Monday, December 8, 2014

Giveaway! The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson!

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

Hi, Casey! I actually started writing again—I say ‘again’ because I wrote two novels and lots of short stories and poetry in high school and then quit when I started college—because I was looking for a job where I could stay home with my kids. As soon as I started writing again, I was hooked. I knew it was what I was meant to do.

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

I think Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers really made me see certain situations in a more grace- and mercy-filled light. It is a powerful story of love.

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 would tell myself not to quit writing after high school. I wasted 15 years! Just kidding, sort of, but I wish I had continued writing in my spare time and had continued learning about writing and publishing.

5 preference questions:

Homemade or take-out?  Homemade. I love to cook (when I have time)
Email or snailmail?  Email
Online shopping or Black Friday deals?  Online shopping!
Books or movies?  Both!
Note-taker or memorization?  Neither? :-)

Yes, I’m asking you to play favorites…which of your books is your favorite, published or unpublished?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

I think it might be The Merchant’s Daughter. I put a lot of emotion into writing that book!

Places for readers to learn more about you?

Facebook. I’m always on facebook! I have a personal page and an author page, and I love interacting with people on both.

Thank you for being with us today!

Thanks, Casey! It’s my pleasure.

Readers, enter to win Melanie's 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 December 19th
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  1. Hello Casey! Thank you for the wonderful interview with Melanie. I would love to read The Princess Spy. I follow and subscribe.


  2. Great interview! I have loved each of Melanie's Princess books. I follow and subscribe. Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas!

  3. I've read several of Melanie's books over the years, and love this line of fairytale retellings. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I am a follower and a subscriber.


  4. Congrats to the author on writing again!
    I follow
    I subscribe

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  5. I'm a big fan of fairytales, and I've LOVED most of Melanie's books! :) Excited to read The Princess Spy! :)

    Thanks for this giveaway, :) I'm a follower and subscriber.

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  6. I enjoyed getting to know Melanie. Great questions & answers..
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  7. I'm a follower and subscriber. Currently reading The Fairest Beauty. My niece absolutely loves Ms. Dickerson's books and I bought her this newest one for Christmas!

  8. Eee - soon as I saw Melanie Dickerson in my email, I clicked over before I'd even read the interview! ;)

    I'm a follower and a subscriber. kawaiikaters aT

  9. I am a follower as well, I have read all of Melanie's books expect this one and I have to say that The Merchant's daughter is still my favorite. I am a sucker for Beauty and the Beast retellings as Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale.

  10. I am a follower!

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  11. I am a subscriber!

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  12. And doesn't this sound like a great book!

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  13. So many writers were inspired by Redeeming Love... I need to read it someday. :) A Princess Spy sounds terrific, thanks for the giveaway.
    I'm a follower.
    I'm a subscriber.
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    it grieves me so much that I have yet to read one of hers, since I'm a poor girl who can barely afford books, and my library is a scrooge of libraries...


  15. The book is beautiful! I am a follower and subscriber!

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  16. Thanks for the author spotlight. As always very well done. And thanks for this giveaway. msudawgtooATcomsouthDOTnet

  17. I would love reading and writing a review for this book. I follow and subscribe! Sounds like a winner. sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

  18. Great interview! Thanks! hull_danielle at yahoo dot com

  19. What a lovely cover!

    I loved Redeeming Love as well. ;)

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  20. I would love to win a copy of this book to give to my church library.
    Merry, Merry Christmas!
    Janet E.

  21. I haven't read any of Melanie's books, but would love to read this one. Redeeming Love is my favorite, Christian fiction book, so I can understand its impact on readers. I subscribe to your blog with another email address and I am also a follower.
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