Monday, June 25, 2012

Giveaway! A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California by Keli Gwyn!!


Welcome to Writing for Christ Keli Gwyn, 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, Casey. I enjoy visiting Writing for Christ and interacting with your blog’s readers.

An interesting fact few know about me? Let me see. OK. Got it. I played Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I’m no actor, as my performance proved. Thankfully my dismal debut as a thespian took place in sixth grade before a very small audience of doting parents. The best part was that I got to wear my mom’s flowing black peignoir set. I might have forgotten all my lines, but I looked good. :-)

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

Inspirational historical romance!

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

Have fun! I know. Profound, right?

When I first began writing and knew diddlysquat about how to craft a marketable story, I poured words on the page with abandon. And it was fun! Then I discovered the online writing community, bought craft books, read blogs, attended conference workshops, etc. I tried to incorporate everything I’d learned in my stories, and writing lost its thrill. Only when I gave myself permission to let my first drafts flow freely, did I rediscover the joy of writing.

5 things you love?

The Lord

My family

Writing

Sweet tea

Eating out—often :-)



What do you enjoy most about being a published author?

Having people stop me in the street to ask about my book. Oh, you mean for real and not in my dreams, right? :-) I like being able to share my stories with readers, stories that honor the Lord as well as entertain.

Places for readers to learn more about you?

My cyber home, complete with parlor and library: www.keligwyn.com

Thank you for being with us today!

Thanks for having me, Casey. And if I may, I’d like to end by asking your readers a question.

Have you ever performed in a play? If so, how did it go?

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Keli's DEBUT book! (of which I am ANXIOUSLY waiting!!)

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 July 6th.
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 

144 comments:

  1. Welcome to Keli and wishing her continued success, she sounds so nice! Curious about what looks like a little violin on the cover. Thanks for the info and chance to win.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. J Holden,

      Thanks for your kind words. The hero and heroine in A Bride Opens Shop both own violins and are talented musicians.

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  2. I am a follower.
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  3. I am an email subscriber.
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  4. I look forward to reading something set in CA during this time period. :)

    crandallberries at gmail dot com

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    1. Dawn,

      Like you, I enjoy stories set in California. I'm a native of the Golden State and live in the heart of California's Gold Country. El Dorado is located just few miles from where I live. It was a bustling town in 1870, when A Bride Opens Shop takes place. Today it's a sleepy suburb that is home to some really nice people. I included a video on my website's Story Ideas page filmed in El Dorado, so you could get a peek at the town there if you're interested. http://keligwyn.com/study/story-ideas/

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  5. Hi Casey and Keli! Congratulations on your new book Keli!
    The only play I remember being in was called Down by the Creekside. I was about seven. It was a Christian musical and the group traveled to different churches to perform. What I remember it went great and was a lot of fun.
    Amy
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. Amy,

      How cool that not only were you in a play, but your show went on the road. No wonder you had fun. What a special memory.

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  6. I'm a follower!
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  7. I'm a subscriber.
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  8. Hi Casey and Keli, Yes, I have performed in plays and church performances. The neat thing is when you have your stage makeup on and begin to walk as the character and you are transformed from yourself to them. It is magical when that happens.
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. Lane Hill House,

      Sounds like you've had some great times performing. What were some of your roles, and do you have a favorite? Is there one you haven't played but would love to?

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    2. My most favorite was being an old woman, bent over with a forked tree limb for a cane. Walking with the aid of a young woman on the other side, the moment we began walking I became my character. It was amazing. Two others I enjoyed were off-stage; a mime on a missions trip to Grenada, West Indies, and "Buttons the clown" in a festival we "Missions-Minded Maidens" had at a children's school in El Carmen, Mexico. These were my favorites because I didn't have to memorize lines! I auditioned for an "Oklahoma" musical in community theatre as Ado Annie, singing "I caan't say no" in a high squeaky voice. I wasn't chosen and did props instead. I love wearing cowboy boots and thought that would be a great spot. One I think of that was funny, looking back, was forgetting my lines in a skit to cue someone to come in from off stage. I spoke about her instead and said loudly, "Are you out there?" (hoping she would come on) and she answered, "Yes." She never did get on stage! That was before line cues on a headset.

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    3. Lane Hill House,

      What fun memories you have. Sounds like you had some wonderful experiences on missions trips. That's way cool.

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  9. Counting the days until Keli' s book debuts!Love her newly refurbished cyber home!

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    1. Beth,

      Thanks for your unwavering support. You're a cheerleader extraordinaire! Love you, my friend.

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    2. I invite all of you to pray for my dear friend Beth. She lives in Colorado Springs and is one of the many who’s been evacuated as the fire there threatens her neighborhood. She’s safe now, but I can’t begin to imagine how she must feel. If you could lift up the others in similar situations, that would be great. And please include the firefighters battling the many fires raging throughout the West. My agent, Rachelle Gardner’s, husband is one of them on the front lines at the Colorado Springs fire. Thank you.

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  10. So fun seeing Keli here! Cannot WAIT to read her book. Yay!

    And yep, I've performed in lots of plays. I love the stage. :)

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    1. Lindsay,

      I think it's great that you've been on stage numerous times. You have sooo much talent and delight audiences, I'm sure. With the amazing singing voice God gave you, I'm guessing some of your roles were in musicals. Am I right? Any I would know?

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    2. Yes, I've done musicals...I love them! Haven't done as many as I'd like, but I've been in Grease, The Taffetas, Kiss Me Kate, Man of La Mancha, and Godspell. :)

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    3. Wow, Lindsay! You've been in some great shows. Who did you play in Grease and Man of La Mancha?

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  11. Shakespeare! Wow, Keli! That must have been a lot of lines to memorize, as Puck’s part is quite lengthy.

    I actually produced and put on a play based on The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom. There was about six of us doing the whole project and I played several bit roles. It was a lot of fun and I wrote most of the play, so that was fun too.

    Congrats on your upcoming book release! I can’t wait to read it!!

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    1. Amanda,

      My experience performing the role of Puck was so traumatizing (and humiliating) that I must have blocked much of it from my mind because I can't recall much about it. Since we were only in the sixth grade, I'm guessing we only performed a portion of the play.

      How exciting to have written, produced, directed (?), and performed in a play about Corrie Ten Boom. What an accomplishment. Did you get video footage?

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  12. The only time I performed in a play was in back in school. I was a Princess and I remember it went fine but I didn't really like my Prince!!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Ruby n Reba,

      How cool that you got to play the part of a Princess. What girl doesn't dream of that role? Too bad your prince was a bit of a disappointment, though.

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  13. I am a subscriber.
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  14. I am a follower.
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  15. I LOVE the cover!! Would love to win!

    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Ladette,

      Love your name. Unique and oh, so pretty. =)

      Thanks for your kind words about the cover. Barbour's design team did a great job with it, didn't they?

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  16. I am a follower by GFC.

    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

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  17. I am a subscriber!

    ladettek{at}gmail{dot}com

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  18. LOL, Keli. I played Puck in a community performance in junior high, too. That's funny. I still remember all the lines. And I so know what you mean about having to let the first drafts flow freely :). Hope to meet you in Dallas :)

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    1. Julia,

      Sounds like your performance of Puck was far more positive than mine. You obviously knew your lines very well. I can't recall a single one. What would be one of the more famous ones? Do you have a favorite?

      I'd love to meet you in Dallas. We'll have to make it happen.

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  19. Casey, thanks so much for having me on your blog. I had such fun answering your questions. You came up with some great ones. =)

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  20. Great interview, and I'd love to win!

    andeemarie95 at gmail dot com

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    1. Andrea,

      Casey does a great job with her interviews, doesn't she? I had such fun answering her questions.

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  21. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win!
    smilesalot2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Morgan,

      Thanks for the kind words. You added a smile to my day. =)

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  22. I can't wait to read Keli's book.

    Don't put me in for the drawing. The book is on it's way here.

    I played Cindy Lou Who in the forth grade production of How the Grinch stole Christmas. It went good!

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    1. Loree,

      Love How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Cindy Lou Who would be such a fun role! Glad your performance went well. I'm sure you did a super job.

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    2. oops tricky fingers again...that would be *fourth* grade...

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  23. I enjoyed looking at your blog. In fact we have a lot of favorite reads in common. I am going back there after this to add some to my wish list.

    I saw The Midsummer's Night's Dream in high school. You had a great big part!!

    I would love to read your new book.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Carol,

      Thanks for taking time out of your day to visit my site. I'm thrilled with the work my talented web designer did. He captured my vision for it beautifully.

      My memories of that long-ago day when we performed the play are fuzzy at best. The more I think about it, the more convinced I am that our teacher chose just a few scenes for us to act out. I wasn't on stage long, which was probably a very good thing, given my super-sized case of stage fright.

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  24. I am a follower of this blog.


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  25. I am an e-mail subscriber.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  26. Looks interesting. Would love to read.

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

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    1. Jo,

      Thanks for stopping by. Since you're a follower of Casey's blog, I'm sure you'll agree that she does a great job supporting authors and getting the word out about their books. And to top it off, she's such a fun, spunky sweetheart of a person, too. Wouldn't you agree?

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    2. I think Casey does a super job and know that I appreciate her so much. I always love reading her blog.

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

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  27. I'm a follower!

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

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  28. i'm a subscriber!

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

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  29. Never have been in a play!5 things you love? I love the same five things in that order, The Lord, My family, Reading others Writing, Sweet tea,
    Eating out—often and reading and reviewing inspirational historical romance!
    I am a follower and a subscriber!
    Thanks!
    Rebecca
    rboooth43 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Rebecca,

      How fun that we love the same things. What are some of your favorite places to eat out?

      You review inspirational historical romance? Cool! Would you be willing to share the link to your blog? I have a list of Christian Fiction Reviewers on my website and could add yours to it.

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  30. Keli, I knew I loved you for more than your sweet personality - you love sweet tea, too! That's the house wine of the south for this Texas girl. Thanks for giving us a glimpse into you and your debut novel - what a treat! Can't wait to get my hands on it.

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    1. Donna,

      My love of sweet tea comes from my mom, who was raised in Texas. Y'all are onto something mighty tasty there. =)

      I remember having a pitcher of sweet tea in the refrigerator all summer long. My mom's was so sweet it resembled syrup. I don't add nearly as much sugar as she used to--in deference to my waistline--but it's still a refreshing drink, one I enjoy year 'round.

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  31. The only plays I was ever in were from Elementary School - thankfully I've blurred out most of those memories. I do though have some vague memory of being a snowflake in 2nd grade - the only thing I remember about that is my tights kept falling down. By 5th grade I had joined the band & my acting career ended. I am a follower & a subscriber. Thanks - Elaine rejordan79@msn.com

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    1. EJ,

      Oh, what precious memories you have of your childhood performances, although I doubt you saw them that way when they were taking place. I want to hug the seven-year-old you with the baggy tights.

      I hope your time in the band was a great experience. What instrument did you play? Do you still play it?

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  32. Don't enter me. I'm anxiously awaiting my copy of Keli's book! I can't wait to read it!

    When I was in high school, I played the part of a parlor maid in Dracula! British accent and all :) My mom maid my costume ;) Hehe..get it...maid! It was SO much fun!!!

    I ♥ visiting Keli's blog. Always a treat!

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    1. Anne,

      How cool that you were able to land a role in Dracula. What a memorable experience that must have been. I'd love to hear your British accent. I'm thinking a vlog post is in order. =)

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  33. The book sounds so interesting. Would love the chance to win one. I was in a play many, many years ago in grade school but don't remember too much about it. I do know I was scared though.
    Karen
    kmgervais@nycap.rr.com

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    1. Karen,

      Sometimes our childhood memories have a way of fading, don't they? That can happen to me due to the passage of time or, in the case of my poor Puck performance, the need to repress them.

      Thanks for the kind words about my book. I hope readers enjoy it.

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  34. I'm a follower.
    Karen
    kmgervais@nycap.rr.com

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  35. I'm an email subscriber.
    Karen
    kmgervais@nycap.rr.com

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  36. Yaaayyy, I can't wait for Keli's book. (I believe my copy is already on the way, so I don't need to be in the drawing.) I love Keli's new website and her blog and her sweet personality.

    And yes, I've been in a play before...had a total blast!

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    1. Melissa,

      I'm not surprise that you've acted or that you had a blast when you did. I'm sure that with your awesome personality and vibrant nature, acting came easy for you. What roles did you play?

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  37. WHOO-HOO, sign me up!! LOVE Keli Gwynn and LOVE the little bit of her book I read for a critique way back when, so can't wait to finish it!!

    SUPER CONGRATS, KELI, AND MAY IT FLY OFF THE SHELVES, DARLIN'!!!

    Fun interview, Case, and thanks for the opportunity to win Keli's book!

    Hugs,
    Julie

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    1. Julie,

      Thanks for sharing in my excitement. I remember that critique well. I worked hard to win the right to send my work to you. You gave me great feedback, which I devoured. Your fingerprints can be seen in the first chapter of the story, which makes me very happy.

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  38. Hi Keli,

    Had to drop by and say that I ordered your book today!!! Hope it gets here fast! Can't wait to read it.

    Congratulations and enjoy your debut as an author!

    Cheers,
    Sue

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    1. Sue,

      Thanks for your support and encouragement. I hope you enjoy the story. I've sure enjoyed all of your work that I've been privileged to read. Can't wait until the day I'm reading one of your stories in print. Soon, my friend. Soon. =)

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  39. Love, love, love this story and this lady. Woohoo for her debut release! :D :D :D

    I've been in plays before. I wasn't good, but my mom liked my performance. :D

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    1. Erica,

      Gotta love moms. They make the very best fans, don't they? I'm sure she's super proud of your literary successes these day.

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  40. Keli, great photo, I love the color purple. Since I attended a one-room school from kindergarten-8th grade, I was on stage every Christmas. The teacher made curtains by hanging army blankets over a cord. Horrors, when I was a junior I don't believe I had a speaking line, but I walked across the stage wearing a drum majorette costume. Then I tried some church drama and loved it a few years back. Would love to have a copy of your book!

    meadowlark[at]loreepeery[dot]com

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    1. LoRee,

      Oooh! I attended a one-room school, too, when I was in seventh and eighth grades. However, we didn't put on any plays. How neat that your school did and that you got parts in the productions every year.

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  41. Thanks for the great Interview, Keli, congratulations on your new Book, I can't wait to read it, please enter my name in your Giveaway. I never been in a Play, probably wouldn't be any good at it (smile).
    Blessings

    I'm a follower

    ingrids62448(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Ingrid,

      Not all of us are destined to grace the stage. I'm sure you have many other talents, though.

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  42. Thanks for the chance, Casey, to read this Keli's fabulous debut novel :0

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. Karen,

      Thanks for the kind words about my book. I appreciate the vote of confidence. =)

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

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  44. I wish I could say yes I have, but unfortunately I've never done that. I tried out in high school but wasn't chosen for the part.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Wendy,

      I'm sorry you weren't chosen for the part you wanted in high school. There's always community theater. Can't leave all the fun for the young, right? =)

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  45. I am a GFC follower, wfnren.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  46. I am a subscriber.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  47. Only did plays as an elementary student. I was much to shy when I was older to perform publicly. My kids have all participated and I loved seeing them perform.

    Book sounds great!
    brendon8@bellsouth.net

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    1. Brenda,

      Isn't it interesting how we can become more reserved the older we get? Have to love children's willingness to step outside their comfort zones. How neat that your kids are doing just that--and giving you proud mom points. =)

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  48. I am a follower
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  50. If the cover is any indication this should be a wonderful book. Thank you for offering this giveaway.
    Nancee
    quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. Nancee,

      The cover is nice, isn't it? The model really shows my heroine's determination. I'm delighted with the work Barbour's design team did. They get all the credit for the title and cover.

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  51. I'm a follower of this blog and am subscribed and receive email notifications of reviews on this blog.
    Nancee
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  52. Thank you for the chance to win.

    In answer to Keli's question - the only play I have been in was the plays done at church. I do not like speaking in front of people so I was usually just one of many in the choir part of the plays. We used to do Psalty plays at our church.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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    1. Angela,

      Wow! I remember Psalty. How fun that you got to be in some of those plays. I'm with you. Being in the choir sounds a lot better than a leading role, especially with my ability to forget lines. =)

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  53. I am a gfc follower - griperang

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  54. I've never performed in a play, but I took dance lessons from a young age, and we had a recital at the end of the year, and we also competed in dance competitions. I never liked to speak in front of people, but when it came to dancing, I was right at home.

    I would love to entered in the drawing. Thank you Keli & Casey for the opportunity to win!

    Extra entries: I am a follower & a subscriber.

    Thanks,
    Beth
    bharbin07[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Beth,

      How neat that you're a dancer. What kind of dancing did you do in your competition days? Ballet? Jazz? Ballroom? Something else?

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  55. Thanks for the giveaway. I have never been in a play. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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    1. Tore,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the drawing. I appreciate it.

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  56. Great interview, Casey! How funny that Keli played "Puck"! I'm looking forward to reading her debut release, and I'm thankful for this chance to win a copy.

    I'm both a follower and a subscriber.

    gwen[dot]gage[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Gwendolyn,

      Every time I see your name I smile. Must be the Gwyn in me. ;-)

      To this day I don't know why I got the role of Puck. I can't even remember asking for it. All I remember is being scared speechless.

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  57. looks like a fantastic book!
    paleface(dot)lu(at)gmail(dot)com
    I am a subscriber & follower!

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    1. Little Lady,

      Thanks for the kind words. I hope readers enjoy the story. Miles and Elenora would certainly like that. =)

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  58. In the 4th grade I was a pilgrim in a Thanksgiving play. I only had to sing with the group, so it was fun. :) I'm excited about Keli's book, please add me to the drawing. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Merry,

      Ah! Pilgrims bring about such wonderful memories. I hope you enjoyed being one in your play.

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

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  61. Casey - I knew you'd have Keli on WFC this week! Yay!

    Keli - Okay. I watched the clip of you seeing your books for the first time at your post office last night right before we headed out the door for our anniversary date (24 years!). When my husband came in to collect me, I was in crying right along with you. He laughed and told me that he wasn't going to force me to go out with him if I didn't want to....

    My point - I loved experiencing that moment with you. Thank you for sharing. And Gwynly was so proud. Congratulations, my friend!

    beckydwriter(at)gmail(dot)com

    Blessings

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    1. Becky,

      Thanks for taking time away from your special day to share in mine. Congratulations on your 24 years of togetherness. I hope you and your hubby had a great time celebrating--after you wiped away those tears you shed on my behalf, that is. =)

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  62. In school I was in our Christmas play. I was the me too lil' sister. thought it went well.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. Apple Blossom,

      There's nothing quite like being in a Christmas play, is there? I got to be a doll and wear a really frilly blue dress when I was in third grade. I remember walking around in a little circle with stiff arms and legs. Being the "me too" little sister sounds like more fun.

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  63. gfc follower

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  65. What a fun play to be in! Puck's character is pretty mischivious and witty, which I think would be hard to play at the age. Thanks for the giveaway! The book sound fabulous and I like the cover. :)
    GFC-Tressa & email subscriber.
    tressa dot sherman at hotmail dot com

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    1. Tressa,

      Puck was certainly a challenging role for me, that's for sure. At that age I was so not mischievous or witty. I was pretty much a stick in the mud. Thankfully I've loosened up as I've aged, er, make that matured.

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  66. I was in a few church Christmas plays growing up and then in 5th grade my class did a skit to go along with a song.
    Thanks for the giveaway! Sounds like a fun book!
    kentiapalm a gmail address

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    1. Rina,

      How fun that you got to perform as a child both in plays and in a skit. Those experiences do s-t-r-e-t-c-h us, don't they, and provide us with some fun memories?

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  67. I really would love to win and read this book. Hope the library will have it if I don't win.
    And I have never been in a play.

    prettyinpurplerose@aol.com

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    1. Kevlin,

      Thanks for stopping by. I love your name. It's quite unique and very pretty. Purple is one of my favorite colors, too.

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  68. I am an e-mail subscriber
    Kathleen
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  69. I'm a follower.
    prettyinpurplerose@aol.com

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  70. I subscribed by email.
    prettyinpurplerose@aol.com

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  71. This looks like a lovely read, and I love books where the authors write musicians!
    I'm an email subscriber :)
    Megan

    iluvmusic.18@gmail.com

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    1. Megan,

      I had such fun adding the musical element to the story and was thrilled to see that my publisher included the violin my heroine plays on the cover. They used it as the scene break dingbat as well. Is that cool, or what?

      Since you're into music, I'll tell you that I fell in love with classical music while writing this story. My favorite piece, which you'll see in the story, is Vivaldi's Four Seasons. According to iTunes, I've listened to it over 1,000 times on my computer--and that doesn't count the hundreds of times I've played it in my SportTrac. I'm hopelessly addicted to it.

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  72. This looks like a wonderful read! I love books where the author also writes musicians :)

    I'm an email subscriber

    iluvmusic.18@gmail.com

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  73. I'm a subscriber and a follower. I looked this book up at our library and they don't have her book yet, so I'd be real happy to win it!

    Doreen
    priviesandprims at yahoo. com

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    1. Doreen,

      My book's official release date is July 1. It will begin to appear in stores and libraries some time in the next couple of weeks. It's available for pre-order from many of the online booksellers now and will be shipping soon after the release date.

      If you visit my website (address and link in Casey's post above) and go to the Contests and Giveaways page found in The Press Room, you'll find a list of all the places giving away a copy of the book. Since I'm eager for readers to enjoy the story, there are quite a few. :-)

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  74. Sounds like a good book!

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

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  75. Pam Mcneill pgmcneill[at]sbcglobaldotnetJuly 1, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    I am a follower. Only plays I was in were the Christmas plays at church. Once when I was little, about 5 or 6 , my dad told me not to go to sleep after we had exited the stage and sat down next to our parents. Being half asleep already, I said but I know the end. Everyone laughed . I have been reminded of this at every church christmas play since for the last 50 plus years.

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    1. Pam,

      What a cute story. I know. Easy for me to say since I'm only hearing it for the first time, right? It's funny how some things we say as children so stick in the minds of the adults that we hear about the over and over again.

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  76. Congratulations on the book! No, I haven't.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. bn,

      It's never too late. There's always community theater if you're interested in performing.

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  77. I was in several plays while I was a student. I absolutely love acting and that has always been one of my dreams!! -- Meanwhile, excited to discover & read a new blog :) couturecloset at comcast dot net

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    1. Dianne,

      How cool that you landed roles in school. Have you thought of getting involved in community theater?

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  78. I love books by debut authors. Would love to win Keli's!

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Cindy,

      Thanks for stopping by. Fun to see you here at Casey's pretty place.

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  79. I am an email subscriber.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  80. I am a long time GFC follower.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  81. Dianne,

    Casey is awesome! I know you'd love her if you could meet her. She bubbles over with enthusiasm, so much so that she's been known to dance on a chair at a writers conference--a memorable moment in her life she'll never forget, especially since we love to remind her about it. =)

    I think it's cool that you were able to act in years past. Any chance you could get involved with community theater now?

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  82. I have taken part in several Easter and Christmas productions at church. In jr. high I was in the drama club. In high school I took part in The Pajama Game. In each of theseI had only minor parts which I emjoyed playing. It was fun to step out of myself and be someone else for a while.
    Shirley
    beekeeper5(at)bellsout(dot)net

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    1. Shirley,

      How neat that you've been able to perform in a number of plays. Sounds like you really enjoy acting. May there be many more roles in your future.

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  83. I am a follower
    Shirley
    beekeeper5(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  84. I'm a subscriber
    Shirley
    beekeeper5(at)bellsouth(d0t)net

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  85. I am a subscriber and LIKED her facebook page!

    missionwife@hotmail.com

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