Monday, December 15, 2014

Giveaway! This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof!

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

Thank you! I’m so glad to be here! Thinking back on how I got started as a writer, I can’t recall a time that I wasn’t creating characters. It just seems like I was always telling stories. The habit is getting harder to kick as the years go on. ;)

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

Ooh, that’s a hard one. It kind of sounds cliché, but I’ll say Little House in the Big Woods. It’s one of the first books I can remember hearing my dad read to me as a child and it not only made me country at heart, but it planted that seed in my heart for story. It’s one that I’ve loved sharing with my own children now.

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 that the more you write and work and learn, the more you will wish you could go as you were meant to.
back and re-do, but to press on and in looking back, only look back with joy and thankfulness that with each story, in that point of your life, you wrote the book you were meant to exactly


5 preference questions:

Homemade or take-out? Homemade (but I almost wrote take-out)
Email or snailmail? Snailmail. My dad’s a mailman so I’m biased. And I LOVE sending and receiving cards.
Online shopping or Black Friday deals? ONLINE SHOPPING
Books or movies? Books! I’m a sucker for Dystopian YA and that is my great escape.
Note-taker or memorization? Note-taker all the way
               

Yes, I’m asking you to play favorites…which of your books is your favorite, published or unpublished?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

Oh what a question! Hmmm… I’d say that my favorite book is yet to be published. It’s one that I wrote this year and was such an intense experience. It was a storyline that I didn’t dare tackle, in a time of my writing career when I didn’t dare try and write another book….but them sometimes God has different plans. The story tumbled into my lap at church in the middle of the sermon and I quickly dug through my purse and found an old receipt to write the idea down on (sorry Pastor, Joe!).

It was a subject that I knew very little about and would require a lot of research. It was also a subject that pretty much terrified me. I have a dear friend who I confided in and asked her to talk me out of it. She ended up talking me farther into it and four weeks later, after an utter whirlwind of writing and simultaneous research, I had a 93,000 word book staring back at me. Despite the hectic pace, or perhaps because of the pace, it was the most worshipful writing I’ve ever done. It was a God-thing through and through, each step of the way. The story is so dear to my heart and I’m dreaming of the day it might be published.

Places for readers to learn more about you?

Readers can find me on Facebook or at my website. Also, I send out a newsletter 3 times a year and in the upcoming Christmas edition, I’ll be giving away some goodies to subscribers!

Oh, and I’m on Pinterest so if you’re a pinner, I’d love to clink teacups there!

Thank you for being with us today!


Thank you for having me, Casey!

Readers, enter to win Joanne's book here! (this is an ebook only contest)

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

For extra entries:
~Be a follower
~Be a subscriber

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 December 26th
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 

37 comments:

  1. I love Joanne's books and I cannot wait for the yet to be published book to be published! Thank you, Joanne for the great job you do and for sharing your talents.
    I am a follower and subscriber.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Melanie,

      Thanks so much for your kind words!! You are such a dear!

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  2. I haven't read any of Joanne's books yet, but I'm looking forward to when I finally do. I'd love to win a copy of this novella. Thanks so much!

    Frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I'm so glad to hear it, Melanie! And I'm glad you're entered for the giveaway. :) Merry Christmas!

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  3. I enjoyed the interview with Joanne! I am looking forward to reading This Quiet Sky. :)

    psalm103and138[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Thanks Caryl! I've sure enjoyed seeing you around lately. :)

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  4. Great interview! I can't wait to read your yet to be published book! Praying for you as you write. Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas!!
    chris_davebures@bellsouth.net
    follower/subscriber

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    1. Chris- that's so sweet of you to say. Thank you! Those prayers are a real treasure.

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  5. I love writers excitement in yet to be published books. Suspense in waiting.
    tumcsec(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I enjoyed reading the interview today, would love to read her book..
    dkstevensne AT outlook DoT CoM
    I follow :)

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    1. So great to hear that, Deanna. Merry Christmas!

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  7. Thanks for the interview, Joanna. Keep selling that unpublished work like you did today and it'll be published in no time - color me intrigued!! ;)

    I'm a subscriber and a follower.
    kawaii dot katers (at) gmail.com

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    1. Lady Saotome - that gave me such a smile. Love your enthusiasm and your kind words!!

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  8. A great interview, Joanne... I am intrigued by your as-yet-unpublished story!! :) I love your Cadence of Grace books, and am so excited to read This Quiet Sky!

    So cool that you enjoy dystopian. That's also a favorite of mine, :)

    I'm a follower and subscriber.

    Thanks!! :) (shantelle@truevine.net)

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    1. Thank you, Shantelle!

      And I'm so blessed to know that you enjoyed the series and are looking forward to the novella!! Not to mention that I love that you're a fellow dystopian fan. ;)

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  9. I always love Joanne's book covers. So lovely. Love her books. Looking forward to reading This Quiet Sky.

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    1. Many, many thanks Loree! Merry Christmas!

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  10. Did I hear right that This Quiet Sky is a prequel to the Cadence of Grace? I'd love to read it and any others in the works!

    Follower!

    rachaeldalquist(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. That is correct, Rachael! It was an impromptu prequel, but I'm so glad that it came to be. It's a great one to start with, too, if you've yet to read one of my books. :) Thanks for your kind words!

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  11. Yay for online (black Friday) shopping; that's as close as I get to the madness. And for snail mail too. It's always fun to get a card in the mail. :)

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    1. I know you!! I do believe it's your beautiful words gracing the back cover of this book! HUGS!

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  12. We have Joanne's books in the church library. Our readers can't get enough of her books.
    I am a subscriber and a follower.
    Merry, Merry Christmas to You and Your Family!
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. That is so wonderful to hear! What a joy to think of my books in your church library. I am so blessed by that. I hope you and your readers have a wonderful Christmas!

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  13. I love to read and this book looks different than anything I've read previously. sm. CA. wileygreen1(ay)yahoo(dot)com
    I shared, and am a follower too.

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    1. Sharon, That's a real encouragement to hear. Thank you!

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  14. I loved Joanne's Cadence of Grace series. This Quiet Sky sounds like a great book as well. I'm quite curious about the new book Joanne wrote so I sure hope it gets published. I have a feeling I'll want to keep reading Joanne's books for as long as she writes them.
    I'm a follower and a subscriber; thanks for the extra entries and the chance to win This Quiet Sky.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Oh thanks so much, Pam! I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed the series. I do hope you enjoy This Quiet Sky as well! And thanks for your warm wishes about the yet-to-be published. I'm SO excited for that to come out and God has been teaching me a great lesson in patience ;)

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  15. I've heard great things about Joanne's books. Would love to add this to my Kindle!

    I am a follower and a subscriber.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Patty! I'm glad you're entered for the giveaway :)

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  16. Hi! I am a follower and a subscriber! That's a really nice cover for what appears to be a great book! Wishing you all a happy holiday season!
    sonja dot nishimoto @gmail dot com

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  17. Oh my! The cover art and title is enough to capture me. Gorgeous! I'd love to read This Quiet Sky!

    Follower and subscriber
    nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Aw, thanks, Cheryl! That gave me a big ol smile. :)

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  18. Casey, thanks so much for having me on your blog! I'm enjoying all of these comments by these lovely ladies!

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