Monday, May 2, 2011

Giveaway and Author Interview: Deep Trouble

Welcome to Writing for Christ Mary Connealy, it is great to have you here!


Mary Connealy writes fun and lively romantic comedy with cowboys for the inspirational market. She is the author of the successful Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages, and Sophie's Daughters series. She is a Rita Award and Christy Award finalist. She lives on a ranch in Nebraska with her husband and has four grown daughters and two spectacular grandchildren (pictures available upon request).

Onto the interview...
Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

For some reason lately I’m crazy for Regency romances. I’ve always liked them okay but lately that’s almost all I’m reading, with the exception of some favorite authors who write outside that genre. I wonder what’s up with that? I have no desire to write them. I’m just really enjoying the witty repartee in the Regencies. In my cowboy romances, my heroes tend to answer questions with a grunt. Which I love writing, because I love the attitude or the cowboy. As for writing, I am romantic comedy with cowboys. Historical romance in a Stetson.

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

I think the best, most fundamental advice I have been given and that I give now, is to keep writing. Write every day. Open that document and make forward progress. Yes, study, take classes, enter contests, submit work to agents and editors, attend conferences, make contacts, join a critique group, read great writing blogs like Seekerville………….but none of it is worth a thing if you don’t put words on the page. Write.

What do you enjoy most about being a published author?

I love everything about being a published author……..well, maybe not so much with the public speaking. But I’ve found something of a comfort level with it. Yeesh. But everything. The first creation process, the revisions, the editors I’ve worked with, the people I’ve met and the places I’ve gotten to go. It’s all amazing and wonderful.

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 Mary's latest release: Deep Trouble

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


For extra entries:
~Be a follower
~Be a subscriber


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 May 13th.

71 comments:

  1. Thanks for this chance to win - Mary's my favorite!

    kvbwrites(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Loved Wrangler in Petticoats. Looking forward to this one, too. Please include me in drawing.

    Lisa Carter
    Sweet Tea with a Slice of Murder
    lisa@lisacarterauthor.com

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  4. Please include me in the drawing! I'm a subscriber and a follower :)

    bharbin07[at]gmail[dot]com

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I love Mary's books!
    They are so fun. I just got Sharpshooter in Petticoats the other day!
    This book looks and sounds great!
    (I am a follower, and a subscriber.)
    dymesich(at)juno(dot)com

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  6. I love Mary's books and would love to win this one. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you.


    wfnren at aol dot com

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  7. I have not read any of Mary Connealy's books so would love to try one!

    gravesok@gmail.com

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  8. I'd love to read this author that is new to me!
    lgm52@hotmail.com

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  9. I'd love to read this author that is new to me!
    lgm52@hotmail.com

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  10. I'm a follower
    lgm52@hotmail.com

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  11. I'm an email subscriber
    lgm52@hotmail.com

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  12. Please add me in the drawing.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway - I love Mary's books.

    I am a follower & a subscriber.

    Elaine rejordan79@msn.com

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  14. Thanks for having me on, Casey. Thank you for all the kind words in the comments. And for those of you who havent' read one of my books, a goo dplace to start might be Cowboy Christmas because it is on SUPER SALE on cbd.com And Cowboy Christmas is a series with Deep Trouble, although the books stand alone completely. I just loved Gabe, a secondary character in Deep Trouble and wanted to give him a happily ever after.
    Cowboy Christmas is selling for less than three dollars on cbd.
    Good grief you spend that on a cup of coffee that lasts ten minutes.

    Cowboy Christmas

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  15. Hey Case and Mare, great interview!! Love your comment about the witty repartee of regencies and how your cowboy heroes usually just grunt -- too funny!!! Well, if that's true, I can assure everyone that nobody provides sexier grunts than Mary Connealy in her heroes!!

    And I noticed several commenters saying they've not read Mary yet. HOLY COW, I hope one of you wins because EVERYBODY needs to read Mary -- she was voted #2 Historical Fiction Author after Francine Rivers in the Family Fiction Readers' Choice Awards for 2011!!

    Hugs,
    Julie

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  16. Thanks for offering this wonderful book. I would love to win it. The reviews sound wounderful!
    Blessings.....Joy
    ibjoy1953{at]yahoo[dot]com

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  17. This book sounds great!
    Em
    embassie@hotmail.com

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  18. I love Mary's cowboys and I'm super excited to read this!

    Mary I love regency's too and I totally think you could write a story featuring your cowboy and a Regency heroine, just have him travel back in time!! Hahaha I'm just kidding, I'm on a time travel kick. I just finished Michelle Griep's, Undercurrent and I'm in the midst of Diana Gabaldon's, Outlander. :-P

    +1 follower
    +1 Subscriber

    XOXO~ Renee C.
    steelergirl83atgmaildotcom

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  19. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for a chance to win a book by Mary! She is a great author!!

    I am a follower
    I am an email subscriber!

    kcmelone(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Thanks for the giveaway! Please sign me up. Mary is one of my favorite authors!
    -Emily
    hendrickson_emily(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. I'm a GFC follower! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    amanda38401 at gmail dot com

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  22. Thanks so much for the chance to win Mary's latest book! Would love to read this one. : )

    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  23. +1 I am a follower

    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  24. +1 I am an email subscriber

    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  25. Love the cover! Looks like a great book!

    I'm a follower.
    I'm a suscriber.

    parisakins@gmail.com

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  26. If anyone wants to try one of my books for a really reasonable price. Cowboy Christmas, the first book in the series that includes Deep Trouble is on super sale on CBD.com

    Cowboy Christmas Only $2.99

    C'mon, you'd spend that on a cup of coffee that'd last you ten minutes!

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  27. Oops, I see I already said that before.
    Duh! :) I knew it sounded familiar.

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  28. Wonderful giveaway!
    New follower - Loves2Read
    New subscriber - lovez2read@comcast.net

    email - lovez2read@comcast.net

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  29. I enjoyed every book I've read of Mary's, even the ones without cowboys (but still with the humor--"Nosy in Nebraska.") Thanks for the interview with Mary and for the opportunity to win "Deep Trouble."

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  30. I forgot to mention I'm a follower and a subscriber also.
    I've read "Cowboy Christmas" and thoroughly enjoyed it so I really want to read "Deep Trouble." It did take me awhile to figure out if Gabe was a character to like or not, but I did end up liking him. It will be fun to continue his story.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  31. I would love to read a Mary Connealy Regency. But then, I was also the one who thought a Mary Connealy paranormal would be good too. LOL.

    I guess that means I'll read everything you write.

    :)

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  32. Love to be included in this giveaway.
    thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  33. email subscriber

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  34. gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  35. I love funny. I love cowboys. I LOVE Mary Connealy's work! Would love to win a copy of her book. Thank you for the chance.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  36. Thanks Casey for featuring Mary! Great interview.

    Mary, I'm a fan of regency romances as well! Who knows maybe you'll write one someday!

    Please enter me

    crazi.swans at gmail dot com

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  37. One of my favorite authors! Hoping I win!!!

    I'm a follower.

    I'm a subscriber.

    Doreen
    priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

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  38. Would love to be entered for Mary's new book......she is such a great writer!! Thanks!!!
    jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

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  39. I'm an E mail subscriber!!
    jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

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  40. Hey - stopped over from FB and Seekerville too.
    Would love to win ANY of Mary's books (that I don't already have) so please enter me! may at maythek9spy dot com
    Thank you!

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  41. This is a happenin' place, Casey. Thanks for having me on.

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  42. Thanks for a chance to win this book. I just love the cover and enjoy Mary's books.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  43. would love to read mary's latest novel...thanks for the chance :)

    i'm a follower
    i'm an email subsriber, too

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  44. Deep Trouble is sure to be exciting, Mary always leaves me satisfied with a great story and a smile on my face. Please include me!

    I'm a subscriber.
    I'm a follower.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  45. The cover is beautiful and makes me want to win it to read. Thanks for the chance.
    ybutler(at)oppcatv(dot)com

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  46. I follow on Google Friend Connect. ybutler(at)oppcatv(dot)com

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  47. I subscribe by email
    ybutler(at)oppcatv(dot)com

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  48. I'm a follower, and I'd love to read one of Mary's books! Ann_Lee_Miller@msn.com

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  49. Great interview, ladies!! Mary has made me a lover of "Historical romance in a Stetson" ;) I would LOVE to read Deep Trouble!! Thank you for the chance, my friend!!

    I'm already a follower of your beautiful blog :)

    Blessings,
    Amanda
    mrose608{at}gmail{dot}com

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  50. If it's got some spunk, a bit a romance and a horse or two... I'm in!

    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

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  51. Lady DragonKeeperMay 5, 2011 at 11:39 PM

    +1 I also have been reading Regency novels recently --ever since I discovered Julie Klassen's books, so you're not alone in that. =)

    Thanks for the chance to win! I enjoy Mrs. Connealy's mix of action and humor present in her books.

    +1 e-mail subscriber.

    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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  52. Thanks for the WONDERFUL giveaway! This looks like a must read!
    I'm a subscriber and a follower.

    God Bless,
    Elizabeth

    ecriggs1990[at]aol[com]

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  53. SOOO wanna win this! Sharpshooter in Petticoats was my first Mary Connealy - but it will NOT be my last. Please enter me!
    joanne(at)joannesher(dot)com

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  54. I've heard so many great things about Mary C's books! I would love to win a copy. crmcc at setel dot com

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  55. Love Mary

    rmjagears AT gmail DOT com

    I'm also following, it's under MJ, I have no idea why my follow icon stays old even when I update it. Sigh. Blogger is terrible lately about a lot of things.

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  56. Hey, Hey, just went to my feed reader and saw that I won the book from Seekerville!! Whoohoo. So, you can take me out of the running. :)

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  57. thanks for the interview & for the writing tips Mary! would luv the win :)) blstef1 at mts dot net

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  58. a GFC follower :)) thanks!
    welcome to FHC! tea's on...

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  59. Wow, I wandered off for a day to celebrate motherhood and look at all these comments. Thanks so much for jumping into the drawing everyone.

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  60. I've read some of Mary's books and she is a great writer. Would love to read this one. Count me in on the giveaway.

    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  61. I'm an email subscriber.

    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  62. Congrats Mary. LOVE your books. So refreshing!

    srstormo@yahoo.com

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  63. I'm a follower. :)
    I'd love to read one of Mary's books! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Ann_Lee_Miller@msn.com

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  64. I'd love to be entered, please.
    violin_girl_2@yahoo.com
    (and I'm a follower)

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  65. Wheather i win or not I WILL read that book! thanks1
    mcline@bbc.net

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  66. I have read quite a few of Ms. Connealy's books and loved them. Will definitely read this one as well, but would love to get it sooner rather than later. :)

    Ginger

    ginger(dot)solomon(@)gmail(dot)com

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  67. I too have not read any of Mary's books.. yet! I plan on doing lots of reading this summer but would love a chance at this one. Because who doesn't enjoy a cowboy book?!

    Thanks!

    prshea at mac dot com

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  68. Mary,
    Do I have a book for you!:) Regency is my genre girl. So you just hop on over to my website at www.jilliankent.com and read my first chapter under the book section.

    I still haven't read your books yet, Mary, but I plan on that during my summer break when I'm writing my my brains out. Take care and have fun. Hope to see you at ACFW this year.

    Jill
    jilly11(at)cinci(dot)rr(dot)com

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  69. Who can resist CoWbOyS?! uh-huh! Thanks for the opportunity to win :) I'm so glad to learn more about Ms. Connealy

    amanda38401 at gmail dot com

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  70. I also follow your blog :)

    amanda38401 at gmail dot com

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