Monday, April 22, 2013

Giveaway! A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund!


Welcome back Jody Hedlund! Since this is the third time for you to visit, I thought I would throw in some fun questions, maybe some that aren’t part of the norm in other interviews. :- )

·         If you could go anywhere on vacation where would it be?

 I’d love to take a research trip to England and Germany to visit old castles.

·         Do you have any pets?

A Golden Retriever (Annabelle) and 2 fairly new kittens (Patriot and Petunia) who are all a lot of fun and get more attention than any pets I know!

·         Your favorite book that you have written?

That's a hard one because I fall madly in love with all of my books as I'm writing them! I think they're all SO wonderful–until I beginning editing and then I loathe them. While I can't pick one book, I can say that one of my favorite heroes so far is Carl from A Noble Groom because he's so sweet and caring and funny.

·         What is your favorite pastime?

READING!


·         Favorite book?

Anne of Green Gables because it played a role in developing my creativity as a writer. (Followed closely by A Little Princess and Little Women because they also featured strong, creative girls.)

·         Favorite movie?

The most recent version of The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe because it was a fantastic representation of the book.

·         What person has inspired you in your writing journey?

My mom was the most influential person in my writing career. When I was young, she helped facilitate my love of writing by reading aloud to me, giving me good books to read, and providing the kind of environment that fostered my creativity (in fact we didn’t have a TV for a number of years). She always believed in me, encouraged me to pursue my dreams, and rode alongside me cheering me on.

·         What character in a novel you have read has stood out and seemed to stand the test of time?

I love Sarah Crewe in A Little Princess. My youngest daughter recently got the Veggie Tale version of this story, and so it's very fresh in my mind from all the times she's watched it! But I never get tired of the story or Sarah. She is such a wonderful example of how to not only persevere through difficulties, but to do it with the utmost dignity and grace.

·         If you could meet one person from history who would it be and why?

Of course I would have to say that I'd love to meet Elizabeth Bunyan or Narcissa Whitman mainly because I've used them as main characters of two of my books. I'd love to meet them and see what they think about my version of their stories!

·         Okay, last one and a fun one for our readers today: If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take one thing, what would it be? Why?

 I'd take my lap top (assuming that I'd also have free WiFi) so that then I could stay in contact with my wonderful family, continue to write, as well as read my ebooks and listen to my audio books!

Too fun, thanks for joining us for a third time!! It is a privilege. :- )

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Jody'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 May 3rd
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 

38 comments:

  1. This sounds and looks like a good book. I would love to win.

    I am a follower and a subscriber.

    deamundy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I also love Anne of Green Gables! Anne has inspired me in so many ways, I don't know if I could list them all.

    (please enter me, godsforlife at gmail dot com)

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  3. I'm also a follower.

    godsforlife at gmail dot com.

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  4. Such a great interview! I am watching this title with interest and would be beyond thrilled to win it.
    Kandra

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  5. I am an email subscriber too!
    Kandrajane@bellsouth.net

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  6. A Noble Groom looks very good. Love the cover too!

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  7. Better make sure you get an endless battery for that laptop!
    Would love to win this book. ;)

    Doreen
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    I'm also a follower and subscriber.

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  8. I haven't read one of Jody's books before, but this one sounds great! What a fun interview and giveaway.

    I'm a follower and subscriber!
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  9. Awesome interview. Tuscany and Napa Valley are on my bucket list.

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  10. I subscribe.

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  11. Loved this book! I read it last week and it has jumped up to one of my favorites ever! Great characters. Would love to have my own copy of!
    Please enter me in the contest.
    Brittany McEuen
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  12. I'm in the middle of Unending Devotion right now, would love to win Jody's newest!

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  13. I am a Follower and a Subscriber.
    Thanks for the Awesome Giveaway!!! :)
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  14. thanks for the chance to read jody's latest novel :)

    i'm a follower & email subscriber, too

    karenk
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  15. Fun interview! Thank you for an opportunity to win a copy of A Noble Groom.
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  16. Loved the interview! Book cover looks great and very interesting!

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  17. GFC follower - Andrea Williams

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  18. Subscribe via email.

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  19. I would love to read Jody's book...it looks fantastic!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
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  20. I subscribe via E mail....and love your blog.
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  21. Entry for Janet:
    Dear Casey,
    Please enter me in the drawing for the book, "A Noble Groom".
    Thanks again!
    Janet Estridge.

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  22. Thanks for this interview with Jody. I'd really love to win a copy of The Noble Groom.
    I'm a follower.
    I'm a subscriber.
    Thanks for the extra entries and this giveaway.

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  23. I would love to win this book, thank you for the chance.

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  24. I am a GFC follower (wfnren)

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  25. I am a subscriber.

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  26. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. T hanks for the giveaway. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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  27. This sounds like a good book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  28. I love the cover - exceptional and unique having a lone male. :)

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  29. I'm a follower and a subscriber
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  30. I love the cover to the book! The guy is so attractive!
    I can't wait to read it! It sounds so good, and like I said it looks AMAZING!

    I am a follower and a subscriber.
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  31. This book sounds so good! I am a follower and my email is mickeydog(AT)myfairpoint(DOT)net
    Thank you for hosting this great interview and give-away! :-)

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  32. Great giveaway!
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  33. Never read a book by this author but herd the book was good. elizabethcuster5@gmail.com

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  34. I haven't read any of Jody's books yet but this sounds really good. I have been seeing a lot of good reviews of it.
    Blessings!
    Jasmine A.
    montanamade(at)gmail(dot)com

    P.S. I am a Follower and a Subscriber

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  35. Thank you for the interview. I love the cover on this book and would love to win it.
    I am a follower.
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  36. Love her books, can't wait to read this one!! I'm a follower and a subscriber

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  37. I'd love to win a copy of this one!
    tressa dot sherman at hotmail dot com
    Email suscriber
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  38. Please enter me in this giveaway! I love Jody's books and would love to be able to own A Noble Groom. For an extra entry I follow via GFC under the username Bethany. :)
    Blessings,
    Bethany
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According to new FTC rules I must let you, the reader know, that all views shared on this blog are strictly my own. Books to review are either provided for me by the author, publisher or ones I have purchased and I am under no obligation whatsoever to present anything, but my true opinion on any product. I receive no monetary compensation for anything written on this blog. Any giveaways on this blog are provided by the author/ publisher and I am not responsible for any views they express in their work or on this site. Giveaways are void were prohibited and chances of winnng are based on the number of applicants. A random winner is draw when a book is given away.

 
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