Monday, September 10, 2012

Giveaway! At Every Turn by Anne Mateer!


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

I’m not sure this is an “interesting” fact, but I started college as an English major (because I wanted to be a writer) but switched to history after my first semester because my English professor gave me a C in my freshman writing class! I pretty much thought I was done as a writer after that.

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

Historical fiction has always been my favorite to read and write, but I have written contemporary novels (unpublished) and I enjoy reading many genres, though I don’t read some as often as others. For instance, when I read suspense, it can’t be too scary, and even then I’m usually only up for 1 or 2 a year!

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

I think the biggest thing I’ve learned is that it is okay to work at writing. I used to believe that unless it came naturally, it wasn’t legitimate. Now I’ve learned that crafting a story takes thought, planning and precision, and that rewriting is actually the most legitimate work I do as a writer.

5 things you love?

There are so many things I love! Besides Jesus, my husband and my kids, I’d have to say chocolate, books, travel (especially when it involves touring historical places!), coffee, and good friends.

What do you enjoy most about being a published author?

Meeting other readers! I’m not a super outgoing person, but somehow that one common interest propels me out of myself and into conversation. I love meeting people who enjoy books as much as I do!

Places for readers to learn more about you?

My website/blog: www.annemateer.com





Thank you for being with us today! 

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Anne's latest 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 September 21st.
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 

93 comments:

  1. I am a subsriber and follower also. Sounds like a great book! valariemccoy@att.net

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  2. Anne and Casey - Thanks for the interview and the opportunity to win a copy of "At Every Turn". Loved Anne's first book and am looking forward to reading "At Every Turn".
    Sharon
    smoore at tcq dot net
    ps. I am an email follower.

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  3. Hey, Casey! Great interview!

    Crandallberries at gmail dot com

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  4. Good morning Valarie, Sharon and Dawn! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Looking forward to reading "At Every Turn" even if I don't win the book.
    Thanks!
    Janet Estridge
    von1janet@gmail.com

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  6. HI Anne and Casey--Anne, I too had the same thoughts about writing. Until I picked up James Scott Bell's Plot and Structure...he said you can learn to write. I was encouraged. I love the cover of your book.
    I also read a lot of genre's but started out reading historicals and they are still one of my favorite genres.

    belindapeterson (at) tds (dot) net

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  7. Thank you for doing this interview, I think I would really enjoy this book.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. I am a follower on GFC, wfnren.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. I am a subscriber.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. Janet--what a sweet thing to say! It always blesses me so much when others want to read what I've written! :)

    Lindi, I'm so grateful we can learn to write, even when we have a little bit of innate ability. In fact, the best authors never rest on natural ability alone. I'm so glad I've learned that!

    Thanks for dropping in, Wendy! So glad you are a fan of Casey's blog. I am, too!

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway! I enjoyed the interview!

    kentiapalm a gmail address

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  12. GFC Follower - Rina

    kentiapalm a gmail address

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  13. And I'm a new subscriber. :-)

    kentiapalm a gmail address

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  14. I always thought that it just had to be natural to be a writer. I envy you authors who can THINK in all these different characters. I wrote a cookbook with lots of funny, true stories from my pastor & missionary wife days but it was just from my perspective. Sold 450, so better stick to that line of thinking! Would love to win your book!

    missionwife@hotmail.com

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  15. I don't know anything about the book, but the cover draws me to want to read it!

    Doreen
    priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

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  16. Hi Casey...a wonderful posting/interview :)

    Hi Anne...looking forward to reading alyce's story.

    I'm a follower & email subscriber, too

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  17. Thanks for stopping in to check out my book, y'all!

    Melody--your cookbook sounds so fun! That's a great accomplishment!

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  18. 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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  19. I love the cover-she looks like Rachel McAdams! I've never read any books by Anne, but I would love to!

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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  20. I'm also a follower!

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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  21. I'm also a subscriber!

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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  22. love this cover thanks for chance to win
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  23. email subscriber

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  24. gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  25. Hey Tore, Marissa, and Apple Blossom! Thanks for stopping by! I love meeting readers. :)

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  26. Anne,
    I LOVE your use of the word "y'all"! ;) (I use it quite frequently.)

    I can't wait to read "At Every Turn". I'm loving that cover!

    bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

    I'm a follower and subscriber.

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    1. And duh, I just now noticed Casey has nested reply comments!

      You are my kind of girl, Bluerose! Are you a Texas girl or just southern?

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  27. Have it. Loved it. Will review it this week on my blog.

    I just wanted to say Hi to you both, Casey and Anne.

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    1. Bless you, Andrea! I so much appreciate you stopping by to leave your encouragement! I'm both thrilled and humbled by your support!

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  28. I can't wait to read it - would LOVE to win

    I am a follower and subscriber

    littlebird@hur.midco.net

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    1. Thanks for popping in, Carla! I appreciate you taking the time to get to know a little about me and my book!

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  29. I absolutely love historical fiction. Thank you for the giveaway!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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    1. I love readers who love historical fiction! :)

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  30. I subscribe via email.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  31. This would be great to win! Shelterdog4me at gmail dot com

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  32. Hello -
    I'm a follower by email and google.
    I would love to win a copy of this book!

    dancealert at aol dot com

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  33. I love, love, love American Historical Fiction and want to see how Alyce resolves her problems!

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  34. I follow you with GFC.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  35. I am an e-mail subscriber of your blg.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  36. Oh my goodness! Lag123, Brenda and Carol, thanks for entering the drawing! (And sorry I didn't respond to each of you personally. Dinner is beeping from the oven!)

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  37. Have never read her books before, would love to!! I'm a follower and a subscriber. tammyredd@gmail.com

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    1. I hope you get your hands on one, Tammy. And that you enjoy it! :)

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  38. I read an excerpt of At Every Turn and wanted to keep reading more! I'd love to win a copy of this book.
    I'm an e-mail subscriber and a follower. Thanks for the extra entries.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. Yay, Pam! It makes me very happy to hear that! :)

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  39. Thank you for this interview, Anne and Casey! And Melody! Your cookbook sounds fun ~ e-mail me if you have an extra copy!
    Historical Fiction is my very favorite!! Appreciate the research done to place characters within happenings/events. The cover on At Every Turn is awesome. I love the look in her eye and the spunk! Kathleen
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. That's the most fun, isn't it, Kathleen? When the history isn't just "window dressing" but infects the story!

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  40. I am a Google Friend Connect FRIEND!
    Kathleen
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  41. I am a FeedBurner e-mail recipient of your wonderful blog, Miss Casey!
    Kathleen
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  42. I've never read Anne, but this book sounds like lots of fun. I love Anne's heart to minister as I see it from online.

    julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. So yes, you made me cry, Julia! My heart is ultimately to minister to others, whether through fiction, online or in person. I can't help but give away the encouragement the Lord has so graciously given to me!

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  43. I receive your posts by email :)

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    1. Isn't the cover amazing? It surpassed all my expectations! And what you can't see from this is that there is a great picture on the back, too!

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  45. This is a new author to me. Thanks for the introduction. Love historical fiction. godblessamerica.jan(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to get to know me a little bit, Jan. Would love to meet you in the pages of my book!

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  46. Nice interview and advice.

    I follow via email.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  47. I would like to be entered into this drawing! I am a follower via that Google thingy. I have never read anything by Anne Mateer, but I am always looking for new authors! Thanks!

    emmamalissa(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you for being willing to give my books a try, Emma! New authors can be a scary thing. :)

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  48. I'm with you! I like historicals much more than suspense ... but I am a bit of a scaredy cat. ;)

    Thanks for the chance to win! I've had my eye on this book ever since I heard about it last month. :)

    Jafuchi7(at)Hawaii(dot)edu

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    1. I am an email subscriber

      Jafuchi7(at)Hawaii(dot)edu

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    2. I am a gfc follower: Lady DragonKeeper

      Jafuchi7(at)Hawaii(dot)edu

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  49. Historicals are probably my favorite:) this cover makes me want to read it!
    Clp1777(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Isn't that cover awesome? I just love it, too!

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  50. I really look forward to reading At Every Turn. Hope I'm lucky and win it!!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  51. email subscriber
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  52. GFC Follower
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  53. I would love to win this book, please enter me in the drawing. Hstorical fiction is my real love. Blessings!

    spangldlady(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. In my previous comment I forgot to state that I am a subscriber and a follower.
    spangldlady(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. Spangldlady, always nice to meet another lover of historical fiction! :)

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  56. This looks very interesting! Please enter me!

    Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a) Chavez

    amada_chavez[AT]yahoo[DOT]com

    Acts 16:31 (Read it, Believe it, and Be Saved!!!)

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  57. Looking forward to reading "At Every Turn"

    Kelly - Email: sis456@aol.com

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  58. Great post, Casey! Please enter my name into the drawing! Looking forward to getting to read this one!

    Emreilly303(At)gmail(dot)com

    +1 I'm a follower
    +1 I'm a subscriber

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  59. Thank you for the opportunity to win Anne's latest novel! At Every Turn has been on my TBR list for a while, so I'd love to get my hands on a copy.

    +1 Subscribed
    +1 Followed

    jennyjenjen92[at]gmail[dot]com

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  60. This looks like a great book! -Subscriber and follower (:
    Kaykaygirl52@yahoo.com

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  61. Thank you both for taking the time to do the interview and the giveaway.
    I thoroughly enjoyed Anne's first book and have a feeling this one will be just as entertaining.
    Shirley
    beekeeper5(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  62. I am a follower
    Shirley
    beekeeper5(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  63. I am a subscriber.
    Shirley
    beekeeper5(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  64. Looks GREAT!!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    I am a follower and a subscriber.
    richmond.abigail@gmail.com

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  65. Can't believe i almost missed this interview & giveaway! Mateer is a new to me author, so I'm looking forward to reading her novels. Thanks for the chance to win!

    I'm a follower & a subscriber.

    Beth
    bharbin07[at]gmail[dot]com

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  66. Looks like a great read!! Thank you for the giveaway! :)
    I am a follower and subscriber.
    samanthaakuiper(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. Thanks y'all for stopping in for a chance to win. I hope even if you don't you can get your hands on it somewhere else! :)

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  68. Hi Anne, thank you for a chance to win " At Every Turn " i would love to have that book.Have a great day and God bless you.Norma Stanforth I am a follower.

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  69. I sure am glad that Anne's English professor was wrong about her writing.
    I would love to read Anne's book. Thank for the chance.
    godblessamerica.jan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. Cute cover!

    I would love to read this book... I think historical fiction is my favorite to read (so I'm glad Anne likes to write it!).

    I am a follower.

    I am a subscriber.

    ladettek[st]gmail[dot]com

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  71. This story looks so good. So many books, so little time!

    I am a follower.
    I am a subscriber.
    And I didn't forget my email...missionwife@hotmail.com

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  72. This looks like a good read! I'm a follower. I'm a subsctiber.

    dancealert at aol dot com

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