Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Giveaway and Author Interview: Hailee by Penny Zeller

Welcome back to Writing for Christ Penny Zeller, I am excited to have you here for a second time. ☺



Hello, Casey! Thank you for having me again as your guest.

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

Since I was last here, I have had two more books published – Book #2 (Kaydie) and Book #3 (Hailee) in my Montana Skies Historical Romance Series. I’ve also starting working on another historical romance series.

What recent read stood out to you as truly spectacular?

I recently read the Bible Study Understanding What Matters Most -The Book of Ecclesiastes by Stephanie Shott. It is an excellent Bible Study and I highly recommend it! As far as fiction goes, I just recently started reading Cowboy  by Staci Stallings and am really enjoying it as well.

Do you have favorite authors?

That is a great question! I actually have several favorite authors and couldn’t narrow it down to just one (or two, or three!) J

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

I love to connect with my readers and hear from them how my books have impacted them in a positive way.

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

My ideal atmosphere is in my home office with the fireplace going during winter (I have a hard time staying inside during the summer!) while my children are in school.

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?

While I was working on another manuscript, I actually had to stop in the middle of it and write one that was just “begging” to be written. I sat down and wrote an entire manuscript from start to finish – over 80,000 words – in six weeks.  I praise the Lord for that because it usually takes me at least three months to complete a manuscript of that length.

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

Thank you, Casey. It is always an honor to be here. You are such a blessing to fellow writers and I appreciate all of your encouragement and willingness to promote authors on your website. May the Lord bless you in your writing as well!

Book Trailer for Hailee: http://youtu.be/LEGoM43jtwA

Readers here is your chance to enter to win Penny's 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 January 14th.

65 comments:

  1. Great interview, thank you for doing it.

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  2. I am a follower.

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  3. I am a subscriber.

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  5. Enjoyed the interview. I would have loved to know who your favorite authors are, Penny, but do understand how it is hard to narrow it down to one or two since I have several favorites as well.

    Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  6. I'm a follower

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  7. I'm a subscriber

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  8. I am a follower - and would LOVE to win this book!

    Blessings,
    Carla

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  9. I have not read Penny's books. Please add me for drawing.
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  10. I am a subscriber.
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    lanehillhouse.blogspot.com

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  11. I could never narrow down to one or two favorite authors either. I do love your books, Penny!
    I am an email subscriber and google follower.
    Thanks,
    Rebecca
    rbooth43(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. I am a Casey follower!
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  13. I would love to read this awesome book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  14. Great Interview Casey. I have never heard of Penny. Thanks for the introduction.
    I am all in there with the fireplace and quiet office environment. Unfortunately I end up writing on my couch more than anywhere else. Need to change that!
    Can't win cus I'm not in the states. But thanks anyway!

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  15. I love learning more about authors. Thank you forr doing the interview.

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  16. I am an e-mail subscriber of your blog.

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

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  18. sounds like a good book thanks for chance to win

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  19. email subscriber
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  20. gfc follower

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  21. I would love to read this. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Email subscriber. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. GFC follower. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Hello Wfnren ~ thank you for stopping by Casey's blog for a chance to win a copy of Hailee!

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  25. Hello Jo ~ Thank you for stopping by! I actually debated for some time on Casey's question about my favorite author. There truly are so many that I enjoy reading! I do have to say that Christian historical romance is my absolute favorite genre to read (and write!), but I also enjoy contemporary Christian romance as well. I hope you have a fantastic week!

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  26. Hi Carla ~ Thank you for your enthusiasm about my book. Have a great day!

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  27. Hello Lane Hill House ~ I'm thrilled you stopped by - I love to meet new readers!

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  28. A big thank you to Casey for having me as your guest on her blog *waving wildly!* It is an honor to be here!

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  29. Hey, Penney and Case -- GREAT interview!!

    And, WOW, Penny -- "80,000 words in six weeks" is AMAZING!! I actually did that, but only once, and it was on my favorite book (A Passion Redeemed) because I was JUST soooo in tune with the characters, it just poured out on the keyboard!!

    But I have to laugh at your statement that "It usually takes me at least three months to complete a manuscript of that length" because it takes me nine months to a year usually, so I am REALLLY jealous of your speed, girl!! At that rate, you can write at least three books in a year!!

    Would love to get my hands on Hailee, so please toss my name in the hat!!

    I am a follower and subscriber, OF COURSE!!

    Hugs,
    Julie

    gsus(at)charter(dot)net

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  30. I've been looking at this book for awhile! I definitely follow already!

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  31. Would love the chance to read this.

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  32. Follow on GFC - Andrea Williams

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  33. Subscribe via email.

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  34. Oh this looks amazing. I have wanted to read this book for a while. Thanks for the chance to win this.

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  35. I have been wanting to read Penny's book for a long time. Thanks for the chance to win. I appreciate this giveaway.

    Barb Shelton
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  36. I am a follower.

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  37. I am a subscriber. Thanks

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  38. Great interview and the book sounds like a good read, too.

    Zari Banks, Freelance Writer and Author :0)
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  40. I am a follower.
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  41. I am a new subscriber.
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  42. Would love the chance to win this book.
    Thank you.

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  43. It's amazing how fast this story came for you! God's hand must have been guiding you.

    Best wishes~
    JoAnn
    jo.glenncarter@yahoo.com

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  44. Penny, I am so grateful for authors like you for writing books like this one for Christians to enjoy.
    I have been so blessed since I changed my genre to Christian Fiction/Non-Fiction.

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  45. I am following this blog on GFC

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  46. I subscribe to this blog by email.

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  47. I would love to win this book.
    I looks and sounds so interesting.
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  48. I am a follower.
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  49. And I am a subscriber.
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  50. Hello Rebecca~ Thank you for your kind compliment about my books. I really appreciated your comment! I hope you have a great weekend. :)

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  51. Thank you, Tore, for your kind words about "Hailee." I hope you are having a great start to the New Year!

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  52. Hi Jodi ~ Nice to meet you as well! I have also ended up on the couch with my writing, or at swimming lessons while my kids are taking lessons, or on the bleachers during my kids' volleyball or soccer practices, lol! However, the ideal place is definitely in my home office!

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  53. Good Morning, Carol, Apple Blossom, and Bakersdozen ~ It's wonderful to see you all here! Thank you for stopping by Casey's blog. :)

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  54. Hi Julie ~ Wow! What an honor to see you here! The 80,000 words in six weeks is actually just the first draft. :)

    Have a wonderful week, Julie!

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  55. Hi Julie ~ Wow! What an honor to see you here! The 80,000 words in six weeks is actually just the first draft. :)

    Have a wonderful week, Julie!

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  56. Hi Tracy ~ It's awesome to see you here!

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  57. Hello Andrea and Rebecca ~ Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment for a chance to win "Hailee." Have a great rest of your week!

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  58. Hi Barb! Thank you for your enthusiasm about "Hailee." It's nice to see you here!

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  59. Hello Zari ~ It's great to see yet another writer here! Have a wonderful week and thank you so much for stopping by!

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  60. Hi Rbear ~ Thank you for stopping by Casey's blog! I'm excited to see who is chosen as the winner!

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  61. Hello JoAnn ~ Nice to see you here! I agree, God's hand was absolutely guiding me.

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  62. Hi Patricia ~ Thank you so much for the blessing of your words. I really appreciate that! I'm thrilled that you have changed your genre to Christian fiction/nonfiction. May the Lord bless your work!

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  63. Hi Leah ~ Thank you for stopping by and for your enthusiasm about reading "Hailee." God Bless!

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  64. Have never read a book by Penny, would love to tammyredd@gmail.com

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  65. hope and pray i am not too late to try to win book

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