Monday, April 30, 2012

Giveaway! After All by Deborah Raney


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

I'm the oldest of five children, 4 girls and a boy, who married the oldest of 4 boys and a girl! One of my sisters even dated one of Ken's brothers for a while.

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

I love reading the genre I write, women's fiction. There's something very affirming about reading about women much like me, and exploring why our faith gives us hope for the future and tools to live life with integrity and with incredible joy––sometimes despite our circumstances.

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

My "nugget" is something I wrote a few years ago for a collection one of my writers groups produced called What the Wind Picked Up:

The most valuable lesson I've learned about the writer's life is that it is full of ups and downs. In your own eyes, you will never, ever "arrive." Some months you'll be on top and feel wonderful about how things are going; other months you'll be sure your career is over. The sooner you accept that this is normal––and just show up at your desk anyway, day after day after day––the more likely you are to start having more ups than downs. Besides, it's not about you anyway. Though the act of writing may be therapeutic for the writer, a book doesn't really come to life until it's read by someone else. If God uses your story to bring joy or comfort or reproof or wisdom to even one other life, you are a success in the eyes of the only One who matters.
––Deborah Raney, author of The Hanover Falls Novels


5 things you love?

1. My amazing family (and especially our four precious grandkids!)
2. Homemade peanut butter chocolate ice cream
3. Early mornings by the fireplace
4. Coffee
5. Peonies and lilacs

What do you enjoy most about being a published author?

That I can make my own hours, which gives me the freedom to travel to see our grandkids often. I also love hearing from my readers, and the friendships I've enjoyed with other authors.

Places for readers to learn more about you?


Thank you for being with us today!

Thanks for having me! :)

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Deb'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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An an EXTRA ENTRY opportunity:

Will you please rate my review? I'd appreciate it, and you'll get another entry into the contest! Please click here. Thanks so much. :-))

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 May 11th.
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 

50 comments:

  1. Wonderful advice, Deb! I'm also a big fan of lilacs. :)

    Great interview, Casey!

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

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  3. I enjoy women's fiction and this sounds like and this looks like a wonderful book!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  4. Email subscriber
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  5. GFC Follower
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  6. Rated your review
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  7. I love that quote about the ups & downs. Something I need to write down and remember. I would love to read Deb's book.

    julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Enjoyed the interview. I'm a follower.

    JoyAnne11 at gmail dot com

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  9. Love Deborah's books! Hmmm..didn't know they were classified as women's fiction, which I always say I don't read. But, I guess I do!

    Rated your review :)
    Follower :)
    Subscriber :)

    homesteading[at]charter[dot]net

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  10. Casey, thanks so much for having me to your beautiful blog! And thanks, everyone for all the comments. It's great to be here and I wish you all luck in the drawing! (You don't really believe in "luck" do you?? LOL!)

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  11. Any story by Deborah Raney is uplifting and thought-provoking. I really like this cover, the gentleman made me think of Paul Newman.

    meadowlark@loreepeery.com

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  12. Love that quote! I'm starting to learn that already, and I've only been writing novels for 9 months! Doesn't take long... :P

    I write women's fiction too!

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  13. Great interview and book sounds great. Would love to read it.

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

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  14. I'm a subscriber

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

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  15. I'm a follower

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

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  16. I enjoyed the interview! I've read Beneath a Southern Sky, and it was wonderful! I look forward to reading this series as well -- thanks for the chance to win.

    Michelle
    Scraphappy71@sbcglobal.net

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  17. I'm a follower. :)

    Michelle
    Scraphappy71 @ sbcglobal dot net

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  18. I'm a subscriber. :)

    Michelle
    Scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  19. I rated your review. :)

    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  20. Two things, Deborah, I have loved the first two books in this series, looking forward to this one.

    Also, glad to find this blog. I enjoy a wide variety of books, but especially those with a Chirstian perspective.

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  21. I would love to be entered. I'm a follower and I rated your review ;)
    evefereva at gmail dot com

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  22. Huge fan of Deborah Raney and loved the interview! brendon8@bellsouth.net

    (Follow and subscribe)

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  23. Enjoyed the interview!

    GFC follower - Andrea Williams

    andrea2russia@hotmail.com

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  24. Email subscriber

    andrea2russia@hotmail.com

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC-Tressa
    Email subscriber
    Rated your review (it was great and I added the book to my tbr)
    tressa dot sherman at hotmail dot com

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  26. I love the old-time peonies that have a fragrance! The new ones don't!!!!

    Haven't read a book by Deborah. Would love a chance here.

    I'm a GFC follower
    I'm a subscriber.

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  27. I love Deb's books and have read them all (except this one)....am very anxious to read this one. Thanks.
    jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

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  28. I subscribe via E Mail.
    jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

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  29. I rated your review, Casey!! It was great.
    jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

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  30. Thanks for this interview with Deb and the chance to win her newest book. I enjoy her books very much. She is such a sweet lady as well.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  31. I rated your review.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  32. I'm an e-mail subscriber.
    Thanks for the extra entries.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  33. I'm a follower as well.
    Thanks for the extra entries.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  34. I loved the interview with Deborah. I would love to win a copy of After All.

    Blessings!
    sweetpea.judy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. I am a subscriber!

    Blessings!
    Judy
    sweetpea.judy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. I am a follower!

    Blessings!
    Judy
    sweetpea.judy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. I rated your review!

    Blessings!
    Judy
    sweetpea.judy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance to win it. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  39. I am an email subscriber ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  40. I follow on Google Friend Connect ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  41. thanks for the chance to read deborah's latest novel ;)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  42. i'm a follower and email subscriber, too :P)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  43. Lady DragonKeeperMay 1, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    I like reading author interviews ... You can really learn a lot! :) I'm also the oldest child of 5. Thanks for the chance to win! Jafuchi7(at)Hawaii(dot)edu

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  44. Lady DragonKeeperMay 1, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    GFC follower Jafuchi7(at)Hawaii(dot)edu

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  45. Lady DragonKeeperMay 1, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Email subscriber
    Jafuchi7(at)Hawaii(dot)edu

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  46. Great interview!

    I'm a follower.
    I'm a subscriber.
    I rated your review.

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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  47. I love to read anything fiction! Please enter my email address into the contest.

    The interview was very good!

    janetdj23@yahoo.com

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  48. I wouls love to win this book it sounds great. Thanks for the chance. themiraclesnook@cox.net
    Thanks
    Melissa

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  49. I'd love to be entered! cbus.blogger@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  50. I'm a follower :)
    cbus.blogger at gmail dot com

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