Monday, March 31, 2014

Giveaway! Life Support by Candace Calvert!

Welcome to Writing for Christ Candace Calvert, it is great to have you here! So you’re a writer? What made you decide to start creating characters and story worlds?

I’m delighted to be here, Casey—always great to connect with you and your readers.
To answer your question, I was always a fan of make-believe. The kid who daydreamed, doodled, and lived to create “through the looking glass” scenarios with siblings and friends. Writing is a validation of that quirk—and a really good excuse to continue it into adulthood!

What is the one title that has significantly impacted your life?

In addition to the Bible . . .

To carry on with my previous answer, I’ll pick a children’s fiction title: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. I was so caught up in that fictional world! It spun my imagination like . . . a web. And, in truth, made me sob in my spaghetti plate. I finished reading the story just as I was called to the dinner table.  It’s important to me that my hopeful fiction touches readers’ emotions—laughs, tears, and sighs.

If you could get a do-over when it came to learning this whole thing called writing, what would you go back and tell yourself?

Don’t  pressure yourself to “get it done, be published”—that isn’t validation as a writer. Much the same way it’s vital “ . . . to be still and know” in our relationship with God, it’s important for writers to take the time (while working at learning craft, of course) to really discern where this journey is leading them. When hard work, passion, and calling combine, it’s a blessing worth waiting for.

5 preference questions:

Homemade or take-out? (Grin) You’re asking a “foodie”—hand me my apron, please!
Email or snailmail? What, no texts? Seriously, I do all the fast things, but receiving handwritten cards and letters is a beautiful thing. I love sending handwritten notes to readers.
Online shopping or Black Friday deals? Online. I don’t see shopping as a contact sport.
Books or movies? Books.  With popcorn.
Note-taker or memorization? Memorization—unless an idea wakes me up. Then I’ll actually jot a few pertinent notes via the computer.

Yes, I’m asking you to play favorites…which of your books is your favorite, published or unpublished? And if this is your debut novel, has your favorite been published yet?

(Please plug the other books’ ears wouldya?) My favorite, so far, may well be my current release, Life Support. The story issues are important to me, and these characters really wrapped themselves around my heart.

Places for readers to learn more about you?

Readers can find me hanging out on Facebook and Twitter—and I’m always available through the contact page on my website. My blog, Authors’ Galley, is a fun mix of authors and food. Here are those links:

Thank you for being with us today!
Thank you for hosting me, Casey and friends—enjoyed it! 

Readers, enter to win Candace'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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~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 11th
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(@) 


  1. I love Candace Calvert! I have read all her other books!
    I love medical drama, I really should read more of this genre.

    Please enter me
    forevereading at gmail dot com

  2. thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel, Casey & Candace.

    I'm a subscriber & follower, too ;)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  3. Nice to learn of Candice and her book Life Support.
    Casey, enjoyed the post. I am follower and subscriber
    Thank you

  4. interesting interview . Thanks for the giveaway!
    I am an email subscriber.
    kandrajane at bell south dot net

  5. I really enjoyed this interview. I just Candace's books, she a wonderful author. Thank you for this giveaway.

  6. This sounds like a great book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy. I am a follower and subscriber.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

  7. Love Candace's books. I have to say, "Trauma Plan" is a favorite!

  8. Enjoyed the interview! Thanks for the giveaway -- I've been looking forward to reading this book! :)

    crazybooklover7 [at] yahoo [dot] com

    1. Oh, and I'm a subscriber. :)

  9. Entry for Joy:
    Hello I just tried to leave a message on your blog but it didn't show up so I wanted to email you to sign up for Candace's book. I love her books and have them all but this one!
    Thank u for the interview!
    Joy Hannabass

    Joy Hannabass

  10. Great interview! Thanks for the giveaway.

    I am also a follower and a subscriber.

  11. This sounds wonderful and I would love to have a chance to win this book! Sonja
    my email Sonja dot Nishimoto at gmail dot com

  12. Follower & Subscriber & checked out Website and Author's Galley.
    I don't like Gumbo or Cajun food, but I LOVE beignets & lattes.
    sm wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  13. thank you for the chance to win this book, would love to read it.
    I am a subscriber and a follower

  14. Please enter me to win. If I win, I review every book I win.
    jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

  15. When I saw the review of your book on Britt Reads Fiction I knew that I wanted to like you on FB to keep up with you. I have read at least one of your other books and would love an opportunity to receive this new one. Thanks!


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