Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vannetta Chapman Interview and Giveaway!!



We actually have two author interviews today!! And that means two giveaways for books!! The first one is Vanvetta Chapman. She will be sending the winner a copy of her new book, A Simple Amish Christmas. You can also pre-order her book even though it won't officially be releasing until October 1st. This sounds like a very neat book:)

Thank you for being with us today, Vannetta!
How long have you known you wanted to be an author?
Actually I hadn't really thought about it until I finished graduate school (at the age of 36). That's where I really learned a love of language and first decided God might want to use my abilities in that field to help others.

Can you tell me a little bit about your newest book?
A Simple Amish Christmas is a bit different from your typical Amish romance. I wanted to write a story about a young woman who loved her faith, loved her community, but still had a longing to learn more. That was the basis for Annie Weaver, who moves to Philadelphia to live with her aunt, earns her high school equivalency, and then her RN and begins working at the local hospital. When she is called home to take care of her father, she must find a way to re-integrate into the faith and the community that she loves . . . but she still wants to use the skills and talents God has given her.
When a reader gets done with your book, what do you want them to come away with?

God has given each of us talents and placed us where we need to be, where we can use them and where our own needs can be met as well. We can trust His plans, because He cares about us more than we can imagine.
Is there a place you have always wanted to visit? A vacation spot, historical monument, overseas, etc?
I want to visit EVERYWHERE. My father was a traveler, and I'm afraid I've inherited that gene. Fortunately my husband loves to hike, so we try to take at least one major hiking trip per year. On my dream list is Alaska, Europe, and Yosemite National Park.
If you could have dinner with 2 people, who would they be?
Oh, my. That's a hard question. Do they have to be living on this earth right now? If I could have dinner with two people it would definitely be my father and my grandparents. I miss them so much, and they had such an influence on my life. I know that's cheating and not what you were asking--but it's my answer and I'm sticking to it!

What one event would you love to be at? Historical or future?
Your questions are hard! I would love to be in America before the roads were laid down--to see what our country looked like while it was still wild. My grandfather was one half Choctaw and actually grew up on a reservation in Oklahoma. I would like to see what his gradparents' life was like.

Do you have a favorite hobby?
I have a lot of hobbies, if I had to pick a favorite I'd pick playing the piano or hiking (oops, that's two).

Is there something about you most people wouldn't know?
I don't eat white foods (people who eat with me know that).

Do you have any suggestions for the aspiring writer?
Believe in yourself, be willing to work hard, and don't give up.

Any last thoughts for your readers?
I think the highest compliment you can pay an author is to read their book. I realize you have many, many books to choose from--many forms of entertainment vying for your attention. When you choose a book instead, it's very encouraging to me. So, I'd just like to say thank you, and ask you to pass it along to someone else when you're done with it. While that might mean one less sale for me, it also means one more person touched by my writing, and hopefully the message God has asked me to place in that story.

And how can they connect with you?

and of course I'm on facebook and myspace.


READERS- To enter the giveaway, tell me your favorite Amish author. Nice and easy but it MUST be done or your entries do not count.

EXTRA ENTRIES-
1.Become a follower of my blog.
2.Be a follower on Twitter.
3.Become a subscriber to my RSS Feed.
4.Tweet about this giveaway. Can be done twice a day.
5.Blog about this or post on Facebook.
6.Subscribe to Vannetta's blog email.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry you do. Make sure to check out the next interview and giveaway:)

This giveaway will end 6/22. Winner will be chosen through Random.org.

38 comments:

Marjorie said...

I really like Beth Wiseman writings.

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Marjorie said...

I follow by google reader.

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K said...

I don't have a specific favourite Amish author. My favourite Amish book is the anthology "An Amish Christmas" by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Barbara Cameron. :)
Kim
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K said...

I am a follower of your blog
Kim
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K said...

I am a followers of yours on Twitter
Kim
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K said...

I am a subscriber to your RSS feed
Kim
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Vannetta Chapman said...

I'm not posting to enter, but I love all the writers you mention. : ) Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

Mystica said...

Beth Wiseman is the only Amish author I have read.

I follow you on GFC

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bluerose_shelnut said...

I'm ashamed, but I have not yet read a single Amish book. I have the first two sister's of the quilt series by cindy woodsmall that I want to read soon.
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bluerose_shelnut said...

I'm a follower.
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bluerose_shelnut said...

I subscribed to vanetta's blog.
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Esther Y.M. said...

I am still new to CF and have not read any Amish authors yet. So far I've only read Miralee Ferrel and Lori Wick books.

Please enter me.

estherym[at]yahoo[dot]com

Esther Y.M. said...

I am your GFC follower

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Esther Y.M. said...

I am RSS feed subscriber too

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Esther Y.M. said...

I also am your follower on twitter

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Esther Y.M. said...

I tweeted this at

www.twitter.com/estherym

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Esther Y.M. said...

I now subscribe to Vanetta's blog.

I love her "fiction full of grace"

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Trinity Rose said...

Greetings,
Enter me in the giveaway.
My favorite Amish author is Beverly Lewis, but like all of them.
Thanks for the giveaway,
Trinity Rose

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Trinity Rose said...

I'm your follower

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Trinity Rose said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed

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karenk said...

i enjoy reading novels by cindy woodsmall :)

looking forward to reading your novel...thanks for the chance :)

karenk
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karenk said...

i'm a subscriber :)

karenk
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misskallie2000 said...

The only amish author I have read is Beverly Lewis, one of her Grace books. ?
I would love to win this book and I have added to my wish list and new author list.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

misskallie2000 said...

I am a blog follower

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misskallie2000 said...

Follow via twitter(@misskallie2000)

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misskallie2000 said...

tweet (@misskallie2000)

misskallie2000 Win A Simple Amish Christmas http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com/2010/06/we-actually-have-two-author-interviews.html
less than 5 seconds ago via web

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misskallie2000 said...

Blog giveway on FB (Brenda B. Hill)

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misskallie2000 said...

I Subscribe to Vannetta's blog email.

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Linda Kish said...

Annette Blair

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Esther Y.M. said...

Hi,

I just tweeted this today at

http://twitter.com/estherym

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Vannetta Chapman said...

Thanks for all the comments! I'm glad so many of you are interested in Amish books. I'm very much looking forward to the release of A Simple Amish Christmas and hope you will enjoy it.

Nancye said...

My favorite Amish author is Beverly Lewis

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Nancye said...

Follower

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Nancye said...

I subscribe via RSS Feed

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Nancye said...

Email subscriber Vannetta's blog

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Nancye said...

Tweet! Tweet!
@NancyeDavis

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Nancye said...

I follow you on Twitter
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Charity said...

And the winner chosen by Random.org was Nancye!! Congrats!

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