Monday, December 12, 2011

A Monday Shift ~ But A Giveaway Still!

Flower wet
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**Sorry my post drafted again**


And a happy Monday to you, my blog readers! Thank you to each one of you who took a bit of time to let me know what you like/don't like about my blog. Your input means the world to me!

I'm dreaming up a few new ideas for the coming year and we'll see which one wins a spotlight. ;-)

For two years now, I've had giveaway spots on my Mondays, well...my guest today just never showed, so I'm throwing my own impromptu giveaway.

And why not take the time to answer a couple of my own questions. See what kind of torture I put my guests through. ;-)

**Psst. Psst! Just one little note: Fools Rush In by Janice Thompson is FREE right now for ereaders. Here is the Kindle link. DON'T miss this book, it's flat out perfect. And to prove it: my dad, picky readers of all picky readers, LOVED it!! We're anxiously awaiting the second installment series with this loveable, quirky family. :-D**


Welcome to Writing for Christ, it is great to have you here! Do you have an interesting fact about yourself the average reader probably doesn’t know?

Interesting fact? This question needs to be scraped. I here by offically apologize to all the authors I have put through this form of torture, disguised as an "interview". 
Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

Women's fiction, though with my last WIP, it had decidedly more romance in it than my previous stories. I still like the stronger story themes and delve deep into the human condition and what makes us tick.

Read? Everything! Except secular (once in a while, I have a Nicholas Sparks on my TBR right now). And Sci-fi. Oh and fantasy. So probably "everything" is too inclusive for me. ;-) 
Do you have a nugget of writing advice that has completely changed how you view writing?

Enjoy it! You can't write unless you really enjoy what you're doing. Learn the rules and then just write. Learn to turn off the internal editor and go. Because you can't edit a blank page. 
5 things you love?

Jesus
Sunshine/Green grass
Books
Family
Friends
 What do you enjoy most about being a published author?

Oh. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL 'Nuff said. ;-D
 Places for readers to learn more about you?

You're on it! But I'm also on The Writer's Alley: http://thewritersalleys.blogspot.com And I have a jewelry site: http://bugsbeads.blogspot.com and I'll be bringing back my Operation Encourage An Author blog in the new year: http://encourageanauthor.blogspot.com

Thank you for being with us today!
Oh it was my pleasure. ;-)

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Hey readers! I've got a chance for you to win! I have several novels that I have set aside specifically for giveaways. These will not be coming off my swap list. You'll be getting the real thing. ;-)

Many different titles to choose from including:
The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund
A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman
Never the Bride by Rene Gutteridge and Cheryl McKay
My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren
And several others! You know the lingo, but I'll repeat it here again...

Please leave an email address. If I draw your name and there is no email, you will not win!

For extra entries:


~Be a follower
~Be a subscriber

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 December 23rd.


69 comments:

  1. Loved the interview, Casey!

    I'd love to win 'My Foolish Heart' by Susan May Warren.

    frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  2. I'm a GFC follower.

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  3. Email subscriber.

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  4. Great job! Loved your impromptu interview.

    wfnren at aol dot com
    wrensthoughts.blogspot.com

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  5. I am a GFC follower.

    wfnren at aol dot com
    wrensthoughts.blogspot.com

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  6. I am an email subscriber.

    wfnren at aol dot com
    wrensthoughts.blogspot.com

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  7. The post and interview were great! nice job with the giveaway too
    my email is : smileytwins@gmail.com
    my blog: http://jwaldvogel.blogspot.com/

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  8. I enjoyed your impromptu post, Casey, and the opportunity to learn more about you. Call me clueless, but I didn't realize you write Women's Fiction. What led you to that genre?

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  9. This blog is wonderful and such a blessing, I love it!

    my email is: violintwins@gmail.com

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  10. Casey, what a gem you are! Great job improvising, you do so well with this blog and you make it look effortless :) Every blogger and Christian has to expect the unexpected and when things don't turn out as planned, we still have to be honorable in how we respond. Always a joy to see your posts and your joy comes through even if your day changes up, you are SUCH a blessing! I am a GFC follower and would love to win, here's my email: wman4jc@aol.com
    Keep up the good work, Casey, and always be yourself because that's what makes this blog so special!
    blessings, kara

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  11. Cute interview, Case -- always fun to find out more about my favorite people! ;)

    I am both a follower and subscriber and would love to win My Foolish Heart!!

    Hugs,
    Julie

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  12. Casey, you kept me laughing throughout that interview. What fun!! :-P

    Please count me in for the giveaway. I don't own either My Foolish Heart or Never the Bride, so winning either would be cool! :-)

    I am a follower and a subscriber!

    agirlslegacy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Oh, that was so fun! Interviewing yourself, loved it :) Thanks for the fun, Casey.

    I'm a follower

    crazi.swans @ gmail dot com

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  14. Great job with the impromptu interview! I'd love to be included in the giveaway.

    I'm a follower and a subscriber.

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

    God Bless

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  15. It was fun to read your interview with yourself. One of the things I like about your blog is your sense of humor.
    I have "A Passion Most Pure" and "Never the Bride" (both great books); I'd love to win any of the others. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    I'm a GFC follower.
    I'm also an e-mail subscriber.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  16. Loved the interview Casey! You had me laughing and trust me I needed that laugh today. Thanks so much!

    I'm a follower
    I'm a Subscriber

    Blessings and Merry Christmas!

    judyjohn2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  17. I loved the interview also. I love reading a variety of different generes including Christian. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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  18. Love how you came up with the impromptu interview. You always do such a great job!

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

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  19. I'm a subscriber

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

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  20. I'm a email follower

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

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  21. sometimes readers need to know the blogger thanks for the interview.

    Love to be entered in your giveaway

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  22. email subscriber

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  23. gfc follower

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  24. Ahh yay!

    Please enter me
    forevereading at gmail dot com

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  25. I am a follower -

    forevereading at gmail dot com

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  26. Couldn't remember if I was a subscriber or not so I did it again :-)

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  27. Loved the interview Casey!;)
    And I really like the flower picture at the top of this post!

    I would like to win A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman.

    I am a follower and a subscriber.
    dymesich(at)juno(dot)com

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  28. AWESOME giveaway! :) Please enter me :)

    katiegalyean (at) yahoo (dot) com

    God bless!

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  29. I'm a follower

    katiegalyean (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  30. I'm a subscriber

    katiegalyean (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  31. The times have sure changed in book covers haven't they. I have alot of old books on my shelf and love them.. I loved the way you had your books with ribbon loved it:)... Please enter me in your giveway!! goodluck everyone and have A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

    mrslippo@hotmail.com

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway...those are some of my favorite authors!
    kandrajane@bellsouth.net

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  33. I subscribe by e-mail, too!
    kandrajane@bellsouth.net

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  34. Great interview! Loved reading it. You always make me smile! Have not read any of your book list yet so would love to win!

    andrea2russia@hotmail.com

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  35. Follow on GFC

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  36. Subscribe by email.

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  37. I love the books you selected and would be very pleased to read any one of them.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  38. I follow your great blog with an e-mail subcription.

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  39. I follow your blog with Google Friends Connect.

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  40. Fun interview ... you have so much enthusiasm. I read your blog for my daily dose of it!

    beth@bethvogt.com
    *And I am a subscriber!*

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  41. Fun interview, Casey! I would love to win- please enter me!

    yecenia@optonline.net

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  42. Follower and subscriber. Thank you for your posts. I would love to receive any of these books! Merry Christmas, blessings to you.
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  43. Casey, your blog has touched me over the years and I have watched you grow as a blogger. I have been so impressed. Interviewing yourself was fun to read. Thank you.

    Would love to win any of the titles listed, but you're really giving away one of Julie Lessman's books? Wow! I would love one of her books. Been leaving hints to family...

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  44. I am an old time GFC follower.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  45. I am an email subscriber.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  46. what a wonderful giveaway...

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

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  47. What a fun post! I'd say your impromptu interview was a success!

    I'd love to be entered in the giveaway. Of the mentioned titles, I'd like to enter for Never the Bride and My Foolish Heart. I already have the other two :)

    Extra entries: I am a follower and subscriber.

    Thanks!
    Beth
    bharbin07[at]gmail[dot]com

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  48. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Doreen
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  49. I'm a follower.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Doreen
    priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

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  50. I'm a subscriber.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Doreen
    priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

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  51. Hey Casey! I loved the vlog you posted today! I don't think I will ever do that -- I am so terrible at speaking outright! That's why I LOVE writing so much!

    crandallberries at gmail dot com

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  52. Fun post. You seem like a sunshine girl! Please add me to the drawing.

    I'm a follower.
    I'm a subscriber.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  53. Thought I had alreaady entered this one but can't find my comments so guess I didn't. Don't want to miss entereing on such a great giveaway.I would love to read all of these. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  54. I also subscribe by email ybutler@oppcatv,com

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  55. I follow on Google Friend Connect
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  56. I would love to win. Thank You for the chance.

    Angelac@mchsi.com

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  57. Hope i win something! :)

    Alicia from NY
    alibaby374@gmail.com

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  58. Thanks for your generosity!

    LynH
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  59. =) As a reader, it is fun to read about an author's "interesting fact" but it does usually show up in interviews, so I can't wait to see what you replace that question with. ;-)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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  60. I'm a GFC follower

    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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  61. I'm an e-mail subscriber.

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  62. I would love to win A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman!

    amylachina@gmail.com

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  63. I am also a follower now!
    amylachina@gmail.com

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  64. I love your books and several of the authors listed. I would love to win a book!

    I am a follower. =)

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According to new FTC rules I must let you, the reader know, that all views shared on this blog are strictly my own. Books to review are either provided for me by the author, publisher or ones I have purchased and I am under no obligation whatsoever to present anything, but my true opinion on any product. I receive no monetary compensation for anything written on this blog. Any giveaways on this blog are provided by the author/ publisher and I am not responsible for any views they express in their work or on this site. Giveaways are void were prohibited and chances of winnng are based on the number of applicants. A random winner is draw when a book is given away.

 
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