Monday, February 18, 2013

Giveaway! Poison by Jordyn Redwood!


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

Jordyn: Casey, thanks so much for having me! Hmm… one interesting fact. My husband has forbidden me from ever entering a dog shelter again because there is lots of the “ugly cry” going on (from me) and he only wants one dog.

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

Jordyn: I love suspense and it’s what I read and write.

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

Jordyn: There are lots but if I had to pick one to share it would be this: the first draft is just yours. What happened to me for years is I was stuck on the first 30,000 words. I would submit the first part of my book to others for critique but then I felt like I had to incorporate all their suggestions. I was having trouble discerning my own author’s voice. Finally, I just decided I needed to finish my novel and then go to a few trusted people for their opinion. The result was a finished novel and through the writing of the book I learned what was important to keep and what could be deleted/changed without harming the integrity of the story.  

5 things you love?

Jordyn: Serious five things I love: Jesus, my husband, my two daughters, and writing.

Funny five things I love: Tea, Chapstick (peppermint flavored), Chocolate (though not chocolate cake or ice cream), quilt fabric and BOOKS!


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

Jordyn: Wow, this is a tough question. Some fiction I’ve read recently would fit one group but not the other. I’m going to pick a non-fiction book called To Heaven and Back by Mary C. Neal, MD. I read it as research and it deals with a physician’s near death experience. What’s amazing about this book is the other odd happenings that occurred after her accident (she drowned in a Chilean river kayaking) and what she’s learned from them. It’s very life and faith affirming for teens and adults alike.


Places for readers to learn more about you?

Jordyn: I can be found at www.jordynredwood.com (where there are free chapters of my books) and www.redwoodsmedicaledge.com (where I help authors kill off their . . . characters people!)

Thank you for being with us today!

Casey, thanks so much for having me and for all you do to get the word out about great books. 

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

Please leave an email address! If I draw your name and there is no email, you will not win.
For extra entries:
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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 March 1st
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 

61 comments:

  1. Wow, from reading the description and review on Amazon, Poison sounds like a page-turner! I enjoyed learning about Jordyn Redwood and would love to win/read this book.

    I'm a follower - Cheryl Hart
    I'm a subscriber - nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

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  2. Thanks for the chance to win Jordyn's book.

    I am an email subscriber/follower.
    Katie J.
    johnsonk133[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  3. I've heard so much about Jordyn's book. Thanks for offering a chance to win one! And GREAT interview!

    I'm a follower: Marji Laine - Faith~Driven Fiction
    I'm a subscriber: Marji.Laine (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. Fun things to love. Nice cover.

    I follow via email.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for your comment. I LOVE this cover, too.

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  5. Please enter me in your giveaway for the book, "Poison" by Jordyn Redwood. I would love to win the book to add to our church library collection.


    Hope you have a wonderful week.

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    1. I would love to see Poison in your church library!

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  6. Please enter me! I am eager to try Jordyn's books!
    kandrajane@bellsouth.net

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    1. I hope you do try them and thanks for entering!

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  7. I'm also an email subscriber!
    kandrajane@bellsouth.net

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  8. This looks like very good book. Thanks for the chance to win it.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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

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  10. Email subsscriber
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC-Tressa
    Email follower too.
    tressa dot sherman at hotmail dot com

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  12. I'm looking forward to reading this one and would love to win it!
    afarage(at)earthlink(dot)net

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  13. I cannot WAIT to read Poison! Jordyn - I love your tip to remember that your first draft is yours. That advice could be applied to other things as well. Thanks for sharing!

    I follow via GFC and am an email subscriber.

    iblog4books(@)gmail(.)com

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    1. Thank you for leaving a comment, Brooke. Are you writing?

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  14. I enjoyed the interview, ladies! Thank you for the chance to win! Jordyn's books sound great! Are they stand alone, or should they be read in order?

    Thanks!
    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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    1. Hi Michelle!

      They are stand alone but also interconnected. So, you won't be lost just reading Poison but you will have a richer experience reading both Proof and Poison. You are welcome to read the first five chapters of each book over at my website: www.jorydnredwood.com. Under "Free Resources".

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  15. I'm a follower.

    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  16. I'm a subscriber.

    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  17. Thank you for giving me a chance to win your book. So you said, the 5 things you love is Jesus, husband, 2 daughter, and writing i think that is great. I can't wait to read your book. The cover is fantastic, eye appealing, and when you look at her eyes, you wonder what she is up too,or what's she thinking? Great interview. God bless you and keep up the good work.
    Norma S.
    jeanisamon@gmail.com

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    1. Awww-- thanks Norma. I DO love the cover, too. I think the publisher did a GREAT job. Thanks for entering.

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    2. Jordyn, you could not of found a cover, that would speak to the people that were looking for a book, it would just pop out at them. Good luck with your book.
      Norma S. jeanisamom@gmail.com

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  18. I cant wait to read Jordyn's new book. ksucindy(at)excite(dot)com

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  19. Poison sounds like a page-turner, i cant wait to read it, please pick me thanks, i follow, i share and i like does that help lol
    Shirley Blanchard
    jcisforme@aol.com

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  20. I'm SO excited for Poison to be out!! Can't wait to read it!! Love Jordyn!!

    Kellijo23@gmail.com

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    1. Awww-- thanks Kelli Jo. So good to see you here.

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  21. I love suspense books, too!
    ischu9@aol.com

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  22. I love suspense books, too!
    ischu9@aol.com

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  23. I've heard so many good things about this book and about Jordyn's writing!
    Thanks for interviewing her today, Casey.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Beth. Enjoying our snow today?

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  24. I've read the first pages on Jordyn's blogspot and I can't wait to get my hard copy of this book! You don't need to sign me up b/c I should have one coming soon. And love that helpful advice on getting too many crits too early. EXCELLENT.


    Casey, your blog looks GREAT, girl! You've revamped since the last time I stopped by!

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    1. Yes, Heather. Your book should be coming soon. Publisher says they are getting ready to ship those copies.

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  25. It all helps!! Thanks so much for your comment.

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  26. Poison is on the top of my wish list. Thank you for featuring Jordyn Redwood, and offering this giveaway!
    Nancee
    quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  27. I forgot to leave the information that I'm a subscriber and a follower of your blog. Thanks!
    Nancee
    quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  28. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. Sounds very good. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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  29. I heard great things about the first book, but haven't read it yet. This one sounds great too! I'm a follower and subscriber. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Veronica-- I hope you do get a chance to read it. You'll have to let me know your thoughts. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  30. Thans so much for your reviews and interviews -- always so wonderful! Like the new look as well. Thanks for the giveaway. msudawgtooATcomsouthDOTnet

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    1. Thanks for leaving a comment, Beckie. I agree with you! Casey does an awesome job.

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  31. I would like to win this book. The cover is very interesting.

    I am a follower.

    I am a subscriber.

    deamundy at gmail dot com

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  32. I've been waiting for "Poison" to come out. I loved "Proof".
    I'm a subscriber
    ajsully193@gmail.com

    Thank You.
    Arayna Sullivan :)

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    1. Hi Arayna! So glad you loved Proof. Thanks for entering.

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    2. Sweet! Getting a response from you is a pleasant and unexpected surprise :)

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  33. I'm a follower Casey. Thanks for another great interview. Justmeshf (at)hotmail(dot)com
    This is another book and author for me to put on my to-read list.

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  34. This looks like a book I wouldn't be able to put down....would love to win it!
    Nancy

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    1. Nancy-- of course I am biased but I don't think you'll be able to put it down! Thanks for entering.

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  35. Thank you for giving me a chance to win your book. I would love to win your book can't wait to read it God bless. jeanisamom@gmail.com

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  36. Would love to read Jordyn's latest novel...thanks for the chance :)

    I'm a follower & email subscriber, too

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  37. I forgot to put on my post
    I am a follower Stanforth N
    I am a Subscriber jeanisamom@gmail.com

    I am so sorry about that.
    Norma S.

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  38. This looks like a mysterious read...something for a chilly night and a mug of cocoa :) I'm a subscriber! Thank you for the opportunity to win and read this book!

    iluvmusic.18(@)gmail.com"

    :)

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  39. I am new to your web site & have put you on my list of authors on Amazon. I am looking forward to see if I am a winner of "Poison". if not I plan to check out some of your reads. Linda Lewis

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  40. if I win Poison, I will most definitely have to buy Proof. delpgang@npacc.net

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  41. Megan... Yes, definitely good for a chilly night with some hot chocolate. That's how I love to read, too.

    Thanks, Linda. I hope you'll drop me a note if you get a chance to read my books.

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  42. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your books!

    bonnieroof60@yahoo.com

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