Monday, December 30, 2013

Giveaway! An Amish Family Christmas by Murray Pura!


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

*As a young man I served in the military Reserves. My infantry regiment was The Royal Winnipeg Rifles. Members of my regiment have served in the present conflict in Afghanistan.


Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?

*I like historical fiction the most. I write that the most and read it the most. Even with inspirational and romantic elements added in it remains my favorite genre.

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

*Go with every decent opportunity even if no money is involved or you’re being asked to write in a genre you’re not used to. I never thought I’d try Amish fiction but it has opened a lot of doors for me. I published with many groups who had no money to offer me but every story I published gained me more of an audience and readership.


5 things you love?

*Dogs and cats and horses and wild animals like deer and elk and cougar and wolves.

*Wilderness hiking and wilderness camping.

*Nordic or cross-country skiing.

*A book, a fire, a comfortable chair, a pipe.

*The family in one room and doing a game or watching a show together.

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

Yes, Bruce Olson’s Bruchko which, even though it’s a true story, reads like a fast-paced novel. I highly recommend it.  


Places for readers to learn more about you?

www.murraypura.com   (my website)



Thank you for being with us today!

Thanks for inviting me!

Readers, enter to win Murray's book here!

Please leave an email address! If I draw your name and there is no email, you will not win.

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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 January 10th
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 

53 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing, I would love to win a copy of An Amish Family Christmas!

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  2. Casey, Thank you for featuring Murray. His books are always inspiring, would love to read An Amish Family Christmas!
    Thank you. I follow and subscribe to your blog.
    mcnuttjem0(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Entry for Janet:
    Dear Casey,
    Please enter me in this giveaway. We need to get together and do a book swap. Hope you have a restful first day of January. I'm going book shopping with my cousin. Lifeway bookstore is offering BOGO (buy one get one) on their fiction books. Buy one at $4 and the other one is free. They said they have over 800 titles to choose from. Unfortunately you can't do it online but to me half the fun of going to a bookstore is looking at the books, holding the book, well you know what I mean.
    Have lots to do so I better get with it.
    Happy & Blest New Year to you and yours.
    Janet.

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  4. I loved that book!! Good luck to all who enter!!

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  5. Hi Casey,
    I love Amish books,thank you for giving me a chance to win this one. I haven't read any of Murray Pura books, I like to try new authors. Blessings
    Norma jeanisamom@Gmail.com
    A follower, a subscriber

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  6. I love to read Amish books, my favorite genre is also historical fiction.
    lsnljohnson@aol.com

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  7. I want to win! I live in Amish country and love watching the buggies.
    I'm a follower and a subscriber.

    Doreen
    priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

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  8. I have so been wanting to read this book of Murray's - I am a follower & I subscribe to his blog - thanks
    Stimmer@familylife.com

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  9. I can't wait to get my hands on this book. Sounds so good!
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  10. I'm a follower
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  11. I'm a subscriber
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  12. Oh thank you for having Murray over and a chance to win his book...He knows I have so been wanting to read this one ! I am a follower and subscriber ! Boy Murray, I read new things I never knew about you each time someone interviews you.smile
    Love and Hugs
    Linda Finn
    faithfulacresbooks@gmail.com

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  13. I love reading anything Amish!
    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  14. I am a follower and subscriber
    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  15. Love to win AN AMISH FAMILY CHRISTMAS! I also love to have the whole family in the same room-chattering, playing games, watching a movie, and eating! Happy New Year! and thanks for the great books you write. sharon, wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. An Amish Family Christmas sounds wonderful. Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.I enjoy reading your books.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

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  17. I'm a subscriber.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

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  18. I'm a follower..augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  19. I would love to win this book, csaunderson123@gmail.com

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  20. I am very eager to read this book. I love Amish fiction and I love Christmas books. I have threatened to take a year off and read nothing but Christmas books all year!
    I have never read an Amish books written by a man, so that interests me as well!
    Please enter me (but this is going on my wish list as well)
    forevereading@gmail

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  21. I love Amish stories! Thank you for the giveaway

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  22. Thanks for introducing me to an author's work that I haven't read yet. I really appreciate the advice he gives in this interview.
    Justmeshf(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  23. Interesting interview. I have read some of Murray's books and have not been disappointed. Would love a chance to win An Amish Family Christmas. Thank you.
    Karen G.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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  24. I'm a follower.
    Karen G.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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  25. I'm a subscriber, too.
    Karen G.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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  26. It is hard to believe that there is only one more day in 2013. I would love to read an Amish Christmas by Murray Pura. I liked the interview because I learned a few new things about him. I am a subscriber and a follower. fishingjan{at]aol[dot]com

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  27. First off--Murray Purra, as a military brat, I salute you. ;)

    I love Christmas stories. They warm the soul in cold weather. Thanks for the opportunity.

    nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

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  28. I'm a subscriber. Love Christmas fiction and Amish is even better. sharon, wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I'm a FB follower. sharon, wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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

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  31. I', a fan, follower, subscriber! I so want to read this wonderful book! Sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  32. Entry for Cherie:
    Please enter me in the drawing for this book.
    ckasper49@gmail.com
    I am a follower and a subscriber

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  33. Entry for Linda:
    Thank for this opportunity at a chance to win a Murray book. I have read many of his books and enjoy his writing very much. He is such a delight!

    Thank you,
    Linda Zrubek

    zrubek@cox.net

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  34. This looks like a great book. I would love to win a copy. I just subscribed..
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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  35. I would love to win. angelachesnut246@gmail.com

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  36. Entry for Donna:
    Hello,
    I tried to enter the giveaway for Murray Pura Christmas book, but it would not go through, can you please help?
    Thank-You,
    Donna
    I would love too read this Christmas book!
    DonnaForker1@Comcast.Net

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  37. I'd love to win this book.
    I am a follower also.
    Thank You and Happy Near Year Murray.
    carolynj67@att.net

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  38. Would love to win this book. momtr3@yahoo.com

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  39. Isn't Murray great? He is always so encouraging! I would love to read his book. I'm a Follower & Subscriber :) Happy New Year, sweet girl!

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  40. thanks for the chance to read this novel, casey.

    I'm a follower & email subscriber, too.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  41. I would love to read this book. I am just starting to get into Amish stories.
    Kiviex7905@aol.com

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  42. I am also a subscriber and a follower.

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  43. I would love to win, read and review this book. Then I would ask God who should get it to read and share it. jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

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  44. Entry for Pam:
    Please enter me in the book giveaway An Amish family Christmas.
    pamcarper@augustacountylibrary.org

    Thanks!

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  45. I enjoyed reading Murray's interview and would love to win a copy of AN AMISH FAMILY CHRISTMAS!

    I am an email subscriber.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  46. Wonderful interview, Murray and Casey!

    Enjoyed learning more about you, and your writing, Murray - haven't read any of your books, and would love to read "An Amish Family Christmas"! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Follower and Subscriber

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  47. Great interview Casey. Murray is a new author to me and I would love to read this book.
    I am an e mail subscriber
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  48. I've been wanting one of his books. Thanks for the chance!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  49. I am a follower.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  50. I subscribed by e-mail.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  51. I am a subscriber. sm wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. I am a follower. sm wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. I really enjoy Amish fiction and so glad Murray Pura tried writing Amish Fiction. Would love to win this book. sharon wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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