Monday, October 10, 2011

Giveaway and Author Interview: Edge of Grace




 Welcome back to Writing for Christ Christa Allan, I am excited to have you here for a second time. J
What has changed in your writing life since you were last here?
My second novel, The Edge of Grace, which received a starred review from Library Journal, released in August.  I just submitted Love Finds You in New Orleans with Summerside Press for release in 2012.  In 2013, A Matter of Trust, one of the books in Abingdon’s quilt series will come out followed by a three-book series with Abingdon.

What recent read stood out to you as truly spectacular?
I read The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Her prose is lovely, and her plot engaging.
Do you have favorite authors?
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Sarah Addison Allen, Elizabeth Berg, Joyce Magnin, Jenny B. Jones, Bill Bryson, Lolly Winston, Susan Meissner, Ann Patchett, Mary DeMuth
What do you find the most enjoyable part of writing or connecting with readers?
I am so humbled when readers email me to share themselves with me. It is truly a gift to be able to connect with readers.
What do you find the most ideal atmosphere for writing? Do you ever get those surroundings? J
A lanai facing the ocean in Maui. No!
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?
Jenny B. Jones and I challenge one another with 1,000 words/1 hours writing sprints. We did three one afternoon. Whew!
Thanks for being here again! It has been a joy and we wish the very best with your novels.
Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Christa's latest 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 October 21st

19 comments:

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

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  2. Love the lanai and Maui. I would love to win and read The Edge of Grace.

    teakettle58(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I am a subscriber.

    I am a follower.

    Thank you.

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  3. Enjoyed the interview! Thought the 'contest' between her and Jenny B. Jones was a fun story. Thanks for the chance to win.

    I am a GFC follower.

    I am an email subscriber.

    Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. This book sounds really good. I have not read anything by Christa so this would be a great way to do so. Looking forward to reading it.

    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  5. I subscribe by email.

    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  6. I am a follower.

    Qwho10@gmail.com

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  7. I have wanted to read Christa Allen for a while as I've heard such great things about her books from you and others.

    julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Please enter me. Sounds very interesting.

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

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  9. I'm a subscriber

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

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  10. I'm a email follower

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

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  11. I can't win my own book, but I am grateful for Casey making this offer! I also appreciate all of you who have stopped by to enter the giveaway.

    I'd be happy to provide the winner with a signed book plate. Just email or FB message me your address, and it will be on its way.

    Blessings,
    Christa

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  12. Count me in! I'm a subscriber and follower. Thanks!

    rhonda (dot) ritenour (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. Enjoyable interview..book sounds great..thanks for the chance to win it.
    lgm52@hotmail.com

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  14. follow your blog
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  15. email subscriber
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  16. would love to read this fabulous novel...thanks for the chance :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  17. i'm a follower :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  18. i'm an email subscriber, too :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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