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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Love Finds You In February Contest! Multiple Authors!

Multi-Author “Love Finds You” Giveaway!!

Be sure to read this carefully and follow the instructions, or you won’t be entered in the drawing. This isn’t a typical ‘just leave a comment’. Be sure to leave your email addy or a way to contact you, as well.

We’re giving away copies of 9 books…and not all to one person….we’ll have multiple winners. Here are the rules:

We’re not doing ‘canned’ author interviews. You’ll be doing the interviewing. Pick at least one (or more) author (be sure to name the author) and ask a question about their book, their writing or their personal life and the author will post the answer in the comment section. You’ll want to be sure to bookmark the page and come back often or have all comments sent to your email so you can see the answers. If someone has already asked Author #1 & 2 a question, you must pick a different author. All questions will be moderated before posting so no inappropriate questions are posted.

All six authors will be posting this same contest on their blogs. You can visit each one by clicking on the blog link listed with each book/author below. That way you can ask a different author a question on each blog, if you’d like, and increase your chances of winning. Yes, you get multiple entries for posting on different blogs, but only one entry per blog. So go for it and have fun! The contest will end on February 14, 2010, with the drawing on Feb. 15th.

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Miralee Ferrell

Blog: www.miraleesdesk.blogspot.com
Web site: www.miraleeferrell.com


Miralee Ferrell lives in the Pacific N.W., and has been married to her husband Allen for 37 yrs. She writes both contemporary women’s fiction and historical romance, with three books out and a fourth releasing in April. Miralee is active in women’s ministry and enjoys gardening, riding her horse and playing with her new puppy.


Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon


In the thriving 1902 lumber mill community

of Bridal Veil, accidents happened.

But nobody expected murder.


Against the backdrop of the breathtaking Bridal Veil Falls

in a historic Oregon logging community, a schoolteacher finds herself torn between a past love and the man who could be her

future. Sixteen-year-old Margaret Garvey promised her heart to Nathaniel Cooper the night he disappeared from town. Four years later, just as she’s giving love a second chance with Andrew, a handsome logger, Nathaniel suddenly returns to town with a devasta

ting secret. While grappling with the betrayal of those she trusted most,

Margaret risks her reputation and position by harboring two troubleds disaster strikes the town and threatens the welfare of its citizens, Margaret will be faced with the most important choice of her life.



Love Finds You in Last Chance, California


Alexia’s father has died unexpectedly, leaving her burdened with a heavily mortgaged horse ranch. Marrying one of the town's all-too-willing bachelors would offer her an easy solution, but Alex has no interest in marriage. Instead, she dons men's trousers and rides the ran

ge, determined to make the ranch a success on her own. But des pite Alex's best efforts, everything seems to go wrong: ranch hands quit, horses are stolen, and her father's gold goes missing. Alex is at her wit's end when wrangler Justin Phillips arrives in Last Chance with his young son, looking for a job. But there seems to be more to Justin's story than he's willing to share. Will Alex ever be able to trust him?

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CERELLA D. SECHRIST:


BLOG: www.thecerellalife.com

WEBSITE: www.cerelladsechrist.com


Love Finds You in Hershey, Pennsylvania


Love Finds You in Hershey, Pennsylvania is a swirl of chocolaty goodness mixed with multi-layered characters and a touch of surprise. In this lively tale of a klutzy-yet-fiery heroine with a will to succeed, Cerella D. Sechrist creates a delicious story of forgiveness, grace and sweet romance. Highly recommended.” -Julie Carobini, author of Truffles by the Sea and Sweet Waters.


Chef Sadie Spencer has learned that in life, as well as in food, sour balances sweet. After returning to her deliciously charming hometown of Hershey with a young daughter in tow, Sadie has managed to rise from the ashes following the death of her husband, the passing of her mother, and the dissolution of her career as a TV chef. With

the help and encouragement of her best friend, Jasper, she opens a restaurant and looks forward to savoring the sweet side of life. That is, until a handsome Russian

entrepreneur arrives in town, apparently intent on opening up his own restaurant in direct competition to hers. Sadie becomes obsessed with honing the one skill she’s never had – creating desserts –

to keep up with her adversary, and in the process, she finds a love that’s simply icing on the cake.

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SANDRA BRICKER:


BLOG: http://sandradbricker.blogspot.com

WEBSITE: www.SandraDBricker.com


Love Finds You in Holiday, Florida


Award-winning author of laugh-out-loud comedy for the inspirational market. The Big 5-OH! - Abingdon Press - Due on bookstore shelves 2/1/10 Always the Baker, Never the Bride - Abingdon Press - Due on bookstore shelves 9/1/10


Cassie Constantine has no intention of staying in Florida. She's just there to get her late husband's vacation home ready for the real estate market, but

the place needs more work than Cassie bargained for. What's more, her widow

status is like a target on her back, and the elderly matchmakers around town manage to sidetrack her mission at every turn. Holiday is a

landmine of golf tournaments, ballroom dancing competitions and unexpected intrigue. But the biggest obstacle of all? Richard Dillon, the stuffed shirt she's paired with on the dance floor. He makes her heart beat faster than the rhythm of The Quickstep.



Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas


So what if she can't hook a fish? This city girl has a plan to snag something else...and his name is Justin. Lucy Binoche is reasonably attractive, intelligent, and fit. She has French lineage and better-than-average hair. So why is she nearly 30 and still single?

Justin Gerard is the rugged hottie new to her church's singles group. When he signs

up for a camping trip in the Ozarks, Lucy loses no time writing her name on the line beneath his. Theres only one problem Lucy's idea of "roughing it" is suffering through a long line at Starbucks. She assumes she can rely on the grace of God and the assistance of her friend to get through.

But at the campsite in Snowball, Arkansas, Lucy bungles everything she attempts as she tries to impress Justin. She can't fish, hike, or ride a horse; caves make her hyperventilate; and hot-air balloons make her ill. Soon, events are snowballing out of control. Will

Lucy pretend to be someone shes not just to snag a boyfriend? Or will she discover someone who loves her just as she is?

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LOREE LOUGH:


BLOG: www.theloughdown.blogspot.com

WEBSITE: http://www.loreelough.com


Love Finds You in North Pole, Alaska


Writing award-winning inspirational fiction that touches hearts and changes lives.

Lone Star Legends series book one: Beautiful Bandit, due on bookstore shelves in June, 2010, followed by book two, Lonely No More, in December, 2010. Watch for the rest of the series from Whitaker House Publishers!


A former marine is no match for the spunky Sam Sinclair!

Wounded in battle, Bryce Stone has returned to his home town of North Pole, Alaska, aknd the self-admitted scrooge isn’t happy about living in the town “Where the spirit of Christmas Lives Year Round.” What’s worse, he must postpone his dream of opening a furniture-making shop when his aunt retires and leaves him the family’s cramped and cluttered Christmas boutique. When Bryce underestimates the young woman he’d hired to manage the store, it becomes a battle of wills, and soon Bryce and Sam find themselves fighting for more than just the success of the shop.



Love Finds You in Paradise, Pennsylvania


For as long as anyone can remember, tourists have flocked to the quaint town of Paradise, Pennsylvania, where Amish buggies are as common as shops that sell hand-crafted goods. But to attorney Julia Spencer, this town is anything but a paradise. Raised in foster homes, Julia has succeeded in life only through steely determination and independence. The close-knit

Amish people are a mystery to her. But local veterinarian Simon Thomas knows them well and is fiercely protective of their simple ways, which are increasingly threatened by the outside world. When Julia agrees to defend a local teenager charged in a case involving an Amish boy, she and Simon find themselves on opposite sides of an intense legal and emotional battle. Just when it seems they will never understand one another, God has something to teach them both about the power of forgiveness… and the joys to be found in Paradise.

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Ocieanna Fleiss:


BLOG: www.ocieanna.blogspot.com


Tricia Goyer:


BLOG: http://triciagoyer.blogspot.com

WEBSITE: http://www.triciagoyer.com



BIO: Ocieanna Fleiss is a published writer and has edited six of Tricia Goyer's historical novels. She lives with her husband and their four

children in the Seattle area. Connect with Ocieanna on Facebook.


Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty-three books including From Dust and Ashes, My Life UnScripted, and the children's book, 10 Minutes to Showtime. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in the mountains of Montana.


Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana


Julia Cavanaugh has never left New York City. But in 1890, the young woman must head west to ensure that the orphans under her care are settled into good families. After her final stop in Montana, she plans to head straight back east. But upon arriving in the remote town of Lonesome Prairie, Julia learns to her horror that she is also supposed to be delivered into the hands of an uncouth miner who carries a bill of purchase for his new bride. She turns to a respected circuit preacher to protect her from a forced marriage but with no return fare and few friends, Julias options are bleak. What is Gods plan for her in the middle of the vast Montana prairie?


65 comments:

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Oh this is so cool! I'm not sure if I'm doing this right but my question is why did you choose Bridal Veil as the setting for you book?

xoxo~ Renee
steelergirl83(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Hi there!
I was wondering, what is your favourite part of writing novels?

Thanks!
Kim
lonebanana(at)msn(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Hi Miralee!
I was wondering, how do you come up with your story ideas?

Thanks!
Kim
lonebanana(at)msn(dot)com

Miralee Ferrell said...

Yipee!! You did it perfectly, Renee and you're the first one!

I chose Bridal Veil because it not only worked for my story line, but mostly due to the fact that I live in the Columbia River Gorge and Bridal Veil is only about 45 miles away. I'm very familiar with the area and some of the history, and made connections with a wonderful local historian who provided invaluable help with authentic details.

Blessings and good luck on your entry! Miralee

Miralee Ferrell said...

Kim, could you let us know which author you'd like to have answer the question "what is your favorite part of writing novels?" Since you asked me one about coming up with story ideas, you'll need to direct the other one to one of the other 5 gals. Go ahead and post another comment real quick and let us know who you'd like to answer.

Miralee Ferrell said...

Hi Kim,
Coming up with story ideas is something that's FINALLY been getting easier for me. I really struggled with it early on, but the more I use my creativity, the easier the ideas seem to come. Sometimes I get them from news items, or brainstorming with a friend. Other times a character in a current novel will beg to have their own story and I do a spin off.

Bridal Veil came as a result of a short brainstorming session with Stephen Bly, well known western author, who gave me the idea of a note with the word "Yes" on it being dug up in a flower bed after being hidden there in an old box. The rest of the story came after.

Thank you for your question, and good luck on your entry! Be sure to go to the other blogs and ask the other gals questions to increase your chances of winning.
Miralee

Anonymous said...

whoops!! sorry! I didn't think the first question had come through!! :S Sorry!!!

I will ask Tricia Goyer the first question.

Tricia, what is your favourite part of writing novels?

I hope this one is right! :)
Thanks!
Kim
lonebanana(at)msn(dot)com

Tricia Goyer said...

Hi there! My favorite part of writing novels is entering the story world. As I dig deep into the characters and time period, it's like traveling through time. I get to live different lives during different time periods. And the cool part is I get to take readers with me!

Tricia

Cynthia said...

This question is for Cerella.
How many manuscripts did you write and rejections did you receive before your first book was finally accepted for publishing?
Cynthia
cynthiakchow (at) earthlink (dot) net

Martha A. said...

Dear Sandra,
why do you choose contemporary fiction instead of another genre?
martha(at)lclink(dot)com

Patty said...

Cerella,
What made you choose Hershey, Pennsyvlania as the setting for your book?

Nora said...

I'd Like the chance to win this book. It looks good.

Thanks

Nora
Finding Hope Through FIction
www.psalm516.blogspot.com
norafindinghope@gmail.com

Nora said...

I just read that I had to ask you a question for my chance to win this book. Well here it goes.
I've noticed Tricia that yov'e written a book with a couple of people now and I know it works differently for each project. How did the writing work for this book? How did you come up for the idea for this book. Love the cover.

Thanks for entering me in the contest.

Sincerely,

Nora
Finding Hope Through Fiction
www.psalm516.blogspot.com
norafindinghope@gmail.com

Nora said...

Oh, Miralee;

I have a quesiton for you. I've tried to figure out how to enter the contest to enter for your book Love Finds you in Oregon.

My question for you is this What research did you have to do to come up with the idea for this book? Was it harder to write the Oregon book since you had already written a Love Finds you book.

Thanks for entering me in for the your Oregon book Miralee.

Sincerely,

Nora
Finding Hope Through Fiction
www.psalm516.blogspot.com
norafindinghope@gmail.com

Author Sandra D. Bricker said...

Hi, Martha! That's actually a question I've never been asked before, so thanks for asking.

Despite the fact that I'm a bit of an "old-fashioned girl" in many respects, I think I might be a little too goofy for historicals. I did try to write one once, and it ended up being a sort of train wreck. Remember the old Mel Brooks movie, Men in Tights? It was a comedic romp based on Robin Hood, and (sorry, Mr. Brooks, but ...) it was really bad. My stab at historical was a bit of a Men in Tights. :-)
With contemporary romance, I get to be as goofy as I want, and it just seems to work.

Thanks for stopping in, Martha!

Blessings,
Sandie

Julia said...

Tricia, I've read your WWII novels and learned so much about one of my favorite time periods. Could you share how you do your research? Do you visit other countries, do library research, interviews?

Cerella D. Sechrist said...

Cynthia,

It's been a 13-year process of submissions and rejections for me, so the rejection letters were countless! I actually pitched the bulk of them not too long ago. A cursory count of the ones I had on hand was something like 60, but I didn't save each one over the years. I've written 5 completed manuscripts (not counting LFY Hershey!), but these were all historical novels that were rejected by publishers. Love Finds You in Hershey was the first contemporary, romantic comedy I'd written although I'd toyed with similar ideas in story form over the years. I'd love to write another historical at some point, but it was a lot of fun to switch gears after so many years and write a light, foodie comedy! :)

Cerella D. Sechrist said...

Patty,

I live in southern Pennsylvania, just under an hour's drive from Hershey. When I decided to write the book, I knew I wanted to go with a food theme, and from there, I narrowed it to a focus on desserts. With Hershey being so near to me and the fact that I've always loved the town, it seemed like the perfect setting for Sadie and her dessert disasters. Chocolate is VERY inspiring, after all. =D It really is a truly sweet place - it has a tourism factor with Chocolate World and HersheyPark, but there are so many other things that make it a lovely town like the Hershey Gardens, ZooAmerica and the Hershey Theatre. You get such a nice mix there of culture, quaint charm and chocolate. :)

Casey said...

When you held your book for the first time, what was your first thought?

Hope I did this right!

caseymh18(at)gmail(dot)com

Charity said...

I have a question for Tricia if I could:)
My question for you is,
How did you get the idea for your story? I think the plot sounds really neat and wondered if you had read a story or something. Thanks!

esterried[at]yahoo[dot

Charity said...

My question for Miralee,
Is Bridal Veil really a town or is it a made up name? I really like the name!!
Thanks!!

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Charity said...

For Cerella,
Do you like to cook? I know your book is about a former TV chef and now she runs her own restaurant so I wondered if you are a chef(cook) yourself:)

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Charity said...

For Loree,
Have you ever been to Alaska? If so, is that where you came up with your story town?
Thanks!!

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Miralee Ferrell said...

Remember anyone entering....read the comments and be sure you're asking a question of someone who hasn't answered one yet. Ocieanna and Loree are both open for questions on my blog. Once they both get a question, you can start over again with the rest of us!

This is fun and we so appreciate you taking part!

Miralee Ferrell

Cerella D. Sechrist said...

Hi Charity!

I do enjoy cooking! I wouldn't call myself a *chef*, but I come from a long tradition of outstanding female cooks. (However, between my two siblings and myself, my brother is the best and most innovative cook among us. My sister is the baker - she can make cookies that simply MELT in your mouth. I'm good at using up whatever I have on hand and creating a new recipe on the spot - I inherited that ability from my mother, who is fabulous at creating last-minute meals from whatever she has in the pantry.) I just love everything about food - its history, its science, and especially, the art of it. The reason I chose a chef as a main character was because when I was planning the story, I asked myself what kind of story I'd most like to read if I was the reader...and I determined anything with food as a theme would be a recipe for success in my book. :)

Miralee Ferrell said...

Remember anyone entering....read the comments and be sure you're asking a question of someone who hasn't answered one yet. Ocieanna and Loree are both open for questions on my blog. Once they both get a question, you can start over again with the rest of us!

This is fun and we so appreciate you taking part!

Miralee Ferrell

Miralee Ferrell said...

Hi Nora,

Researching this book was actually much easier for me than what I did on Last Chance, CA. I had to fly to Sacramento for that one, and drive 4 hrs up into the mtns to reach the old town site. But Bridal Veil is only 45 miles from my home.

I first researched the town online, and found a book that had been written a few years ago full of historical facts, memories, journal entries, interviews, etc., from people who once lived in Bridal Veil. I tracked down the author and discovered he lived in nearby Portland, OR. We met and he took my huband & I on a tour of the area that used to be Palmer and Bridal Veil (the town logging/mill towns close to each other that both figure in the book). I bought a copy of his book and stayed in close touch with him with any questions that arose.

I also had a source closer to home...my great grandfather lived and worked in Bridal Veil during the time my book was set. I wrote him in to the book using his own name, Art Gibbs, as a strong secondary character....also using his dog and his occupation.

Miralee Ferrell said...

Casey,

You asked a question about holding the book for the first time in your hands...but you didn't direct it to a particular author. Ocieanna hasn't received a question yet, would you like her to take this one?

Miralee

Miralee Ferrell said...

Charity,

Bridal Veil was a very real, booming logging and mill town for many years. The mill shut down in the 1960's and people slowly began to leave. Now there is only a small Post Office and a few houses on the edge of what used to be the town, and a church. The post office is the second smallest in the U.S., and ships thousands of hand stamped, special postmarked wedding invitations that brides send, just so they can have the "Bridal Veil" postmark on it.

There is a real Bridal Veil Falls on the edge of town, and it all sits on the bank of the Columbia River, about 45 miles from where I live.

Miralee

Casey said...

Oops, guess I was confused, a pretty common occurance. :) Sure, I will ask Oceianna that question.

When you held that first book in your hands what was your first thought?

Hope this counts since I already asked a question of Oceianna on her blog

caseymh18(at)gmail(dot)com

Miralee Ferrell said...

Casey, it's perfectly fine to ask questions on each blog...in fact, we encourage that, so you're doing great. Ocieanna will answer your question as soon as she finds it, I'm sure. We all are popping over to the other blogs trying to keep up with all the questions being asked. This is FUN! All of you gals are asking such great questions!

Miralee

Abi said...

I have your book love finds you in Bridal Veil, OR

I'd love to win Love finds you in Last Chance, CA
This question is for Miralee:

I see you have authored two of the books in this series; Do you have any more that will be coming out in this series?

Martha A. said...

And Sandra, I think you do a good job of it, at least the one I read by you, I loved!!
martha(at)lclink(dot)com

Shelly said...

Hi Miralee:

What's the name of your puppy and what kind of dog is it?

donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

Loree, do you have any background in the legal field? And if not, where or with whom did you do your research for your book set in Paradise?

Tiff
tiff [at] amberstockton [dot] com
Amber Stockton

Miralee Ferrell said...

Abi,

Great question and one I'm not free to announce just yet, but let's say I'm in the contract process of another book....if it gets settled by the end of the wk, I'll be sharing the title then. Thanks so much for asking!!

Miralee


Shelly,

I have a medium haired Chihuahua, and she's a 5 lb doll...she's 9 months old, is wheat colored, and doesn't have the huge eyes or slick coat...and a super fun, loving, protective personality. I've always had big dogs, and this is our first small one. I'm in love!

Miralee

Buukluvr81 said...

My question is for Sandra right now.....

On your LFYI in Snowball Arkansas....what kind of research did you have to do for this book????

I would love a chance to win it! Snowball sounds FANTASTIC!!!

Thanks!
Molly
Mollydawn1981ATaolDOTcom

Sherry Kyle said...

Miralee,

How long does it take you to write a novel?

sherrykyle[at]hotmail.com

Author Sandra D. Bricker said...

Molly: For Snowball, I'd been to the area once many years back. I was so impressed that I went home to L.A. and for years I told people I was going to retire there. Then when it was one of the titles Summerside asked me to write, I saw the "God thing" in it all. I contacted several people living there now (by calling businesses out of the phone book!), and dug up my old pictures, etc. The rest of it was just drawing from my own life. There's a lot of me in Lucy!

Author Sandra D. Bricker said...

Molly: For Snowball, I'd been to the area once many years back. I was so impressed that I went home to L.A. and for years I told people I was going to retire there. Then when it was one of the titles Summerside asked me to write, I saw the "God thing" in it all. I contacted several people living there now (by calling businesses out of the phone book!), and dug up my old pictures, etc. The rest of it was just drawing from my own life. There's a lot of me in Lucy!

Loree Lough said...

In answer to Tiffany's question (about whether I have a legal backgound), I'll say "Sorta." LOL

When my kids were in elementary school, I worked part time during the school year so that I be home with them before and after school, and during their summer vacations. And during those years, I worked for four attorneys, doing everything from answering phones to scheduling appointments, delivering documents to the clerk of the court, typing pleas, and bringing last-minute info to the attorneys during court proceedings. But that was quite a few years ago (my girls have kids of their own now!), so while some of the information gleaned 'on the job' is helpful, I always interview as many legal experts as I can before writing scenes involving the law. (In LFY in Paradise, I went to the courthouse and made copies of an actual case (which was by then 'public record') and pattered my courtroom scene after it.

One of the 'funnest' elements of writing is... I meet some really cool people AND I learn a ton of stuff!

Have a blessed day, m'friend!
Loree

Tricia Goyer said...

Nora,

Ocieanna and I knew we'd been wanting to write together for a while. We came up with the title first--with Summerside's help, and then started digging into the history of the area, which was amazing! Ocieanna and I traveled there, looked around, got help from historians, and interviewed a 91-year-old man who knew all the first settlers. It was so fun!

Tricia Goyer said...

Julia,

I start by getting a general feel for the area/conflict. They I try to connect with people who where there. So far I've been able to interview AMAZING veterans. I also love memoirs. Many of the guys have written down their accounts and they send them to me. There was so much happening in WWII, I don't try to keep track of it all. Instead I focus on one person and what they faced. Usually this "one person" is a composite of the many men I've interviewed. Fun!

Tricia Goyer said...

Charity,

We got the idea from the story after thinking about some things we REALLY wanted to write about: orphan trains, Montana settlers, mail-order brides, circuit preachers. Then we put them all in one book!!! :)

Edna said...

I like this contest. There are so many authors that I rally love.

My first one is Loreen Lough. I love the book Love finds you in the North Pole, so I was wondering if you have ever live in the land of ice.


mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

Michelle said...

My question is for Cerella. What is your favorite "fifties classic" movie?

Thank you,
Michelle
scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

Miralee Ferrell said...

Hi Sherry,

How long does it take me to write a book? Whew! That's a hard one. The rough draft of my first book took 5 wks. No kidding. But I didn't do anything else besides write, eat and sleep. Last Chance took about 7 months, since I was working on Finding Jeena at the same time, and doing promo's for my first one, The Other Daughter. When I started writing Bridal Veil, the other two were done, and I completed it in about 4 1/2 or 5 months, including edits, then let it sit for a couple of wks and returned to polish. I think 5-6 months is a good average for me, if life and other books don't get in the way. I tend to lose focus and get distracted too easily.

So glad you dropped in!
Miralee

Kathleen L. Maher said...

what a nice contest! I was wondering what kind of big black dog you meant in your book Bridal Veil? I own Newfoundlands, so I was imagining their wonderful disposition with children when Joel "adopts" the one in your story.

Kathleen L. Maher said...

ack! forgot my email:
mahereenie at yahoo dot com

Abi said...

I'd love to win LFY Last Chance, CA

question #1` for Cerella

If you could be any person in the world who would you be? and why?

Abi said...

#2 is for Ocianna

If you could have any job in world other than writing what would it be and why?

Abi said...

#3 for Tricia

If you could live any where in the US where would you live? why?

Abi said...

#4 Loree

If you could meet any famous person who would you choose and why?

Abi said...

#5 Sandra

I know authors love if questions....

IF you could go any place out side of the US where would you go and why?

Miralee Ferrell said...

Hi Kathleen,
Art Gibbs (who was actually my great grandfather in real life) did have a big black dog that was extremely protective. When he'd come home at night he'd have to speak outside the door and let his dog know it was him to keep from getting bit! Unfortunately, he didn't say what kind of dog it was, and my mom doesn't remember if she ever did know. That's why I didn't try to describe him, but I suppose he could have been a Newfoundlander! I was kind of thinking some type of Lab mixed with another big breed.

Blessings, Miralee

Anna W. said...

Wow, awesome giveaway! My question is for Loree:

Did you get to visit the actual North Pole?

Anna
writer_weaver at yahoo dot com

Ocieanna said...

Abi. That's a hard one, but I think I'd be a high school or jr. high teacher. I do a little of that in my homeschool co-op and I've found it uses many of the same creative juices as writing. Plus there's the fun of hanging out with the young folks. I love how free they are to laugh and be themselves. But I really can't imagine not writing. :)

Ocieanna said...

Hi again, Casey! It was very surreal. I peeked then left the room, then came back. Then when I finally picked it up, I just felt grateful.

Author Sandra D. Bricker said...

If I could go anywhere outside of the US, I think it would have to be Tuscany. I related very much with the heroine in Under the Tuscan Sun, and loved the thread theme of the story (build the tracks, and the train will come). So a little vineyard and Italian action sounds really cool to me!

Cerella D. Sechrist said...

Abi,

You know, I've been really chewing on this question, and honestly, I don't think there's anyone else I'd rather be than myself. There are people I admire and who I aspire to emulate in their wisdom and grace, but in the end...I like myself well enough to just want to be me and to keep trying to become better at who *I* am. :)

Tricia Goyer said...

Abi, that's an interesting question since I am currently packing up my house to move!! While I LOVE living in Montana, my husband has a great job offer in Arkansas. We'll be there in a few months!

Other than that I'd have to say I'd enjoy Hawaii! :)

Abi said...

Miralee,

Your up tomorrow. A kiss scene from LFY..Bridal Veil Oregon will be featured on my blog

Miralee Ferrell said...

Charity,

I'm so sorry, somehow I missed your question a few days ago. Yes, Bridal Veil is a real town, although there in only a small P.O., church and a handful of houses now. Most of the town was torn down 12 yrs ago by a group who bought the original 20 acres where most of the businesses, school, homes and original church lay. They tore it down as they wanted to see the land return to its natural state and the area lost a wonderful bit of its history.

Elyssa Cohen said...

Loree, was this your first time writing a novel with Amish people involved?

God bless,
Elyssa

lubell1106(at)gmail(dot)com

Loree Lough said...

Hi Elyssa! In answer to your question (if LFY in Paradise was my 1st book w/Amish characters), the answer is yes. And isn't that a hoot, considering I have a boatload of in-laws in the Maryland and Pennsylvania mountains who live by a wide variety of Amish, Mennonite and Brethren codes!

Hope you're enjoying a fabulous weekend!
Loree

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