Monday, July 21, 2014

Giveaway! Abandoned Memories by MaryLu Tyndall!

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

I actually don’t think I ever decided! As far back as I can remember, I’ve always lived in a secret story world in my mind. Believe me, it was a far better place, more adventurous, romantic, and fun than the real world I grew up in. Some of those many stories I wrote down, others are still rattling around in my head. I’m just grateful that someone decided that a few of them would be worth putting in print!

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

A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers.  I rarely keep a book after I’ve read it, but this one sits proudly on my shelf. The heroine’s faith and perseverance under such dire circumstances prompted me to take a deeper look at my own faith walk.  Read it, you’ll love it!

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?

Don’t worry about the small stuff: the endless rules, publisher requirements, reader expectations, reviews, contracts, sales, marketing, and a host of other things that can completely stifle creativity.  Just write what you love, what makes your skin tingle, what you’re passionate about. And most of all, keep your eyes on Jesus, not on the world.

5 preference questions:
Homemade or take-out? Homemade
Email or snailmail?  Email
Online shopping or Black Friday deals? Online shopping!!
Books or movies? Both!
Note-taker or memorization? Notes rule. :- )

Yes, I’m asking you to play favorites…which of your books is your favorite, published or unpublished?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

The Ransom, released just last March. I felt like I finally came into my own with this novel. As I was writing it, I felt like a kid remembering how fun it was to play in the sand again. I had lost that feeling after writing so many books.  Besides, it’s just a fun story with great characters. I truly love it.

Places for readers to learn more about you?

Thank you for being with us today!

Thanks so much for having me!!

Readers, enter to win MaryLu's book here!

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
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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 August 1st
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. Loved the interview! My Grandma said the series Voice in the Wind really impacted her too, but I haven't read it yet! One of my best friend's just bought the series so I think I'll read it after her!
    sylvesternator (AT) yahoo (dot) com

  2. I am a follower & subscriber. I also am a firm believer that whatever you do, do it for the Lord and keep your focus on Him. He is growing me in trust/faith exponentially this year and teaching me to discover my passions and how I can serve Him by doing them. I am not a writer but a crafter. Blessings.

  3. Thank you for this interview. This sounds like a great book. I am a subscriber and follower.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

  4. Am a follower and subscriber. This looks like such a good book. Would love to read this. Sonja dot Nishimoto at gmail dot com

  5. I've read the first two books in the series and loved them. I'm sure this one is going to be great, too.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.


  6. I'm a follower and subscriber, too. Ü


  7. I enjoyed MaryLu's interview and appreciate the opportunity to win a copy of Abandoned Memories!

    I am an email follower.
    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  8. GREAT INTERVIEW, Case, with one of my FAVORITE people and authors!! Cannot wait to read ML's latest -- she is one of my top 3 faves in CBA, and I love everything she writes. :)


  9. Hi Casey. thanks for having MaryLu. One of my favorites. this was a good interview. i would love to win her book. Thanks, Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  10. I have (and read) the first two books in this unusual series. I'd really, really like to win a copy of Abandoned Memories so I could finish the series. Thanks for the chance!
    I gave The Ransom to my daughter with the idea of borrowing it to read, though I haven't yet. Knowing it's MaryLu's favorite pushes it up a bit on the to-read pile.
    I'm a follower and a subscriber.

  11. I enjoyed getting to know MaryLu a bit better. I love being swept away by her awesome books.
    I'm a subscriber.
    I'm a follower.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  12. thanks for the chance to read this novel, casey

    I'm a follower & email subscriber, too :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  13. We have MaryLu's books in the church library. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.

  14. Do not enter me. Awesome interview! I love this series. You do not want to miss it :)

  15. Hi everyone!!! Thanks Casey for having me here! I wish I could answer you all personally but I'm watching my grandbaby today and she requires my FULL attention LOL. Anyway, thanks so much for all your kind comments and for your interest in my writing! (Waving at Julie, my twin sister!) I appreciate all of you so much!! Hugs and Blessings!

  16. I love how she said she lives in a secret story world in her mind. I'm glad I'm not the only one! :) I'm looking forward to reading her books- I've read great reviews of them. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower and a subscriber!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

  17. Entry for Sara:

    I absolutely LOVE MaryLu Tyndall's books! I have really enjoyed this latest series and look forward to reading more!

    Great interview, Casey!! Please enter me! I am a subscriber and follower.

    My email is: sarabarratt99(at)gmail(dot)com

  18. I have A Voice in the Wind, but haven't read it yet…but I've read Francine River's Redeeming Love and I loved it. :)

    I enjoyed the interview. What a beautiful, mysterious cover on Abandoned Memories!

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

  19. Looking forward to reading this book! I love those beautiful colors that make up this cover. It makes me want to get on a ship and visit this location.

  20. I am a follower and a subscriber. Casey, do you want the follower and subscriber entries placed in separate comments?


  21. I admire people who can write. I may not be able to write but I sure appreciate those who do. So thank you. I am a subscriber and a follower. fishingjan(at)aol(dot)com


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