Monday, January 23, 2012

Giveaway and Author Interview: Death in Dahlonega by Deborah Malone



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

First let me say thank you for having me as a guest.  I write for “Georgia Backroads” a historical magazine – just like my main character in “Death in Dahlonega.” I also enjoy photography. 

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

Cozy mysteries would be my favorite to read and write. But, since I’ve had my blog I’ve read many different genres and I’ve really expanding my reading enjoyment.

Do you have a nugget of writing advice that has completely changed how you view writing?

There’s probably more than one I could list, but I would say writing in active voice instead of passive.  I’m still working on this one.

5 things you love?

Oh my! Besides the Lord of course.  My children. Chocolate. Reading. Writing. And Arithmetic – just kidding about arithmetic.  Last, but not least, my friends.

What do you enjoy most about being a published author? 

Well it’s still new to me and I’ve been on a roller coaster ride. I guess I’d have to say seeing my dream in print. Knowing I didn’t give up when I wanted to.

Places for readers to learn more about you?


Thank you for being with us today!
Casey, thank you so much for having me. It has been an honor to be on your blog.
Readers here is your chance to enter to win Deborah's novel!

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 February 3rd.

49 comments:

  1. Looks like I am the first to sign here. Enjoyed the interview, Deborah and this book is on my wish list. It looks like such a great book. Thank you for the opportunity to read it.

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

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  2. I'm a subscriber

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

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  3. I'm a follower

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

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

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  5. I always enjoy finding a new cozy mystery to read! Nice interview and I think I may feel the same way about math! Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I'm an email subscriber.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I'm a GFC follower.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Thanks for a chance to win this book. msudawgtooATcomsouthDOTnet

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  9. I Love "cozy mysteries"!!! tammyredd@gmail.com

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  10. I'm a follower!!
    tammyredd@gmail.com

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  11. I subscribe!!
    tammyredd@gmail.com

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  12. LOVE Mysteries, and crime novels!

    qwho10@gmail.com

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  13. I follow this blog with my whole ♥.

    qwho10@gmail.com

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  14. Hi Casey,

    please enter me in the contest to win Deborah Malone's latest book.

    thanks bunches.

    Mary Ellis maryeellis@yahoo.com

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  15. I'm a subscriber.

    I'm a follower.

    This sounds like Deborah's first novel. It sounds like a winner. Glad you didn't give up! I would love to read her book...win it! Thank you for the opportunity.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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  16. This book looks very good. I really enjoyed the interview. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    GFC follower-judy
    email subscriber

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  17. Please enter me! This book looks and sounds pretty interesting! So fun to "meet" a new author.
    kandrajane@bellsouth.net

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  18. I'm an e-mail subscriber, too!
    kandrajane@bellsouth.net

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  19. oh I like mysteries. thanks for the chance to win this book

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  20. gfc follower

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  21. email subscriber

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  22. I really love cozies. They are so soothing when you need them. This one looks so interesting too! I would love to read it.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  23. I really love cozies. They are so soothing when you need them. This one looks so interesting too! I would love to read it.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  25. I am a long time follower of your blog.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  26. Nice interview.

    Blessings,

    Tom Blubaugh, Author
    Night of the Cossack
    http://nightofthecossack.com

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  27. Wow. That's quite a cover for a "cozy" mystery. Thanks for the chance to get to know another author, Casey. I enjoyed hearing Deborah's excitement about seeing her dream come true.

    beth@bethvogt.com

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  28. I've read several good reviews of this book. Since I really enjoy reading cozy mysteries, I'd love to win a copy of "Death in Dahlonega."
    Congratulations to Deborah for having this first book published.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  29. I'm a subscriber.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  30. I'm also a follower.
    Thanks for the interview with Deborah and for giving away her book.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  31. I want to thank everyone for stopping by. I see some of my fans and friends among those who have left comments.

    Beth - I've had a lot of comments on the cover. The building is the actual Gold Museum in the north Georgia town of Dahlonega.

    Debbie

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  32. I definitely know I feel the same way about Math, especially seventh grade Math! Goes too fast for me!
    I would like to read this mystery!
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  33. I am a follower of Casey's writings!
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  34. I definitely am a subscriber!
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  35. I love mysteries! Please enter me in this giveaway! :)

    Melanie
    frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com
    Christian Bookshelf Reviews

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  36. GFC follower!

    Melanie
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    Christian Bookshelf Reviews

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  37. Email subscriber.

    Melanie
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  38. Hi Deborah, I am looking forward to reading “Death in Dahlonega”. I have on my wish list but maybe I can win your book here.? I also love Cozy Mysteries, but romance with suspense and mystery are also favorites.
    Thanks for stopping by to chat and share with us.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  39. Old GFC follower

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  40. Old email subscriber

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  41. Please enter me to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

    yecenia@optonline.net

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  42. I am a follower.

    yecenia@optonline.net

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  43. Would enjoy reading this book.

    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  44. I am a subscriber

    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  45. Sounds like an interesting book, Deborah.

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    1. Hi Sidney. I hope you have a chance to read it. I noticed you signed as a follower on my blog. Thank you I appreciate your support.
      Deborah

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  46. I want to thank everyone who stopped by and left a comment. As an author I appreciate all the encouragement I can get. I wish everyone could be a winner, but for those who aren't you can get "Death in Dahlonega" for $9.00 on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or you can email me at debbiejeanm@gmail.com for an autographed copy.
    Thank you again.
    Deborah

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  47. I'm a subscriber. I don't blog, but an avid reader and enjoy finding new authors to read. I would love a chance at winning Deborah's book, it sounds really good. Thank you for the entry and have a blessed day.

    Sandee61

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Thank you so much for stopping by, I love to hear from those who traffic my blog! Have a wonderful day. :)

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