Monday, May 19, 2014

Giveaway! Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade!

Welcome to Writing for Christ Becky Wade, 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 loved fiction since my mom started reading chapter books aloud to me when I was young.  I never thought to try my own hand at writing, however, until after I was married.  My husband and I had followed his job to the Caribbean island of Anguilla.  In an effort to protect jobs for the local people, the Anguilla government wouldn't issue me a work permit.
     Thus, I had an abundance of time on my hands -- a state which seems incredibly removed from my present situation.  I was reading a novel one day that I didn't like at all.  I held it out in front of me and thought, 'I wonder if I could do this better?'  I had a computer, and an imagination, and a willingness to learn how to write. 
     So, I started!  Of course, I quickly discovered (as the rejection letters poured in across the next four years) how difficult it is to pen a novel.  The publishing business is nothing if not humbling.

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

     Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  That was the first book I can remember my mom reading to me that adored and couldn't get enough of. 
     It swept me away to another time and place.  It was the seed that my lifelong relationship with books grew from. 

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'd tell myself to write inspirational fiction.  (I spent many years writing fiction for the general market before finding this wonderful niche.)  I'd tell myself to take my time and have fun and relax and enjoy NOT being published.  Because when you're not yet published you can write whatever you want on whatever timeline you want.  You lose that freedom once you're published and writing to a contracted deadline.

5 preference questions:

Homemade or take-out? Take-out
Email or snailmail? Email
Online shopping or Black Friday deals? Online shopping
Books or movies? Books
Note-taker or memorization? Note-taker

Yes, I’m asking you to play favorites…which of your books is your favorite, published or unpublished?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

My favorite novel is the one I'm currently working on, Jake Porter's story.  It's my favorite because it's the one I'm 'living' in at the moment.  It's been my favorite from the time I reached about the halfway point on its first draft and will continue to be my favorite until I reach the half-way point on my next novel's first draft.  At which time my loyalty will gradually shift.

This is always my M.O., which, in all honesty, makes the first half of my drafts hard to write.  I'm always still invested in the previous book's characters!  I just push on, knowing that the new characters will eventually earn my love.  And they always do.

Places for readers to learn more about you?

Thank you for being with us today!

Thank you very much for having me, Casey!  You've featured each of my three books on your blog and I'm truly grateful to you.  It's always a treat to visit.  I appreciate your support of me and of Christian fiction.  God bless!

Readers, enter to win Becky's 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- I am not responsible for any lost or damaged items for said prize.

Thanks for coming by to enter! Contest ends on May 30th
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 Becky's books and can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the interview and giveaway. I am also a follower and subscriber.

  2. I loved all Becky's other books, would love to read this one. The chance!

  3. Thanks for this chance to win!

    I"m a follower and subscriber!

  4. Would love to be entered! Thanks for hosting, Casey!


  5. I'm also a follower!


  6. and a subscriber! :)


  7. Thanks very much for interviewing me on your blog, Casey! I love it here. Best of luck with the giveaway, everyone.

  8. I love Becky's books. I read mostly historical fiction, but My Stubborn Heart was sort of my re-intro to contemporary Christian fiction. I loved that book!

    I follow via GFC and subscribe vie e-mail'


  9. Cannot wait to read Meant to be Mine! And Jake's story will be great - I so knew there was a story there.

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  10. Woops - I forgot to say I'm a follower & a subscriber! :)


  11. Casey, I'm following you, and I just subscribed. :) Thanks for this interview! I've seen so much about this book, and I'm looking forward to reading it.

    Becky, thanks for sharing with us! I am an aspiring author (kind of -- I haven't touched my WIP for months because of other projects), and I love reading about authors' writing journeys. :) I can't wait to read this book!
    Email: jennismith1983(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. "My Stubborn Heart" is a favorite, and I can't wait to read Becky's latest. :-) I'm a follower and subscriber.


  13. Thank you Casey and Becky for both this interview and giveaway.
    I am a subscriber and follower.

  14. Thank you for sharing this great interview. I always enjoy learning more about the authors I love! I can't wait to read MEANT TO BE MINE and appreciate the giveaway opportunity!

    I am an email follower.
    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  15. Thanks for the chance to win! I've never read Becky's books but have heard great things about them. I'm a follower and a subscriber. Thank you! :)
    candidkerry (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. I have been longing to read this book since it came out!
    I'm a follower and subscriber.
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    dixiendottie at yahoo dot com

  17. This is a new author for me. I would love to win her book. I am a follower and subscriber.

  18. I follow and subscribe. Thanks for this giveaway and the article. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

  19. Dying to read this one, and would love to win a copy!

  20. I love Becky Wade's books! I enjoyed reading how she falls in love with the current books characters so much that it continues into the next book until she invests in those characters. If I were a writer that would be me! In a sense that's me as a reader esp. when you follow a series and fall for certain characters! I love that answer, Becky!

  21. I enjoyed this interview and can relate so well to Becky. Especially about The Little House books. They were and are favorites of mine. :)

    nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

  22. Love Becky's books! I didn't discover Little House books until my 20's but I loved them. Now I am making sure that my two girls have read them!
    Would love to win this book!
    candicervaldez at gmail dot com

  23. Casey, Great interview! I think it's interesting about Becky being invested in her previous character's until halfway through the next book, then the new ones grow on her :) That's a good thing, too! I've read My Stubborn Heart and enjoyed it. This new one sounds good, too.


  24. sharon wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Thanks for your blogs and most of all your books.

  25. I would love to win this book! I read the Undeniably Yours and love Becky's style of writing! Thank you for the chance! My email is battmam85@yahoo(dot)com

  26. I think that ranks as one of the cutest covers ever, plus it absolutely screams "mine" (but in the joyful I-can't-believe-he's-mine sort of way, not the grasping seagull way).

    I'm a follower!

  27. I've read Undeniable Yours, and would love the opportunity to read Meant To Be Mine! Thanks for the opportunity to win! I follow via GFC under the name Bethany. Thanks!

  28. I am an email subscriber as well! Thanks!

  29. I would love to read this book of Becky's. I love her writing.
    I am a follower and a subscriber


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