Monday, July 23, 2012

Giveaway! Song of the Meadowlark by Sherri Johnson!



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

Thank you for hosting me!

One thing many do not know about me is: Recently, I have become hooked on the TV show Swamp People and secretly dream of going to the Louisiana swamps to catch a gator!

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

I love to read Christian Romances and Thrillers. I write Romances and would love to write a thriller for my next novel.

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

I have heard lately (more than once) how important it is to write “tight”. Tight writing sells. In the past, I thought word count was at the top of the list. I thought it took a lot of words to say what you needed to say. I could not imagine writing a short story or a novella. Recently, I wrote a 1,000 word romance for a contest. Talk about having to write tight! At the end of it, I saw a romance that was no less a romance than my 90,000 word novels. It was fun having to cut and compress—tighten things up a bit—to say what needed to be said in as few words as possible. My advice would be to write as tightly as you can, remembering that the average reader is smarter than we give her credit for and she can infer our meanings without us having to spell it all out for her.

5 things you love?

Jesus (of course)
Family (of course)
Writing (duh!)
My dogs
Ice cream
Roller coasters

What do you enjoy most about being a published author?

I love connecting with readers and other authors. I love sharing what God has done in my life.

Places for readers to learn more about you?


Thank you for being with us today! 

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Sherri's ebook!

Please leave an email adddress! If I draw your name and there is no email, you will not win.

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Contest is open internationally 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 August 3rd.
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71 comments:

  1. What a beautiful book cover! I enjoyed reading the interview, and would love to win this book!

    loseitoday(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm totally in love with the book cover!

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  2. I'm a follower!

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  3. Such lovely pics (the author AND the book cover!)
    :-)
    I like this post. Your book looks interesting so congrats!

    As for the giveaway, unfortunately, I'm not in the U.S, but thanks anyway!

    Ganise

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  4. I love the cover of this book. Thanks for offering the giveaway on it. Love to find new authors and have the opportunity to read their books.

    Blessings,
    Jo
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    1. I'm so glad you like the cover. I truly do!

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  5. I'm a subscriber

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  6. I'm a follower!

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  7. Yay for ice cream being on Sherri's list of things she loves. :) Great interview!

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    1. Oh, yes, I love ice cream! My special treat if I'm super good is a banana split from Dairy Queen!

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  8. This interview of Sherri's was really good, I am anxious to read her book. As a church librarian, I am always anxious to try a new author. Please enter my name in the drawing. Thank you.
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  9. Sounds like a great read...and I love the cover!
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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the great feedback!

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  10. I am a follower.
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  11. email subscriber
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  12. I enjoyed reading your blog and getting to know you.
    I'm looking forward to also reading your newest book.
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    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read the interview!

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  13. What a great post! Sherri's book looks amazing. Will have to look for it!
    Thanks
    Amy Campbell
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    1. Thank you, Amy! I hope you're able to read the book.

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  14. I'm a follower.
    Amy Campbell
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  15. I'm a subscriber.
    Amy Campbell
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  16. Beautiful cover!
    I'm a GFC follower.
    JoyAnne11 at gmail dot com

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    1. Glad you like the cover. I'm kind of hooked on it myself too. :)

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  17. Looks like a great book!!

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  18. I am a follower

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  19. I am a subscriber.

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  20. Did my heart take a jump when I saw this wonderful cover! I have a nonfiction ms put away called Call of the Meadowlark. Looks like a terrific read.

    meadowlark[at]loreepeery[dot]com

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    1. Oh, that just made my heart jump! Thanks so much. Now I know why you wrote that comment on my FB page, haha!

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  21. Swamp People? Catching Gators? EEEK!

    Enjoyed getting to know more about you, Sherri!

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    1. Haha, Erica, you better believe it! Wouldn't you want to join me? :)

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  22. Love the beautiful cover! :)

    amada_chavez@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks Amanda. I'm tickled at all the great feedback I'm getting so far.

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  23. would love to win I love to read and thank you for the chance to win
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  24. Love the cover.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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    1. Thank you. I think it's quite lovely and demonstrates the feel of the book perfectly.

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  25. I subscribe via email.

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  26. Oh, and a note for Sherri-- My husband and I met Willie and Jr. from Swamp People in May of this year. I bought my husband a new gator head (he has 3 or 4 now) and they autographed it for him and took a picture with him. :) We really wanted to meet Liz and Troy, but we LOVE watching that show... as a FAMILY! (Yes, all 5 kids love it too!)

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    1. Ladette, that is amazing!!! I love to watch that and Duck Dynasty, too. The people on both of those shows are so real!

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  27. Thanks for the Interview, nice getting to know Sherri. Your Book cover is lovely and I can't wait to read the Book, please enter me in your Giveaway.
    I'm a follower

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    Many Blessings
    Ingrid

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so excited about the release of this book and I do truly love the cover.

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  28. A wonderful interview~ I'd love to win a copy of Sherri's new release!
    Nancee
    quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the interview.

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  29. I forgot to mention that I'm a subscriber and a follower. Thanks, Casey!
    Nancee
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  30. Please enter me for a chance to win. What a beautiful cover. I'm a subscriber. Thanks Casey!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I can't believe how many comments have been about the cover. :)

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  31. thanks for the chance to read this beautiful story.

    ~i'm a follower & email subscriber, too

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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

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    1. I'm so glad you're interested in the book! Thanks!

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  33. sounds like a wonderful book thanks for chance to win a copy

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  35. gfc follower

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  36. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. OH! I'd love to win this giveaway! I loved Sherri's other book, To Dance Once More, and would love to read this one. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    1. Thanks for entering the giveaway, Melanie! :)

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  38. GFC follower.

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  39. Email subscriber.

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  40. tammyredd@gmail.com I'm a follower and subscriber!

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  41. Ice cream is my very favorite too! Love to read this book. The cover and title are awesome.
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    1. If only ice cream were zero calories and fat! Thanks for your kind comments.

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  42. Email subscriber
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  44. Thanks for the interview - love finding books by authors I haven't read before. I am a subscriber & follower. - Elaine rejordan79@msn.com

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  45. sounds like a great book, love the cover
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