Monday, January 28, 2013

Giveaway! Lovelier than Daylight by Rosslyn Elliott!



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

When I was eighteen and a senior in high school, I carried out a foolhardy plan of visiting New Haven, CT by myself and sleeping on the streets in the shelter of a building, with only a sleeping bag. I’m lucky I lived to tell the tale! New Haven is a rough town.


Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

I really don’t, because I love good writing so much that a good book transcends genre. But I only love books that offer a redemptive vision. I’m not fond of bleak and hopeless stories.

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

You have to be willing to write badly, or you’ll never write at all.


5 things you love?

Well, God and my family, of course, but to be a little more specific…I love standing next to a horse at night, when no one is around, and the peace that descends over us when it lowers its head and sighs. I love to see fog roll across green fields. I marvel at the delicacy and intricacy of a single flower blossom. I relish a dry witty remark. And I love to play a board game with friends.


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

Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger. This is a great read and very unusual in its presentation of the miraculous. The story is a positive portrait of faith, which is rare in mainstream literature. The characterizations are brilliant and funny, and the main characters are young people in their teens.


Places for readers to learn more about you?

There’s more about why I write and how I write at my website, www.rosslynelliott.com. Also, I love to get new Facebook connections on my author page, which you can find under my name.

Thank you for being with us today!

Thanks for having me!

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

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
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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- Random.org. I am not responsible for any lost or damaged items for said prize.

Thanks for coming by to enter! Contest ends on February 8th
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 

44 comments:

  1. Read Sweeter than Birdsong would love to win this book.

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  2. gfc follower

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  4. I have never read any of Rosslyn Elliot's books before but would love to read this one. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I am an email subscriber.
    Katie J.
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  5. I can not wait to read this one. I've heard great things about Rosslyn's writing.
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  6. I'm a follower.
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  7. I'm a subscriber.
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  8. Oh my goodness--SUCH a pretty cover! And I loved Peace Like a River, too! :)

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  9. I've never heard the saying, "lovelier than daylight". I like it!

    Hoping I win this one.
    Doreen
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    I am a follower and a subscriber.

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  10. Dear Casey,
    Please enter me in the giveaway for Rosslyn's book, "Lovelier than Daylight".
    Have a wonderful week!
    Janet Estridge
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  11. I am a follower and a subscriber.
    Marie Christopher
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  12. I would like to be entered for this giveaway! I am a follower!

    emmamalissa(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I'm always looking to read books by authors I've never read before. This would be a new one for me.

    I'm a follower and subscriber.

    Thanks for the fun interview, Casey and Rosslyn!

    Andrea

    andrearenee2004@yahoo.com

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  14. Thanks for the chance to win this great book!
    I follow on GFC: MeganP
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  15. Thanks for recommending Peace Like a River, too! I'm going to look for it.
    kandrajane@bellsouth.net

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  16. I'm an email subscriber, by the way!
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  17. Good afternoon, Ms. Elliott!
    {and Ms. Herringshaw!}

    What a pleasure to read someone who is mindful of ordinary moments that lead themselves to nestle into our hearts! I love to observe those moments as they arise in life,... for me, {of late}, coming upon a marsh rabbit whilst munching on 'salad' before ducking back into the cypress thicket is a joy of mine! I miss being around horses, so I thank you for the visual! What peace you both must feel inside that shared space! A qualm of calm! I've been photographing birds of prey recently, but its the vibrancy of rugged bark, hanging moss, varigating greens, and blooming flowers that has held me quite captive as well!

    I would be thrilled to win this book, as I have not yet discovered your writing! Blessings to Ms. Herringshaw for always spotlighting the best of the best for readers to put on their reading lists! :)

    I am a RSS feed subscriber.
    I am a regular reader/follower of this blog.
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    Florida

    {ps} How was your jaunt in New Haven, aside from your nighttime adventure!? I was curious if you did anything unique or if you simply walked around, taking in the sights!? Did you stumble across anything like a wedding? A runner's marathon? An author's signing? A lively crowd exiting a restaurant!?

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  18. I own Fairer than Morning and I LOVE it! Hope to read this one soon!

    jaynepreciado@gmail.com (subscribed and a follower)

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  19. I want to read this. Thanks for the interview and giveaway. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. I follow via GFC as Bakersdozen. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. Email subscriber. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Would love to win this one!! I love the pretty cover! :)

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  23. I am a follower!!

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  24. I am a subscriber!!

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  25. I read Rosslyn's first book and enjoyed it very much. I'm currently waiting for Sweeter Than Birdsong to arrive so I can read it. I'm sure I'll like it as well. It would be such fun to win a copy of Lovelier Than Daylight so I'd have a complete series. I really enjoy the history in these books and all the research Rosslyn did about this family.
    I'm a follower.
    I'm a subscriber.
    Thanks for this opportunity to win the book.

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  26. I loved her descriptions of things she loves! Please enter me. Clp1777(at)aol(dot)com

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  27. I would love to win "Lovelier than Daylight". But you only love book that offer a redemptive vision. And you are not fond of bleak and hopeless stories. You love God and your family, friends, and writing.God bless you...
    Norma Stanforth

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  28. I'd love to win this book. Thanks!
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  29. Email subscriber
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  30. GFC Follower
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  31. Lovely cover and interview.

    I follow via email.

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  32. Wow, thanks for all the thoughts shared here! Jorie, in answer to your question, something funny happened during that night in New Haven. I had gone there to take a look at Yale (where I ended up doing my undergrad degree). While I was fitfully sleeping under a campus archway, hidden by a stone bench, some Yale guys happened to walk by and were scared by me, assuming I was male. ;-) They ran away. Other than that, it was a pretty quick visit and I mostly looked at buildings and checked out flyers. There are better ways to make a campus visit, but I didn't have a lot of guidance at the time!

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  33. I am a subscriber. I would love to read Lovelier Than Daylight. Thank you for the interview.
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  34. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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  35. I have been wanting to read this book, it's on my to read list!

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  36. I am also a new follower! bookwormgal2011(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. Beautiful cover and great interview. I want to read this book and have added it to my wish list.

    Blessing,
    Jo
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  38. I'm a follower!

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  39. I'm a subscriber!

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  40. I would love to be entered in for this drawing of this book :)
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  41. I am a subscriber!
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  42. And I am a follwer too :)
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  43. I have been wanting to read this book since I first heard about it last year.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I am a Follower via GFC
    I am a Subscriber via Email
    Jasmine A.
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  44. What a beautiful cover and intriguing title! Thank you for this giveaway. :)

    I'm a GFC follower and an email subscriber.
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    Have a blessed day!

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