Thursday, June 13, 2013

Win a Book!

Thursday Thoughts on Reading and Writing

When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, June 16, 2013 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book mentioned below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left column “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I’ll add your name a second time in the drawing. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. You can read details about my book giveaways at Disclaimers



Hope from the Past by Joi Copeland



Our guest blogger today is Joi Copeland who is married, has three boys, and is living the dream in Denver, Colorado. Joi loves being a wife and mom and also enjoys spending time with friends over a good cup of coffee or tea. She's been a Christian for over twenty years and is the author of Hope for Tomorrow and Hope for the Journey. Joi has graciously given me a copy of her new novel, which one of the commenters will win.


JO: Please tell us a little about yourself.


JOI: I've been married for 14 years to a wonderful man and have three boys. We've lived in Denver for almost 5 years now, and I love it!

JO: What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself that we don’t know?


JOI: I had an extra thumb on my right hand when I was born. My parents had it cut off, but it was so rare at that time that the doctor put it in his medical books.

JO: Please describe yourself with three words.

JOI: Funny, Christian, introvert

JO: What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?

JOI: Reading, drinking coffee, spending time with family and friends.

JO: How did you become involved in writing?

JOI: I've always loved writing. When I was younger, I wrote stories all of the time. My family sat me down one day in 2008 and told me it was time for me to write. I went to bed a few nights later and woke up with my first novel in my head, Hope for Tomorrow.

JO: Where do you write? Do you have a dedicated office or a corner or nook in a room?

JOI: I normally sit in the corner of my couch with my laptop or go to Starbucks. :)

JO: Do you always know the title of your books before you write them?
 
JOI: Nope. Sometimes it takes me a while.

JO: Please tell us about Hope from the Past.

JOI: My newest title is Hope from the Past.  It's the third and final book in my Hope series. Arthur Hendrickson is running from his past while Steven Sorenson plans his future, and his dad, Jake, just wants to treasure each moment with his wife before the inevitable happens. Three men, three lives, three stories combined into one.

JO: What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading this book?

JOI: Hope. That's what I desire for this series.

JO: Where did you get the idea for your book?

JOI: My father was in Vietnam. This book is dedicated to him.

JO: Did you have to do any research for this book?

JOI: A little bit. I had the opportunity of doing research for Emily's cancer and my dad's time in Vietnam.

JO: How long have you been writing? When did you sell your first book?

JOI: I've been writing since 2008. My first book was contracted in 2010. :)

JO: What advice would you give to writers who have been writing a few years but still haven’t interested an agent or publisher in their novel?

JOI: Don't give up! God has a plan and a purpose.

JO: What are you working on now?

JOI: I'm working on When Mercy Found Me and Sunshine in Spring. When Mercy Found Me deals with a woman who will never get married and the struggles she has. Sunshine in Spring is the sequel to Christmas Rayne. It's a novella.

JO: What advice would you give to writers just starting out?

JOI: Join a critique group! They are so vital.

JO: Please tell our readers where they can get your book.

JOI: You can get any of my books on Amazon.com.

JO: Please tell our readers where they can find you online.

JOI: You can find me on FacebookTwitter, and my blog.

JO: Thanks for visiting with my readers today. And thank you for giving me a copy of your new book, which one of the commenters to this post will win in a drawing.


Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, June 16, 2013 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Hope from the Past by Joi Copeland. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. Please, please remember to leave your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you for your mailing address. I’ll announce the winner in Monday’s blog.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

49 comments:

  1. Great interview. Enjoyed getting to know Joi better. pat at ptbradley dot com

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  2. Great interview! Your books sound awesome! emerald_barnes(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    2. Thanks, Emerald! I like your name. :) Matter of fact, I believe I used it in Hope for Today. :)

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  3. Great interview would love to read Joi's book.
    Blessings
    joeym11@frontier.com

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  4. Good to read interview and get to know her better and please pick me to win the book, never read her books before, i am a follower and i will like and share
    jcisforme@aol.com

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  5. thanks for the opportunity to get to know this author and her books

    babykf629 at gmail dot com

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  6. I would love win a copy of this book. angelachesnut246@gmail.com

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  7. I would love to win a copy of this book. Keeping fingers and toes crossed. Love to read. Bgauthier49@live.com.

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  8. I enjoy reading books about the Vietnam War; there is so much conflict to resolve. Thanks for having the giveaway. I also follow by email.

    harnessrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Rose! My dad was in Vietnam, and it is so sad to see the pain he still goes through. Breaks my heart. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  9. Joi Copeland is a new author for me. I will have to check on her books. Wonderful interview! I enjoy learning about new authors and their books. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Barbara! Thanks for stopping by and reading the interview. :) It was fun to do. :)

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    2. Barbara, glad you enjoyed the interview and also found a new author. Thanks for reading and commenting. Good luck in the book drawing.

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  10. I am a follower and I would love to win this book. I have a question for Joi, is she related to Lori Copeland?
    ajwbear@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi! No, I am not related to Lori Copeland, but I love her writing! I think I've read almost every book she's written! :) Thanks for asking!

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  11. Joi,your book sounds very interesting! love to win it! I'm a follower! sheliarha64@yahoo.com Shelia Hall

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    1. Thank you! Hopefully you'll still enjoy it after you read it! :)

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  12. Thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel...I'm a follower, too :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by!

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    2. Karen, thanks for reading and leaving your comment. So glad you're a follower of my blog. Good luck in the book drawing.

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  13. I love meeting authors like this. kathae at jacobfam dot net

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    1. Thanks, Kathae! I love doing interviews! It's so much fun! :)

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  14. Hey Everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving comments! If you have any questions, don't hesistate to ask! :) You can always email me at booksbyjoiatcopelandclandotcome, too. :)

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  15. I would really enjoy this book. The interview was very interesting too.

    I am a follower.

    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    2. Thanks for liking the interview. :) It's always special when someone says they enjoyed it! :)

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  16. I'm so glad to get to know Joi better.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Jackie
    joyfuljelatgmail(dot)com

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    1. Jackie, you're welcome. Glad you enjoyed the interview with Joi. Thanks for reading and leaving your comment. Good luck in the book drawing.

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  17. Hi Jackie! Thanks for stopping b y! :) I'm sure you'll get to know me quite well in the near future! :)

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  18. This sounds very interesting! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a google follower. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Veronica, you're welcome. Glad you enjoyed reading about Joi's book. I appreciate you following my blog. Thanks for commenting. Good luck in the book drawing.

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    2. Hey Veronica, Thanks for stopping by! :) I appreciate it! :) Good luck! :)

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