Friday, October 28, 2011

Interview with Vannetta Chapman and Book Giveaway!

Well, I have to tell you, with the holidays coming up I am searching for gifts. My family loves to read and I know that books make great gifts!! So, if you are searching for gifts, you should love this one:) I have an interview with a lovely author and she has also offered to give a copy of her new book, Falling to Pieces. This is a mystery that sounds so intriguing. I already have it on my wish list. Make sure to read through the interview and then follow the directions for entering the giveaway.
Thank you for being with us today, Vannetta!!! How long have you known you wanted to be an author?
Only since I started my master's degree, when I was 36 years old. I've ALWAYS been a reader though ... always had a book in my hand.

Can you tell me a little bit about your newest book?
Sure! It's an Amish murder mystery, but more than that it's a story about the difference between casual friends and real friends and why we need both in our lives.
In the Amish community of Shipshewana, two women—one Amish, one English—reluctantly join forces for a short-term business venture. Neither is looking for friendship, but when the town's newspaper editor is murdered, and an unexpected prime suspect is identified, the women form an unlikely alliance to solve the mystery.


When a reader gets done with your book, what do you want them to come away with?
The knowledge that we can all find that sort of friendship, no matter where we are in our lives or where we live. God wants that sort of relationship in our life.

Is there a place you have always wanted to visit? A vacation spot, historical monument, overseas, etc?
I'm a travel bug, so I like to travel everywhere.

If you could have dinner with 2 people, who would they be?
my dad and my mom (dad passed about 14 years ago)

What one event would you love to be at? Historical or future?
Hmmm ... I'm going with historical. My grandfather was Native American, and I'd love to have been there when he was born, in his community.

Do you have a favorite hobby?
Lots! I hike, garden, sew, kayak ... : )
Is there something about you most people wouldn't know?
I'm afraid of tall bridges ...

Do you have any suggestions for the aspiring writer?
Write, write, write ... then when you're tired read, read, read.

Any last thoughts for your readers?
I'd like to thank all the fabulous people who have given this new writer a chance. It's been amazing the mail I've received and the folks who have driven long distances to have books signed. Readers are amazing!
And how can they connect with you?
They can find me through my webpage (www.VannettaChapman.com) or on facebook (www.facebook.com/VannettaChapmanBooks). Also I post to my blog 3 times a week (vannettachapman.wordpress.com).



So, I told you it sounded interesting, didn't I? An Amish murder mystery? Now another thing I enjoyed is that is is in Shipshewana. Anyone else heard of this town? I can't wait to receive a copy of this book as my gift;) I would urge you to go out and get a copy for your friends and family members but one of you will be able to get it from my blog here. One winner will receive a copy of Vannetta's book, Falling to Pieces.

MANDATORY ENTRY-
Tell me another book that Vannetta has written. This can be found on her website. You must leave an email in at least one comment so I can reach you if you are the winner. This entry is mandatory and the extra entries will not count unless this entry is done.

US ONLY!!

EXTRA ENTRIES!!

1.Blog or post about this on Facebook. Get 3 entries for each.
2.Follow my blog via GFC, subscribe through RSS Feed or email or follow me on Twitter. Get one entry for each you do.
3.Enter any of my other currently running giveaways. Let me know which ones.
4.Leave a comment on any of my review only posts. This must be for reviews only! Leave a comment for each.
5.Tweet about this giveaway. Can be done three times a day.

6.Follow Vannetta on Facebook. Get 3 entries for this so leave 3 comments.

7.Sign up for Vannetta's newsletter. This is on the right hand side of her homepage.


This giveaway will end 11/4. Winner will be chosen through Random.org and they will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

100 comments:

Patsy said...

This book sounds great! I love reading anything Amish. She also wrote "A Perfect Square".

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I loved her book "A Simple Amish Christmas"

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Vannetta has also written, A Simple Amish Christmas. A great read by the way!!

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Teresa Sheroke said...

I follow Vanetta on facebook and love her books! Will share this link on my facebook page.

Volcano Vaporizer said...

In this first publication of a three-book line, creator Vannetta Chapman creates a contemporary perspective to the common Amish stories category.

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Kristie said...

I know she wrote "A Simple Amish Christmas." This book sounds great. I love Amish fiction. A murder mystery sounds exciting and different. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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She wrote A Simple Amish Christmas. Please include me in your giveaway.
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I found out that she wrote A Perfect Square. billysundayfan[at]yahoo[dot]com

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I'm following on facebook.

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Nancye said...

This sounds like an awesome book! I would love to win a copy! Another book I'd like to read by Vannetta Chapman is "A Simple Amish Christmas"

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