Monday, September 19, 2011

Giveaway and Author Interview: A Vision of Lucy

 Welcome to Writing for Christ Margaret Brownley, it is great to have you here! Do you have an interesting fact about yourself the average reader probably doesn’t know?
First I want to thank you for letting me visit today.  Hello everyone!

I don’t know how interesting this is but I failed eight grade English and still don’t know how to diagram a sentence.  Come to think of it I wasn’t that great in history, either (all those dates and battles).  Math and science were more my style. I was probably more qualified to be an astronaut than a writer of historical novels.


Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?
I read all over the board but I favor historical romances and that’s what I write. I also like to curl up with a good mystery or thriller.   
Do you have a nugget of writing advice that has completely changed how you view writing? 

I used to have a terrible time with endings and could never get them right.   Then I read somewhere that if there’s a problem with the ending there’s almost always something wrong with the first chapter.  Now, whenever I have a problem I go back to square one and that usually helps me figure out the ending.  Come to think of it going back to square one is pretty good advice for just about anything. 


What do you enjoy most about being a published author?


Being published means I can justify the time spent writing.  (Deadlines are a great excuse for getting out of all sorts of things—like housework!) I wrote four books before I published my first and that old guilt complex kicked in whenever I escaped to my office to write.  Being published means I can honestly say I’m working. 


Places for readers to learn more about you?
Readers can contact me through my website: www.margaretbrownley.com
I’m also on Twitter and Facebook

Thank you for being with us today!

Readers here is YOUR chance to enter to win Margaret'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 September 30th

41 comments:

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

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  2. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

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  3. I enjoyed Margaret's comments about the ending and first chapter. Thanks for the chance to win her novel!
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  4. I am an email subscriber.
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  5. I am a GFC follower.
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  6. Thank you so much for the chance to win this. This book looks absolutely amazing. I would love to win this. Thanks again.

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway. This is a book that I have been wanting to read.

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  8. Please enter me! It looks like a wonderful book!

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  9. I enjoy Margaret's books. They're sure to make me laugh. =) I look forward to reading A Vision for Lucy.

    I'm a subscriber.

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  10. love this book cover would love to win this book thanks for the chance

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  11. gfc follower

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  12. email subscriber

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  13. The cover of this book is so cute! Looks like a good one. Thanks for the giveaway opp! I'm a follower too.

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  14. Amazing! A writer that didn't like English or History. I would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win it.
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  15. Public follower on Google Friend Connect.
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  16. I am an email subscriber of Writing for Christ.
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  17. Awesome advice for the ending. I haven't finished my WIP yet, but when i get toward the end and start having problems, I'm going to remember this. :)

    sheri.salatin(at)gmail.com

    +1 Follower :)

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  18. Loved the interview! I would love to be entered in the giveaway. I'm a follower and a subscriber. Thanks so much, Margaret and Casey!

    Beth
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  19. Casey & Margaret,

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to read this wonderful novel.

    I'm a follower & email subscriber, too :)

    karenk
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  20. I just wanted to pop in and thank you for your kind interest in my book. What a nice way to start a Monday. Wish I could send one to all of you.

    Blessings!

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  21. Lovely cover! Please enter me in the contest.
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  22. I am a follower
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  23. I'm a subscriber
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  24. Great interview. I liked how she said if you can't get the ending right there's something wrong with the first chapter. I haven't really testing that, but those are the 2 parts that I revise the most!

    Please enter me

    crazi.swans at gmail dot com

    Thanks :)

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  25. I read "A Lady Like Sarah" and "A Suitor for Jenny," laughing my way through them. I would very much like to win a copy of "A Vision of Lucy." I'm sure it is just as good as the first two books in this series. My daughter enjoyed them also.
    I'm a follower and also a subscriber.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win and for the interview with Margaret.

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  26. Would love to win! Thanks for the interview and giveaway.

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  27. Already a GFC follower

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  28. Email subscriber

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  29. I'm a follower and a subscriber. Looks like a good one!

    Doreen
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  30. I'm a follower via gfc and a subscriber by email. I posted this to my blog: http://dancealertreads.blogspot.com/2011/09/writing-for-christ-giveaway-of-author.html

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  31. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the chance.

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  32. Follower

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  34. Count me in!

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  35. I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards
    Please enter me in the giveaway.


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  36. I would love top win this book! Sounds great!
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  37. Great interview! I enjoyed "A Suitor for Jenny" and would love to read the next Rocky Creek Romance. =)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. I'm an e-mail subscriber!

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  39. I'm a new google follower!

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