Friday, August 17, 2012

SPECIAL Giveaway! Lakeside Family by Lisa Jordan!


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

Thanks for having me, Casey. I’m excited to be a guest at Writing for Christ. The average reader may not know that Hubby and I eloped twenty-three years ago. I always dreamed of having a church wedding, but our situation at the time didn’t allow it, so we went to the local Justice of Peace and got married—Hubby was in the Marine Corps at the time. We planned to have our church wedding in our hometown in May of the next year, but I got pregnant with our first child in February, and we decided to wait. We will renew our vows in our church in 2 years for our 25th anniversary. I may not have had the wedding of my dreams, but I married my real-life hero.


Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

My favorite genre to read and write is contemporary Christian romance, but I love to read romantic suspense too. I’m learning to love historical romance too—the rich history, the style of dress and the customs of those time periods are fascinating.

Do you have a nugget of writing advice that has completely changed how you view writing?
I have several nuggets of writing advice:

·         Susan May Warren, founder of My Book Therapy, taught me to ask “What is your character’s dark past moment, and what lie does she believe because of it?” That shapes the character’s black moment toward the end of the book.
·         Rachel Hauck, VP of My Book Therapy, taught me to always ask why to reach the characters’ core motivations. And she encouraged me to “tell the story between the quotes.” Basically put the “good stuff” in dialogue and not in the character’s internal monologue.
·         Rachelle Gardner, my agent with Books & Such, continually reminds me I won’t please everyone with my novels, but I simply have to stay focused and write the stories God has laid on my heart.
·         Melissa Endlich, my editor at Love Inspired, continually reminds me to create intersecting plots between my hero and heroine to keep them together on the page…essential for building a romantic relationship.


5 things you love?

·         My Jesus
·         My family—Hubby, 2 boys, extended family
·         My writing support team—my mentors, craft partners, prayer partners, agent, editor, readers
·         Apple products—love my MacBook & iPod for writing
·         Crafting—cardmaking, knitting


What novel have you recently read that has stood out to you that both teens and adults will find enjoyment in?

Recently I read Rachel Hauck’s The Wedding Dress. I love the beauty of Rachel’s words. She has a literary feel to her stories, but they move at a solid pace. Her characters are well-defined, and the spiritual truth always always, always touches my core.

Currently I’m reading Sibella Giorello’s newest novel, The Stars Shine Bright. I love her Raleigh Harmon series. Sibella writes in first person, but her descriptions and storyworld are so rich that I feel I’m reading in third person POV.

Places for readers to learn more about you?

Twitter: @lisajordan
Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/author/lisajordan

Thank you for being with us today!
Thank you for having me!

**EXTRA, EXTRA!!**

Lisa is celebrating Lakeside Family with a month-long party of giveaways, including a Coffee Lovers and Tea Lovers baskets. For more details and to enter the gift basket giveaways, leave a comment here.


Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Lisa's book!

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 August 31st.
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 



42 comments:

  1. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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  2. Yay, I love Lisa! Great interview!

    I've already got Lisa's book, so you can exclude me from the drawing. But whoever wins is in for a treat. It's such a good book!

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  3. I really want to read Lisa's newest book. She has taught me so much at the MBT nights.

    julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. The cover of this books makes me wish I was there. It looks so relaxing and peaceful. I would love to read this. Thanks!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Rubynreba, the Love Inspired Art Department is great at capturing the essence of the novel. I was thrilled with this cover!

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  5. I am a follower.
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  6. I am a subscriber.
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  7. I have been wanting to read Lisa's book. It sounds like it would be such a fun read. Thanks for a Great review, Casey!

    I'm a follower!

    I'm a subscriber!

    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. Amy, I hope you have an opportunity to read it and enjoy your visit to Shelby Lake!

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  8. I'd love to read Lisa's book. I'm a follower and subscriber. I hope Lisa and her husband have a wonderful silver anniversary wedding!
    Thanks! Justmeshf@hotmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Susan. I look forward to celebrating many anniversaries with him.

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  9. I love this cover. Thanks for the giveaway. I subscribe via email.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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    1. I'm so glad you love the cover! They created it just as I pictured it to be.

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  10. Lisa - I love it when I hear stories about rough beginnings. In the day and age in which we live, so many put so much stock in the big shebang blow-out at the beginning without realizing that it's the long-term investment that makes a marriage. Congratulations on your 23 years - God is good.

    I'd love a chance to win your book!
    beckydwriter(at)gmail(dot)com

    Casey - as always, wonderful interview. Already a follower and subscriber!

    Blessings,
    Becky

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    1. Thanks, Becky! We were young and living on a Marine's pay when we got married. Not much left over for a huge celebration. We meant those vows when we recited them.

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  11. Casey, thank you so much for hosting me today! Your blog is such a fun place to visit. I hope to see you at ACFW!!

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  12. sounds like a great book, I am a follower.

    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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  13. Lisa, I can relate to what you are talking about with a wedding. Hubby and I are married 49 years now. The big 5-0 is coming up next May. We were very young and living on a sailor's pay than. Thanks for the giveaway!

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

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  14. I'm a subscriber!

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  15. I'm a follower!

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

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  16. totally enjoyed hearing your story, Lisa! and glad you'll be getting that anniversary resolution to the missing wedding service :)

    being a tea lover, this celebration is on the mark for me for sure! TY! :)
    faithhopecherrytea at*gmail.*com
    blessings for every cont'd success !
    and ty Casey for hosting...;)

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  18. I would love to win!! I love the Love Inspired books and love to find "new-to-me" authors!!

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  19. I am a GFC follower!

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  20. I am a subscriber.
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  21. Please accept my entry in this wonderful giveaway. Sounds like an interesting read. Thank you :)
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  22. WOO HOO if you haven't drawn yet PLEASE ENTER ME!!! amada_chavez@yahoo.com

    Thank you!

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

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  26. Nice post and congrats on the book. I like the cover! Thanks for the chance to win.
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  27. I am a GFC follower.
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  28. I enjoyed the interview.

    I follow via email.

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  29. love the love inspired books thanks for chance to win

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  32. I am a follower and subscriber. Please enter my name into this drawing. Thanks so much.

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  33. Oh, by the way, my email address is grandmomma{at] yahoo [dot] com. Thanks again.

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