Monday, July 18, 2011

Giveaway and Author Interview: In Honor Bound

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


I’m a wannabe director.  I think that’s why I like to write.  I can have as many wonderful sets and costumes and special effects as I can imagine without worrying about the cost. I can get my “actors” to do what I want (mostly), and I can have them keep working on a scene until it’s right.  They never get tired or lose their tempers and walk off the set. 


Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?   


I love almost anything historical.  Okay, maybe not as far back as the cavemen, but anything from the Roman Empire up to WWII can be a wonderful read.  I am especially taken with the middle ages and with the 1920s and ‘30s – especially the classic mysteries of Christie, Sayers and Allingham.  The American Civil War, the Victorian Era and the Regency are also special favorites.


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


At some point you have to just sit down and write.  Planning and researching and brainstorming are wonderful, but they are absolutely worthless if you don’t finally get the actual story on paper.  Just get it down.  You can edit anything that doesn’t work, but you can’t edit a blank page. 

What do you enjoy most about being a published author? 

I love seeing something I wrote actually in print, seeing it in the store, even seeing it on various online sites for sale.  It’s like seeing a lot of really hard work actually pay off.


Places for readers to learn more about you?
The best place is my website:  www.deannajuliedodson.com
That’s where they can find out a little about me and my four fur-babies, my needlework and my favorite hockey team.  So far I’ve managed to work some sort of handcrafts and at least one cat into each of my books.  I haven’t yet figured out how to bring professional ice hockey to the middle ages.

Thank you for being with us today!
It’s been a pleasure.  Thanks for having me.

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win DeAnna's book!

Please leave an email adddress! 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 July 29

31 comments:

  1. Thanks for this giveaway.

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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  10. Interesting interview..thanks for the contest.
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  18. That is so cool think of writing a novel like a set.

    Great interview Casey!

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  19. Thanks for letting me visit, and thanks everyone for stopping by.

    I can't wait to send someone a copy of the book. :)

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  27. Hello, Casey! I am a follower and a subscriber. :) Please enter me in the giveaway, and thank you to you and the author for having it!

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  31. This book sounds like a great read!
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