Monday, January 16, 2012

Giveaway and Author Interview: Redemption Ranch by Leann Harris

Welcome to Writing for Christ Leann Harris, it is great to have you here! Do you have an interesting fact about yourself the average reader probably doesn’t know?
I am an avid gardener and a master composter.  If I get stuck on a plot or a scene, I go outside and dig in the dirt.  That helps.  I also am a teacher of the deaf.  I taught high school math. 

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?  

I love romantic suspense, as well having written it most of my career.  It has only been that last few books that I’ve done straight romance.  I also love romantic comedy. 

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

Since changing from suspense to romance, I’ve learned how to plot in a different way.  I have started using the 16 Master Archetypes by Tammy Cowden.  It is a wonderful book.   It gives you tools to plot your book.

What do you enjoy most about being a published author?  

The thing I love the most is I can share the stories of my heart.  When God gives you a story, you want others to read it and see the lesson that God has shown to me.  There are some passages in my books when I finish writing them, I know it wasn’t me who wrote that.  I’m just the tool.  That is exciting. 

Places for readers to learn more about you?   

I have two websites, www.leannharris.com and www.barbharrison.com     About a month before my next book, Redemption Ranch,  LS, 04/12, comes out, my characters will start blogging their thoughts about the book and give away little secrets about the book.  It’s a behind the scenes look at the book.  I’ve done that for the last two books.  I also blog with http://craftieladiesofromance.blogspot.com/,  http://www.loveinspiredauthors.com/  and  http://ladiesofsuspense.blogspot.com/

Thank you for being with us today!

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Leann'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 January 27th.

32 comments:

  1. Looks like I am the first one to sign here. I love how you go out and play in the dirt when you reach a stumbling point and need to think.

    Love the cover of your book. Please enter me.

    Blessings
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  2. I love the cover of this book. It sounds very good. I would love to read your books. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  3. A gardener, have to admire that since my long standing joke is that my thumb is not green but black, any plant given to me will soon lose it's life, lol. Thank you for doing this interview and donating a book for us readers.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com
    wrensthoughts.blogspot.com

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  4. I am a GFC follower.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com
    wrensthoughts.blogspot.com

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  5. I am a subscriber.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com
    wrensthoughts.blogspot.com

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  6. I would love to win this Book. My email is BernieBets@charter.net
    Betsy Schaknowski

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  7. Thanks for sharing with us, Casey and Leann. :)

    I'll have to look up Tammy Cowden's book. Sounds fascinating.

    I would love the opportunity to read this book. Thanks!

    Sheri(dot)salatin(at)gmail(dot)com

    +1 I'm a follower

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  8. Looking forward to reading Leann's new book. Please enter me.

    Carissa

    belovedgraceful(at)bellsouth(dot)net.
    I am also a follower

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  9. Lovely interview. Thank you ladies.
    I love the cover, the horse running around in the backround is beautiful!
    Sounds like a lovely book.

    crazi.swans at gmail dot com

    I"m a follower

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  10. I really enjoyed the interview Casey. I visited Leann's websites and fell in love with the pictures of her irises and other flowers. Leann, I admire you teaching math and science to deaf high school students. I studied sign language and deaf culture for several years and I was a stage director for five years for a deaf/hard of hearing/hearing production group. I loved it so much. I moved many states away since that time so I'm no longer involved but I loved working with the deaf.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  11. I'm a long time GFC follower.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  12. I am an email subscriber.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  13. I read Second Chance Ranch and loved it....am sure I would love reading this one, too. Please enter me. I subscribe via E mail.
    THANKS.
    jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

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  14. Playing in the dirt is always good! :) I too love romantic suspense and romantic comedy. Reading is my passion! It melts the every day stress away.

    Thank you for using your talent to honor and glorify God!

    Blessings!
    Judy
    sweetpea.judy[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  15. I am a GFC follower.

    Blessings!
    Judy
    sweetpea.judy[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  16. I am a follower by email too!

    Blessings!
    Judy
    sweetpea.judy[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  17. This sounds like an absolutely amazing book. I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

    agent_beckster(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. love love inspired mystery books. this one sounds good. love to win thanks

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  19. gfc follower

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  20. email subscriber

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  21. I'd love to win this!
    My email is rjs682 at yahoo dot com

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  22. I subscribe to emails
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  23. I follow gfc
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  24. I would love to read this! I am a new follower and I just subscribed via email.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  25. I look forward to no snow and digging in the garden! I love the genres Leann writes in and I've enjoyed some of her books. I'd love to be entered for her newest.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  26. I'm a follower via GFC.
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  27. I'm a subscriber.
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  28. Thanks for suggesting Tammy Cowden's book. I'm always looking for books on writing craft. And I can appreciate what you mean about being an instrument for God's use.

    spooler(at)comcast(dot)net

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  29. Forgot to say I'm a subscriber.

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  30. Hi Leanne, I have Redemption Ranch on my wish list and can't wait to read. I love romance but also love romance with suspense and mystery in the story. Trying to figure out who "done it" is always fun. Thanks for stopping by to chat and share with us.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  31. Old GFC follower

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  32. Old email subscriber

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