Thursday, June 21, 2012

Giveaway! Two Crosses and Two Testaments by Elizabeth Musser!


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

In the past year, I’ve traveled to 10 different countries in Europe with my husband Paul, spending literally half of the year away from home.  No, we’re not rich tourists.  We are offering Member Care (spiritual care and counsel) to our missionary colleagues around Europe.

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

I enjoy reading historical fiction, Southern fiction, classic and contemporary literature, mysteries and suspense.  I write what I call ‘recent historical inspirational Southern fiction’—a mouthful, I know!  My novels primarily take place in the 1960s-80s.  I’ve strayed into the Depression-era 1930s with The Sweetest Thing, and when I say ‘southern fiction’, I write lots about the South, especially my home city of Atlanta, but also I write about the south of France, most notably in the Secrets of the Cross trilogy, Two Crosses, Two Testaments, and Two Destinies.

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

Write, write, write and pray, pray, pray!  I call this my formula for becoming a writer.  As a very young girl with the dream of becoming an author, this is what I did.  Almost thirty years later—years filled with writing and praying—I received a contract for my first novel.

I do my very best to hone my craft and improve on the natural gifting God has given me, and then I spend a lot of time bringing my desires before the Lord.    It takes hard work in front of the computer and on my knees.  But I’ve learned that humility has to come first—letting the Lord search my heart, rid it (daily) of many selfish desires, and give the ministry of writing back to Him to do with as He wills.  Then comes the joy and the peace that what I am writing will be pleasing to Him, and hopefully to my readers.

5 things you love?

~hanging out with my precious family—all of them (our doggie included)—in person, on Skype and on the phone
~spending time with young women, introducing them to Christ and helping them grow in their faith
~Long walks where I can praise God in the midst of His creation
~Making scrapbooks—I’ve got over 50 of them and I started this hobby long before ‘scrapbooking’ was a noun!
~Cheetos—but only the crunchy kind

What do you enjoy most about being a published author?

I think my favorite thing, besides just the absolute joy of creating a story, is hearing from my readers that something I wrote has been an encouragement to them in their faith journey.  I say it’s like getting a hug from the Lord every time I receive a letter from a reader.

Places for readers to learn more about you?


Thank you for being with us today!

Merci to you, Casey!  It’s a privilege to be a guest on your blog.

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Elizabeth's latest novels! (both of these books will go to the same winner as they need to be read in order)

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 


63 comments:

  1. Wow Elizabeth your books sound amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  2. I'm a follower
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  3. I'm a subscriber
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  4. Love, love, love Elizabeth Musser. Had the privilege to interview her last year at ICRS in Atlanta. Thanks so much for the interview and update about what she is doing.

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  5. Thank you ladies. Would love to win these wonderful books!
    Blessings....Joy
    ibjoy1953(at)yahoo.com

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  6. Good interview with Elizabeth. I am always looking for new Christian Fiction authors. I would LOVE to win these books.

    I am a follower and subscriber

    littlebird@hur.midco.net

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  7. "~Cheetos—but only the crunchy kind"

    Me too!! But... your finger colors give you away!

    I would love to win! Thank you for entering me.
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  8. I am a follower of Writing for Christ~~The Audience of One
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  9. I am a subscriber! Like getting alerts to your posts!
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  10. I love cheetos too. crunchy are best but like soft ones too.
    thanks for the interview.

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  11. email subscriber

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  12. follower

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  13. I would love to win. Blessings as you continue to write what God would have you to write. Thanks for the interview/giveaway!

    ladettek [at]gmail [dot]com

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  14. Awesome giveaway! I', a FOLLOWER and a SUBSCRIBER. Thanks!!!

    katiegalyean (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  15. This is an awesome giveaway! I hope I win :) The books sounds great!

    -I am a FOLLOWER
    -I am a SUBSCRIBER

    God bless!

    katiegalyean (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  16. Good morning, Casey, Elizabeth,

    I don't think I've ever read anything about the South of France in this time period and I'm rather curious. I would love to win these books as I've just recently started reading Christian fiction again.

    beckydwriter(at)gmail(dot)com

    Already a subscriber and a follower of yours, Casey!

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  17. I really want to read your books. They sound awesome. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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  18. I love Cheetos lol, thanks for the Interview, it was great, would love to win these Books, please enter me in your Contest.
    I'm a follower (smile)

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  19. I've read four of Elizabeth's books and enjoyed them all. I just finished The Sweetest Thing; it is a very powerful book of friendship and faith. I would love to have the chance to win copies of Two Crosses and Two Testaments.
    Thanks.

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  20. I'm a subscriber.
    Thanks for the extra entry.

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  21. I'm also a follower.
    Thanks for the extra entry.

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  22. GFC follower

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  23. This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  24. GFC Follower

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  25. E-Mail subscriber

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  26. You can't go wrong with an Elizabeth Musser novel!

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  27. Swan House is one of my favorite books of all time! Thanks for the chance to win these 2 books!
    jbl370@hotmail.com

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  28. These books look amazing. Ii have not read any of Elizabeth's books yet but I am going to seek them out and read them.
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  29. GFC Follower.
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  30. Email subscriber
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  31. I would love to be entered! Thank you both for the chance!

    Beth
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  32. I am a follower and a subscriber!

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  33. i love elizabeth's novels...please count me in, casey :)

    karenk
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  34. i'm a follower ;)

    karenk
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  35. i'm an email subscriber, too ;)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  36. Thank you for the opportunity to win your amazing books! A dear friend told me how wonderful they are ~ would love the chance to read them myself!!

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  37. I love reading inspirational southern fiction since in am from the south. In fact, I live in NC and have never moved. I still live in the house I was born in! Not many can say that and I was a teenager in the 1960's. I would love to win and read and review both books!
    Thanks!
    Rebecca
    rbooth43 at yahoo dot com

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  38. Elizabeth - just checked out your website & all your books sound wonderful - def. looking forward to reading them. I am a follower & a subscriber. - Elaine rejordan79@msn.com

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  39. Thanks for the giveaway - please enter me.

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  40. GFC follower.

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  41. Email subscriber.

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  42. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!
    GFC-Tressa & email subscriber
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  43. These books look good. I would love to win! thedestinyofone(at)juno(dot)com

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  44. Sounds really good!

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  45. I follow via GFC.

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  46. I'm an email subscriber.

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  47. Pam pgmcneill[at]sbcglobaldotnetJuly 1, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    I would love to read these books. Being from the south, I will have to look up your other books also.I am a subscriber and follower too.

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  48. PLEASE enter me!

    Godsforlife at gmail dot com.

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  49. I'm a follower.

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  50. These sound like remarkable stories.
    Shirley
    beekeeper5(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  51. I'm a follower
    Shirley
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  52. I'm a subscriber
    Shirley
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  53. I would love to be entered to win.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

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  54. I am an email subscriber.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

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  55. I am a long time GFC follower.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

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  56. I am a new follower and would love to win!
    Tammy
    tammy.blaede@gmail.com

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  57. Would love to win!
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  58. What a terrific life you lead. We are also missionaries and I travel with my husband to Mexico and Nicaragua to share Jesus! Love to read your books!

    missionwife@hotmail.com

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  59. Oops, I also LIKED her facebook and am a subscriber.

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  60. These books sound great! I LOVE Skype for keeping the family together despite the 9000 miles that separate us all!

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  61. Forgot the email in the lsat post :(
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  62. I'm a follower.
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  63. I'm a subscriber.
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