Monday, August 6, 2012

Giveaway! Winds of Wyoming by Rebecca Lyles!


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

While hiking in Wyoming’s Snowy Range, I came within ten feet of a white wolf. The curious creature was sitting by a tree watching my family wander through the woods. I whispered to the others to stop, but when I looked again, the wolf was gone, and my husband and children missed the thrill of seeing a wolf up close. As we sat around the campfire that night, we kept our ears tuned for a spine-chilling wolf howl; but, alas, it didn’t choose to serenade us.

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

I read anything that catches my interest, fiction or nonfiction. Just read “Hope Rising–Stories from the Ranch of Rescued Dreams” by Kim Meeder and loved it. And there’s nothing better than a good long novel that sucks me into the story and keeps me there long after I finish it. “The Grapes of Wrath” did that for me years ago.

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

Dwight Swain’s “Techniques of the Selling Writer” helped me understand motivation-reaction, scene and sequel, and the necessity of conflict and building tension from the beginning to the end of a novel.

5 things you love?

I love God, my husband, my family and my friends (plus chocolate-covered nuts!), but I like to walk in my neighborhood, hike and camp in the mountains, study the Bible with other women, and volunteer with ministries that serve children and incarcerated/formerly incarcerated women.

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

I think adult as well as teen readers would enjoy “River Rising” by Athol Dickson and “Safely Home” by Randy Alcorn. Both are great books with great themes.

Places for readers to learn more about you?

Facebook: Rebecca Carey Lyles
Twitter: @BeckyLyles

Thank you for being with us today!
My privilege! Thank you, Casey, for hosting me and featuring “Winds of Wyoming.”

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Becky's ebook OR print copy!

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 open internationally and void where prohibited--however, if you are an international winner, the ebook is the only available option. 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 17th.
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 

31 comments:

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

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  2. thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book

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  5. I am a follower

    I am a subscriber

    Thank you for entering my name in the contest. Enjoyed reading about the author's love of hiking, nature. I just finished WILD by CHERYL STRAYED. So I can't get enough of the outdoors. I dream of taking a long hike.:)

    teakettle58(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Great to see a Christian "western" . I put in a purchase request to my public library. Cheers for Rebecca's work off the pages! And will ad her suggestions to teen reading for my reader's advisory.

    Candace

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  7. A white wolf - cool, but scary !
    I am always looking for new Christian fiction authors, and love to share my books with others when I'm done reading them.

    I am a follower.
    I am a subscriber.

    littlebird@hur.midco.net

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  8. Rebecca, Winds of Wyoming sounds like a great read!
    Amy Campbell
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  9. I'm a follower!
    Amy Campbell
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  10. I'm a subscriber!
    Amy Campbell
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  11. Thanks for always introducing us to new authors, Casey. It was great to meet Becky today. Loved the story about how she saw a white wolf!

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  12. I am a follower
    I am a subscriber. Thank you for the giveaway!!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  13. I am a follower.
    I am a subscriber.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  14. Please enter me. Looks like a very good book!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  15. I am a follower.
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  17. Please enter me in your contest for the book, Winds of Wyoming by Rebecca Lyles. She and I have several things in common. We both love to read and we both love chocolate covered nuts.
    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to enter.

    von1janet(@)gmail.com

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  18. Following Rebecca as of ... NOW! theoneampen (at) robynleatherman (dot) com -- looking forward to reading Winds of Wyoming :)

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  19. It is always fun to discover new authors. I went to Amazon to read about Winds of Wyoming. It sounds like a book I'd really enjoy reading. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.
    I'm a subscriber.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the extra entries.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  20. Just discovered you through FB's Writing for Christ. I would really enjoy winning a copy of Winds of Wyoming as indicated in the feature. Email is grandmomma@yahoo.com

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  21. Thank you for the Interview, I think the Book will be a great read and would love to win it in your Giveaway.

    ingrids62448(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Please enter me I would LOVE to read this!!!

    amada_chavez@yahoo.com

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  23. Sounds like a great book! scw1217@yahoo.com

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  24. I love finding and reading books by new authors.Thanks for the opportunity to be entered in 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. Would love to read this book! rmaney@firstarpchurch.org

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  28. Many thanks to all of you for your kind comments!

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  29. Many thanks to all of you for your kind comments!

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  30. Many thanks to all of you for your kind comments!

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  31. Many thanks to all of you for your kind comments! Becky

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