Monday, December 24, 2012

Giveaway! In the Shadow of Sinai by Carole Towriss!

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

Well, you can find out a lot on my website, like we have four kids, and three are adopted. What is less known is that their appearances in our life are all connected to holidays. Our oldest, Emma was born on Christmas Eve.  The next we brought home on Orthodox Easter (a week after Easter). We spent our Easter in Kazakhstan with her. And the youngest two we brought home two days before Thanksgiving.

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write? 

Biblical fiction.  I love going deeper into the story, especially with characters that are lesser known.

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

Use as many senses as you can when describing a setting—or anything. Not just sight and sound, but taste, touch, smell. Bring the reader inside the character’s head with you.

5 things you love?

Ummm … my husband and four kids? J
1.       The beach
2.       Summer
3.       Mexican food
4.       Chocolate
5.       A hot bath and a book

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

 I’d say Rodeo Hero by Sharon Vannatter, but it’s hard to find. Rodeo Ashes is the sequel. Both deal with the consequences of sex before marriage, and God’s forgiveness and redemption. I think girls and their moms would like them.

Places for readers to learn more about you?

Thank you for being with us today! 

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

Please leave an email address! 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- I am not responsible for any lost or damaged items for said prize.

Thanks for coming by to enter! Contest ends on January 4th
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  1. I agree about Biblical fiction being a blessing. It often makes me think of things from a perspective that I haven't thought of, even if it should be obvious.

    1. Biblical fiction has made me think of old stories in so many new ways, and made me think of God in new and deeper ways, too!

    2. Biblical fiction has made me think of familiar stories in new way many times!

  2. Nice list of things you love.

    I follow via email.


  3. I'm a follower and subscriber

  4. I'm a follower and subscriber

  5. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest.

  6. Love to read this.

    I am a follower.

    I am a subscriber.


  7. followed, subscribbed , google , facebooked
    Linda finn

  8. followed on twitter, facebook, google plus and subscribed

  9. Thanks for giving me a chance to win your book. I think it is wonderful that you adopted 3 of your children. God is so important in our lives.God bless you. I am on facebook an twitter.

    1. Thanks for stopping by. They have been such a blessing in our lives!

  10. Biblical fiction warms the heart! Thank you for the giveaway. :)
    Merry Christmas. :)

    nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com
    Follower: C.E. Hart
    Subscriber: email (same as above)

  11. Thankyou for the interview and for the book giveaway,
    I too love Biblical fiction.
    What a wonderful heart you must have to give a home to three children from away. May God bless you for your open heart.
    I'm a follower and a subscriber.

    1. You are welcome! I'm glad you stopped by. Our open hearts have been filled many times over!

  12. I love biblical fiction. I love to read about how people came to faith or where their faith is challenged to expand and grow. Please enter me in your contest. I subscribed and followed too. :D


  13. I haven't read very much Biblical fiction but I absolutely loved the Genesis Trilogy by Kaci Barnett-Gramckow.
    I am a Follower and a Subscriber.
    Happy New Year! And thanks for this giveaway, I have been wanting to read this book!
    Jasmine A.

  14. I think I recognize your name, Jasmine! Thanks for trying again!

  15. I'd love to win this book! Thanks

  16. Just subscribed and added you to my friends on FB and am commenting. Thanks for the opportunity!


  17. I lost my first comments, so I will just say that I enjoyed listening to your taped interview on the other site. I missed the give-away. As a working wanna-be pub author, I congratulate you and your trust in Him to make the book happen! I will pray for you and please pray for me. I am writing Historical at this time. Are you a member at ACFW?


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