Monday, April 16, 2012

Giveaway! Masquerade Marriage and A Texas Christmas Mystery by Anne Greene!


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

I was raised as a neglected child, though my mother did love me, so my life truly began when I was born again and experienced the life-changing love of my Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. All that I am or have, I owe to Him. He changes my writing from water into wine.

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

I write both historical romance MASQUERADE MARRIAGE, the first of the Scottish Historical Trilogy books and contemporary mystery/suspense like my book A TEXAS CHRISTMAS MYSTERY.

It’s not so strange to write both contemporary and historical because all my books contain suspense, mystery and romance. And these are the two genres I read the most.

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

I wish one nugget had changed me from unpublished to published, but that didn’t happen. There’s so much to the craft of writing that each facet developed little by little as I wrote. However, I’m a seat of the pants author. I was gratified to learn, after difficult forays into story-boarding, character sketches, and plotting that that type of writing didn’t work at all for me. I learned it’s okay not to know what’s going to happen. I love discovering where my characters will take me and how they will solve each dilemma. I love writing myself into a corner and receiving an epiphany to resolve the problem. I love to surprise myself with my endings. For me, that’s the excitement of writing. But I can’t say any one nugget changed how I view writing.   


5 things you love?

I love my Lord Jesus who gave me a wonderful new life when I was twenty-one and has never let me down no matter how difficult the circumstances. I love my family, and family always comes first to me after my Lord. I love to write, and even more so since I’m published. I love to travel and have visited twenty-five foreign countries. I love being involved with people. I love to sing and participate in two choirs at my church. And I love art. You can see some of my work on my website, http://www.AnneGreeneAuthor.com.

What do you enjoy most about being a published author?

I love it when my readers tell me they loved my book, whichever one they were reading, and couldn’t put it down. They read until after two in the morning. I love to get feedback on my books.

Places for readers to learn more about you?
My website mentioned above, Amazon.com, and http://www.WhiteRosePublishing.com or http://www.PelicanBookGroup.com

Thank you for being with us today!
Thank you so much for having me. And blessings to all my readers.


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Hey readers! Here is your chance to be one of two winners for Anne's books in either print or ebook copy!
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 April 27th.
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 


61 comments:

  1. Yay! Can I note, my family doesn't celebrate Christmas, so it might be a little awkward if I won that book. Could it be arranged, if I won, for me to get the Masquerade Marrige?

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  2. I'm a follower.

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  3. I am a GFC follower, wfnren or Wendy Newcomb

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  4. I am a subscriber.

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  5. nice interview thanks for chance to win

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  8. I like how the author said that Jesus changes her writing from water to wine.
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  10. Great interview! I was first introduced to Anne Greene when she was featured on the MBT Ponderers blog. Her books are in my TBR pile, but I haven't read one yet, so I'll for sure enter the contest. :) melissatagg[at]yahoo[dot]com

    I love that Anne has been to 25 countries...that's so cool!

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    1. Melissa, Scotland was one of the countries I visited. I fell in love with the country, the people and their history. I am also of Scottish descent as are many Americans. I'd never thought I'd get the opportunity to travel, but we have such a loving God, He gives us the desires of our heart.

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  12. i have not read any novels by Anne Green, and i probably would not have looked at one twice, except for your post. Thank you for the interview and awesome opportunity to win. i am a follower - Marianne Barkman and i subscribe mitzi underscore wanham at yahoo dot com

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    1. Well, Marianne, I'm really, really glad you are one of Casey's followers!

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  13. I'm reading Masquerade Marriage right now! (And I shouldn't be because I'm on deadline!)
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  14. I love mystery and suspense and since I have moved to Texas, I want to read every book set in Texas!!

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    1. I'm glad you're in Texas, Carol. I know you will enjoy living here. I'm in North Texas in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. I moved here from San Diego and love it.

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  15. I am a follower.

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  16. I am a long time subscriber.

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  17. Love connecting with authors through interviews! Please enter me.

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    1. I love connecting with readers, Brenda.

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

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    1. I really think you will love either book.

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  19. Ooh, these look great. I could use another Christmas book, too. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!
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    1. I enjoy holiday books too, Tressa. I try to make my books clued-to-the-chair good.

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  20. GFC-Tressa
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  22. I really want to thank Anne for providing a link to her website. I want her to know that I'd like to thank her for her service as a military wife. I learned that she is one when searching her site. I also enjoyed her art, especially the pencil drawing of dried leaves. The details are lacy and realistic. :)
    I would be happy to win her book. -Susan F.
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    1. Thank you so much for liking my drawing. I haven't had much time to finish two other paintings I've been working on, but hope to add them to my website as soon as I can. And being a military wife is sometimes really difficult, so thank you for remembering.

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    2. Casey, thank you so much for letting me visit with all your friends on your lovely blog. I see you have featured some of my other writer friends as well. It's really good to be here!

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    3. Hi Ashley, I'm sure we can work that out.

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  23. This is the first I've heard of Anne Greene, but I'm sure it won't be the last. I love mysteries and can't wait to get my hands on one of her books!
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    1. Yea, Nancy. I'm hoping to have a lady detective book released soon.

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  24. Both of Anne's books look really good. I enjoy books with mystery, suspense, and romance. I would love to win a print copy of either book.
    Thanks.

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    1. Pam, I'm a fan of print books too, although I take my kindle when I travel. I enjoy the texture and just the look of print books, but I purchase many ebooks because they're in my hand so fast. But for the tons of research I do, I still buy print.

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  25. I'm a subscriber. Thanks for the extra entry for a print copy of either of Anne's books.

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  26. Loved the interview! Thanks for showcasing a new author (for me) and some great new books.

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    1. Andrea, I'm currently working on the second of the Scottish Marriage Historicals with the working title, Marriage By Arrangement, which continues the saga. I hope I move from new author to a favorite author of yours.

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  27. Follow on GFC - Andrea Williams

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  29. This sounds like an interesting book! Please enter me :)

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    1. Bethany, I'm so glad you came to visit. I hope to meet you again.

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  30. I am a follower! cbus.blogger at gmail dot com

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  31. Sounds very interesting especially the Christmas Mystery book. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    1. Nice to see you, Jo. This is such a good place to meet!!

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  32. I'm a subscriber

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  33. I'm a follower

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  34. Please enter me!

    I am a follower AND a subscriber.

    thanks!!

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  35. I would love to read this book! Thanks for the chance. The cover just grabs you. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  38. Ooooo, I love Scottish historicals! I wanna be entered for SURE!

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  39. Scottish? Historical? Count me in! :)

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  40. Great interview!Masquerade Marriage and A Texas Christmas Mystery by Anne Greene sounds wonderful.Please add me to the drawing!thanks for the chance!augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

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  43. Great interview Anne. I already have this book on my wish list and looking forward to reading.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

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  44. I am old email subscriber

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