Monday, April 14, 2014

Giveaway! A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert!

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

I’ve always loved writing, all the way back to my elementary school days. But I’d say what officially started the journey was a trip to Kenya eight years ago. I came home from that trip with a story that refused to be ignored. So I sat down and I wrote my first novel. It’s safely tucked away on my hard drive and will never see the light of day, but it’s what led me down this publishing path.

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

Can I cheat and give you a trilogy? My all-time favorite novels are Francine Rivers’ Mark of the Lion series. I’ve never had a character impact my faith as powerfully as Hadassah before. I re-read them at least once a year.


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?

I would go back and tell my pre-published self to appreciate her lot. I know, I know. That’s kind of weird. But it’s truth. I think as authors, we are constantly striving forward. We are pressing hard toward the goal of publication. And when it happens, it’s magical. It truly is. But holy buckets of ever lovin’ gravy, is it ever a lot of work. The stakes feel higher. The self-doubt and insecurity doesn’t go away. I wouldn’t trade where I am for the world, but I would like to go back and enjoy the time I had before the pressure got so real.

5 preference questions:
Homemade or take-out?

Take out. Only because we rarely get it. We’re on a budget in the Ganshert household, which means eating in most of the time.

Email or snailmail?

Email. Snail mail is fun, but email is quick and convenient and free.

Online shopping or Black Friday deals?

No contest, online shopping. I think Black Friday deals is about as appealing as taking a pliers to my toenails.

Books or movies?

Movies when I’m on a deadline and my world is consumed with whatever story I’m working on. Books when I’m between manuscripts.

Note-taker or memorization?

Um…..attentive listener who can paraphrase? I don’t really take notes when people are speaking. But I wouldn’t say I’m great at memorization either.    

Yes, I’m asking you to play favorites…which of your books is your favorite, published or unpublished?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?

I promise I am not just saying this because this is the book that’s currently releasing, but A Broken Kind of Beautiful. It has long been my personal favorite. I am so passionate about Ivy’s journey and the core message of this novel. It is truly the story of my heart.

Places for readers to learn more about you?

Twitter: @KatieGanshert


Thank you for being with us today! 

Readers, enter to win Katie'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 April 25th
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 

49 comments:

  1. I don't think I've read any of Katie's books. Looking forward to reading this one.
    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  2. I am a follower.
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  3. I am a subscriber.
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  4. I have heard so many good things about this book, I look forward to reading it whether I win a copy or not.
    maryannfrerichs@yahoo.com

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  5. I can't wait to read this book and then share it with my daughter who is 19, and everyone says she should be a model. I am a subscriber/follower. chris_davebures@bellsouth.net

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  6. Katie is such a good author, and this new title sounds so impelling! Sign me up, and thanks much!
    kandrajane at bell south dot net

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  7. Casey, Thank you for your interesting review.
    I would love to read Katie's book. I have read all good reviews about it and look forward to reading it soon.
    Thank you I am subscriber and follow your blog
    mcnuttjem0(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Great interview, ladies! "Holy buckets of ever lovin' gravy!" LOL!! I love that! ;-)

    I've read Katie's other books, and I'm really looking forward to this one. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

    Michelle
    Scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  9. I'm a follower.

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  10. I'm a subscriber.

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  11. I love Katie's books. I'm really looking forward to reading this one.
    cindialtman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I'm a follower
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  13. I'm a subscriber
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  14. What a fun interview! I've read such wonderful reviews of her book. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I'm a follower and subscriber :)

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com
    http://heidi-reads.blogspot.com

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  15. I want to read Katie Ganshert's new novel, A Broken Kind of Beautiful! (with trillions of ! after it!!) Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  16. I am a Google Friend Connect friend follower. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  17. I am a subscriber and receive e-mails when you post. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  18. Oh my! This might be one of the most beautiful covers I've seen. Love the cover art and the tone it sets for this story!

    I'm a subscriber and follower. nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

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  19. Entry for Janet:
    Dear Casey,
    Please enter me in your giveaway for the book, "A Broken Kind of Beautiful" by Katie Ganshert.
    Continuing to keep you in prayer.

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  20. I am really looking forward to reading this book. A Broken Kind of Beautiful sounds like a great read.

    Blessings!
    Judy B
    judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I am a subscriber and a follower.

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  21. I've read Katie's first book and have her second, in my TBR stack. This sounds like another great contemporary!

    I am a follower and a subscriber

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  22. Following!
    klamaster79@gmail.com
    Thank you!

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  23. Those were fun answers! I'm totally with you on the Black Friday shopping feelings! Can't wait to read the new book! Thanks for the giveaway.

    I am a subscriber.

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  24. Oh! And I am a subscriber to your emails on this account... gracelib(at)bellsouth(dot)net

    cyndilou83(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. It doesn't look like my first comment worked... hopefully, this won't be a duplicate. I had JUST heard about this book today and it sounds fabulous! I look forward to reading it! Thanks for the giveaway!

    cyndilou83(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. I have already read great reviews of this new book but this interview makes me want to read it even more. I follow Katie on FB and Twitter but I haven't found a link to subscribe to your blog, Casey. Thanks for a great interview!
    Connie
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    1. Yay! I found the subscribe link!!
      Connie
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  27. Hi, Katie and Casey!!

    Loved the interview and would love to read "A Broken Kind of Beautiful" - thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!!

    I am a subscriber and follower!!

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  28. Looking forward to reading my first book by this author!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  29. I've not read this author, but this book sounds soooo gooood!
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  30. Thanks for having me, Casey-girl!

    And thanks for all the super fun comments, readers! I hope Ivy's story blesses you!

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  31. you are a new author to me and anxious to read this. going on my TBR list. thanks for the giveaway.
    brneyes(at)4testsmail(dot)com

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  32. I haven't read any of Katie's books yet, but I've heard great things about them and plan on reading Wildflowers from Winter soon! :)

    Frequentreader19@gmail (dot) com

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  33. I'm a subscriber and a follower.
    The cover of this book is amazing. Love the colors and dreaminess of it.
    Love to win your book. wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. I love the book cover and would love to read Katie's book. Great interview Casey!
    I am an e mail subscriber
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  35. I've read Wildflowers from Winter and Wishing on Willows...they were both great. A Broken Kind of Beautiful is on my amazon wish list, so I'd LOVE to win it!

    I subscribed and followed your blog.

    jcmichigan at gmail dot come

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  36. Thanks for the interview and the great giveaway! msudawgtooATcomsouthDOTnet

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  37. Entry for Pam:
    Please enter my name in the Broken kind of beautiful book giveaway.
    pamcarper@augustacountylibrary.org

    Thanks!

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  38. Just wanted to drop by and wish Katie a Happy Release Day!!! Close after her birthday!

    Great interview! Lots of good anticipation for this book and I'm hoping God blesses you with many sales/fans!

    Hugs,
    Sue
    (Don't enter me in the draw. I'm from over yonder, across the border! Will be buying a copy soon!)

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  39. Oops. Accidentally typed in my work account! It's really me!

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  40. I am super excited to read this book. I also saw that Katie loves Francine Rivers' Mark of the Lion series. They are some of my favorites, too! meaganlwilliford@gmail.com

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  41. I am a subscriber. I would love to read this book. donvelma@gmail.com

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  42. Thanks for the great interview and giveaway!

    I am also a follower and subscriber.

    mo1202007@yahoo.com

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  43. Loved the post, I love this blog! Really would love to read this book! I am a follower and subscriber!
    mommiebethers@gmail.com

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  44. I feel the same way about shopping, online shopping is a dream compared to those crowds! I'm hearing lovely things about A Broken Kind of Beautiful and can't wait to read it.
    I'm a follower.
    I'm a subscriber.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  45. I would love to be able to read this book of Katie's. I love her writing.
    ckasper49(at)gmail(dot)com
    I am a follower and a subscriber.

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