Monday, February 13, 2012

Giveaway! Firethorn by Ronie Kendig


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

As an Army brat, I attended four schools by the time I hit fifth grade and lived in two countries and two states by age 9.

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

For the most part, I read thrillers or science fiction/fantasy, but I’ve been known to venture into an historical on occasion. Mostly, I write in the thriller/suspense genre and speculative.

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

 It’s going to sound cliché, but “Audience of One.” When I finally got a solid grip on that in terms of WHY and WHO I am writing for, there was such freedom, it enabled me to write despite discouragement and disappointments. The biggest thing is that the result of what happens after you write is not in your hands. It’s in God’s. Your “obligation” to Him is simply using the gift He gave you—writing. If you’re doing that, then you have already pleased Him!

5 things you love?

(I’m assuming you mean outside God, my husband, and children. . .) Elephants, tiramisu, pastries (especially cake donuts, cinnamon rolls. . .), Ireland (my mom’s home), and lavender (plants, candles, lotion—anything with that scent).

What do you enjoy most about being a published author?

Getting to share Christ’s love, and through that, impacting lives. There is nothing as beautiful or as significant as that.


Places for readers to learn more about you? Readers can find me at my website, Facebook, Twitter, and GoodReads.


Thank you for being with us today!

 Thank you so much, Casey! It’s always a pleasure! 

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Ronie's latest book!

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

For extra entries:
~Be a follower
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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 February 24th.

Attn Readers! If you're struggling to leave a comment on my blog, please email your comment entries (in ONE email) and I will submit it for you. But PLEASE only do this after you've failed to leave a comment. My email is: caseym.writer(@)gmail.com 

59 comments:

  1. Oh this looks like a great book. I have been thinking about reading this series of books.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  2. Such a good way to start the week, Casey and Ronie. Thanks for the reminder that my "obligation" as a writer is to use the gifts God gave me.
    beth@bethvogt.com

    Off to Tweet this fun giveaway!

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  3. Finally, another book in the series! Woohoo!
    kandrajane@bellsouth.net

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  4. I'm an email subscriber, too!
    kandrajane@bellsouth.net

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  5. This looks like it would be a really good book. I have been thinking about reading this series of books for quite a while now.
    The cover looks very interesting too.

    Thanks for the chance to win. I read your blog daily :-)

    littlebird@hur.midco.net

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  6. I love Ronie's books and can't wait to read Firethorn. I sent the Discarded Heroes series to my sons for Christmas and they loved it!
    Worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  7. I'm a subscriber.
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  8. I'm a follower.
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  9. Mmmm tiramisu I could use some right now LOL! Thanks for the interview Casey and Ronie, I always love getting to know some of my favorite authors better.

    Please enter me for the giveaway Casey! I've read this as an e-galley but I'd love a "real" copy!

    Thanks so much!

    +1 follower
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    XOXO~ Renee C.
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  10. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  11. I am a subscriber. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  12. I follow on GFC. Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  13. Thanks for the great interview, Casey! Ronie, I had to idea you were an Army brat. That explains why you love to write what you write - fast paced! I love when you said, "When I finally got a solid grip on that in terms of WHY and WHO I am writing for, there was such freedom, it enabled me to write despite discouragement and disappointments." True, my Friend, very true. Congratulations on Firethorn!

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  14. I am looking forward to reading this book!
    The first two were AMAZING!I haven't gotten a chance to read the third yet, but I will soon!

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

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  15. Great-looking book! Would love to read it!

    andrea2russia@hotmail.com

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  16. GFC follower - Andrea Williams

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  17. Email subscriber

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  18. Looks like a great book..please enter me in the drawing. angadair@nwcable.net

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  19. I'm a follower.. angadair@nwcable.net

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  20. I'm also a subscriber.. angadair@nwcable.net

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  21. Ooooh, FANTASTIC is an UNDERSTATEMENT! She's an AWESOME writer!!! Don't enter me.

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  22. Write for God. Thank you, Ronie. That is exactly what I needed to hear today! :)

    I would love to own a copy of this book!!

    I'm a follower

    sheri.salatin(at)gmail.com

    Thanks for hosting, Casey

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  23. oh, would love to win thanks

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  25. gfc follower

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  26. Great interview! I enjoyed it! I'd love to read this series, so thanks for entering me!

    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  27. I'm a follower! : )

    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

    P.S. Is the "o" in Ronie's name a long o, or a short o? In my head, I say it with a long o, so I just want to make sure I'm saying it right. ;-)

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  28. I'm a subscriber!

    Michelle
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  29. Thanks for the give away. The book sounds great
    Sharon
    smoore at tcq dot net

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  30. OOH! I love Ireland too!

    I am a follower.

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  31. Thanks for the giveawawy. Please enter me. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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  32. You are all so fantastic and encouraging. Thank you so much for being excited about this, and for those who have already read the books, THANK YOU!!

    Finding that freedom of knowing you've already done and are doing what God has already asked of you--TO WRITE--is incredibly...well, freeing! The rest is up to Him, so let Him take care of it. He's more than capable, as we all know.

    Michelle - it's short, actually. It's shortened from VeRONIca. Ronie like Ronnie. LOL

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  33. I've read dead reckoning and I loved it! thanks casey for sharing this interview with us! I will love to be entered! I'm a follower!
    evefereva at gmail dot com

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  34. I am a follower and a subscriber.
    I love these books and can't wait to read the conclusion!
    Wendy
    wsmarple/at/gmail/dot/com

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  35. RONIE!! Honey, you had me at donuts and tiramisu!!! Great interview, Case and Ronie. :)

    Hugs,
    Julie

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  36. Hi Ronie, I can't wait to read Fire Thorne. I have this series on my wish list. I love romance, suspense, mystery all in the same book.
    I enjoyed your interview. I love to read about the authors and their lives. Thanks for stopping by to chat and share with us.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  37. I am an old follower

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  38. I am old email subscriber

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  39. I've loved the other books Ronie's written, but haven't read this series yet. My library really needs to get them! ;)
    Please enter me in the drawing, and thank you!
    jimmynmatthewsmom at netzero dot com

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  40. I'm now a follower!

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  41. Also a subscriber! :)

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  42. Thanks for this great giveaway! ;-)

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  43. I have to hide Ronie's books in order to get to read them. If my daughter sees them first, then I have to wait for my turn. lol It's so nice to have books for my YA girls that they love to read and don't want to put down. Thanks, Ronie.

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  44. I have yet to read one of Ronie's books, but I will soon! They just look so good!

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  45. I'm a follower! :)

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  46. And I subscribed!

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  47. If you could please enter me in the drawing for Ronie's book, I'd appreciate it. I love to win since I have the others but haven't read this last one in the series. Thanks bunches!!

    Jan Warren
    My email addy is:
    jandaviswarren@cox.net

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  48. Thanks so much for the chance!
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  49. I follow GFC
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  50. I subscribe to emails
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  51. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story :)

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

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  53. I would enjoy this book.
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  56. I really want to read this book- please enter me in this giveaway!

    yecenia@optonline.net

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  57. I am a follower.

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  58. I would love to win this book. I'v heard nothing but good things about Ronie's books!

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  59. I am a follower!

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