Thursday, January 6, 2011

Book Blast Event Day 5 Jane Kirkpatrick

BOOK BLAST EVENT
DAY 5
JANE KIRKPATRICK

Well, the software to copy and paste the interviews wasn't working so I had to re-write this all. Anyways, that is all past and I am introducing an author I have never read before but her books have always interested me. Have several of them on my wish list:)

Jane Kirkpatrick!! There is a giveaway associated with this review so read to the end.

Thank you for being with us today, Jane!!! How long have you known you wanted to be an author?
Just for the last 20 years or so. I loved to write as a child, wrote poems and essays and letters to the editor(in high school!) but I didn't think about being "an author" until I discovered a story that I thought needed to be written and I couldn't find anyone else to write it. That was in 1995.

Can you tell me a little bit about your newest book?
The one coming out in April? It's called The Daughter's Walk and it's based on a true story of a mother and daughter who took a wager to walk from Spokane, WA to New York City in 1896. If they made it, starting with only $5 and working their way across the country on foot, they'd earn $10,000. The fashion industry hoped to promote their new reform dress with their walk, and they hoped to save their farm. What intrigued me was discovering that after they got back Clara, the daughter, changed her name and separated herself from her family for twenty years. Now there's a story, I thought! What happened and what eventually brought her home? It made me wonder about family schisms of all kinds and the journey and roadblocks to reconciliation.
When a reader gets done with your book, what do you want them to come away with?
The importance of stepping over hold hurts, to grow new flesh if you will, so they can maintain connections to family however that may come to be defined.

Is there a place you have always wanted to visit? A vacation spot, historical monument, overseas, etc?
Well, one was Ephesus in Turkey and I got to go there this past summer! What a thrill!! I'd like to see the pyramids and I'd like to walk in the Holy Land.
If you could have dinner with 2 people, who would they be?
Frederick Buechner(author, theologian) and Jane Adams(who inspired my pre-writing life as a clinical social worker for many years).
What one event would you love to be at? Historical or future?
I would like to have traveled the Oregon Trail but on a wagon that made it!

Do you have a favorite hobby?
I love to read and walk my dogs. We have two. A Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Is there something about you most people wouldn't know?
Let's see, I have a pilot's license and I survived a plane crash(those are not necessarily related facts)!
Do you have any suggestions for the aspiring writer?
Become your own midwife..by that I mean learn to cheer along the way, small gains like finishing a chapter, attending a writer's conference, meeting with an agent or editor, even if nothing happens right then. Midwives don't wait until a baby is born, they're working all the way along. Get a cheering section and remember to cheer yourself.
Any last thoughts for your readers?
I hope they continue to find themselves inside my stories. I love hearing from them and discovering what the story had to say to them. It's often different from what it said to me and that's a delight.

And how can they connect with you?
I have a Facebook page, The Author Jane Kirkpatrick, and I'm on Twitter. My website is www.jkbooks.com where readers can sign up for my Story Sparks Newsletter and also visit my blog, www.janeswordsofencouragement.blogspot.com. Oh, and my dog Bo has a blog too, www.bodaciousbothedog.blogspot.com. He has more followers than I do! And they can contact me through my website. Thanks for having me on your blog!

Now, remember that neat book she told us about up top? It doesn't come out until April. But she has offered to give one away to one of my readers! You will not get it until it releases, obviously:) but you will be on the list to get a copy.

MANDATORY ENTRY-Let me know what place you would love to visit overseas. This MUST be done or the extra entries do not count. Please leave an email in your first entry so I can email you if you are the winner.

USA ONLY!

EXTRA ENTRIES-Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
1.Become a follower of Janes blog and let me know your username.
2.Leave an encouraging comment on Janes Blog.
3.Tweet about this giveaway. Can be done 3 times a day.
4.Blog about this giveaway or post about it on Facebook. Get 3 entries for each so leave 3 comments.
5.Follow my blog, subscribe via RSS Feed or follow me on Twitter. Get one entry for each you do.
6.Enter any of my other currently running giveaways. Leave a comment for each.
7.Leave a comment on my review posts. Let me know which ones.

This giveaway will end on 1/20. Winner will be chosen through Random.org and they will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

77 comments:

Maureen said...

I would love to visit Ireland...would be fun to visit the places my ancestors came from.

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Maureen said...

I now follow Janes blog on GFC


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I left an encouraging comment on Jane's blog


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Maureen said...

Blogged this giveaway on my Facebook Profile

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Maureen said...

Blogged this giveaway on my Facebook Profile

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Maureen said...

I follow your Blog GFC

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Maureen said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed

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Maureen said...

I follow you on Twitter...Timmy1966


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Maureen said...

I posted a comment on Canine Colors giveaway


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I posted a comment on A Place Of Abundance giveaway


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Christy--Southern Sassy Girl said...

Hmmm....if I had the time and money to go any place overseas, it would probably have to be England. France or Italy would be a close second. :o)

I discovered Jane's books a couple of years ago, and she definitely has a style all her own. I'm very intrigued by the storyline of this new book....it sounds very good!!

I'm already a follower of your blog. :o)

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Maureen said...

I left a comment on A Path Less Traveled giveaway


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Maureen said...

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jacque said...

Holland!! I've missed you! We had a rough month but I think all is well and I'm back to stalking er...reading your blog! Your book blast sounds wonderful!!!
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I follow you!!
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Pain SUX said...

I would most want to visit Ireland

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Maureen said...

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Maureen said...

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Maureen said...

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Maureen said...

Left a comment on your Book Blast Day 8 Wayne Brillhart Review. Beautiful Book!!


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jacque said...

Entered Bed and Breakfast

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Maureen said...

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Linda Kish said...

I'd love to visit Greece.

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Maureen said...

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Maureen said...

Left a comment on LFY in Hope Kansas

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Anonymous said...

I would love to visit Wales as it is where my ancestors are from.

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Maureen said...

Left a comment on your BBE Larkspur Cove Giveaway!


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Edna said...

I would love to visit Germany as my ancestors came from there


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Edna said...

follow on twitter


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follow on google


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Edna said...

I entered the giveaway of Lisa Windgate

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Maureen said...

Left a comment on your FIRST WildCard Tour God Gave Us The World post

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Maureen said...

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apple blossom said...

love to visit scotland

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follower Janes blog
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entered Larkspur cove giveaway

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entered Penny Zeller's giveaway

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entered Murder in Plain sight giveaway


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entered a Place of Abundance giveaway


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entered Deceive me Once giveaway


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karenk said...

europe...the home of my ancestors

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Maureen said...

left a comment on BBE Paul McCusker


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Maureen said...

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LAMusing said...

I'd love to go to Spain
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I entered Murder in Plain Sight
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I entered Deceive Me Once
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Maureen said...

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Maureen said...

Left a comment on your Ottilie and Lulu post. So very cute!

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Maureen said...

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Maureen said...

Left a comment on your Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies giveaway.


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Nancye said...

I would love to return to China with my daughter so she can see and learn about that country where she where she was born.

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Maureen said...

Left a comment on your Simple Changes for the Year Ahead post!


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Nancye said...

I left an encouraging comment on Jane's blog.

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Tweet! Tweet!
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I entered "Murder in Plain Sight" last night.

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I am entering the giveaway for Bed & Breakfast

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I am also entering the giveaway for "A Path Less Traveled"

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