a great book, I'd love to win it.

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  53. BTW Carman sent me!

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  54. Please enter me. :) Carman sent me.

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  55. Please enter me! I've heard good things! ;)

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  56. This book sounds incredible! I would LOVE to win this book! Thanks for the chance.

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  57. GFC Follower

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  59. I follow Laura's blog.

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  60. Please enter me!!
    I am excited about reading this book!
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  61. I would love to win a copy of this book!
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  62. I'm also a follower of Laura's blog too!
    Thanks!
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  63. I follow this blog!
    Please enter me for an extra chance.

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  64. I am an email subscriber.
    Please enter me again
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  65. Carmen sent me over for the giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. Love reading Amish fiction.
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  66. Yes please enter me into the book give away I would love to win it.




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  67. I am a email subscriber also

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  68. This sounds like a lovely book!

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  69. Book sounds great,liked what I read. Carmen sent me.

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  70. Please enter me. This book sounds like a winner.
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According to new FTC rules I must let you, the reader know, that all views shared on this blog are strictly my own. Books to review are either provided for me by the author, publisher or ones I have purchased and I am under no obligation whatsoever to present anything, but my true opinion on any product. I receive no monetary compensation for anything written on this blog. Any giveaways on this blog are provided by the author/ publisher and I am not responsible for any views they express in their work or on this site. Giveaways are void were prohibited and chances of winnng are based on the number of applicants. A random winner is draw when a book is given away.

 
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