Monday, June 24, 2013

Giveaway! Catch a Falling Star by Beth K. Vogt!


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

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

I retired the title of “debut novelist” and submitted my third novel, Somebody Like You, to my publisher. One of the most fun things in my writing life is celebrating the successes of my writing friends as they accomplish everything from finishing their first manuscripts to attending their first conference to signing with agents or publishers – and there’s been a lot of that too.

What recent read stood out to you as truly spectacular?

Oh … that is such a tough, tough question. While I was on deadline I had to ignore my To Be Read pile – although I did succumb and read Rachel Hauck’s Once Upon a Prince. (Loved it!) I also read an advanced copy of The Artist’s Daughter by Alexandra Kuykendall, a former MOPS International colleague – and a talented writer. I love her insights on how a father (or the lack of one) influences a woman’s life. I just finished Susan May Warren’s Take a Chance on Me (gave it a 5-star Amazon review!) and now I’m looking at novels by Jody Hedlund, Cynthia Ruchti, Joanne Bischof, and Becky Wade – just to name a few.

Do you have favorite authors?

Of course I do! Susan May Warren and Rachel Hauck are my mentors – and true master storytellers. Cynthia Ruchti has such a wonderful way of crafting words. Deb Raney is a favorite author – and a grace-filled woman. And I love Sandie Bricker’s humor.

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

I love the surprises. When I’m writing a scene and all of sudden my character says or does something I hadn’t planned on and it takes the story in a fun new way, or ramps up the tension – that’s wonderful! Connecting with readers? Bring it on!! I’ve talked to readers on the phone. Emailed them. Instant messaged with them. Flown to Kansas and met with a book club. Skyped with another one. Love it all.

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

The most ideal atmosphere is one free of interruptions. Does it ever happen? No, never.

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 am all about fast-drafting. Last February I fast-drafted a manuscript and wrote over 40k words in four weeks – not counting the weekends. So, that’s an average of 8k words a day.

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


Thank you, Casey. It is a delight to spend time with you and your blog readers.

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Beth'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 July 5th
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 

58 comments:

  1. Ohh...I read the description of Catch a Falling Star on Amazon, and it sounds great! Thank you for the peek into Beth Vogt's life, and for this giveaway. :)

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

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    1. Hi, Cheryl: I'm glad you like the sound of CAFS -- I had lots of fun writing it -- and a few challenges, to be honest! ;)

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  2. I cannot wait to read this book. I loved Beth's first book and from what I can determine, this book is just as good. Would obviously love to win a copy, but I will read it regardless. Rebecca Maney rmaney@firstarpchurch.org.

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    1. Hi, Rebecca:
      So good to hear you enjoyed Wish You Were Here! Thanks for being a faithful reader!

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  3. As an 'older' single I think I would enjoy reading Kendall & Griffin's story. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    I am a subscriber - pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com
    I am a follower via GFC - pattymh2000

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    1. Hi, Patty:
      Yes, you're a real-life Kendall -- and one of the reasons I wrote CAFS!

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  4. FUN!! I love Beth! And I have to agree with her that the most fun aspect of writing is when characters say and do unexpected things. I think non-writers have a hard time understanding how that can happen...but it's just the BEST when it does. :)

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    1. Melissa:
      Isn't it incredible how fun it is to play with (and try to control) imaginary characters?

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  5. sounds like a fun book thanks for the chance to win Beth's book

    email subscriber and GFC follower also

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  6. I have this book on my TBR list. I loved Beth' first book and cannot wait to have a moment to read Catch a Falling Star. Congrats to Beth!

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    1. Good morning, Loree -- always fun to run into you in the blog-o-sphere! Hope you are doing well!

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  7. Thanks for the great interview and giveaway!

    Lag110 at mchsi dot com

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    1. Thanks for joining the conversation today!

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  8. This is a new author for me, and I would love to read her book!
    donvelma@gmail.com

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    1. Hi, Velma: I love to connect with new readers!

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  9. I want to read this book, also! Love all these wonderful written books that are coming out for the summer. Please enter me in the giveaway!

    Linda Ortiz
    strgth4yu@hotmail.com

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    1. Good morning, Linda -
      And I agree with you: Lots of new books out this summer! I'm plowing through my TBR pile too!

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  10. What a cool cover! It would be wonderful to win a copy of this book to read and pass along to a prison ministry. Thanks for the chance.

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

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    1. Hi, Janice:
      I love the cover to CAFS too -- the art dept at Howard Books did a wonderful job!

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  11. Forgot to say I am a subscriber and a follower! I think my icon could be a part of the cover, LOL! Does that count for another chance?

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  12. I enjoyed the interview. It was fun to get to know a little bit about Beth K. Vogt. I would be happy to win a copy of Catch a Falling Star. Thank you for the opportunity.
    I am both a follower and subscriber by different email.
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Kay:
      Glad to hear you enjoyed the interview -- it's always fun to visit Casey's blog.

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  13. I would love to read this.

    Lonewolfgirl7@gmail.com

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    1. Hi, Halita -- I do believe you were at the FB launch party for CAFS!

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  14. I would love to read this.

    Lonewolfgirl7@gmail.com

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  15. I have heard so many good things about this book! Please enter me in the giveaway.
    I am a subscriber also.
    Brittany McEuen
    kbmceuen@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi, Brittany:
      Thanks for letting me know you've heard good things about CAFS -- that's encouraging for an author! :)

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  16. I would love to read this great book. inspiremichelle@yahoo.com

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  17. I am just beginning Rachel's book Once Upon a Prince...thanks for your recommendation! I'd love to win this one too!
    Kandra
    kandrajane@bellsouth.net

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    1. Hi, Kandra:
      Rachel is a dear friend -- and one of my mentors. OUP is a terrific book!

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  18. I am an email subscriber too! Really enjoy your blog.
    kandrajane@bellsouth.net

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  19. Great interview! Enjoyed getting to know Beth Vogt. Would love to win and read her book. Thank you for entering me in your giveaway.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I'm a follower and subscriber!

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    1. Barbara,
      Glad to know you enjoyed the interview. I love hanging out at Casey's blog. Can I reserve a space for next year, Casey?

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  20. Thank you for entering me!
    Stimmer@familylife.vom

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  21. Should be Stimmer@familylife.com NOT vom sorry

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    1. No problem with the typo, Sharon. I have officially dubbed myself the World's Worst Typist. ;)

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  22. I really enjoyed Beth's first book, please add me to the drawing for Catch a Falling Star.
    I'm a follower.
    I'm a subscriber.
    Worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi, Merry:
      Glad you enjoyed Wish You Were Here!

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  23. I would enjoy reading this book. Thanks for the chance!
    I am a subscriber.
    I am a follower.

    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  24. Hi, Thanks for joining in the fun today!

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  25. I would love to read this book. It sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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  26. I loved Beth's first book so am eager to read Catch a Falling Star. It looks every bit as good as Wish You Were Here (which I very much enjoyed). Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    I'm a subscriber.
    I'm a follower.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  27. I haven't read any of Beth's books yet, but I'd love to win this one! We have several of the same favorite authors, and I'm betting I'll love her books as well. Thanks for the giveaway!

    (I'm also a subscriber and a follower!)

    amberdawnwhitlock[at]gmail[dot]com

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  28. A friend referred me here, as she knows that I am in the process of writing. I really appreciate the interview and getting to know a little more about Beth Vogt and her writing. Looking forward to the opportunity to read her book.

    childof1god (at) myfairpoint (dot) net

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  29. I heard about your books on another blog, and now I'm dying to read both of them. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Annette
    sewbynette(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I'm also a subscriber

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  30. p.s. I'm also a follower now. :)

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  31. I would love to read this book.

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

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  32. I'm a follower!

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

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  33. I'm a subscriber!

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

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  34. Great interview. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I am a subscriber also.

    mo1202007@yahoo.com

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  35. I'd love to be entered!

    cbus.blogger at gmail dot com

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  36. I love reading your interviews.
    kiviex7905@gmail.com

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  37. I've been wanting to read your books! I'm a follower and subscriber. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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