Monday, September 2, 2013

Giveaway! A Little Bit of Charm by Mary Ellis!

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

Probably that I have reached the age many folks retire, and I’m now working harder than at any point in my life. Maybe it’s because I finally found something I really love and feel I’m in the place God wants me to be. I wished I would have discovered inspirational fiction sooner!

Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

I love to read historical romances, romantic suspense, and of course, Amish fiction. One of these days, I’ll pick up steam-punk and try something new!

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

Writing is truly about rewriting. A book is never done until it’s on its way to the printers. Don’t be afraid to change “your baby” to make it better or more saleable. At its heart, it will always remain your story.

5 things you love?

Okay, I need to climb from my rut and pick all new favorites! I love wooly caterpillars, lima beans, the month of March, green olives on pizza, and riding around in my Sebring convertible with the top down. (I feel 20 years younger in that car!) I truly do love these, and have never seen them on anybody else’s list!

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

I recently finished Iron Lace by Emilie Richards. This was originally published in 1996 and reprinted by Mira Books. But the story resonates today just as much as it did 17 years ago. Perhaps more so with the recent success of The Help and Lee Daniels’ The Butler. It is set in New Orleans during the Civil Rights era, along with flashbacks to the turn of the twentieth century. I was mesmerized by Emilie’s characters and her storyline.

Places for readers to learn more about you?
I love hearing from readers at maryeellis@yahoo.com or www.maryellis.net  or http://www.maryeellis.wordpress.com/.  Please like my Facebook page:

Thank you for being with us today!  

Thank you, Casey!!!

Readers, enter to win Mary's book here!

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 September 13th
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 

48 comments:

  1. Thanks for this great interview. I am a subscriber. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a great interview. And can I just "amen" the "writing is truly about rewriting" line? :) Nice to "meet" you, Mary!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love your unique "loves", Mary. ;)
    I'm a subscriber and a follower.
    nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I am an e-mail subscriber and follow you with Goggle Friends Connect.
    I totally agree about what she said about re-writing! I have read some books that had great story lines but needed re-writing.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great interview. I love Amish/bonnet fiction. I love this cover too. Thank you for sharing!

    Follower and subscriber. :)

    Wanda Barefoot
    flghtlss1(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Enry for Janet:

    Dear Casey,
    Please enter me for the giveaway.
    Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Mary Ellis is one of my favorite authors.

    I am a follower.

    I am a subscriber.

    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  9. This series by Mary is such a great one! Thanks for the chance to win this book.
    I follow by email.
    Brittany McEuen
    kbmceuen(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Mary, thank you for doing this interview and for all the good books you write for us readers.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am a GFC follower (wfnren)

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  12. I follow by email:

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh, Mary I love green olives on my pizza too! I really enjoy your writing. Amish reading is my favorite reading. I am a follower and a subscriber.
    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  14. Forgot to say I'm from Mississippi!
    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm a follower and subscriber.

    Please enter me in the contest to win a copy of Mary's book.

    I had to giggle when I saw the list of things Mary likes. Lima beans are not something I expected to see, especially since I can't stand the taste of them. Ü

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oops, I forgot to leave my email addy.

      cindialtman(at)gmail(dot)com

      Delete
  16. thanks for the chance to read this novel casey & mary.

    i'm a follower & email subscriber, too ;)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  17. great interview. A Little Bit of Charm sounds wonderful. Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.I cannot wait to buy and read this book. augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Looks like a must read. Would love to win. momtr3@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wonderful interview. I would love to win this book. Thank you. meashy@verizon.net

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love to read your interviews. Always learn more about authors that way. Would love to win the book. God Bless
    donnac.taylor@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Very I interesting the interview. I'd love to win a book 😊 my email is daisyrose51@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love Mary's books. She's a fantastic author. We're blessed to have her writing talent. Please enter my name in the giveaway. Thank you!
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com


    I'm a follower and a subscriber!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I would love to win this book by mary Ellis. I'm intrigued to read that you are retirement age and have recently found how much you love writing. I think it sounds like a wonderful retirement job! sharon, CA wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hello Casey. Thanks for having Mary here today. I have been wanting her book so maybe i'll get lucky with this one. She has some good books. So yu like fuzy caterpillars Mary? I don't like any bugs and such. Maybe just to watch outside. I wish all of the spiders, etc. would stay outdoors. I can't stand olives either, but my dad loved them. I do like your convertible tho. especially if it could me feel younger again. One of my first boyfriends took me with him to pick out a new Pontiac Convertible. We got Red. WOW was it a beauty. But now I don't like my hair blowing. Too hard to keep it fixed. I would love to win your new book. Thanks for the give-away. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  25. Forgot to say Casey, I am a follower and subscriber. And, Mary, I love the cover on this book. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  26. Thanks to Mary Ellis on FB, I discovered your blog! Love meeting & greeting authors. Authors are real people too! lldietz@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thanks for this chance to win a copy of A Little Bit Of Charm.

    ReplyDelete
  28. I am a follower!

    missionwife@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. I am a subscriber!

    missionwife@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. ANDDDDDD..... I would love to read this book!

    missionwife@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hi, Mary!

    Enjoyed your interview - re: being at an retirement age & now working harder than at any point in your life, with age comes more experiences from which to write more wonderful books, & the opportunity to reach more people for the Lord. Thank you for your contribution to Christian fiction & the opportunity to win one of your books!

    Thanks to you also, Casey, for your blog!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I am a follower & subscriber!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I am so in love with the amish novels and am excited when new ones are published. Would love to win one of your books! maybella202@outlook.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hi! Please enter me in the drawing for the Mary Ellis novel. I am a fan of yours! pamcarper@augustacountylibrary.org

    ReplyDelete
  34. Please enter me in the drawing for Mary Ellis's novel A little bit of Charm. I look forward to reading it. I am a follower and subscriber. fishingjan at aoldotcom

    ReplyDelete
  35. Love reading Mary Ellis' books. Can't wait to read this one. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    Karen G.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  36. I'm a email subscriber.

    Karen G.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  37. I'm also a GFC follower.

    Karen G.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  38. I love Mary's books and would love to read this. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. forgot the email address: snowflakes2hotcakes {at} gmail {dot} com (It's on my google profile, though.)

      Delete
  39. Follow you via bloglovin' snowflakes2hotcakes {at} gmail {dot} com

    ReplyDelete
  40. I love Amish fiction and I would love to read Mary's book
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  41. I am an e mail subscriber
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  42. Thank you for sharing! I would love to read your book, Mary.
    emeraldelena@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  43. Count me in. I'm a follower and a subscriber!

    Doreen
    Priviesandprims@yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  44. Amish fiction is a favorite of mine! Please enter me.

    I am a follower.

    I am a subscriber.

    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for stopping by, I love to hear from those who traffic my blog! Have a wonderful day. :)

FTC Rules

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.

 
Blog Design by Imagination Designs all images from the Country Wildflowers kit by Laurie Ann