Monday, April 8, 2013

Giveaway! Though My Heart is Torn by Joanne Bischof!



Welcome back to Writing for Christ, I am excited to have you here for a second time. J

Casey, thank you so much for having me back!

What has changed in your writing life since you were last here?

It seems like so much has changed. It hit me a while back that in the course of a year, I will have gone to being the published author of zero books, to the published author of three. It’s been a whirlwind of a year! But I’ve loved every minute of it and it’s been such a joy to get to meet new friends and readers. This is the best community.

What recent read stood out to you as truly spectacular?

Recently I read Wedded to War by Jocelyn Green. It was a phenomenal read. She took the reader places that were so real and so emotional. It was an incredible look into Civil War life. I can’t wait for her next book.

Do you have favorite authors?

I do! So many that I better not list them all and I love having so many of my favorite authors as friends. One book I read recently for the first time was Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
. I adored her way of writing and it instantly became one of my favorites.

What do you find the most enjoyable part of writing or connecting with readers?

It never ceases to amaze me how as a writer, we can create this story and a set of characters all with the realization that it may never go beyond our own scribblings. Then to hear from readers what the Cadence of Grace series has meant to them, how it touched their heart, is so incredible. It’s such a blessing.

What do you find the most ideal atmosphere for writing? Do you ever get those surroundings?

Oh, there are some days I wish it were possible! With 3 little kids at home, it is very hard to find time to write, but I’ve learned to adapt my ideal and now, I’m happy with a cup of tea and my couch while everyone is down for their naps. I turn on my favorite writing music and it’s my special time out of the day.

Okay, something fun for those writers out there: In what point of your writing career did you surprise yourself by writing the most words ever in the shortest amount of time?

 Great question. I remember writing as many words as I could fairly easily in the days when I had lots of time on my hands. Now, with edits often on my desk, I’ve found that as long as I keep my family a priority and focus on being a mom, and then a writer, the words surprise me by flowing in the smallest amounts of time. It’s by the grace of God that I get my writing done and I am so thankful for how He steps in and helps me along when I’m certain I just don’t have the words. I know it’s never by my own strength or know-how.

Thanks for being here again! It has been a joy and we wish the very best with your novels.

Thank you for having me! This is such a treat!

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Joanne's novel Though My Heart is Torn!

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 April 19th
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 

64 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great series! If I win I will certainly have to find a copy of the first book in the series.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Patty ~ I'm so glad that it sounds like something you would enjoy. :)

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  2. Wasn't sure if I needed to leave a seperate comment for each entry...

    I subscribe via GFC

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. I follow via e-mail.


    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. Would love to win this!

    I am a follower.

    I already subscribe.

    atouchofheaven2010 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  5. I LOVE Joanne Bischof's books. Reading her first two, I seriously felt like I was in the Smoky Mountains...ahh, just loved them.

    Casey, you can leave me out of the drawing since I already have her books. :)

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    1. Melissa - You always make me smile. I can't wait to finish these edits and get to dive deeper into Made to Last!

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  6. I love the cover of this book and want to read the series. Thanks for the opportunity.

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

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  7. I'm a follower!

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

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  8. I'm a subscriber

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

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  9. Thank you for entering my name into the contest. Her books sound wonderful.

    I am a follower.

    I am a subscriber (and a thankful one, too!)

    Blessings,
    Janice jsmithg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Janice, So great to hear that the books sound like something you would enjoy. Thrilled you are entered. :)

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  10. Joanne, I especially appreciate your godly answers. Truly you have found a joy in caring for your family and in writing. I really appreciated your honesty and commitment to Christ. Blessings on your works.

    I am a follower.
    mimary_vee@yahoo.com

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    1. Mary,

      Thank you for the sweet encouragement. It means so much! It's so great to see you here.

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  11. Entry for Katie:

    I would love to win Though My Heart Is Torn. I really enjoyed book one of The Cadence Of Grace series and can't wait to read book two.

    I am a follower and email subscriber.

    Katie J.

    johnsonk133[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  12. Entry for Janet:

    Dear Casey,
    Please enter me in your book giveaway, "Though my heart is torn" by Joanne Bischof.

    Janet Estridge
    von1janet@gmail.com

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  13. Would love to read this book!

    missionwife@hotmail.com

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  14. I am a subscriber!

    missionwife@hotmail.com

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  15. I am a follower!

    missionwife@hotmail.com

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  16. rdunson(at)knology(dot)net

    I'm a subscriber

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  17. Casey and Joanne, I really enjoyed the interview. Joanne, congratulations on now being the published author of three books. What a blessing! Thank you for offering a copy of Though My Heart Is Torn.
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com
    I am an email subscriber (different address).
    I am a follower.

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    1. Good morning, Kay! I'm so glad you enjoyed the interview. Casey asks such wonderful questions. I hope you have a great day!

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  18. Thank you for entering my name. I would love to win. Your cover is beautiful. I love it where you said you were a mom first! God bless you.
    I am a follower
    I am a email subscriber
    Norma Stanforth n38stanforth(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Norma, Thank you for your sweet words on the cover and interview! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :)

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  19. Wow - three books in one year! That's something to be proud of. :)

    I'd love to win this book. Though My Heart Is Torn is an intriguing title and I LOVE the cover. :)

    I'm a follower

    I'm a subscriber (nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com)

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    1. Cheryl-

      I've woken up this morning a bit sleepy and now I remember why! 3 books in one year :) It's been very busy but TONS of fun. I'm so glad the story sounds intriguing and that you like the cover. So great to get to chat with you!

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  20. Thanks for this interview with Joanne. I'd love to win a copy of Though My Heart is Torn since I have the first book in the series.
    Joanne said she recently read Wedded to War. I agree that this is a phenomenal book. I loaned it to a friend. She said it was the best book she's ever read. That's saying a lot since she reads widely and abundantly.
    I'm a follower and a subscriber, Casey. Thanks for the extra entries and the chance to win Though My Heart is Torn.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. Pam, I'm so happy to hear that you've read Be Still My Soul and how fun that we both loved Jocelyn Green's book! I absolutely adored it. Thanks so much for your sweet comment!

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  21. I can't wait to read this book!! Thanks for the opportunity!

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Marissa - I'm so glad to hear it! I hope you have a great day!

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  22. I'm a subscriber!!

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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  23. I'm a follower!

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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  24. I'm a follower and a subscriber and love reading historical fiction. Please pick me!

    Doreen
    priviesandprims at yahoo .com

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    1. Hi Doreen! So glad you are entered! :)

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  25. Thank you for the opportunity to win! Can't wait to read these!

    I'm a follower & a subscriber! :)

    Beth
    bharbin07[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Hi, Beth! *waving*! Just love seeing you out and about. :)

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  26. I would love to read this series. It sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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    1. Victoria,
      I am so glad the series sounds like one you would enjoy. Thank you!

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  27. I would love to win this book.Sounds like a wonderful series. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Blessings
    joeym11@frontier.com

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    1. Hi Diana! So great to see you here on Casey's blog!

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  28. Enjoyed the interview. The cover is beautiful. I would love to read this.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Ruby, thrilled that you like the cover. Thank you! I'm so blessed by what the designer has done for this series.

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

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  30. I am a subscriber.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  31. Would love this, I really enjoyed "Be Still My Soul"!!

    djpankr@yahoo.com

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  32. Please enter me in Your drawing. My e-mail address is: bride57@yahoo.com
    Thanks and God bless.

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  33. I really enjoyed the interview. Joanne, congrats on being the published author of three books. Thank you for this giveaway, Though My Heart Is Torn. I am looking forward to reading it.

    Blessings!
    Judy B
    judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

    * I am a follower
    * I am a subscriber

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  34. would love to win this book
    likesmusic2@consolidated.net
    I am a follower
    I am a subscriber

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  35. I am praying I win the book. I love God, I love reading, and I love an inspiring love story. I just love how she add the three together and made a perfect book.

    elizabethcuster5(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. I read and reviewed Be Still My Soul and loved it. I am really looking forward to reading this one.
    I am a follower by email.
    godblessamerica.jan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Oh I would love to win this book Joanne. Have tried before with no luck. I am a follower and a subscriber.
    Please enter me 3 times. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

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  38. Please enter me in this contest. Sounds like a great book!
    Brittany
    kbmceuen@yahoo.com

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  39. Enjoyed the interview, would love to read the book! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    bonnieroof60@yahoo.com

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  40. sounds like a wonderful book thanks for chance to win

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  41. email subscriber

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  42. gfc follower

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  43. Historical fiction is my favorite.
    Would love to win this book. :)

    Doreen
    priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

    I'm also a follower and subscriber.

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