Monday, April 15, 2013

Giveaway! Winds of Freedom by Becky Lyles!

Welcome back to Writing for Christ Becky Lyles, I am excited to have you here for a second time. :- )

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

I’ve had several fun speaking, writing and editing opportunities and met lots of interesting writers. I also finished the sequel to “Winds of Wyoming” titled “Winds of Freedom,” which will debut in late spring.

What recent read stood out to you as truly spectacular?

“The Mountain Between Us” by Charles Martin is one of those heart-wrenching books you can’t put down or forget, once you finish it.

Do you have favorite authors?

Friends recently introduced me to Charles Martin and Kristin Hannah. They’re my current favorites. Both are amazing writers who provide depth as well as a good story. My for
Cover for one of Becky's previous releases
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mer boss, CJ Box, writes great mysteries that feature a Wyoming game warden. Joe Pickett is a family man and someone who can’t help but delve below the surface of shady circumstances and make things right.

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

I’m excited when readers are encouraged by the characters’ faith that matures as they face life’s challenges head-on. Regarding writing, I struggle to get the first draft out of my head and into the computer. But I love self-editing and rewriting. My husband calls me a “perpeditor,” his abbreviation for perpetual editor. :- )

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

I love to sit at a campsite with a legal pad on my lap and a pencil in my hand, but that doesn’t happen real often (never in winter!). I keep telling my husband we need to buy a cabin in the mountains. Surely that could be a tax write-off, right?

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?

I’ve participated in ACFW’s Writing Novel Track a couple times and found it a terrific way to spur myself to stay focused and write at least a couple thousand words per day. Seems my high day was around 3500 words. I’m amazing when I hear people say they can write 10,000 words a day. Neither my brain nor my body would cooperate for such a long stint at a computer. Maybe that has something to do with my age…

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

Thank you so much for having me, Casey! You always have great questions. Bless you! Becky

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Becky's book! (winner please note that this title has not yet been released, your novel will arrive sometime next month once Becky has her author copies!)
Cover for one of Becky's previous releases

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

Thanks for coming by to enter! Contest ends on April 26th
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  1. Would love to win this book.

    I am a follower via Bloglovin'.

    I am an email subscriber.

    atouchofheaven2010 [at] gmail [dot] com

  2. I would love to win a copy of Becky's new book!

    Charles Martin is a fovorite of mine too, "The Mountain Between Us" is one book that I have read where I really didn't see the ending coming, or at least expect how it turned out... sign of a good author I think!


  3. Fun interview! I like the idea of a writing cabin, too. :)

  4. I'm a follower
    and a subscriber

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest.


  5. Hello Casey. I have Winds of Wyoming and would love to win this sequel. Please enter me in the drawing. I am a follower and subscriber. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  6. I'd take a writing cabin for sure. Good interview:) clp1777(at)aol(dot)com I'm a follower.

  7. I read Winds of Wyoming and really enjoyed it so I'd really like to win a copy of Winds of Freedom.
    I'm a follower and a subscriber. Thanks for the extra entries and the chance to win Becky's new book.


  8. Hi Becky,i have not read anything by you,but i would love to read your book it sounds like you are a great writer, so please enter me into this giveaway. God bless you.
    Norma S.
    I am a follower
    I am a email subscriber

  9. I really want to read this book. It sounds very good. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. I am a follower and email subscriber.

  10. I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

    I am a follower.

    I am a subscriber.


  11. Good interview! Would love to read this book. Thanks for the opportunity!

    I am a follower!

    I am a subscriber!


  12. Oh...I love writing outdoors too!

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    I'm a follower
    I'm a subscriber
    nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

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  14. I have been waiting for this book to come out as many have. Winds of Wyoming was so good. Can't wait to read Winds of Freedom. Thanks for the opportunity of maybe winning a free copy (hopefully autographed).

  15. Hi! This book looks very good. I love reading your reviews!! Faith, mickeydog AT myfairpoint DOT net


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