Thursday, September 8, 2011

Giveaway and Author Interview: Love Finds You on Christmas Morning

Welcome back to Writing for Christ Trish Perry, I am excited to have you here for a second time.


What has changed in your writing life since you were last here? 

I think the last time we “chatted,” we talked about the first of my Tea with Millicent novels (The Perfect Blend). Since then, the second in that series released (Tea for Two), as well as Delight Yourself in the Lord…Even on Bad Hair Days, a fun devotional I wrote with Kristin Billerbeck, Sandra Bricker, Diann Hunt, and Debby Mayne. Those all released this spring, along with my nostalgic historical, Unforgettable, which is set in the early 50s. Since the last interview I’ve also worked on a few collaborative projects that will be released over the next few months: Love Finds You on Christmas Morning (which we’re giving away with this interview); another devotional, God’s Grace is Sufficient…Decaf is NOT; releasing in November, and The Midwife’s Legacy, releasing in March. I’ve been busy, and God has truly blessed me!



What recent read stood out to you as truly spectacular?  

I’d have to say Room, by Emma Donoghue. It’s written for the ABA, and I really had no desire to read it. I read it because my book club chose it. But I thought the novel, written from the viewpoint of a young boy, was absolutely stunning. It gripped me right from the start.



Do you have favorite authors?
I don’t have any one favorite, but I love so many! I know in our past interview here I mentioned some of my favorites already. So I’ll add to my original list by mentioning David Mitchell, Susan Meissner, Sandra Bricker, Kathryn Stockett, Mary Ann Shaffer, Ken Follett, Jane Austen, and so many more. As I mentioned before, I like to mix up the genres (as well as ABA and CBA) from one book to the next 

What do you find the most enjoyable part of writing or connecting with readers? 

These days the social aspect of the industry is one of my favorite experiences. I love interacting with fellow writers, brainstorming and sharing knowledge with one another. And the greatest blessing of being a writer is always that interaction with the readers. Whether we’re discussing someone else’s books or mine, I love the way novels help people discuss what’s on their hearts. The community of it is fantastic, especially since this can be a very solitary profession.



What do you find the most ideal atmosphere for writing? Do you ever get those surroundings? 

Actually, I often experience my ideal surroundings these days. When I was first starting out, there were too many family obligations, and I had to fight for time alone or time without some responsibility hanging over me. Today I still have plenty of responsibility, but I’m an empty nester, so I often enjoy my favorite writing atmosphere, which is total quiet. I’m far too easily distracted for anything other than that!



Okay, something fun for those writers out there: In what point of your writing career did you surprise yourself by writing the most words ever in the shortest amount of time? 

Because of my writing schedule and some professional training I’ve been doing lately, I found I had to write an entire novella in less than a month. But I have to say, the Lord truly stepped in, and I finished the book even more quickly than I needed to. I love it when that happens! It’s all about Him, though. Sometimes I absolutely crawl from word to word, but this time He practically wrote the book for me.



Thanks for being here again! It has been a joy and we wish the very best with your novels. 

Thanks for having me, Casey. I look forward to giving a copy of Love Finds You on Christmas Morning to one of your readers!

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Trish's latest novel!

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 September 23rd

60 comments:

  1. I love Christmas stories and enjoy Trish's books. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

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  2. I love Christmas stories. Thank you for the opportunity of winning this book.

    Blessings,
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  3. I'm a subscriber

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  4. I'm a follower

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  5. Hey Casey & Trish ~ lovely interview :)

    I'm from Oz so don't include me in the giveaway.

    Your blog always looks so pretty, Casey!

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  6. I'm always looking for new Christmas books to read.

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  7. Oh how I love Christmas stories. Oh how I love LFY series. Oh how I would love to win this book.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. I would love to win this book, thank you for the chance.

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  9. Please enter me in the drawing to win a copy of Trish Perry's novel, Love Finds You On Christmas Morning.

    Trish is an awesome writer and a lovely person!

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  10. Enjoyed the interview, your book looks very good. I love when the Christmas stories start arriving!


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  11. I also love Christmas stories and I've never read anything with these authors. So would love to win.
    Thanks so much,
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  12. I'm an email subscriber.
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  14. It gets mighty cold here in SC, so I start collecting new Christmas books to read by the fireplace during that time! I would love to curl up with this one! Thank you!

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  15. I'm an email subscriber!

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  16. I'm a GFC follower!

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  17. Christmas stories are always good and we never get enough of them!

    I'm a follower and a subscriber.

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  18. As always, Casey, you have charming followers! I look forward to sending a copy of LFY on Christmas Morning to one of them! I enjoy Christmas-themed stories, too, and it always seems hard to find them when the season hits!

    Thanks for your sweet personal comments, Rel, Anne, and Mary!

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

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  20. Thank you for the giveaway. And of course for the interview.

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  21. Would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. oh, I love the LFY books

    love to win thanks

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  25. Wow a whole novella in a month? That's come fast writing!

    Great interview, I'm thinking that now I should probably check out some of Ms. Perry's books :)

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  26. I love Christmas stories and would love to read this book.
    Thanks for the sweeps!
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  27. I'm a follower
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  29. Looks like a great read for around Christmas time! Thanks for the giveaway! Please enter me :)

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  30. I absolutely love the Love Find You books and anything Christmas. To have the two combined is shear bliss. I would love to win a copy of Trish's book. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

    Smiles & Blessings,
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  31. I am a GFC follower.

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  32. I am an email subscriber.

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  33. I would love to win this! GFC follower and email subscriber!

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  34. I enjoyed Trish's book "The Perfect Blend." Thanks for an interesting interview with her and for the book giveaway. I like reading Christmas books so would be happy to win a copy of "Love Finds You on Christmas Morning."
    Thanks.
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  35. I'm an e-mail subscriber.

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  36. Would love to win your book. There is a lot of competition, but will at least try. Thank you. Juanita W
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  37. Now that school has started and it's fall, I need to start thinking about those wonderful Christmas stories! Thanks!
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  38. I am an email subscriber.
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  40. I would love to read this book. I love both of these authors. I suscribed and started following your blog today.
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  41. Would love to win!

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  42. I can't believe its time for the Christmas books. Thanks for the chance to win it.
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  45. Love Finds You on Christmas Morning sound wonderful. thanks for the chance.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

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  48. Love the cover of this book! It sounds really good. Would love to read it.

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  50. always luv Christmas stories ~
    thx Trish! good to hear frm you & thx Casey for the invite...

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  51. i get your invites via goodreads as a friend/follower...
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    please use this email for ea entry

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  52. here's the comment with email =)
    blstef1 at mts dot net
    always luv Christmas stories ~
    thx Trish! good to hear frm you & thx Casey for the invite...

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  53. and again with the email =))
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    yes! i'm a gfc follower =)

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  54. I love all these Christmas stories!! I am a gfc follower as countrysunset40 and an email subscriber.

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  55. Please enter me! I am a follower and a subscriber.

    Thanks!

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    God bless!

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  56. Christmas already? o_O

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  57. I would LOVE to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance!

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