Thursday, May 10, 2012

SPECIAL POST! Giveaway ~ Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert!


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

It’s great to be here! Hmmm….the average reader probably wouldn’t know that we’re adopting a little boy or girl from the Congo. The orphan crisis is pretty desperate there, what with war and poverty and AIDS. We’re very eager to be a forever family to one of these precious ones.  It’s an incredibly long process, though, so we have a wait ahead of us.

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

You know, I don’t have a favorite genre to read. To write, yes. I love writing Co Ro Wo Fi. What is this, you may ask? It’s contemporary romance and women’s fiction wrapped up into one. Since I can’t decide between the two, I figured I’d squish them together. Hence, Co Ro Wo Fi. When it comes to reading, give me a captivating story with memorable characters and I’m good to go.

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

Write a story you’d want to read. I know that is so simple and sort of obvious. But I really love this nugget of advice. We need to write the kind of stories we wish were out there on the shelves. The kind of stories that would keep us up at night, turning pages. That’s always my goal when I set out to write a novel.

5 things you love?

Jesus, my husband, my son, my dog, and words.

What do you enjoy most about being a published author?

Oh, so many things! It’s impossible to choose.

Probably the excitement. It’s pretty much off the hook as a debut author. Everything is so new and fresh. I get to experience all these really cool firsts—first book cover, first endorsement, first galleys, first ARC, first review, first email from a satisfied reader. The whole thing feels full of energy. 

Or maybe it’s the simple act of sharing my work. Or the connection that happens when a reader resonates with these characters that have become extensions of myself.

All of it. It’s all my favorite. J

Places for readers to learn more about you?

I have a whole bunch of fun stuff about my books and my journey as a writer and a Christian on my website: www.katieganshet.com.

I blog three times a week—thoughts on writing every Monday, thoughts on faith every Wednesday, and usually something about love or romance on Fridays. Sometimes I deviate. www.katieganshert.com/blog.

I’m also on Facebook, where I interact a lot with readers (www.facebook.com/AuthorKatieGanshert) and on Twitter (@KatieGanshert).

Thank you for being with us today! 

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Katie's DEBUT novel!

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 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 

54 comments:

  1. Aw, I love adoptions! I think that's what I'd rather do when I'm 'grown up'. Adopt children that would normally be aborted here in the USA.

    enter me in, please Casey!

    Godsforlife@gmail.com

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  2. I'm a follower on GFC.

    Godsforlife@gmail.com

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  3. Enjoyed the interview.

    JoyAnne11 at gmail dot com

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  4. This book has been on my wish list since I first read about it. It sounds like a really good read. I would love to win it.

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  5. I just finished her book!! It is amazing!!!

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

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  7. Would love to read this book...sounds wonderful...and what a beautiful cover!
    lgm52@hotmail.com

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  8. follow via gfc
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  9. email subscriber
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  10. I've heard a lot about this book!
    Em
    embassie@hotmail.com

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  11. Really looking forward to reading this new novel. Been following her leading up to this debut! Congrats, Katie!

    brendon8@bellsouth.net
    (Follower and subscriber)

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  12. That is so wonderful about your upcoming adoption. There are so many unwanted, unloved children out there that need more people like you and your husband.

    I love the cover of this book and would love to read it.

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

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  13. I'm a follower

    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. Hi everyone! Thanks for celebrating with me!

    It's so good to be here, Casey! One of the highlights of this whole journey has been befriending people like you!

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  16. I have been wanting this book a lot!
    libbilogs@gmail.com
    Libbi H.

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  17. I am a follower!
    Libbi H.
    libbilogs@gmail.com

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  18. I would love to win
    slc925@yahoo.com
    Sandi

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  19. That's great about your adoption! Really great interview and I've heard wonderful things about this book.

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

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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  20. I've heard such good reports of this book. Please enter me. Thanks.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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  21. I'm a follower.

    I'm also a subscriber.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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  22. I enjoyed the interview. Blessings to you for adopting one of the world's truly needy.
    Would love to read the book.
    Shirley
    beekeeper5(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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

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  24. I'm also a subscriber
    Shirley
    beekeeper5(at)bellsouth.net

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  25. What a terrific interview! Adoption is a wonderful thing and I was happy to hear that Ms. Ganshert and her husband are adopting :) Hearing adoption stories always make me smile!

    I am a follower

    crazi.swans at gmail dot com

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  26. Best of luck to Katie on her debut novel. It sounds very good.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  27. I'm a subscriber.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  28. GFC Follower.
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  29. I enjoyed the interview with Katie. I've read many good reviews of Wildflowers from Winter so am looking forward to reading it. It would be great to win a copy!
    I'm a subscriber and a follower.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal][dot]net

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  30. Don't enter me! I read Katie's book and absolutely loved it!

    And I love the nugget of writing advice. That's so hard to remember when you are wanting to write for publication. You tend to write what is selling, not what is on your heart to write. GREAT advice!

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  31. You don't need to enter me into the contest - I have a copy of Katie's book!

    I agree with Sherrinda - great writing advice to keep in mind.

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  32. I can't wait to get my hands on this one-- I've been reading about it for months! I'd love to be entered :)

    cbus.blogger at gmail dot com

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  33. I through out some wildflower seeds in the front of my house after Hurricane Irene Repairs on my house were finished. A tree hit my house on the roof and siding and window and damged my car and totaled my son's truck! My husband died 11 years ago and the flowers came up this April and they were my husband's favorite color- lavender. After all the heartache, here's a sign from him.
    I would love to read WILDFLOWERS FROM WINTER!
    Thanks!
    Rebecca
    rbooth43(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. I want to win!!
    lanehilhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  35. OOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo... I see my little window up there in the GFC with the little brown hearts!
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  36. I am a follower and receive e-mails of your posts!! Thank you.
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

    Pick me! Pick me!
    p l e a s e

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  37. (I subscribe by Feedburner)
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  38. I loved the interview. Very interesting. I'd love to win a copy of this book. I heard it is a real page turner!

    I am a subscriber.
    I am a follower.

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

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  39. WONDERFUL BOOK!!! I was privileged to endorse Katie's book and could hardly believe it was a debut novel, it's THAT good!! I'm expecting big things from Katie Ganshert! :)

    Hugs,
    Julie

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  40. so great! TY for the generosity ;)
    also have to say i appreciate the study guide to the book avlbl free for dnld!
    faithhopecherrytea at*gmail.*com

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  41. gfc following :) faithhopecherrytea at*gmail.*com

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  42. subscribed... yep! faithhopecherrytea at*gmail.*com

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  43. I can't wait to read this one.

    julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I've been wanting to read this book since I first heard of it and the great reviews that it's getting!
    My email is lydiapharris(at)yahoo(dot)com
    thanks for hosting the giveaway

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  45. I would love to read this book. I am a follower through email.

    We adopted our first two granddaughters and I must say it has been an experience.
    I love them dearly, but it has been a journey. And I would do it again, without even thinking it over.

    May the Lord bless you in your adoption and many memories may you cherish.

    schmitlin(at)elmore(dot)rr(dot)com

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  46. Wildflowers from Winter sounds wonderful. Please enter me.Thank for the chance to win.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

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  47. a follower.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

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  48. a subscriber.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

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  49. Beautiful cover! This book looks amazing! Count me in. =)

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  50. I'm a follower.

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  51. I'm a subscriber!

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  52. Love this girl - and I've only met her online! This is a wonderful, poignant story and I have a few friends who would love to receive this if I win a copy. Please enter my name and email: beckydwriter@gmail.com.

    And I'm a subscriber!

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  53. I would love to win your book! beowulf@enter.net is my email addy.
    To answer your question from today's email (I'm a subscriber)....
    I've only been to Panera once... I was traveling and my friend and I got sandwiches that were delicious!
    To answer your best friend question... Yes, I had a best friend growing up.
    We went to church, school, and did everything together. (Even went to McDonalds in the middle of the night during a backyard campout)! We're still in touch through Facebook today....spanning a cross country distance through the miracle of technology.
    Thanks for the chance to win your book!

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