Monday, January 5, 2015

Giveaway! Return to Exile by Lynne Gentry!

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

I grew up on a Kansas dairy farm. Our cows didn’t travel. So neither did my family. I longed for adventure. I wanted to visit exotic places and meet famous people. Imaginary trips became my escape from rural isolation. In an instant, my mind could magically transform a tree house into a medieval castle, hay bales into a pioneer fort, or a dank root cellar into a time portal that could transport me into the ancient civilizations of the Bible. In my make-believe world, I was bold, brave, and beautiful. The heroes were handsome and romantic. Humanity’s fate hung in the balance. Good always triumphed over evil. And in the end, I left the past in far better shape than I found it. Outlandish journeys still feed my creative soul. I love to explore Roman baths or traipse through old English castles. My mind goes crazy imagining myself living in those times.

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

I loved Anne of Green Gables. She is a spunky example of God’s ability to redeem every life.

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?

My husband says if it weren’t for guilt trips I wouldn’t go anywhere. What mother doesn’t regret something in the past? I would tell myself that everything and everyone does not have to be perfect … including me.

5 preference questions:
Homemade or take-out? Love homemade, but live on take-out.

Email or snailmail? Finding a handwritten letter in my mailbox thrills me. I still love to send handwritten notes.

Online shopping or Black Friday deals? There’s nothing in the stores worth fighting my way through Black Friday crowds.

Books or movies? Both.

Note-taker or memorization? Oh, that my memory was what it used to be. So many facts were required to write this series that I had to become a very organized 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Yes, I’m asking you to play favorites…which of your books is your favorite, published or unpublished?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?

Well, when I finished the first book in the series, HEALER OF CARTHAGE, it was my favorite. Now that book #2 is coming out, RETURN TO EXILE, it is my favorite.

Places for readers to learn more about you?

I love connecting with readers. They can find me on:
Twitter: @Lynne_Gentry
and my website:

Thank you for being with us today!

Thanks for having me, Casey. Always enjoy chatting with you and your readers.

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

Thanks for coming by to enter! Contest ends on January 16th
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  1. THanks for the interview. I've not had the pleasure of reading Lynne's books yet, but I can't wait!

    I also follow and subscribe!


    1. Kate, would love for you to experience this adventure.

  2. Hello Casey! I enjoyed the interview with Lynne. Lynne is a new-to-me author. This series sounds like an awesome read.

    I follow and subscribe.


    1. Love to hear from enthusiastic readers like you, Caryl.

  3. Loved the interview. Books can take you anywhere and you can be anything. Loved the quote, if it wasn't for guilt trips you wouldn't go anywhere.
    I'm a follower and subscriber.

    1. Please tell my you don't suffer from the same malady, Gail. :)

    2. I try not to Lynne but alas I'm a mother!

  4. Books transport me too!
    I follow.
    I subscribe.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

    1. Where is your favorite place to go? Ancient worlds, into the future, an exotic country?

  5. I'm not familiar with Lynne's writing, but this new series sounds intriguing!


  6. Would so love for you to give this historical romance/epic adventure a try, Patty.

  7. Books can take a person to places only found in their imagination. We have the first book in this series in the church library.
    I am a follower and subscriber.
    Janet E.

    1. Thrilled to hear you have HEALER OF CARTHAGE in your church library.

  8. Nice to meet you today.. would enjoy reading this!
    dkstevensne AT outlook DotCOm
    I follow & get email :)

  9. I think I would really enjoy The Carthage Chronicles. I haven't read the first book, yet, but I love the covers.
    may_dayzee (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

    1. Oh, Kay, I'd love for you to read this series. I hope you get a chance to read HEALER OF CARTHAGE too.

  10. I forgot to say that I'm both a subscriber (different email) and a follower.

  11. Hi Lynne & Casey,

    I've heard lots of great things about Lynne's books; it's high time I read one! Thanks for the fun interview and chance to win. Anne Shirley is a childhood friend of mine as well. :)

    I'll be on the lookout for the first book in this series on Amazon. (I'm a subscriber and follower.)

    Thanks & God Bless,

    1. Kerry, you're in luck. HEALER OF CARTHAGE is on sale (digital version) for a limited time for $1.99. This is a great way to check out the series.

  12. Hello Casey. Thanks for the interview. I would like a chance to win Lynne's book.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

    1. I hope you get the chance to read ALL of the books in the series, Maxie.

  13. I am a follower and a subscriber. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  14. I would love for a chance to read this one! I am a follower. amylsmith at bledsoe dot net

  15. This book loks really good!! Thanks for the giveaway :)


  16. I'm a subscriber! :-) Please enter me: aliciagraceroque (at) gmail (dot) com


  17. Lynn is a new author for me and I think I would really enjoy this. thanks for the giveaway! I am a subscriber and a follower. Sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

  18. This sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance!

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