Monday, September 23, 2013

Giveaway! Stranded by Dani Pettrey!

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

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

I’ve released three novels and written a fourth. I’ve signed a new contract with my publisher. And, my favorite of all, I’ve had the amazing privilege of connecting with a lot of readers. It’s been so much fun!

What recent read stood out to you as truly spectacular?

Dee Henderson’s October release, Unspoken. I was fortunate enough to read it a little bit early and it is spectacular. 

Do you have favorite authors?

Absolutely! I love Dee Henderson, Terri Blackstock, Sue Grafton, Jane Austen and Karen Witemeyer.

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

The most enjoyable part of writing is seeing the characters come to life as I write the first draft. It’s always an adventure. I also love connecting with readers. It’s such a joy sharing the love of story with them. I feel tremendously blessed to have such a supportive and encouraging group of readers. They are amazing!

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

The ideal place for writing (or anything for that matter J) is at the beach. I make it to the beach several times a year, but it’s typically on vacation with my family so I’m not writing. What I’ve found as my most productive spot for writing is on the couch in my sunroom office. I gather my supplies, my Lab Jack (who cuddles beside me) and a good cup of coffee. I curl up and enjoy the journey.

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?

Ah, that happens with every book during the last month before deadline. I think the most I ever wrote in a day was thirty-eight pages. It was crazy and hasn’t been duplicated since. If I write eight pages a day, I’m happy.

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

Thank you for having me. It’s always a joy being here. 

Readers, enter to win Dani'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 October 4th
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 

56 comments:

  1. So happy to have a chance to win this book. I love this authors style of writing. I am subscribed and I'm a follower. My email is likywhite4myking@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Julie. Glad you enjoy my writing. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. I love her books! Thanks for the giveaway! I am a follower and a subscriber as well!

    Melissa
    mo1202007@yahoo.com

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    1. So glad you're enjoying the series, Melissa. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. I have absolutely loved Dani's books. I am greatly looking forward to reading Stranded. I am a subscriber. My email is maryannfrerichs@yahoo.com

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    1. Aww. Thanks so much, MaryAnn. Hope you'll really enjoy Stranded.

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  4. I've seen so much about this book! I'd love to win it. Thank you for a chance to win.

    nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

    subscriber and follower. :)

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    1. Glad you're hearing good things, Cheryl :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  5. I loved the first two books in the series and would love to win this one! Subscriber and follower; rmaney@firstarpchurch.org.

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    1. Thrilled you enjoyed Submerged and Shattered. Hope you'll enjoy Stranded too :)

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  6. Thanks for the interesting post, Dani! I have read many good things about Stranded, & am looking forward to reading it.

    Thank you Dani, & Casey, for the chance to win a copy!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I am a follower & subscriber.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the interview, Bonnie :) Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway.
    rdunson(at)knology(dot)net

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  8. I love this series and can't wait to read the rest! Thanks for the giveaway.

    subscriber and follower

    superstarsarah94(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. So glad you're enjoying the series, Sarah :)

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  9. What a great series. I can't get enough of Alaska or these characters!
    kandrajane@bellsouth.net

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    1. Awww. Thank you so much, Kandra. Thrilled you're enjoying the series and the McKennas.

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  10. I've heard so many great things about her books- I can't wait to get started on them! Thanks for the giveaway!

    I'm a follower and subscriber :)

    colorvibrant[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by and for all your amazing shout outs on Twitter, Sarah! Appreciate it!

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  11. I've read great reviews about her books. Enjoyed the wonderful interview. Would love to win this book. Thank you for sharing and please enter my name in the giveaway.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I'm a follower and subscriber!!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the interview, Barbara. Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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  12. I loved reading Shattered & am looking forward to Stranded! I too am a Dee Henderson fan and I'm jealous that you've already read Unspoken Dani!

    Thanks for the great interview & giveaway!

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    1. Oopsies, my email is donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

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    2. So glad you enjoyed Shattered. Hope you'll enjoy Stranded too :) Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  13. Intriguing cover! I'd love to win Stranded. I just subscribed. Good to find this blog. Thanks! sheridastewart at gmail dot com

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    1. So glad you like the cover. Hope you'll enjoy the story :) Thanks so much for stopping by. Isn't it a great blog!

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  14. This book looks great and I really enjoyed the interview with the author! Thanks for offering this giveaway!
    My email is dsickles87@hotmail.com

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the interview, Dawn. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  15. I am wanting to read your books. Thanks for the opportunity to learn more.

    wwchildren@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. Best of luck in the giveaway :)

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  16. Dani, I'm reading Stranded and LOVING it. Thankful for a slowdown this week, so I can curl up with the puppy and spend tomorrow finishing it. Appreciate you!

    Ashley Ludwig
    www.AshleyLudwig.com

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    1. Hey Ashley,
      Thrilled you're loving Stranded. That's awesome! Thanks so much for stopping by. Appreciate you too :)

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  17. I enjoyed reading Dani's comments and would love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Connie
    cps1950@gmail.com

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the interview, Connie :)

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  18. I really have enjoyed all of Dani's books. Would love to win this one!

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    1. Glad you're enjoying the series, Nancy! Best of luck in the giveaway.

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  19. I've read Dani's first book, and really enjoyed it! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

    Michelle
    Scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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    1. So glad you enjoyed Submerged, Michelle :) Thanks for taking time to stop by!

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  20. I'm a follower.

    Michelle
    Scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  21. I'm an email subscriber.

    Michelle
    Scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  22. Hello Dani. I remember my first visit with you on live Video chat party. That was so much fun being able to see you and hear your voice as you told us stuff and answered questions. I have your first book and would love to win this one. Very interesting place for the story to take place. I have a niece and her whole family who live in Alaska and don't want to live anywhere else. Don't think I could take the times when it is dark all day.Please put my name in for the drawing And to Casey for inviting you here. GOD bless you both. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Hi Maxie,

      So nice to see you here :)))

      Dani

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  23. Casey, I forgot to say I am a follower and subscriber. Please give me extra entries. Need all of the help I can get to win. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

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  24. Entry for Sharon:

    I am unable to comment on your blog with atom.
    Please enter me in the contest for STRANDED.

    sharon miller
    wileygreen1@yahoo.com

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  25. Love reading this interview!!

    Debbie Shawver
    digigirl_fl@hotmail.com

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the interview, Debbie. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  26. We love a lot of the same authors! Can't wait to read this!

    GFC follower - Andrea Williams
    email subscriber - andrea2russia@hotmail.com

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    1. Hope you'll really enjoy Stranded, Andrea :0)

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  27. Entry for Cherie:

    I would loved to be entered to win this book, I would love to read it. Thanks, I am a follower and subscriber, but my google account doesn't work. Thanks
    ckasper49@gmail.com

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  28. I have read one of Dani's books and loved it and want to read the others. Thank you for the opportunity.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo@aol.com

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  29. I'm a follower!

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo@aol.com

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  30. I'm a subscriber!

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo@aol.com

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  31. I liked Gage and Darcy in Shattered - can't wait to see them together again!

    Follower!

    rdalquis(at)css(dot)edu

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    1. So glad you enjoyed Gage and Darcy, Rachael. Hope you'll love their story.

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

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