Monday, November 3, 2014

Giveaway! A November Bride by Beth K. 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! (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.

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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 November 14th
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  1. This book sounds great and I like how this author writes. Thanks for this chance.
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  2. I would love to read The November Bride by Beth K. Vogt. Here is my email.


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  3. I'd never heard of a Praying in Color Box until today. How inspiring!

    Nice to see you here, Beth! Just retweeted your Go For A Walk msgs on Twitter. ;)

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

    Hi Casey! #HappyMonday. Thanks for sharing this interview. :)

  4. Italy is on my bucket list too! I follow and subscribe.

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  5. I love bride stories, would love to win. I enjoy reading interesting and new things about authors I enjoy. These were great questions. I've never heard of a Praying in Color Box. I'll have to check it out. I'm a follower and a subscriber. tumcsec(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. This book sounds fantastic....would love to read it (and others by this author that I plan to look for!).
    I subscribe via E mail. Thanks for the giveaway, Casey.....really enjoy your blog!
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  7. Great interview - Thanks Casey. I would love to win this book ! I have not read any in the "Bride" series yet, but I have read other books by Beth and I really enjoyed them ! When I am done reading my books, I always pass them on for somebody else to enjoy.
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  8. I am a follower and a subscriber! Loved the interview! I have not read any books by Beth but this one loks good! :)


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  10. I enjoyed the interview with Beth. I read her first book and liked it very much. Unfortunately, I haven't yet been able to read her other books, but they are on my "want to read" list. Thanks for the chance to win A November Bride.
    I'm a follower and a subscriber.

  11. Thank you for this interview and giveaway.

  12. Enjoyed the interview and would love to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  13. I'm a sap. I love wedding stories <3

    I'm a follower, and I'm a subscriber :)


  14. I enjoyed getting to know Beth a little bit! I need to find the Praying in Color Box, it sounds like something I would love.
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  15. This was a fun article to read. I would love to read Beth's book. It sounds so good. And weddings are the best! I follow and subscribe!
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  16. thanks for the chance to read beth's wedding story, casey

    I'm a follower & email subscriber, too.

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  17. Please enter my name in the ebook giveaway. Can't wait to read it.

    Pam -
    (follower & email subscriber)

  18. November Bride looks like a book I would enjoy. I thoroughly enjoyed Somebody Like You. Thanks for the chance to win this book.
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  19. I really enjoyed Beth's first three books, and would love to read A November Bride!

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