Monday, May 12, 2014

Giveaway! Somebody Like You by Beth Vogt!

Welcome back Beth Vogt! Since this is the third time for you to visit, I thought I would throw in some fun questions, maybe some that aren’t part of the norm in other interviews. :- )

If you could go anywhere on vacation where would it be?

Venice, Italy! I visited there once when my husband was in the air force and I would love to go again – just Rob and I. This time, I would make certain we indulged in a gondola ride.

Do you have any pets?

We are the keepers of our adult daughter, Amy’s, dachshund. Twister is our little old lady dog, and she spends most of the time snoozing on the couch unless you say, “Want to go for a walk?” Then she becomes a puppy again. Our youngest daughter has a mixed breed dog, Jo, which we adopted from a rescue group.

Your favorite book that you have written?

Oh … this question is unfair to ask writers. It’s the “which child is your favorite?” question. All of my books are favorites for different reasons. Somebody Like You is my favorite because of the issues I explored: twins, grief, estrangement.

What is your favorite pastime?

Spending time with family and friends.

Favorite book?

The first book I ever read – because it opened the door for all the other books I ever read.

Favorite movie?

The Kid, which stars Bruce Willis as an image consultant who has to deal with his 8-year-old self showing up in his life.

What people have inspired you in your writing journey?

Donita K. Paul invited me to join my first-ever fiction critique group – wow. I was so humbled by that.

Attending Susie May Warren’s first-ever Storycrafters Retreat taught me how much I needed to learn about writing fiction – and Susie has such a heart for teaching writers about story. She knows story like no one else. I am thrilled she is both a mentor and a friend.

Rachel Hauck … what can I say? We Skype. We IM. We FaceTime. She prays with me. Brainstorms with me. I. Love. Her.

What character in a novel you have read has stood out and seemed to stand the test of time? 

 Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With the Wind. People are divided on whether they admire Scarlett or hate her – but she still gets a lot of attention after all these years. Scarlett’s a strong woman and she loves Tara, her home. She’s not going to be beaten by the war. But she’s also selfish and willing to hurt others to get what she wants. By the end of the novel, she’s changed, but she’s still an imperfect heroine, which makes her real.

If you could meet one person from history who would it be and why?

I love quotes and am often drawn to quotes by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, wife of aviator Charles Lindbergh. An aviator in her own right, Anne was also a writer, wife and mother. I would love to sit down and have a conversation with Anne, rather than being limited to quoting her.

Okay, last one and a fun one for our readers today: If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take one thing, what would it be? Why?

I would take my Praying in Color Box, with an endless supply of paper and pens. I’m not terribly artistic in a “draw me a picture” kind of way. But I love the Praying in Color method … where you can scribble your prayers using colored pens and pencils … I use words (No surprise!) and designs, shapes … and it’s a beautiful way to pray.

Too fun, thanks for joining us for a third time!! It is a privilege. :- )

Readers, enter to win Beth's here!

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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 23rd
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  1. Would enjoy reading your book. It sounds like a good read.
    Thank you,

  2. BETH!!! Scarlett, really??? I knew we were kindred souls!!

    Love, Love, LOVED Somebody Like You!!! One of the BEST contemps I've ever read, so you go, girl!! :)

    Waving at Case too.


    1. Yes, indeed, Julie! It had to be Scarlett! :O)

  3. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

  4. Great interview. I love the "Praying in Color" box idea! I am a pen and paper person, myself. I have read and enjoyed Beth's first two novels, and would love to win a copy of this one! I am a subscriber and a follower.

    1. Rebecca: Here's the link to the Praying in Color website:

  5. You know I own the book so don't enter me. Just stopped by to say Hi, and tell your readers they don't want to miss this deep and searching novel.

  6. I love Beth's books. She has a wonderful writing talent. Please enter my name in the drawing to win a copy of her latest novel.

    1. Cindi: Your words blessed me today. Thank you.

  7. I'm a follower and subscriber too.


  8. Yes, Scarlett O'Hara--what an amazing character! Thank you for offering a copy of your new novel.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot) com
    I am a subscriber (different email address) and a follower.

    1. Kay -- another person who finds the puzzle of Scarlett O'Hara worth pondering, eh? :O)

  9. Hi Casey and Beth,
    I read Catch a Falling Star and really enjoyed Kendall and Griffin's story. I would love to read Somebody Like You. Thank you for the chance to win! And the Praying in Color box sounds fascinating -- I'm going to check that out.
    I'm a subscriber and follower. candidkerry (at) gmail (dot) com. Thank you & God Bless ~ Kerry

    1. Here's the link to the Praying in Color website:

  10. Great interview, ladies. Cannot wait to read Somebody Like You - I'm getting a great vibe from these comments and Q&A. Thanks for sharing.

    (Not an entry.)

  11. Entry for Janet:
    Dear Casey,
    We have Beth's books in the church library. I would love to win her book, "Somebody Like You". Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.

  12. I love Beth's writing, love to read it. I would love to be entered in the contest.
    I am a subscriber and a follower

  13. Sounds like a great book!

  14. Fun interview! I've never heard of the Praying in Color Box, it sounds awesome, I need to check it out. :)
    I'm a follower.
    I'm a subscriber.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  15. I would love to read this novel. Please enter me. Thanks!

  16. Looks like a good book. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    crazybooklover7 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  17. And I'm a subscriber. :)

    crazybooklover7 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  18. I love Beth's books and this one looks very good.
    I am a follower.
    I am a subscriber.

  19. Casey, Thanks so much for inviting me back for a third visit to your blog. I am enjoying all the comments. I posted this several times already, but again, here's the link to the Praying in Color website:

  20. Interesting article. This book sounds great. I had to laugh about having your adult daughter's pet. We had that too for many years, until she became "our" pet! Sonja dot Nishimoto at gmail dot com and I follow and am subscribed.

  21. I love Scarlett as well! ;)

    Follower and subscriber.
    nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

  22. Thanks for sharing today. Your praying in color box sounds very intriguing. Someone Like You sounds like a great read that I am looking forward to.
    I am a follower and subscriber.


  23. Thanks for having Beth, Casey. I have not heard of the concept of a praying in color box. I have seen a girl draw the pastors sermons. Its a beautiful concept but I am not artistically inclined. Its wonderful how God blesses us with different talents to use for His glory! I think its neat that Beth would like to speak with Anne Lindbergh. I would love to read Beth's book.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  24. I would love to win and read Someone Like You. sharon , CA wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com
    I am a follower
    I am a subscriber

  25. I loved Beth's interview and would love to win a copy of SOMEBODY LIKE YOU! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

    I am an email subscriber.
    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  26. I also LOVE Scarlett. Thanks for a great interview & giveaway!
    I subscribe by email and also follow your blog, Casey.

  27. I soooooo want to read this book! It looks wonderful Beth!


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