Monday, October 29, 2012

Giveaway! The Black Rose by Naomi Musch!


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

Unless you know me personally, most readers might not realize that many of the heroes and heroines in my books have names loosely based on my children's names.  Here are my kids' names on the left, and some of the characters' names that have evolved from those on the right.
Evan Marie - Marie Winter
Quinn Rylan - Nathaniel Quinn
Cade Forrest - Manason Kade
Beau Kenton - Zane and Kelly Beaumont
Jessamyn Winter - Jesilyn Beaumont
                                   and also Paul Winter
I have almost as much fun naming my characters as I did my kids! As you can see, I haven't used all the possible derivatives yet.


Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

My heart is most at home writing historical fiction, but I've found writing contemporary women's fiction/romance to be very rewarding too, and I plan to do more of it in the future.  PAINT ME ALTHENA

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

As individuals, we each have a page in God's Epic. What happens there on that page is what He writes into our lives. When it comes to our own writing, we need to do our best to pursue the talents and desires He gives us, but always remember that the outcome is in His hands. So enjoy the journey and don't fret.

5 things you love?

My family and church, the smell of lilacs, gnarly oak trees, outdoor adventures, old movies

What do you enjoy most about being a published author?

I most enjoy hearing that someone really got swept up in one of my books, or that they found some kind of take-away value in it, whether it was just the pleasure ride itself, or further thinking on a theme.

Places for readers to learn more about you?
Twitter: NMusch
All things by Midwesterner writers  The Barn Door
A tutorial blog for young and developing writers: A Novel Writing Site

Thank you for being with us today! 

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

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 as the winner will receive a PDF to use on their computer or ereader. 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 November 9th.
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 

29 comments:

  1. Hey, Casey! Thanks for this interview! I've wanted to read this ever since it was showcased on Clash of the Titles! I am a follower and a subscriber. Congrats on the book, Naomi!

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  2. Ahh, I adore Naomi's advice for writers. So good...enjoy the journey and don't fret. Love it! Fun about the character names, too!

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  3. I love Naomi's children's names. I'd really enjoy this book.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  4. Follower
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  6. I NEED this one to complete my 3 book set! :) I have the first two already! Naomi, I love your kids' names and also your characters' names! What a neat idea! Thanks for the opportunity to win this ebook!

    dianalflowers[at]aol[dot]com

    Extra entry-Follower via email

    Extra entry-Follower via gfc

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  7. dear casey,
    please enter me in the contest for the book, "black rose" by naomi musch. i would read the book for the cover alone. i am not familiar with this author or those series of books.
    thanks again!

    janet estridge
    von1janet(@)gmail.com

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  8. Thanks Casey. This is a new-to-me author. The title intrigues me and reading the interview sealed it. I like the advice she gives and her attitude. I'd love to win the book too. Justmeshf@hotmail.com

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  9. I am a follower and email subscriber. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read thsi book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

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  10. TheFourHorsemenSeries@hotmail.com

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  11. It's inspiring to see how you have God in your life, and it's great that you see your talent as an author as a gift from Him. I hope that my poetry can help bring other's back to Christ or to open the door to Him for people who don't yet know.

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  12. I'd love to read this book; I haven't read any of hers, but she will definitely go on my wish list.
    nancy@kennethssales.com

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  13. don't think I have read any of hers, but I would like to!! I'm a follower and a subscriber tammyredd@gmail.com

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  14. I would like to win this book because of the historical logging story. Thank you! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  15. I am a GFC follower! Kathleen
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  16. I am a subscriber through FeedBurner. Kathleen
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  17. Don't think I have read her books, but would love to!! I'm a follower and subscriber tammyredd@gmail.com

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  18. Great interview !
    I'd love to read this book; I haven't read any of hers before, so I would definitely love to win it.

    I am a subscriber.
    I am a follower.

    littlebird@hur.midco.net

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  19. I read the book description to Black Rose on Amazon, and wow, does it sounds like a great story! I love books that deal with the relationships between two women (as well as love interests etc).

    Thank you for the interview and chance to win this book.

    Follower: C.E. Hart
    Subscriber: nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

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  20. Wow! I'm blown away by all the encouraging comments. Thanks for having me, Casey. I wish everybody could win!
    God bless~
    Naomi

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  21. ooo, oooo! Pick me! Pick me! Seriously, nice interview - love the way you worked your kids' names into your characters. Very clever. IF (and I hope it's true) I win, please send to sscuffe@yahoo.com. Blessings!

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  22. I would love to win! makeighleekyleigh at yahoo.com

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  23. Great interview! I love how you pick your characters names out. I would so love to read this book.

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

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  24. I'm a subscriber!

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

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  25. I'm a follower!

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

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  26. Would love love love to win please ,Because I love to read !!!!! Thank you ,Dana "Girl" Spille
    jashbk@earthlink.net

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  27. Great interview and wonderful website. I love your perspective and the way you honor our Lord! Purity is a concept our Churches need to embrace and share... That is part of the thrust of my novel. God bless you in your writing and ministry!

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  28. Nice advice.

    I follow via email.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower and subscriber.

    shopgirl152nykiki@yahoo.com

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