Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Book Blast Event Day 3 Julie Bell

BOOK BLAST EVENT
DAY 3
JULIE BELL

Well, today I have another debut novel for you all. This is a new author that her book just came out and I wanted to get her some more publicity, as well as trying out a new book:) Never know when you might find a book you will fall in love with. I am going to have an interview with her today, as well as a giveaway. My review of the book will probably go up later this afternoon. I am in the middle of reading it right now and want to get it finished so I can type up my review. Please read through and meet a new author!
How long have you known you wanted to be an author?
For most of my life. When I was little I used to write poems, stories, and songs and enter writing contests. I’ve always been an avid reader growing up and I used to envy those who put pen to paper and the result was an amazing feat of storytelling. I wanted that to be me one day though I have to admit that I never actually thought it would be. God allowing me to write novels that bring glory to Him is a dream come true for me.

Can you tell me a little bit about your book?

A Place of Abundance is a Christian fiction novel set in the late 1800’s. It follows the story of a young woman, Alicia, whose life is struck by tragedy. After the untimely death of her parents, Alicia is devastated and promises to never trust God again. She decides to start a new life in a new town as a schoolteacher. There she meets Caleb Carter, a young ranch owner whose parents were killed three years ago. As Alicia begins to make friends with Caleb and his younger sister, Claire, she wonders how a loving God could allow terrible things to happen to good people. Then, an unwelcome band of outlaws appear in town, and Alicia is faced with two choices – holding onto a bitter heart or accepting the peace of forgiveness.

When a reader gets done with your book, what do you want them to come away with?

I want readers to understand the power of God’s love and that God never leaves you even when you can’t feel His presence. He is always there and will get us through whatever circumstances come our way. There are times when we think God doesn’t love us or we feel weak in our faith, or feel like giving up or that God has abandoned us. But it’s through the trials that you learn the most. You learn that God can always be counted on and while you may have given up on God, he has not given up on you. In the story, Alicia has a crisis of faith. When tragedy strikes her life she loses faith. She can’t get past the question of why God can allow bad things to happen to good people. It’s a question that many people struggle with today. We live in a fallen world and as a result there will be suffering. No matter what, circumstances will come up in your life – both good and bad. It’s how you react to the circumstances that matters. A life centered on God will carry you down any road God asks you to walk, no matter how difficult, and that is something the main character has to learn.

Is there a place you have always wanted to visit?

A vacation spot, historical monument, overseas, etc? I have a long list of places I would like to visit but one place I would really like to see is Prince Edward Island. I’m a big fan of the Anne of Green Gables series and I think it would be a beautiful place to visit.

If you could have dinner with 2 people, who would they be?
One would be Olivia de Havilland. She is one of the few living actors of the thirties and forties era. I would love to talk to her about life and filming during that time, what Hollywood was like back then, and talk to her about her role in Gone With The Wind. I would also love to have dinner with fellow Christian author Lori Wick. She is one of my all time favorite authors and an inspiration to me. Meeting her would be an honor.

What one event would you love to be at? Historical or future?
I would have loved to be with Peter, James, and John when they saw the transfiguration of Jesus in the book of Matthew chapter 17. What an awe-inspiring experience!

Do you have a favorite hobby?
Singing and acting are two of my favorite hobbies but my newest hobby is horseback riding and it’s a lot of fun!

Is there something about you most people wouldn't know?
I speak French (I’m a French teacher) but I also studied American Sign Language in high school and used to interpret in the deaf ministry at the church I went to as a youth. I haven’t had the opportunity to sign in many years, however, and I’m afraid I’ve forgotten a good bit.

Do you have any suggestions for the aspiring writer?
Don’t give up! Write a little bit each day, or if you’re a teacher like me, take full advantage of summer and Christmas breaks to write. It can be a slow process but well-worth it.

Any last thoughts for your readers?
I have been influenced and inspired by many Christian fiction authors throughout the years. I hope and pray that you will enjoy A Place of Abundance and that it will inspire you the way that the writings of my favorite Christian authors have inspired me.

And how can they connect with you?
Readers can check out my website at www.juliebell.tateauthor.com, they can email me at HYPERLINK "mailto:juliebell2000@gmail.com" juliebell2000@gmail.com , and they can find me on Facebook under Julie Bell, Novelist

Hey Julie, I just have to tell you, PEI is as beautiful as the film portrays!! We went there several years ago and it was lovely.

So readers, doesn't this book sound interesting! One of you will be able to win a copy of this book here on my blog today. Actually, the giveaway doesn't end for two weeks, but you get the point:)

MANDATORY ENTRY-Leave a comment telling me what place you would love to go, that is here in North America. This MUST be done or the extra entries do not count. And PLEASE, leave your email in the first comment so I can get a hold of you if you win.

EXTRA ENTRIES-Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
1.Leave an encouraging comment for Julie.
2.Tell me a debut novel you read recently.
3.Follow my blog via GFC, subscribe through RSS Feed or follow me on Twitter. Get one entry for each one you do.
4.Tweet about this giveaway. Can be done 3 times a day.
5.Blog about this giveaway or post on Facebook. Get 3 entries for each so leave the right amount of comments.
6.Enter any of my other currently running giveaways. Leave a comment for each.
7.Leave a comment on any of my book reviews. Let me know what ones.

This giveaway will end 1/17. Winner will be chosen through Random.org and they will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

123 comments:

Maureen said...

It has been my desire for a long time to go to Glacier Lake National Park. If my Hubby's health had stayed better, I would have made it.

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Maureen said...

Julie you book sounds great. I also wanted to go to PEI...we went to Nova Scotia, and were discouraged against going...of course I was with my Son and Hubby and they didn't have to Love of Lucy M Montgomery. They listened to people telling them that it was just a bunch of rocks!

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misskallie2000 said...

Hi Julie, I had the pleasure of visiting PEI in the fall of 09' with my sister and cousin. We took a cruise on the St Lawrence and that was one of our stops. Of course we took pics and had to buy a few Ann of Green Gables items.

I have wanted to go to Branson and see the area and some of the shows. A lot of the older performers have places there and I would love to see their shows.

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Maureen said...

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I left a comment on your review of Deceieve Me Once.


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Left a comment on your Review of Red Ink.

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misskallie2000 said...

I agree with you that you have to keep on writing and not give up. It may take yrs to get your first book published but then you have more books you have written that can follow the first. Never crush your thoughts thinking no one cares just increase your knowledge and learning and continue writing.

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misskallie2000 said...

I don't remember if I have read a debut novel as I have been reading for over 60 yrs and read thousands of books. I do like to read new authors to me but they already had several books published before I read one of their books.

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I would love to visit the Grand Canyon.
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apple blossom said...

I would love to see the Statue of Liberty

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apple blossom said...

Oh, yes PEI I'd love to go with the author there.



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