Monday, May 14, 2012

Giveaway! The Ride of Her Life by Lorna Seilstad!!



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

This one is always hard for me. Besides writing, I’m also a wedding coordinator. I haven’t done as many weddings, though, since I became published.  I love helping couples make their days magical and making sure everything comes off without a hitch. I also do some wedding flowers, too. I’ve had 400 red roses in my house at a time.


Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

Obviously I love to read and write historical romance, but I also love science fiction/fantasy and mysteries. I’ve always loved the Dragons of Pern series by Ann McCaffrey. The way she created an entire world amazes me.

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

One thing I try to do is illicit some kind of emotional reaction from the reader on the first page. It might be to make them laugh, to feel a sense of justice, or to make them feel a sense of urgency. All of these make an emotional connection with the reader right from the start.


5 things you love?
Teaching Bible Classes ( I teach 5th and 6th Graders the book of Acts)
Oreos
Dove Chocolate
Sunday afternoon naps
The smell of lilacs

What do you enjoy most about being a published author?

There are a lot of things I love. I love interacting with readers, and I love telling the story I feel God has given me to share. I love the feeling of writing a scene that just comes together, and I love my writer friends like you Casey!

Casey: I love you too, Lorna! J

Places for readers to learn more about you?
My website is www.lornaseilstad.com, and I write with a 10 person blog at www.inkspirationalmessages.com.

They can “like” my  Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Lorna-Seilstads-Fan-Page/119754468040830) or follow me on Twitter.

Thank you for being with us today! 

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Lorna'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
~Be a subscriber

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 25th.
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 

88 comments:

  1. The Ride Of Her Life sounds like a great read!
    Thanks!
    Rebecca
    rbooth43(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. I love the cover of this book!

    Colletta

    collettaskitchensink [at] yahoo [dot]com

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  3. I follow your blog :)

    Colletta

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  4. Love the cover!

    Godsforlifeatgmaildotcom.

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  5. I'm a fOllower!!!

    Godsforlifeatgmaildotcom.

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  6. The cover alone would make me want to win and read this one. Thanks for the chance. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  7. Put my name in the hat to win The Ride of Her Life! Sounds like a fun read!
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  8. I am an email subscriber. Thanks for the extra entries ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  9. I am a follower
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  10. I am a subscriber
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

    Have a super week!!

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  11. I follow on Google Friend Connect. Thanks
    ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  12. I have read several of her books and love them would love to win this one thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  13. email subscriber

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  14. follower

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  15. Sounds like a great book. I'd love to read it!

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  16. What a great cover! I'd really enjoy this book. Thanks!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  17. Email subscriber
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  18. I LOVE the cover to this book!
    Its so adorable! I am really excited to read it!
    I am a follower and a subscriber.

    dymesich(at)juno(dot)com

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  19. Would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.
    atouchofheaven2010 (at) gmail (dot) com
    Mary B.

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  20. Forgot to say I am already a follower and a subscriber
    atouchofheaven2010 (at) gmail (dot) com
    Mary B

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  21. Really looking forward to reading this...especially since I know you love oreos, too! :)

    I follow and subscribe...love this blog!

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  22. Fun! Definitely entering this contest - melissatagg[@]yahoo[dot]com.

    Lorna, I love the smell of lilacs, too. For awhile growing up, we lived in a house with a lilac bush right outside my window...I loved the scent coming in the window in the morning. :)

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  23. I really like the cover of this book, it looks like a lot of fun inside.

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  24. I am a follower.

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  25. I am a subscriber.

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  26. I've been seeing this around the blogs! Love the cover!

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  27. I read the descripion of this book on her website and love historical fiction. I am familiar with controlling in-laws so I know I will have empathy for the main character. Love the cover too!

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  28. I've read her other two books, would like to win this one!
    Em
    embassie@hotmail.com

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  29. I am a long time follower of your blog.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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

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  31. This book looks so fun ! I have never read this author and am always looking for new ones - so I would love to win this book ! ! !
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    I am a follower and subscriber
    littlebird@hur.midco.net

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  32. This book looks so good, and I would really love to read it ! ! Thanks for the chance.
    I am a follower

    littlebird@hur.midco.net

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  33. What an awesome cover!!!! So fun!

    And I love Oreos and Dove chocolates too!

    sherrinda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Sounds like another great book from Lorna. I signed up as a follower of this blog.

    Blessings,
    Jodie Wolfe
    digging4pearls(at)comcast(dot)net

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  35. LORNA!!! Sooo good to see you here, girl, and thanks to Case for hosting you!! I absolutely LOVED The Ride of Her Life because Lorna has such a fun, light style of writing reminiscent of Dee Gist or Mary Connealy, so her books are ALWAYS a delight to read.

    Don't enter me in the drawing, Case, because I'm one of the lucky ones who already owns my own copy of this wonderful book.

    Hugs,
    Julie

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    1. Thank you, Julie! I can't wait until Oct. to read your A LOVE SURRENDERED. It's just so hard to be patient.

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  36. I love the cover of this book. Thanks for the opportunity of winning it!

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

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  37. I'm a subscriber

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

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  38. I'm a follower

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

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  39. Every time I see this cover I smile. As a child I was at a theme park in Omaha that has long since disappeared... meadowlark@loreepeery.com

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  40. Good morning, everyone! And Casey, thank you for having me. I'm glad so many of you are interested in THE RIDE OF HER LIFE. It was such a fun book to write and research. And the cover? The artists at Revell deserve all the credit on that. Isn't it fun?

    If anyone has any questions about rollercoasters in the early 1900's, Lake Manawa, or my writing journey, be sure to ask them in your comment and I'll try to come back throughout the day and answer them. :)

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  41. I like you Lorna! I also do wedding flowers and know what it's like to have hundreds of roses, carnations etc. in the house. :) I really like your advice about grabbing the reader's emotions on the first page. It certainly keeps me reading when I'm 'grabbed' right away. "The Ride of Her Life" sounds great!
    Thanks for a very interesting interview ladies.
    Justmeshf@hotmail.com

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    1. Susan, it's fun to meet someone who can relate. I was always suprised how little hundreds of roses can smell. Sometimes the wedding roses aren't the smelly kind of roses. Good luck!

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  42. kindred spirits i'd say! lilacs, dove choc.o.late! whoohoo ;)
    and luving your wisdom in "make an emotional connection with the reader right from the start" ! ty for sharing yourself w/ us and your gift of writing..
    faithhopecherrytea at*gmail.*com

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    1. Love meeting a kindred spirit, Faith. I think we should celebrate with Dove chocolates!

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  43. Looks like a fun read just by the cover! Please include me in the contest.

    Doreen
    priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

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  44. i've now subscribed by email Casey ~ looking fwd to staying up to date!

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  45. I could have used Lorna's help last summer to plan two weddings for my children. I'd love to win The Ride of Her Life.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Merry, I'm sure the weddings were beautiful! But two in one summer--oh my, have you recovered yet?

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  46. I'm a follower.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  47. I'm a subscriber.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  48. I've never read any of Lorna's books, but I've heard that they're all really good(and funny)!

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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  49. I've never read any of Lorna's books, but I've heard that they're really good(and funny)!

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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  50. I'm also a follower!

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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  51. I'm also a subscriber!

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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  52. I love the cover.
    I know this book is as good as the others I have read.
    Shirley
    beekeeper5(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  53. I'm a follower
    Shirley
    beekeeper5(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  54. I'm a subscriber
    Shirley
    beekeeper5(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  55. I think all of Lorna's books look like they would be fun to read, though I haven't been able to read any of them yet. The Ride of Her Life has a great cover. It would be wonderful to win a copy.
    Thanks.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  56. I'm an e-mail subscriber and a follower.
    Thanks for the extra entries.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  57. Hi Lorna & Casey!

    I really enjoyed learning more about Lorna :-) I think it's so cool how she does so many things AND still has time to write AMAZING stories! May the Lord bless all you do, Lorna. He touches lives through your gifts.

    Casey, thank you for hosting Lorna here and giving us a chance to win her latest! May God bless you also, my friend :-)

    ~I am a FOLLOWER
    ~I am a SUBSCRIBER

    Blessings,
    Amanda
    mrose608{at}gmail{dot}com

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    1. Amanda, thank you for your sweet words. Sending blessings back your way.

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  58. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. It sounds good. Tore923@aol.com

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  59. The book looks like a lot of fun!

    andrea2russia@hotmail.com

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  60. GFC follower - Andrea Williams

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  61. Subscribe via email.

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  62. How fun! Please enter me :)

    Beth
    bharbin07[at]gmail[dot]com

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  63. I absolutely love Lorna's books! Can't wait to read this one!

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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  64. I follow via GFC.

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  65. I'm an email subscriber.

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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  66. I love the cover:). Clp1777(at)aol(dot)com

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  67. I just wanted to drop by and thank you all for stopping by. It's so exciting to see so many people interested in The Ride of Her Life. Good luck to all of you!

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  68. Don't want to miss a chance to win Lorna's newest! I have read the other two and loved them! Thanks!!
    jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

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  69. I subscriber!
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  70. I want to leave my name and address for the giveaway book for Lorna Seilstad, “The Ride of Her Life”
    Thank you very much.
    Blessings
    Pat Hines

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  71. thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel.

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

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  72. This looks like such a fun book! I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance!

    aniwilsonintx at hotmail dot com

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  73. GFC follower as ani hearts japan

    aniwilsonintx at hotmail dot com

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  74. Love Lorna's sense of humor!

    julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. Exited to read! LOVE her sense of humor!! :)
    jfeaglesoars7@gmail.com

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  76. Looks like fun!
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  77. I am a follower!
    libbilogsATgmailDOTcom

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  78. Ride of Her Life - and an author I've just discovered because of you, Casey! Thanks! Absolutely enter me in your drawing: beckydwriter@gmail.com

    And Lorna - DOVE, oh yessssss........

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  79. Love the cover!! Thanks for this giveaway! :)

    Melanie
    frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com
    Christian Bookshelf Reviews

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  80. GFC follower!

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  81. Email Subscriber!!

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