Monday, August 13, 2012

Giveaway! A Sense of Mission by Ann Gaylia O'Barr!



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

Before I began my job as a U.S. Foreign Service officer for the State Department, I had never applied for a passport. My first assignment to Saudi Arabia was my first trip out of North America. My early stories often involved an American woman beginning her first overseas experience, I suppose because my first foreign experience was so memorable (and scary).


Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

I like “upmarket” women’s fiction/romances, which means they are character-driven.

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

A quote by Madeleine L’Engle: “Writing is simply part of breathing and living. It’s also a way of trying to understand what my life is about and, indeed, everybody’s”

5 things you love?

Reading, writing, and rainy afternoons when I’m free to do both. Also, hiking with my husband and stimulating conversation with family/friends.


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

I recently enjoyed Meg Moseley’s When Sparrows Fall, a finalist this year in the ACFW Genesis contest, Women’s Fiction.  I liked the subtle characterization. Faith is a part of the natural deepening of their lives and of their growth.

Places for readers to learn more about you?

On my website www.AnnGayliaOBarr.com

Thank you for being with us today! 

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

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 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 24th.
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32 comments:

  1. Sounds like an interesting read... it was definitely an interesting interview! Thanks for a chance to win the book!

    Ladette
    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

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  2. I am a follower.
    Ladette
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  3. I am a subscriber.

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  4. This book sounds wonderful! I would love to win it, but even if I don't, it is going on my wish list.

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  5. This book sounds like it would be a perfect read for a rainy Sunday afternoon. I usually take a nap when I come home from church but I'll gladly give it up for a good book.
    Janet.
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  6. Thank you for offering a giveaway. I enjoyed the interview with Ms. O'barr. Also, really enjoyed looking at her blog.

    I follow you.

    I am subscribed.

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  7. Great interview! Her job sounds like it must've been fascinating. I can't even imagine!

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  8. Ooh, I loved When Sparrows Fall, too! And like Jessica said, what a fascinating job!

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  9. a wonderful posting, casey (as always!)

    thanks for the chance to read this novel.
    i'm a follower & email subscriber, too.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  10. Would love to read this book! rmaney@firstarpchurch.org

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  11. Thank you for having this book as a giveaway. I enjoyed the interview. I am always looking for new Christian Fiction authors !

    I am a follower.

    I am a subscriber.

    littlebird@hur.midco.net

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  12. Casey always asks interesting questions of us. They cause me to think while answering them.
    Ann Gaylia O'Barr

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  13. This book sounds remarkable. Wow. And Ann sounds a bit like Wonder Woman to me. If Wonder Woman wrote a book, I'd read it... so I think I'll just have to read this one!

    Enter me, please!

    beckydwriter(at)gmail(dot)com

    Already a follower and subscriber!

    Blessings,
    Becky

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  14. The the girls hair on the cover is beautiful!
    Just to let everyone know, I've started a book blog (alwaysreadingblog.blogspot.com). Inspired by Casey:) I'd love for y'all to visit it!

    Clp1777(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. This sounds REALLY good!!! Please enter me!

    amada_chavez@yahoo.com

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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  17. I would love to read this!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  18. I subscribe via email. lag110 at mchsi dot com

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

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  20. GFC Follower

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  22. Thanks for your comments, folks. This book was especially enjoyable to write. A lot of the background comes from my experiences. It is complete fiction, however!

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  23. Sounds like an exciting book, Ann, and your adventures even more so. I'm glad I stopped by today. mimary_vee@yahoo.com.

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  24. This book looks like it is going to be very good. Thanks for the giveaway.

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

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  25. I'm a subscriber!

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  26. I'm a follower!

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  27. Thanks. This is a kind of "prequel" to a book I wrote earlier. The secondary characters in that book became the main actors here. Sometimes characters grow on me, so I continue to follow them.
    Ann Gaylia O'Barr

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  28. Enjoyed the interview. Please enter me.
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  29. I am a follower.
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  31. I am a subscriber!

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