Monday, May 28, 2012

Giveaway! Homefront Hero by Allie Pleiter!


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

Most people who meet me for the first time are surprised that I really am six feet tall.  This makes me laugh, because why would I make that up?  My very favorite was when I got off a plane in Texas and was met by a driver who took one look and said “Well, aren’t you a tall drink o’water?”  I admit, it’s useful when being collected in airports by people I’ve never met--the chances of two six foot brunettes getting off any given airplane are pretty slim.  Unless, of course, I happen to be flying with a women’s basketball team :).

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

The best thing about writing for Love Inspired is that I can cover a host of genres.  I’m an eclectic gal in both my reading and writing tastes.  I’ve written first person chick-lit, historical, contemporary, women’s fiction, category, single title, and non-fiction.  I read all those, too.  The only thing I’ve never been drawn to--as a writer or a reader--is horror, mystery, or suspense.  I like my literature happy!

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

“Get out of your own way.”  Studying craft is good, and a serious writer should never stop trying to improve, but in every book comes the point where you just put all the craft and research and technique behind and simply tell the story.  Every time I attempt to write “better,” it comes out worse.  When I let the story take over, all the skills I’ve acquired work in service to that tale, and things come out splendidly.  I definitely feel this was the case with Homefront Hero--this was one of those books where everything came together to take things up a notch for me as a writer.  That’s tremendously satisfying, especially when readers come up to you and say, “it’s the best thing you’ve ever done.

5 things you love?

1.    Coffee
My love of java is legendary.  Every morning, and every afternoon around 2pm, there’s a cup of coffee somewhere in my vicinity (or there’d better be...)
2.   Chocolate
I have loved chocolate since forever.  I can barely keep the stuff in the house because I have absolutely no willpower and evidently a very unforgiving metabolism.
3.   Mocha (that’s coffee and chocolate together)
Starbucks and Steak N Shake are my favorite purveyors of the stuff, to be sure. Oh, and those chocolate covered espresso beans Trader Joe’s sells...those are awesome, too.
4.   Knitting
I’m an obsessive knitter.  I have a knitting blog, and many of my books contain knitting characters.  For me, it’s the perfect antidote to a long day of staring at my computer screen.  When it’s my turn to go, I hope they find me slumped over either my laptop or my needles.
5.   Adventures
I truly look at life as an adventure.  I’m an adventurous person, and I think God has a unique adventure planned for every life that involves particular risks and dares to help us grow into the brave person He wants us to be.

What do you enjoy most about being a published author?

It’s quite simply the most fun you can have and still call it “work.”  I love to go on research “adventures”--and have had some doozies.  Raging extrovert that I am, I love to go out and meet readers, visit bookstores and yarn stores, and interact with people who love books and knitting as much as I do.  I can travel anywhere in the country (and maybe even the world) and strike a deep, fast connection with someone when talking books or knitting.

Places for readers to learn more about you?

My website is the best place to start:  www.alliepleiter.com   
You can also visit my knitting blot at www.DestiKNITions.blogspot.com

Thank you for being with us today! 

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Allie's latest novel!

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 June 8th.
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. thanks for the chance to win I love love inspired books

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  4. Please enter me. Enjoyed the interview.
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  7. Please enter me!

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  8. I am a follower!

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  9. Oh, I'm suddenly craving chocolate covered coffee beans!!

    Loved this interview and the chance to "meet" Allie. Here's my email: melissatagg[at]yahoo[dot]com. Thanks for once again bringing us a fun interview, Casey!

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  10. I would love to win one of her books. A new author added to my collection would be great. Juanita Wickey whisper97304@yahoo.com

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  11. Thanks for having me! I love the look of your blog, too...very creative!

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  12. Chocolate + coffee = mocha.
    Got it!
    And I love Allie's advice to writers to "Get out of your own way!"

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  13. Great interview (I love to crochet!) and the book sounds really good! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. I'm a follower.

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  16. "...let the story take over" wins for me!! Also, I'm with you for chocolate and adventure, adding in quilting for me. I would like to read your new book! Count me in! My birthday is on the REAL Memorial Day, May 30, so put my name in for a prize!
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  17. I am one of 634 Google Friend Connect member followers of Writing for Christ ~ The Audience of One
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  18. I am an e-mail subscriber so I don't miss out on new posts here.
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  19. Sounds great!! Love to get ahold of new-to-me authors!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. I am a follower.

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  22. I really want to read this book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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  23. #3 on your list is perfect, Mocha is the best of two loves! I've enjoyed several of your books Allie, please include me in the drawing for Homefront Hero. Thanks!
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  26. I really like the cover of Homefront Hero and enjoyed the interview with Allie. She sounds like she'd be fun to meet.
    Thanks for giving away a copy of her new book; I'd love to win!

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  27. I'm a subscriber.

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  28. I'm also a follower. Thanks for the extra entries!

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  29. Book sounds great. Thanks for the giveway

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  30. I'm a follower

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  32. I'm a subscriber
    and I'm a follower

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  33. I'm a subscriber. I love the fact that you have such interesting 'visits' with writers. I enjoy Allie's books very much. It would be great to win this one. Thanks to both of you. Justmeshf@hotmail.com

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  34. Great interview! I like my coffee and my chocolate, but I've never managed to like the two together. Just give me a piece of chocolate to go with my coffee.
    I too enjoy knitting. It is special to invest the time in a gift for someone and then watch their pleasure in getting it.
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  35. I am a follower.
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  37. I would love to read this book. It sounds really good so please enter me.

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  39. I'm a follower

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  40. Great interview...and I'm a sucker for a good cover. That's a lovely one. :)

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  41. Oh, and I'm a follower. :)

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  42. Lady DragonKeeperJune 5, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Sounds lkke a great book ! WWI is a nice time period as well. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  44. Lady DragonKeeperJune 5, 2012 at 8:59 PM

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  45. Great interview.Homefront Hero sounds like a great book. Please enter me in this contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

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  48. Sounds amazing! Please enter me.

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    Thanks again!

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