Thursday, October 6, 2011

Giveaway and Author Interview: The Doctor's Lady

Welcome back to Writing for Christ Jody Hedlund, I am excited to have you here for a second time. J

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

Well, I do have a few more gray hairs and a couple of stubborn wrinkles that aren’t responding to anti-wrinkle lotion. J But other than being another year older, I’m still working hard at writing stories which keep me young at heart!

Do you have favorite authors?

I have so many authors that I love, not just because of their fantastic stories, but because I’ve become friends with them. Once a week, I try to spotlight different writer and author friends over on my Facebook Page.

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

I absolutely love connecting with readers! I really appreciate when readers send emails, Facebook comments, or even Tweets letting me know they read my book and enjoyed it. I particularly like the handwritten notes I get—many of them written in cursive. Most are from sweet older women who probably don’t have computers or use email.

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

Ideally, I like to hole away in my upstairs office where I can close the door and block out the noise and distractions that come with being the mom of five busy children! However, my office chair only gets to see my hindquarters about once or twice a week. Most of the time, I write smack dab in the middle of my kitchen where I can keep tabs on all the chaos going on around me.

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?

I’m actually a very slow writer. So I’ve never surprised myself with a huge amount of writing all at once, except of course in my dreams. J But I do surprise myself in that I’ve been able to finish each book in a shorter span of time. The last one took me approximately four and a half months—which had more to do with my diligence in meeting a daily word count than my speed.

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

Jody Hedlund is an award-winning historical romance novelist and author of the best-selling book, The Preacher's Bride. She received a bachelor’s degree from Taylor University and a master’s from the University of Wisconsin, both in Social Work. Currently she makes her home in Michigan with her husband and five busy children. Her next book, The Doctor’s Lady releases in September 2011.

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Jody's latest release!


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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 October 21st

59 comments:

  1. YAY! I really want to try this Author! I am so excited about her 2 books. I would love to win this one.
    Please enter me.
    I am a follower.
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  2. I so want to read this book!
    Loved the interview!
    Blessings and Smiles:)
    Charlotte Kay
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  3. I follow:)

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  5. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  6. Enjoyed the interview..now to enjoy the book!
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  7. I would love to read this book.

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  8. I am a follower

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    Jo
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  9. I am a subscriber


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  10. I enjoyed the interview with Jody and I have been reading about her new book and it sounds like the kind of books I enjoy reading. Please sign me up for the giveaway of her new book "The Doctor's Lady."

    Blessings,
    Lori

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  11. Thank you so much for the chance to win this. This looks like an amazing book. I would love to win this. Thanks again.

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  12. Thanks for the nice interview, Casey.

    As Jody's critique partner, I was privileged to read The Doctor's Lady twice in manuscript form and enjoyed it once more when it was released in print. I know how much time and heart Jody put into the tale of Eli and Priscilla's journey to Oregon Country, so it's no surprise to me that the book is resonating with readers and has received so many glowing reviews. This story is an action-packed page-turner that has kept readers up at night as they enjoyed "just one more chapter."

    Please don't enter me in the drawing. I have an autographed copy of the book in a place of honor on my writing desk.

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  13. Would love to read this book! I really enjoyed The Preacher's Bride and want to read more of her books! Thanks for entering me.
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  14. I read Jody's blog all the time, can't wait to read her book.

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  15. I subscribe via E mail.
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  16. I subscribe by email.

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  17. I find it amazing that the author can write books while having five children!!! I really admire her.
    Please enter me for this book.

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  18. I am long time folloer of this blog.

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  19. I am an e-mail subscriber of this blog.

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  20. Kandra in TennesseeOctober 6, 2011 at 6:17 AM

    I'm so eager to try this author! Her books are beautiful and sound intriguing!
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  21. Kandra in TennesseeOctober 6, 2011 at 6:24 AM

    I am an e-mail subscriber, too!
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  22. I really enjoyed reading your interview with Jody.I have been reading about her new book I have never read any of her books, but they sound like the kind of books I enjoy reading.

    Please sign me up for the giveaway of her new book "The Doctor's Lady."

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  23. I am also a follower of your blog and read it daily. I would love to win this book. I read books and then donate them to our church library because they have a limited budget. That way others can enjoy them too!

    Please sign me up for the giveaway of her new book "The Doctor's Lady."

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  24. Great to see so many visitors today! Thank you all for stopping by and sharing in the excitement of my new book! And thank you to Casey for having me back on her blog! :-)

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  25. I absolutely loved The Preacher's Bride and purchased it a couple of months ago. I've been looking forward to reading this book too.

    Whew! You must have alot more concentration than I would to be able to work at the kitchen table while your sweet children are running around. God knew you could handle both! :)


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  26. I am a folower.

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  27. I read the first one and can't wait to read this one!

    I'm a follower and a subscriber.

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  28. Great interview. I'd love to read this book!

    I'm a follower and a subscriber.

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    God Bless,
    Liz

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  29. Great interview! Would love to read the book.

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  32. Please enter me in the drawing. I have been eyeing The Doctor's Lady for awhile. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  33. I am a subscriber. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  34. I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  35. I'm not a blogger, but love to read and especially Christian books. I loved The Preacher's Bride and would love a chance at winning The Doctor's Lady. Really beautiful covers too. Thank you for the entry. Have a blessed day.

    Sandee61

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  36. I'm an email subscriber...forgot to add it to my first comment.

    Blessings,
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  37. Grea interview Casey :) I noticed the interview questions are slightly different :) Have a great weekend!

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  38. Enjoyed the interview, Casey! I have The Preacher's Bride on my TBR shelf. Can't wait to read it! Would love to win a copy The Doctor's Lady!

    I'm a follower.

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  39. I've heard many good things about Jody's writing and would love to win a copy of "The Doctor's Lady." My book club will be reading and discussing her book,"The Preacher's Bride" in March.
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway and for the interview.

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  40. I'm a follower of your blog.

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  41. I'm an e-mail subscriber to your blog. Thanks for the extra entry opportunities!

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  42. Lovely interview, Jodie and Casey! I would love to read this one. It is high on my to-read list! :)

    I'm a GFC follower and a subscriber as well.

    Beth
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    Thanks!

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  43. What a great interview, I would love to win Jody's new book! Thanks!
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  44. I am a GFC follower.
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  45. I am an email subscriber.
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  46. Great interview, Casey and Jody! I just received this book a couple days ago from the publisher, and I can't wait to read it! I've been reading so many wonderful things about it!

    The cover is GORGEOUS, by the way (front and back!).

    Michelle

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  47. I'm a follower.

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  48. I love the cover of this book, and I'm not usually one to get excited about cover art, but I love this one. The way she has herself wrapped in the shawl, the face turned away, emotional.
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  49. Loved, loved, loved The Preacher's Bride & so excited that Jody has another book coming out.

    I'm a follower & a subscriber.

    Thank you - Elaine rejordan79@msn.com

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  50. This book has been on my "to read list" for a while now:-) Please enter me in this giveaway!

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  51. This book looks great! I'm reading The Preacher's Bride right now (amazing!) and am looking forward to reading this one... please enter me!

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  52. I'm a follower!

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  53. I'm a subscriber.

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  54. Sounds like a great book...I would love the chance to win. thanks for the great contest.
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  55. I really really really want to win this book!! :)

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    +1 I'm a follower

    Did I mention that I really want to read this book?? :)

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  56. Would love to read this! Please enter me in the giveaway!

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