Monday, February 9, 2015

Giveaway! Paper Hearts by Courtney Walsh!

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

Gosh, honestly, I think I’ve always sort of been a creator of characters, though I used to focus primarily on creating characters for the stage. When my husband transitioned out of music ministry into Children’s ministry I saw what it looked like for someone to really be walking in their gifts, doing what they were called to do. I wanted that—so I prayed about it and asked God what I was supposed to do…and the answer came back pretty clearly: Write.

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

Aside from The Bible, there are several…mostly movies. Anne of Green Gables taught me to imagine, Dead Poets Society taught me to find my voice and use it and also to seize the day…and Good Will Hunting taught me that even two kids from Boston could write a story that changes people. That movie made me want to do the same.

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?

Not to panic. Or to worry so much about whether or not every single person who reads my books will like them. I’m learning that when you’re an artist/writer/person who creates, you aren’t meant to please everyone. Your work doesn’t resonate with all 4 billion people on the planet. And that’s okay. God has a very special path and a special message we’re each telling with our own life. You never know who it’ll impact and how they need to receive the message.

5 preference questions:

Homemade or take-out? Oh my goodness. Take-out. Preferably Panera or Chipotle.
Email or snailmail? I would LOVE to say snailmail for sentiment but E-mail wins the day for convenience
Online shopping or Black Friday deals? Online shopping in my pjs!!
Books or movies? BOTH!
Note-taker or memorization? Note taker and doodler. I find I think better with a pen in my hand!

Yes, I’m asking you to play favorites…which of your books is your favorite, published or unpublished?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, A Sweethaven Summer will always hold a special place in my heart because it was my first, but the whole experience of writing Paper Hearts and allowing my own story to filter in to the work makes it my new favorite! J

Places for readers to learn more about you?

Thank you for being with us today!

Thank YOU for having me!! :- )

Readers, enter to win Courtney'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 February 20th
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. This sounds like such a sweet read! I have to say I'm more of an online shopping fan than going out for Black Friday too. I discovered how great it is to shop from home in my pjs this past year as well as how awesome cyber Monday is! I definitely plan to have some money aside for that special day! ;)

    Thank you for the giveaway! I follow via GFC! :) sylvesternator at yahoo dot com

  2. I would love to win this book! I've heard great things :) lauriebethtomlinson at gmail dot com

  3. I could have dittoed 4 out of 5 preference questions! :)

    This looks like a sweet book, and I'm excited to read it.

    (I'm a follower. GFC)

    bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

  4. I love this cover! It appeals to me so much. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I'm a follower and subscriber!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

  5. New author for me. Book sounds "delicious," right in time for Valentine's Day.

  6. I first heard of Courtney when I purchased her scrapbooking book, but I would love to read a fiction novel from her! Yeah, no Black Friday sales for me, either. The older I get, the more online appeals to me. :)
    I follow and subscribe, Case!

  7. Hello Casey, thank you for hosting Courtney. I would LOVE to read Paper Hearts. It's the perfect book for this month of love.

    I am a subscriber and follower.

  8. I am looking forward to reading Courtney's book. The video trailer is sooo cute! Thanks for the giveaway. I am a subscriber as well. momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

  9. I think Paper Hearts sounds like a fantastic book and I would love to read it. Thank you for the opportunity.

    I am a subscriber and follower.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  10. Love the cover, love the title, and the blurb on Amazon sounds so cute!

    nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com
    subscriber and follower

  11. Love the cover....rita dot navarre at yahoo dot com

  12. I am also a subscriber

    carriemschmidt (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. This looks like a book I would love to read. I am a follower and subscriber.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

  14. The cover is awesome.
    I follow.
    I subscribe.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  15. I follow and Subscribe. This looks like a fun book. Would make a great Valentine's read! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

  16. Anne of Green Gables has taught so many of us that it's ok to imagine (though not too much! lol)
    I'm a follower & a subscriber. kawaii dot katers at gmail~.~COM

  17. I follow!! Love the name of this book. Looking forward to read this book.

  18. I've been hearing great things about this book all over the place! :-) Please enter me:
    aliciagraceroque (at) gmail (dot) com
    (I'm a subscriber.)

  19. This sounds like a book my wife would enjoy. I'd love to win it for her.
    grandaddya [at] comcast [dot] net

  20. I've really been looking forward to reading this book! Would love to win it!
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    crazybooklover7 {at} yahoo [dot] com

  21. I would love to read Paper Hearts! Love the cover...


  22. I've heard great things about this one and would love to read it! Thanks for the giveaway, ladies! :)


    Also, I'm a subscriber and follower.

  23. Well Courtney and I have alot in common. I am a doodler, note taker. I don't do black Friday sales unless its online. I'm sentimental about snail mail, but love the convenience and speed of email.
    So excited about the giveaway. I haven't read this one, and would love too. Sounds great!!

    I am a follower ( heard about this giveaway in my email)
    amylsmith at bledsoe dot net

  24. Paper Hearts sounds like a heart warming book. I loved the book trailer!
    I'm a follower.
    I'm a subscriber.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  25. I like the title Paper Hearts! Sm. Wileygreen1( at)yahoo(dot)com

  26. I am a follower and subscriber. wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  27. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel, casey...I'm a subscriber & follower, too :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  28. This sounds like a wonderful book! And, the book trailer for it is so cute! Thank you for the opportunity to win! ---Bree, breleeport[at]gmail[dot]com

  29. Thank you both for the interview and the giveaway.
    Can't wait to read this book.

  30. This sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway.

    I am a follower and subscriber.

  31. I've heard so many great things about this book--I'd love to read it. Fun interview and thanks for the chance to win!! I'm a follower and my email address is willbakeforbooks{at}gmail{dot}com. :)

  32. I have been seeing this book featured on various sites. I would love to win a copy. Please enter me. I am a subscriber.
    donvelma ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com

  33. Wow. You're utterly gorgeous. Im sooo happy you'll be joining me in Seventh-Heaven, dear. Lemme accelerate to the maximum POW!er now:

    Lemme fill-you-up withe efficacious epiphany, the avant-gardness and necessary wisdom to achieve Heaven, dear, if ya desire Heaven (many DON'T, preferring to stay 'laissez-faire' [i dont care] till death. Strange. The only other realm is one which you wont feel too cool).

    If 'freedom lies in being bold' (Robert Frost), doesn't pushing-the-envelope also result in the Elysian Fields of Utopia? And if I'm the sower, we plant the Seed; if I'm an artist, we RITE the symphonies heard Upstairs ☆IF☆ we accept His lead withe orchestra...

    Wanna find-out the fax, Jak, in a wurld fulla the 'power of cowards'? Wanna wiseabove to help a poor 'Plethora Of Wurdz' [POW!] which are look'n for a new home in thy novelty?? Yay!

    Q: But [gulp] can anyone tell me the difference between K2/IQ? A: Nthn. In Heaven, we gitt'm both HA! Need a few more thots, ideers, wild wurdz (whoa, Nelly! easy, girl!) or ironclad iconoclasms?

    VERBUM SAT SAPIENTI (Latin: words to [the] wise): As an ex-writer of the sassy, savvy, schizophenia we all go thro in this lifelong demise, I wanna help U.S. git past the ping-pong, o'er-the-Hillary, whorizontal more!ass! we're in and wiseabove to 'in fin sine fin' (Latin: in [the] End without End -Saint Augustine).

    "This finite existence is only a test, son," God Almighty told me in my coma. "Far beyond thy earthly tempest you'll find tangible, corpulent eloquence". Lemme tella youse without d'New Joisey accent...

    I actually saw Seventh-Heaven when we died: you couldn't GET!! any moe curly, party-hardy-endorphins, low-hanging-fruit of the Celestial Paradise, extravagantly-surplus-lush Upstairs (awww! baby kitties, too!!) when my beautifull, brilliant, bombastic girly passed-away due to those wry, sardonic satires...

    "Those who are wise will shine as brightly as the expanse of the Heavens, and those who have instructed many in uprightousness as bright as stars for all eternity" -Daniel 12:3, NJB

    Here's also what the prolific, exquisite GODy sed: 'the more you shall honor Me, the more I shall bless you' -the Infant Jesus of Prague.

    Go gitt'm, girly. You're incredible. You're indelible. Cya soon. I won't be joining'm in the nasty Abyss where Isis prowls
    God blessa youse
    -Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL


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