Monday, March 24, 2014

Giveaway! For Such a Time by Kate Breslin!

Welcome to Writing for Christ Kate Breslin, it is great to have you here! So you’re a writer? What made you decide to start creating characters and story world?

Hi Casey, thanks so much for asking me to join you and other readers today. Yes, I…am…a…writer! My career began early, with poetry—as a child I wrote all kinds of rhymed prose, which I included in family birthday cards and pen pal letters; then I graduated to short stories in junior high; song lyrics as a young adult, and finally, after exhausting my supply of the books I loved, I decided I’d give writing my own novel a try. And once I started, I couldn’t stop!

What is the one title that has significantly impacted your life?


I’d have to say the Bible. I was born and raised Christian, but drifted away from my faith when I grew older. Also, I had never actually read the Bible before. Then years later, after an incident I credit entirely to God’s Providence, I “came home” and for first time began reading the Scriptures. It took me an entire year to finish the Good Book, but in the end, I began to understand what having faith means and the incredible gift I’d been given. And I’m still learning!

If you could get a do-over when it came to learning this whole thing called writing, what would you go back and tell yourself?

That’s a great question, Casey. My first reaction would be to say that I should have written inspirational stories from the get-go; instead, against my own inclination I sought to publish in the general romance market, with my starry gaze on fame and fortune. And I got close, but never quite there. It took years before I finally woke up to the Spirit’s gentle prodding and started writing what I was supposed to be writing; and once that happened, it seemed I published almost overnight. But I also wonder if that time was meant to further hone my craft; I believe that everything happens for a reason, and I’m where God wants me to be right now. The title of my novel, For Such A Time, seems very symbolic of my own writing journey.

5 preference questions:

Homemade or take-out?
I prefer the taste of the first, and the efficiency of the second. :-)

Email or snailmail?
I usually email these days, which is bad because I still love getting cards and letters in the mail.

Online shopping or Black Friday deals?
I shop online, though when I can I like to buy local. And I don’t “do” Black Friday! :-)

Books or movies?
I usually have at least one book going at all times, but I do enjoy watching period movies. I’m a big DA fan!

Note-taker or memorization?
Personally, I tend to memorize more than I take notes. Stephen King mentions in his book, About Writing that writers must read, read, read! I think I’ve learned more from other authors than poring over “how-to” books. Still, there have been a few I’ve found very helpful.               

Yes, I’m asking you to play favorites…which of your books is your favorite, published or unpublished? And if this is your debut novel, has your favorite been published yet?

This is an easy question, Casey. I’ve written three books, but For Such A Time is the book of my heart, so I’m thrilled it’s the one I sold!

Places for readers to learn more about you?

My website is www.katebreslin.com and you can sign up if you’d like to receive news on my upcoming events and giveaways. You can also email me at katebreslinauthor@hotmail.com
My FB page is: https://www.facebook.com/KateBreslinAuthor and you’ll also find me on Pinterest and Goodreads.

Thank you for being with us today!


Casey, thank you so much, it’s really been a pleasure. And I hope readers will let me know what they think of Stella and Aric’s story!  

Readers, enter to win Kate's book here!

Please leave an email address! If I draw your name and there is no email, you will not win.

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Contest is only open in the U.S. and void where prohibited. Chances of winning are based on the number of entries and winner is draw from a non-biased third party- Random.org. I am not responsible for any lost or damaged items for said prize.

Thanks for coming by to enter! Contest ends on April 4th
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79 comments:

  1. Lovely post! I just heard about Kate and new book recently and it sounds really good!
    Thanks
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you, Amy. I do hope get a chance to read it!

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  2. I'm a follower
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  3. I'm a subscriber
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  4. This book looks super good! And I loved reading this interview. :)
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    1. Raechel, thank you! I'm so pleased you stopped by!

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  5. Great interview, would love to read the book. I am a follower and subscriber. rmaney@firstarpchurch.org.

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    1. Rebecca, thank you! I hope you get the opportunity to read it and let me know what you think!

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  6. Sounds like a good book. I've not read much from this time period. Thanks for the intro to Kate!

    I follow via GFC

    I am a subscriber

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    1. Patty, I didn't know much about WWII when I decided to write this book, but once I started my research, I found it a fascinating time period. I hope you do as well!

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  7. I've been waiting on this one since Bethany House announced it; gorgeous cover!

    Follower on GFC!
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    1. Wow, thanks, Rachael! I feel so blessed about that cover--I was thrilled when they showed it to me. I hope you enjoy the story, too!

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  8. This looks like such a great book! Thanks for the wonderful interview and the chance to win. =)

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    1. Elyssa, thanks, and I'm so glad you stopped by! :)

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  9. I'm a follower!

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  10. I'm a subscriber as well. =)

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  11. This looks like a great book. I would love to win a copy. I am a follower and subscriber.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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    1. Thank you, Susan. I hope you have an opportunity to read the story!

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  12. Thanks for the opportunity to win your book. This really looks like a great read and I love the cover.

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    1. Judy, I really appreciate you stopping by! :)

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  13. I subscribed to your email.

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  14. Casey, Thank you for the interview with Kate her book looks very interesting.
    the cover is great.
    I am subscriber and follow your blog.
    thank you
    mcnuttjem0(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I would like to read Hadassah's story ~ Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
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    1. Thanks, Kathleen, I hope you get the chance to do so!

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  16. I am a follower of your blog. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
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  17. I am a subscriber to your blog. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
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  18. I can't wait to read this book! I am a subscriber and blog follower. Thanks so much!
    chris_davebures@bellsouth.net

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  19. Would love to be entered for a chance to win! Thanks for hosting a giveaway!
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

    I am a follower and a subscriber!

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! I hope you get to read it!

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  20. Kate, I'm with you--I much prefer the taste of homemade but the ease and efficiency of take out!! =]
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    1. Yes, Patty, I think my favorite takeout is pizza, but favorite homemade is any kind of soup (and that's easy, too!) :)

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    2. Ack. Forgot to mention I'm following and subscribed.

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  21. Hi, Casey, nice blog. Great to see you everywhere, Kate. Excited about reading the book next week.

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  22. I've been seeing so much about For Such a Time on fb that I just had to check it out. Best wishes for great succes with For Such a Time. God Bless. budandnancy1@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Nancy, thank you SO much! I do hope the story will reach a lot of readers. As I said in the interview, writing this story moved me like no other!

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  23. New author and book for me! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I would love to read this book! Thanks for doing the giveaway! :)

    I'm a subscriber.
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  25. Aerykah, I'm so glad you want to read Aric and Stella's story. Let me know what you think!

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  26. The cover alone, makes me want to read this book. It sounds really interesting. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    cindialtman(at)gmail(dot)com

    I'm a follower and subscriber

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  27. Thanks for the contest for the book, For Such A Time! I would enjoy this book. We have two wayward
    sons and reading Kate's interview encourages me that she came back to her faith. I'd hate to think it would take a serious event, but it may! I just keep praying and trusting. wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com sm, CA

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    1. Sharon, thanks! And yes, keep praying for your boys. Everything in God's time...difficult for me to remember, but it is SO true. Bless you!

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  28. I am A follower and A subscriber. sm wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. It was fun to learn more about Kate. I've read some good reviews of her book. It intrigues me so it would be great to win a copy of For Such a Time.
    I'm a follower.
    I'm a subscriber.

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    1. Pam, I'm so glad you're intrigued by the storyline! I do hope you get the chance to read it. :)

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  30. I'd love to read this book!! Love the cover!!

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    1. Marissa, I love the cover, too! And I do hope you enjoy the story. Thanks for stopping by!

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  31. I'm a follower!!

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  32. I'm a subscriber!!!

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  33. Oh, this sounds like such a neat book! I'm such a WWII fan and always run towards books during this time period. And the fact that it's based on Easter makes it sound even more exciting! I'd love to have the opportunity to win a copy! I follow on GFC under the name Bethany. Thanks so much!
    Bethany
    bethanydaughteroftheking(at)gmail(dot)com
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    1. Bethany, thanks so very much. I love a good WWII story myself...and I hope you get to read For Such A Time and let me know how you like it! God bless!

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  34. a wonderful posting casey & kate.

    thanks for the chance to read this beautiful story.

    I'm a follower & email subscriber, too.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. Karen, thank you for visiting and taking the time to read about me and For Such A Time. I hope you enjoy it!

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  35. Great interview! Interesting to see the footsteps going through the phases of interest in various forms of writing. They all honed your skill. God is so good and certainly knows best. The book cover has more interesting detail than many covers offer. Intriguing.

    I am a subscriber and try to follow, too.
    Blessings, Janice
    Jsmithg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Yes, Janice, and I'm so thankful! God always takes care of us, doesn't he? :) I hope you get a chance to enjoy the story!

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  36. Entry for Janet E:
    Dear Casey,
    I love the cover of this book and would love to win it also. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Will chat another time.

    Janet.

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  37. Entry for Gayle:
    I would like to enter the contest FOR SUCH A TIME.
    Thanks
    Gayle Pace
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  38. I would love a copy of this/ I am a subscriber. Sonja dot Nishimoto at gmail dot com

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    1. Sonja, I hope you get the chance to read For Such A Time. Thank you for your interest!

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  39. Casey, thanks very much for hosting me today! It was so enjoyable connecting with fellow readers! I'll stay in touch... :)

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  40. WOW! I read the description of For Such A Time on Amazon. What a POWERFUL story! It's now on my wish list.

    Congratulations on your book, Kate! It's nice getting to know you a bit. Your candidness is refreshing.

    Follower and subscriber: nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Nic, thank you for stopping by! And I really hope you enjoy the story! :)

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  41. Cannot wait to read this! Heard of it months ago and was amazed by the synopsis.
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    1. Wow, Veronica, I really appreciate that. When I first conceived of the storyline, I wasn't certain how I would make it work. But then God helped me through and after years of research, rewrites and revisions, it all came together. I loved writing Aric and Stella's story, and I hope you enjoy reading it as well!

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  42. I think it is so interesting that many writers start writing in their childhood. That is truly a passion.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  43. Lag, thank you for posting! I believe writing has to be a passion; otherwise, we'd be crazy to spend the bulk of our lives sitting in a chair trying to put together 65K-100K words of plausible story--and without the guarantee of anyone else ever reading it. Gotta love it. :) God bless!

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  44. This book looks so interesting! I've always been interested in the WWII era.
    Follower and subscriber.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)
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  45. I think I'm in love with this cover :) Subscriber! Thanks!

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  46. Nice cover-intriging me. I also don't like Black Friday; or crowded shopping malls. I do online shopping and then Walmart, HomeGoods, Costco, & that's about it!
    sm wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com
    I'm a FB follower and a subscriber.

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  47. sounds like a book i would love to read

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  48. I have been hearing about how good this book is. Can't wait to read it.
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