Monday, June 20, 2011

Giveaway and Author Interview: Winner's Choice! (author Lisa Harris)

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

That’s always a tough one to answer. J I love reading about historical England.

What surprised you the most about being a published author?

I think I’ll have to say how tough it is. I always imagined spending my days writing, but had no idea of all the editing, rewriting, and marketing that took place behind the scenes. It’s a lot of fun, but also a lot of work!

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

My favorite is definitely suspense with a bit of romance thrown in, though I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction lately that I’ve really enjoyed as well.

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

As a homeschooling mom, I spend a lot of my time with my kids. We also spend a lot of time as a family. Some of our favorite activities are heading off to the beach, (the kids are all learning to scuba dive) safaris, and traveling in general. We’ve been blessed to see a lot of the world together.

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

Write from your heart and as with anything, do it all for Him. That helps motivate me when the journey gets tough.

What do you enjoy most about being a published author?

I love creating characters, storylines, and letting my imagination free. It’s just plain fun!

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

I’d love for them to discover a message of hope and that ordinary people can make a difference in the world.
Places for readers to learn more about you?

 I’d love for you to stop by my website or blog. www.lisaharriswrites.com  or http://myblogintheheartofafrica.blogspot.com
Thank you for being with us today!
Thank you so much for having me Casey!

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win one of Lisa's latest books! (Winner's choice of either An Ocean Away or Blood Covenant)


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

And an EXTRA one:
Please read and then rate this review (this helps me continue to provide quality Christian fiction reviews. 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 July 1st.

48 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the interview. Always love to learn about new authors and new books. From the covers, I would be interested in reading the books.

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

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  2. Both books sound really great. I can't wait to read them. Thanks for the giveaway. Tore923@aol.com

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  3. Thanks for the great interview and giveaway. The books look great. msudawgtoo [at] comsouth [dot] net

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  4. Thanks so much for inviting me to stop by, Casey! I enjoyed the interview and the chance to share about my stories.

    Happy reading all!

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  5. Great interview! I haven't yet read a book by Lisa Harris, but "An Ocean Away" is definitely going on my to be read list!

    lovetoread205 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  6. I am a GFC follower.

    lovetoread205 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  7. I am an email subscriber.

    lovetoread205 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  8. Thanks for the great interview. I'd love to read either one. It would be hard to choose.

    kdwoodmansee(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I follow your blog.

    kdwoodmansee(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I marvel at these homeschooling moms who find time to write! Kudos! Both books sound good to me. :)
    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

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  11. Interviews always help me in deciding what books to buy:) clp1777(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. Would love to win!

    I'm a follower and a subscriber.

    Doreen
    priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

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  13. Good interview! I haven't read any of Lisa Harris' books so would love to try either one. I'm a follower by email.

    Julie
    http://myonlyvice.blogspot.com
    gravesok@gmail.com

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  14. I would love to read 'An Ocean Away". I love the author's message of hope and ordinary people can make a difference.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. I am an e-mail subscriber.

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  16. I follow your blog with GFC.


    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  17. I commented on your review of "The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck".

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  18. I'd love to read ocean's. Sounds like a great book. Thank you for the opportunity, Casey and Lisa.

    neumeier(dot)shellie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I had a friend named Lisa Harris. But she got married and isn't Lisa Harris anymore ;).

    I'm a follower and a subscriber and would love to win :D.

    carolmoncado at gmail dot com

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  20. Great interview! Please include me in this giveaway. I'm a follower and a subscriber.

    reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  21. Loved the interview! I would love to be considered in this giveaway!

    Charlotte Kay
    charlovesmark at gmail dot com


    I follow:)

    I subscribe:)

    I rated your review:)

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  22. I'm a subscriber by email and a reader, I don't have a blog. Thank you for the entry for Lisa's book.
    I haven't had the chance to read either of her books and would love too. Thanks! I also read your review and voted. Very nice!

    Have a blessed day,
    Sandee61

    Muzzley56@aol.com

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  23. Very nice interview. I love learning more about the authors. I love the cover of An Ocean Away! Beautiful!

    I am a follower,
    a suscriber,
    and I rated your post!

    parisaksins@gmail.com

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  24. Both books look wonderful... I would love to read 'An Ocean Away'.

    I'm a follower and a subscriber. I also rated your review.

    krhmoseslake(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Thank you so much for the chance to win this. This sounds like a great book. I would love to read this. Thanks again.

    agent_beckster(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. I would enjoy winning An Ocean Away. Thanks for the interview with Lisa.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  27. I am a follower of your blog.
    I would enjoy winning An Ocean Away.
    Thanks.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  28. I'm also an e-mail subscriber to your blog. I'd love to win An Ocean Away.
    Thanks.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  29. I love reading about historical England too. Any chance you might choose that for a setting in the future?

    Great interview ladies!

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  30. Thanks Casey for having Lisa! Great interview.

    Lisa, congrats for homeschooling your kids! Being a Homeschooled kid, I know what a blessing it is to be homeschooled. Your kids will thank you. Your books look awesome!

    Please enter me
    crazi.swans at gmail dot com

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  31. I'm a follower and subscriber!

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  32. Ooo, I've discovered a new author, thanks Casey! Please enter me in the contest to win An Ocean Away.

    I'm a follower and a subscriber, and I have already rated your review. :)

    bharbin07[at]gmail[dot]com

    Thanks so much!

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  33. Great interview.Both book sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks.augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com.

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  34. I am a GFC follower.augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com.

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  35. I am an e-mail subscriber.augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com.

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  36. I really enjoyed the interview. I love the fact that she is a homeschooling mom and still able to pursue her writing passion!

    kpuleski at gmail dot com

    http://practicalfrugality.blogspot.com/

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  37. I am a GFC Follower

    kpuleski at gmail dot com

    http://practicalfrugality.blogspot.com/

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  38. I am an email subscriber

    kpuleski at gmail dot com

    http://practicalfrugality.blogspot.com/

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  39. I rated the review!

    kpuleski at gmail dot com

    http://practicalfrugality.blogspot.com/

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  40. Thanks so much to all of you who took the time to stop by and comment! I enjoyed reading through all your comments.

    Interestingly enough, Joy, the first book I wrote (never published) was set in England. Growing up, I devoured Victoria Holt's books and other similar authors which probably gave me a love of that setting.

    Thanks for the encouragement on home schooling. It's hard for me to believe, but we are getting ready to start our fifth year. And this from a mom who was never going to home school. :-) God is good!

    Happy reading all!

    Lisa

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  41. I love learning about new authors & enjoyed the interview with Lisa Harris. I would like the opportunity to read either book! vlf1950 at frontier dot com.

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  42. I follow and I rated your review {5 stars, it was a good review! ;)}. These books look grand! I love reading books set in Africa. My email address is daltonwrites@gmail.com

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  43. a wonderful posting...

    thanks for the opportunity to read your fabulous novel lisa =)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  44. opps, i forgot to mention that i'm a follower...and email subscriber, too ;)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  45. I'm a subscriber and follower! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Great interview btw!
    paigemcqueen23(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. Thank you for the giveaway.
    Follow on GFC as Jenn
    Subscribe to rss feed
    jenhedger at hotmail dot com

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  47. Great review! Can't wait to read it! :) Blessings!
    Christianna
    icesk8ergal1123@yahoo.com

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  48. I'd love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Email subscriber
    GFC follower

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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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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