Monday, August 8, 2011

Giveaway and Author Interview: Letting Go

Welcome to Writing for Christ Michelle Sutton, it is great to have you here! Do you have an interesting fact about yourself the average reader probably doesn’t know?
I usually tell people my mother was a nun. That usually makes people blink several times before they respond. 

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write? 

My favorite to read is historical fiction. My favorite to write is anything romantic with a lot of drama. Women's fiction with strong romantic themes probably describes it best. 

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


Sol Stein wrote in his book Stein on Writing…. "Give your readers the envelope and then let them fill it." It's not an exact quote, but you get the gist of it. I think that was when the light bulb went off for me in my head and I learned how to show vs. tell.


What do you enjoy most about being a published author? 

Getting random emails from fans who found my book at the library or someplace else and who took the time to look me up online and write to me telling me why they enjoyed the book (whichever one they'd read) so much. I recently had a teen write me and ask me about whether or not more YA books were coming. She said It's Not About Me and It's Not About Him were two of her favorite books. She kept signing her emails with, your fan, Bryce! (just like that.) It was sweet and we started talking about books. Now she writes me about once every few days to ask my opinion about books and what to read. She's 13. 

Places for readers to learn more about you?
I've got a ton of blogs and sites. Here are some links… 
·         My website http://www.michellesutton.net
·         Twitter http://twitter.com/MichelleSutton
·         Edgy Christian Fiction Lovers social media network:
·         My Healing Hearts book review blog  http://edgyinspirationalauthor.blogspot.com

Thank you for being with us today!

Readers here is your chance to win Michelle's latest novel!
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 August 19th.

41 comments:

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

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  2. Case and Michelle -- LOVE learning more about my favorite authors and friends!!

    But really, Michelle, a nun??? I gotta know THAT story, girl ... :)

    I love Michelle's work and would LOVE to win Letting Go! BEAUTIFUL cover, Michelle!

    Hugs,
    Julie

    gsus(at)charter(dot)net

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  3. Whoops ... forgot to mention, Case, that I am a subscriber and follower.

    Hugs,
    Julie

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  4. I would love to read your book or win, jackie paulson at jackiepaulson8@gmail.com
    Add me ok

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  5. Sounds like a great story and one I can relate to!

    Doreen
    priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

    I'm a follower and a subscriber.

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  6. I've been wanting to read one of Michelle's books for awhile now. Thanks for the opportunity to win this one!

    And I'm a follower too.

    sara(dot)bofferding(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I followed your blog. I don't need to win this novel as I've read it, loved it, and reviewed it on my blog. It's a great read. Blessings for success with your baby, Michelle. BJ

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  8. I would love to win 'Letting Go'! Please enter me.

    frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  9. I am an email subscriber.

    frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. I am a GFC follower!

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    Melanie

    Christian Bookshelf Reviews

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  11. Great interview. Loved learning more about you Michelle.

    My email is darlene at darleneshortridge(dot)com

    Oh...I also followed this blog. I'm still looking for the rss feed as that is how I get updates...I'll copy and paste if I can't find it.

    Thanks!!

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  12. Sounds like a great book! I've never read any of Michelle's book, but would love to.
    shardick@sbcglobal.net

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  13. Hi Michelle, I have read It's Not About Him and Never Without Hope and can't wait to read your latest release. Congrats and I know this one will be as great as the others.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

    I am a GFC and email subscriber.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  14. Would love to win!

    faithinhim(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I would love to be entered to win Letting Go. Thank you for the chance.

    I am a follower.
    I am an email subscriber.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  16. thanks for a chance to win

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  17. gfc follower

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  18. email subscriber

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  19. This sounds great..please enter me!
    lgm52@hotmail.com

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

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  21. Great review! I'm going to have to look into Ms. Sutton's books. Thanks!

    I'm a follower

    please enter me

    crazi.swans at gmail dot com

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  22. I'm a subscriber and follower. I would love to be entered for this book.

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

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  23. Look forward to reading the new book! tbaxter630@yahoo.com

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  24. I'm a subscriber & follower. Looking forward to reading this great story!!

    Have a great day,
    Shannon
    shannonpetaja@gmail.com

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  25. That story about the 13yo is so sweet! She'll be so thankful for your help during these years, esp. when she's older. :o)

    +1 - already a follower

    Christy
    southernsassythings at gmail dot com

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  26. Loved this interview!

    Thank you for sharing.

    +1 I'm a follower

    I would love a chance to win a copy of this book.

    sheri.salatin(at)gmail.com

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  27. Thank you for hosting this giveaway, I enjoyed your interview

    Louis
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  28. Google Friends Connect - following you publicly as (Louis)

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  29. I am following. Thanks for the chance! schaefer7382 at aol dot com

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  30. I've seen this book on the internet and have been wanting to read it. I know it will be great.
    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  31. I would love to win a copy of this book.

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  32. I'd love to win this one, thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower and subscriber.

    Beth
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  33. I love Michelle's work, and would love to win this book! My email is DebPiccurelli(at)verizon(dot)net. Thanks!

    Deb Piccurelli

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  35. many thx for the giveaway generosity! this is one new author for me and i'm delited with your review ")
    i am a follower gfc & goodreads friend blstef1 at mts dot net

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  36. oops the gfc was an xtra comment!
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  37. I have confidence in a few authors and the books they write and Michelle is one of those authors: if she wrote it, it is GONNA BE GOOD!!

    I have no hopes of winning this book due to the number of applicants but some day, still look forward to reading it.

    Pam Williams
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  38. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

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