Monday, June 11, 2012

Giveaway! Love Finds You in New Orleans, Louisiana by Christa Allan!




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

I probably shouldn’t admit this in public, but I once won first place at a talent show for a stand-up comic routine. The show was for charity, so perhaps the award was as well!


Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

                I think my ADD-ness extends to my reading and writing because my bookshelves (and floor) are jammed with almost every genre. And just when I think I’m not all that into science fiction or historical novels or mystery, along come books like The Hunger Games and everything by Sarah Addison Allen.

 My first genre choice for both would be women’s fiction. I like developing characters who come to see that they are so much stronger than they ever thought they were. Yet the paradox is that God can only work through our weaknesses t demonstrate his grace.  Love Finds You in New Orleans was the first historical I’ve written, and I enjoyed immersing myself in another century and coming to know those characters. I hope to write another historical.

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

No piece of writing is ever finished…it’s just due.

5 things you love?

 Besides my family and God, I love…
1. When my husband leaves for work and sets a just-brewed cup of coffee on my nightstand (wait, is that a thing?)
2. Blue Bell Mocha Almond Fudge ice cream
3. Boiled shrimp
4. Sitting on my balcony watching the sun collapse.
5. Every day I wake up breathing!

What do you enjoy most about being a published author?

I’ve come to realize that what’s most made me fell like a published author is the privilege of interacting with readers either through emails, letters, comments, book clubs, Skype sessions.  I am still amazed listening to readers as they discuss the people in my novels and knowing they see them as real as I do.

Places for readers to learn more about you?

My blog: Christa Allan
Twitter: ChristaAllan

Thank you for being with us today!

My pleasure. Thanks for letting me hang out on your blog!


Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Christa's first historical 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 June 22nd.
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 

59 comments:

  1. I love the series "Love Finds You In....." Have read many of them and they are all good. I am anxious to read your book, "Love Finds you in New Orleans, Louisiana". NO is a very interesting city with lots and lots of history. Please enter my name in your contest. Thank you.
    Pat Hines
    pshines@frontiernet.net

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  2. Historical Fiction is my very favorite!
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  3. I am one of 640 Google Friend Connect member followers of your blog. Mine is the little window with the little brown hearts hanging down!
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  4. I love this cover!

    julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I am a subscriber to Writing for Christ ~ The Audience of One and am glad I get an e-mail so I don't miss anything here!
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  6. Looks like the book would be an awesome read.

    Carissa belovedgraceful(at)bellsouth.net

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  7. The cover is breathtaking!

    brendon8@bellsouth.net

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  8. I'm a follower.

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  9. I'm a subscriber.

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  10. I've read everything Christa has written, except this one! Ack! I still have to grab it. But I love her writing and was honored to be able to skype with her along with our book club ladies. It was wonderful.

    Christa, are you coming to ACFW this year? I'd love to meet you in person! (and hear some stand-up) :)

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  11. I love reading romance. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  12. I LOVE the Love Finds You... books!! I especially love the historical ones.

    I am a follower.

    I am a subscriber!

    Thanks... this looks GREAT! :)

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  13. Historical women's fiction:cheers.! hope that Christa continues in this genre. I also love stories about women in the American South. I need to read this!! I'm sure that readers of this bog share the abundance of words. In my case, heaps (working in a library keeps the stacks manageable because of due dates). The coffee comment at the top of th author's list really grabbed my attention. From there I could only make a promise to search out Christa's works.
    candacefrostsmiley@gmail.com

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  14. Love Christa's books. I'm a GFC follower.

    JoyAnne11 at gmail dot com

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  15. Fun! I love discovering new authors. Thanks for introducing us to Christa!

    Christa, I like what you said about something never being done, just due. I've been trying to finish my book for awhile, and this advice helps. :)

    Lindsay dot harrel at gmail dot com

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  16. Hi Casey! Hi Christa! The book looks amazing! Oh btw, I love BB Mocha Almond Fudge too! please enter me. flwhizkid@yahoo.com

    Ashley :-)

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  17. I just heard that statement: "No book is ever done -- it's just due" the other day. Love it. And Christa's book cover is lovely.

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  18. I love the Love Finds You books and this one looks like it won't disappoint me. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

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  19. I am a follower, wrensthoughts.blogspot.com

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  20. I am a subscriber

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  21. Sounds like an awesome book!
    smilesalot2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I read Christa Allan's first two books and was blown away by the writing. Loved, loved. So I love the idea of reading a historical by her, too. So, oh yeah, totally entering the contest--melissatagg[at]yahoo[dot]com.

    Loved Christ's "writing is never done, just due" comment. I guess if there's a perk to being unpublished at the moment, it's the lack of deadlines. Hehehe...

    Thanks for bringing us another fun interview, Casey!

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  23. Thanks for another author to look for Casey. :) The cover is magnetic.
    Justmeshf@hotmail.com

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  24. I am enjoying the Love Finds You series and look forwarding to reading this book.. angadair@nwcable.net Angie

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  25. Thank you for the interesting interview ladies. I have a passion for the LFY series and I am trying to get the all.....I. know its a lot of books...but Ill add them to my evergrowing library.
    Being a book reviewer I cant believe I havent read any of Christa's books but I will check with her publsher and see if I cant change that! You are now on my list of favorite authors Christa.
    Would love to win this one to add to my mountains of book that I love!
    Blessings...Joy

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  26. Sorry I'm so late chiming in here. I've been painting the wrought iron fence on the 1840s house we moved into, ironically, just as I finished the historical. God does have a sense of humor.

    I'm blown away by your kindnesses and sharings about my novels. Thank you so much for your comments.

    Casey has been an amazing friend and encourager. I'm blessed to be interviewed on her blog.

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  27. Please enter my in the giveaway for Love Finds You in New Orleans, Louisiana by Christa Allan!
    Robert DeYoung
    rdeyoung@cinci.rr.com

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  28. Lovely interview! It's fun to learn even more about you Christa! The book sounds delightful. Hugs! jnbischof at hotmail.com

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  29. Would love the chance to win this one! Thanks! The cover is gorgeous, too!

    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  30. I'm a follower. : )

    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  31. I'm a subscriber. : )

    Michelle
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  32. I love the way Christa Allan tells stories! I know this'll be a great read!

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  33. This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance!

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  34. GFC Follower

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  36. I'm so excited to find another author to read! This book looks especially good! I also loved the quote about a book never being finished, just due. Great bit of advice!

    gabriellevan@hotmail.com

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  37. Thanks for the chance. sounds like a great book

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    vidisha

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  38. What a lovely cover. And photo -- you sure don't look like a jokester, Christa.
    loree[at]loreepeery[dot]com

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  39. Great interview and giveaway!

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

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  40. Thank you for the Interview, I would love to be included in your Giveaway, your Book sounds so good, I can't wait to read it.
    Many Blessings

    ingrids62448(at)yahoo(dot)com
    I'm a follower (smile)

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  41. thanks for chance to win

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  42. gfc follower

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  43. email subscriber

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  44. What a fun romance this sounds like! Love to read it!
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  45. email subscriber
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  47. Checking in to thank all of you for entering to win a copy of my novel. I actually miss the characters! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

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  48. I love the Love Finds You books. Please enter me.

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

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  49. I'm a follower

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  50. I'm a subscriber

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  51. Casey and Christa,

    Lovely interview! I haven't seen a New Orleans book in a while and this just got me all stirred up - I have a fascination for the New Orleans of old and its history. I would love a chance to win this book but I'm putting it on my to-read list regardless!

    beckydwriter(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. BTW - already a subscriber but just became a follower, too!

    beckydwriter at gmail dot com

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  53. Lady DragonKeeperJune 14, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    Beautiful cover! Thanks for the chance to win --my mom and I enjoy the LFY series.

    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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  54. Lady DragonKeeperJune 14, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    email subscriber: jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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  55. Lady DragonKeeperJune 14, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    GFC follower as Lady DragonKeeper
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  56. Thank you for the Give away and Interview, the Book sounds awesome. I'm a follower.
    Many Blessings

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  57. Anna Peterson!!!!
    I'm a follower!
    and a subscribers!!!
    my email is anna.rose95@gmail.com

    Anna

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  58. I'm a follower.
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  59. I'm a subcriber.
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