Monday, February 20, 2012

Giveaway! An Amish Family Reunion by Mary Ellis


Third time visit and giveaway from Mary Ellis ☺

If you could go anywhere on vacation where would it be?

I would love to go to Ireland and travel the countryside on back roads. I would stay in charming inns and guest houses, no chain hotels, to capture the essence of the country. Since I don’t particularly like Irish food, I would love to vacation and not gain weight!

Do you have any pets?

Bad timing, Casey…my favorite dog of my life just died a few weeks ago. Miss Daisy was a Springer Spaniel who loved to flip on her back to get her belly rubbed, from absolutely anyone. A robber would have to stop to rub her belly in between carrying out the electronics. I also have a cat that I love, but cats just aren’t the same as dogs.

Ahh, I’m sorry! It’s always hard to lose a pet. :(

Your favorite book that you have written?

It would be my latest, An Amish Family Reunion, because I reconnected with the characters from my first series, and added a brand new romance.

What is your favorite pastime?

My favorite pastime is swimming, but since I have no pool and live far from the beach, I don’t get to indulge anywhere near enough.

Favorite book?

My favorite book is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I’m still waiting to own a first edition of that masterpiece!

Favorite movie?

I suppose my most recent favorite movie is The Help but I also like Thelma and Louise (really dating myself here!) and Fried Green Tomatoes. I can watch those two over and over and never tire of them!
What people have inspired you in your writing journey?

Too many to count! My agent, who kept her faith in me even though it took over two years to sell my first book and my husband, who always encouraged me not to give up.

What character in a novel you have read has stood out and seemed to stand the test of time?

Oh, goodness, for me that would be Scarlett O’Hara. I read Gone with the Wind as a teenager and again as an adult. That character never loses steam no matter how many years go by.

If you could meet one person from history who would it be and why?

Other than the Lord, I would love to meet Louisa May Alcott. I’d enjoy chatting about how publishing has changed in the last hundred years….and all the ways it hasn’t.

Okay, last one and a fun one for our readers today: If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take one thing, what would it be? Why?

 I would take Johnny Depp. Why? Because I have a hunch he’d be great catching fish and roasting it over a campfire for my lunch. And I never miss lunch!

Too fun, thanks for joining us for a third time!! It is a privilege. ☺  

Thank you, Casey!!!!

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Mary'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 March 2nd.
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51 comments:

  1. I love reading anything Amish. It's probably my favorite reading. Would love to read An Amish Family Reunion.

    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  2. I am a subscriber.

    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  3. Would love to have this book by Mary.

    I am a follower and a subscriber.

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

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  4. I would love to have this book by Mary Ellis. I really like her books about the Amish.

    I am a follower and a subscriber.
    littlebird@hur.midco.net

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  5. I enjoyed the interview with Mary Ellis. I am a huge fan of hers and have read everyone of her Amish fiction books! I would love to win "An Amish Family Reunion". Thanks for this giveaway!

    I am a follower and a subscriber!

    Blessings
    Judy
    sweetpea.judy@yahoo.com

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  6. Amish books are my favorite! I enjoy your books.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  7. I am a follower.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  8. email subscriber
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  9. I have never read an Amish book I didn't like. Would love to win this one. Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  10. Public follower on Google Friend Connect
    ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  11. I subscribe by email ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  12. I love reading anything amish. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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  13. It's great to see a blog of this quality. I learned a lot of new things and I'm looking forward to see more like this. Thank you.

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  14. a wonderful posting :)

    thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story.

    i'm a follower & email subscriber, too.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  15. Sigh. I love the Amish.

    I'm a follower!
    I'm a subscriber!

    pinkdaddysgirl[at]gmail[dot]com

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  16. I love Amish fiction and I have heard so mcuh about Mary Ellis being a wonderful writer.


    I am a follower and an e-mail subscriber.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  17. I love Mary's books. I'd love to win a copy of this one. Thank you!
    Nancee
    quiltcat26@sbcglobal.net

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  18. Fun interview! Couldn't help but smile while reading it :) Thank you ladies.

    Don't enter me for this one, I have a copy at home :D

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  19. Fun interview! I've been wanting to try Mary Ellis. Please enter me in this giveaway!

    yecenia@optonline.net

    http://christianbookreviewblog.blogspot.com/

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  20. I am a follower.

    yecenia@optonline.net

    http://christianbookreviewblog.blogspot.com/

    P.S. Check out the giveaway on my blog http://christianbookreviewblog.blogspot.com/ for a chance to win "Sumatra With the Seven Churches" by Sandra Glahn

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  21. Hello and glad to see you back, Casey. Really enjoyed this interview. You asked the most interesting questions! LOL! I loved Mary's answer to having Johnny Depp and roasted fish on a desert island. At my age, the fish would be great...but I don't know what I'd do with Johnny...just sit around and stare at him, I guess. Thanks for this great giveaway and the chance to win such a wonderful read.

    Blessings,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  22. Hi, I'm a subscriber! Thanks.

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  23. would love to win:) thanks for the interview:) jennie the_tabers@comcast.net

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  24. I'm also a follower. Thanks.

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  25. Sounds great, please enter me for the drawing.

    librarybooks at religious dot com

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  26. Enjoyed the interview! angadair@nwcable.net

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  27. I'm also a subscriber! angadair@nwcable.net

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  28. Hi Mary, I already have this on my wish list and can't wait to read. Thanks for stopping by to chat and share with us. Enjoyed your intereview.
    Thanks Casey for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  29. I am an old GFC follower

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  30. I am old email subscriber

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  31. I loved the Interview (smile), also like Johnny Depp. Your Book sounds awesome and I would love to win it. Amish Books are my favorite.

    ingrids62448(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. I love reading about the Amish, those are the only books i read. Please enter me in your contest. ejs8741@hotmail.com

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  33. Amish books are my favorite and I would love to win this one...

    Mardi
    mardisgators@verizon.net

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  34. I love reading Amish fiction. thanks for the chane to win ...

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  35. I would love to win your book! Have emjoyed all the earlier ones...

    Karen

    aregeetee5162 at yahoo dot com

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  36. would love to read this novel "Am Amish Reunion" . I read alot of Amish fictions.
    mike_michels2005@yahoo.com

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  37. Wow, what a nice blog you have! I would love to win An Amish Family Reunion! Thanks for the chance! Dawn S.~~~~~~~Searcy4U@aol.com

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  38. Susan.brownson@yahoo.com, I LOVE, LOVE, love any and all things Amish. I try to read all the books that come out. I would love to get this book to read too! I save all the Amish books to pass down to my daughter and granddaughter, she is only 7 and loves to read, so one day i hope to share these with her.

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  39. beowulf@enter.net

    I love all your books!!! So sorry to hear about your dog :(

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  40. Enjoyed the interview. I am fixing to get another dog, this week, I hope. Lost my beloved dog several years ago, so it's time

    eveningstar888@aoldotcome

    Loretta

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  41. I follow your blog

    eveningstar888@aoldotcom

    Loretta

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  42. I would love to read this book. I love the Amish way of life but don't think I would be able to live it now. Matter of fact an Amish buggy just went by my house. They have settled about 10 miles away from where I live.

    Alecia Ernst

    greatdane@citlink.net

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  43. I love read Amish Fiction!!! I got my mom and aunt interested in reading, now that is about all my mom will read. I love reading Mary Ellis and the interview was nice to read. If I win I will send the book to my mom and I will purchase it on my Nook Color.

    Thanks,

    Danna
    danduddi@tds.net

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  44. I loved Mary Ellis' Miller Family series and would love to read "An Amish Family Reunion".
    What a nicely done interview.
    Now to get back to the only genre that I love reading, Amish fiction.

    bluehair@centurylink.net

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  45. Hi Mary,
    One of my favorite family vacations was to New England where we visited Louisa May Alcott's girlhood home. It was just as I'd imagined it would be and the tour guide was terrific. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

    I'm a subscriber too.

    Lyndee
    spooler(at)comcast(dot)net

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  46. I'd love to read this book!

    cbus.blogger at gmail dot com

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  47. I am a follower :)

    cbus.blogger at gmail dot com

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  48. I love reading Amish stories so would love to read this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

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

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  49. I'm a follower!

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

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  50. I'm a subscriber

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

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  51. I would love to read Mary Ellis' new book..'An Amish Family Reunion'......love reading Mary Ellis' books...I have read a lot of em...such wonderful books......babyruthmac16@yahoo.com

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