Monday, February 6, 2012

Giveaway! Where Wildflowers Bloom by Ann Shorey


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

 I’m a dog lover. I introduce a dog in Where Wildflowers Bloom, and by the second book he’s got a larger role. Who knows? Maybe in the third book he’ll be the protagonist. Ha. In my own life, I’ve had one or more dogs as far back as I can remember. I prefer larger breeds, such as golden retrievers or black labs. My current dog is a Belgian Malinois. A Malinois looks much like a German Shepherd, but overall they are smaller in stature. The females have “pretty” faces, and mine is beautiful. Not that I’m prejudiced!

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

 I love historical fiction, both as a reader and as an author. My favorite part as a reader is learning historical tidbits painlessly. As a writer, coming up with historical information is not so painless, but still fun. I have to make myself stop chasing rabbit trails and get on with my writing. I also love mystery and suspense novels, although I have no plans to write one.

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

For a long time I’ve felt inferior to authors who can whip out 5,000+ words in a day. Then recently I read an interview with James Lee Burke in Writer’s Digest magazine, where he said that every day when he gets up he has his next two scenes in his head. He never sees farther ahead than two scenes. That comment was freeing to me—and it works. If I have my next two scenes in my mind, I write without feeling pressure about my word count. And somehow the words stack up!

5 things you love?

Only five?
1.      The Lord, for forgiving my sins and providing my salvation.
2.      My husband and family—and again, thanks to the Lord for bringing my husband into my life.
3.      Reading.
4.      My dog. J
5.      French roast coffee and dark chocolate.

What do you enjoy most about being a published author?

I love connecting with readers, both in person and online. I’m a people person, so I enjoy visiting with readers at signings.

Places for readers to learn more about you?
Please visit my website: www.annshorey.com, or find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AnnShorey.  I love to hear from readers, so feel free to contact me through either address.

Thank you for being with us today!  
Thank you for inviting me, Casey! 

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Ann'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 17th.

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 

48 comments:

  1. Oh how I'm glad to see this book on your blog its on my wishlist so please count me in enter my name in the hat and thanks for the super duper giveaway :)
    Angelsofmyeye ( at ) yahoo (dot) com

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  2. I'm a follower
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  3. And last but not least I'm a subscriber :)
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  4. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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  5. This looks like a great book. I would love to read this. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. would love to read this wonderful novel...thanks for the chance!

    ~i'm a follower
    ~i'm an email subscriber, too

    karenk
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  7. This looks like a book I would enjoy reading. Enjoyed the interview. I enjoy learning a little about the authors.

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  8. Oh, I love Ann and her books!! I just wanted to stop by and say HI to you both and wish Ann the best in everything! She has some exciting things happening on the writing front and I'm so thrilled to know her:) Please don't enter me in the drawing as Ann's book is on its way. Isn't the cover beautiful! It lifts my spirits just looking at it!

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  9. I would love to read "Where Wildflowers Bloom" by Ann Shorey. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book! Historical Fiction is my favorite.
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  10. And I am in Missouri on a hilltop!
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  11. I definitely am a follower of Casey!
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  12. I am a subscriber!
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  13. This book is already on my wish list. I love dogs too so I am very glad that she is starting to put them in her books.


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  14. I follow you with GFC.


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

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  16. This sounds like a wonderful book, would love to win it.

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  17. I am a GFC follower, wfnren.

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  18. I am a subscriber.

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  19. I'm a follower.

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  20. I'm a subscriber.

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  21. Love Ann Shorey's books. Would love to win this one. It sounds like a wonderful book.

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  22. I would love to win this book. I have read one before and loved it. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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

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  24. I follow on GFC. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  25. Def. will have the new series by Ann on my wishlist. I'm a subscriber to this blog.
    Thanks - Elaine rejordan79@msn.com

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  26. I haven't read any of Ann's books, but I do love a good historical. Thank you for the opportunity to win this one.

    I'm a follower
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  27. It's great to read all your comments. Carol, how fun that we're both dog lovers! Wait until you meet "Bodie." He's a sweetheart.

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  28. Sounds like a great book! angadair@nwcable.net

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  29. I'm also a follower.. angadair@nwcable.net

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

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  31. I really enjoyed the interview with author Ann Shorey...I would be thrilled to win an autographed copy of Ann's new book...'Where Wildflowers Bloom'....babyruthmac16@yahoo.com

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  32. I'm loving everyone's comments! Carol, I'm so glad to meet a fellow dog lover. :)
    (I left a comment earlier, but looks like it didn't show up, so I'm trying again.)

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  33. I am a follower on your blog.

    Thanks for entering me in the giveaway for Ann's book.


    Blessings,
    LyndeeH

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    1. Thanks,Casey. I found the comment box, lol.

      Ann, thanks for suggesting writing two scenes rather than fixating on word-count. I've been using the 1K1HR method, and I think I will try the scene method as another way to get to 'The End.'

      Blessings,
      Lyndee
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  34. Would love to win a copy - thanks.
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  35. Getting to this at the end of the day, but glad I stopped by.
    It's always fun to get a glimpse of what other writers are writing ... and I love the idea as the dog being the protagonist in book #3!

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  36. Lyndee, hope my suggestion works out for you!
    Beth, it would be fun to have a dog as a protagonist. I loved "The Art of Racing in the Rain," which did that very thing.

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  37. I really enjoyed the interview with author Ann Shorey...I always enjoy reading her books. Thanks for the chance!
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  38. I love historical romance, I agree with Ann, it is a delightful way to learn about history. Please include me for Where Wildflowers Bloom, I'm hearing rave reviews for it!

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  39. I will love to be entered in this giveaway! I'm a follower.

    Btw thanks for sharing this with us!

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  40. french roast coffee and dark chocolate yummy


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  41. gfc follower

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  43. I enjoy reading historical fiction and this book sounds like a great book in that genre. I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance!

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  46. I don't know how I missed this post! Glad I didn't miss my chance to comment :)

    I am a follower and subscriber.

    Beth
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  47. I would love to become the happy new owner of this book!

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