Monday, December 3, 2012

Giveaway! That Summer by Jo Huddleston!


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

Casey, thanks for having me on your blog to talk with you and your readers.
How about this –In high school I played varsity basketball.

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

I find that I read many historical romance novels. My novel, That Summer, is an inspirational Southern historical. I do love to read mysteries/suspense but so far have never tried to write one, probably because I couldn’t.

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

Pray about every step you take on your writing journey. Strengthen that fruit of the Spirit—patience—for you will need it. Writing for publication is many times a waiting time. Be patient and never give up if you believe God has given you the talent to write for his glory.

If you’re just starting out on your writing journey, read all you can about the craft of writing. Find a writers’ conference near enough to be affordable for you to attend. Soak in all you can in the workshops and from the speakers, editors, and publishers—even at meal times. Be prepared for rejection. They won’t be rejecting you but what you wrote. Margaret Mitchell received over twenty-five rejections for Gone With the Wind! They told her nobody wanted to read about the Civil War.


5 things you love?

Jesus, my family, my country, puppy dogs, and Whopper candy.

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

Christmas Roses by Amanda Cabot! It’s a great book and it’s a hard back book.

Places for readers to learn more about you?

My website/blog: http://www.johuddleston.com

Thank you for being with us today!

It’s been my pleasure to spend time with you and your readers. Thank you for having me.

Okay readers, here's your chance to win Jo's latest novel!
Please leave an email address! 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 December 14th.
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 


33 comments:

  1. I'm not certain what the story is about, but I love Southern fiction! Please enter me in the giveaway for That Summer, by Jo Huddleston. :)

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

    Thank you for the interview. I love Jo's writing advice about praying about every step. Great advice!

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    1. C.E., thanks for stopping by and liking my writing advice. This endorsement might give you an idea of what my novel is about: "That Summer is a wonderful romance set in the Southern Appalachians during the Great Depression. Jo Huddleston understands the people of that time and place so well she pulled me right into the story and didn't let me go until the end. Highly recommended!"

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    2. That's a great recommendation! Now I want to read it even more. :)

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  2. Haha, I love that Jo mentioned Whoppers in her list of five things. :) Great interview!

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    1. Melissa, glad you came by. Yes, I have to limit myself on those delicious things or I could eat an entire box at one sitting. (In fact I did that once.)

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  3. I would love to win Jo's latest novel!
    readinginks ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com

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    1. Melissa, thanks for coming by. Good luck on the book drawing.

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  4. looks intriguing!
    kandrajane at bellsouth dot net

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    1. Kandra, intriguing describes my novel well. It's a story with happy times and times of heartbreak.

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  5. I'm an email subscriber, too!
    kandrajane at bellsouth dot net

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  6. I enjoy Jo Huddleston's books and would love to be entered.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Hey there, glad you stopped by on Casey's blog. Thanks for the visit.

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  7. I am a follower.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Hey there, thanks for stopping by Casey's blog.

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

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  9. Great interview and good advice, Jo. I, too, am subscribing.

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    1. Linda, glad you liked my advice. Thanks for stopping by Casey's blog.

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  10. I would love to read Jo's book. It sounds fascinating.
    I'm a new email subscriber.
    pdyer3(at)cfl(dot)rr(dot)com
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Also, Jo, I'd like to know where Caney Creek is...

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    1. Pat, thanks for coming by Casey's blog. If you look at a detailed map of East Tennessee you'll see a lot of small pieces of water named Caney Creek. My Caney Creek is in a fictional town in East Tennessee.

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read her new book. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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  12. Congrats on the book! Good advice.

    I follow via email.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like my advice. Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment on Casey's blog.

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  13. Great interview! Love that car! I'm a bit confused. It says that the contest is over on November 14th yet the blog post was December 3rd. I hope that you meant December 14th. I would love to read the book.

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

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    1. Jo, thank you and glad you love that little snazzy car. Thanks for commenting.

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  14. I'm a subscriber!

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

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  15. I'm a follower!

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

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  16. Great interview! Great book! Love historical books. Am interested about the car! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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  17. Linda, thank you. Glad you came by and left a comment. You'll have to read the book to learn the significance of the car.

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  18. Sincere thanks for your generosity

    jkropid@hotmail.com

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    1. Jean, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on Casey's blog.

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  19. That is an interesing fact about Margaret Mitchell receiving over twenty-five rejections for Gone With the Wind!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC follower
    Email subscriber

    Jes
    jswaks at gmail dot com

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    1. Jes, yes, there's hope for all when you consider Margaret Mitchell's publishing journey. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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