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GIVEAWAY (5) BESIDE STILL WATERS - TRICIA GOYER INTERVIEWED




TRICIA GOYER SHORT BIO:Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty books including From Dust and Ashes, My Life UnScripted, and the children's book, 10 Minutes to Showtime. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in the mountains of Montana.

With all the Amish books out there what made you want to write a story about the Amish community? What was the draw for you?

A few years ago I was asked if I'd ever consider writing an Amish novel. The truth is, I hadn't. But the first seed of an idea was planted and my mind started to feed and water it. That's how novels usually start. Later that day, I remembered that my daughter had a friend, Saretta, whose parents were raised Amish. They moved from an Amish community in Indiana to Montana, and that is how we met. I also remember my daughter telling me Ora Jay and Irene lost two daughters in a buggy accident.

Hmmm, I thought. I'd love to hear their story. Maybe someday, if I see them again, I'll ask. The next day, my daughter Leslie and I went out for some mom and daughter time. We went to a bookstore to browse and get coffee. As we looked over the bargain rack guessed who walked in Saretta. We hadn't seen her for six months at least and there she was.

“Saretta,” I told her, “I think I'm supposed to talk to your parents—hear their story.” Less than a week later Ora Jay and Irene sat in my living room. They told me about being Amish, about losing their daughters, about their move. They also talked about their faith. They shared what the meant to be Amish. They shared how their faith had grown after moving to Montana. They shared many ways God had changed their lives and their hearts. I listened amazed.

Their story added more water—the Living Water—and sunshine to the seed of a novel planted in my hearts. After talking to Ora Jay and Irene, I met many other Amish women from the West Kootenai Community. I was honored as they shared their lives with me.

What intrigues you most about the Amish community?

I'm intrigued by their simple life. Even though I'm addicted to the Internet, social media, writing books on my computer there's a part of me who would love to spend the day gardening, baking, quilting, etc. I grew up loving the Little House of the Prairie books and I think the "idea" of being Amish sees similar to that time. Their community connection is something pretty special, too. Of course after interviewing Amish families life isn't usually as simple and it's not easy. The women work hard caring for large families. Because they can't provide for their families farming alone many men work their farms and work a job--such as a mill worker--too.

How did you come up with the idea for your Amish book?

Even though my novel was inspired by my friends' stories I pulled the plot element from many different areas. Living in Montana for 15 years I understand the people there. They are independent yet they will do anything to help a neighbor. They don't gossip but exciting stories will be retold 100 times. Placing this Amish family around the people I had lived around made their world come alive for me ... it also ushered in some interesting twists!

Did you have any say so in the cover of your book? I was just wondering how the process worked for you in coming up with a cover and the title for your book?

I came up with the title Beside Still Waters. The title was inspired by Psalms 23, of course. Still, peaceful, content are words that I think of when I think of Amish ... and in the book it's a destination. My character wants peace in the middle of very challenging circumstances. I do have input of covers. Right away I LOVED the concept of Marianna in the rocking chair quilting. There were a few things that needed to be changed with her dress, her kapp and such. Also, I needed her in a log house, so they changed the walls. B&H did a great job with the concept and honored me being a stickler for details.


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Can you give us a sneak peak as what you are working on now? When do you expected it to be released?

I am writing my Amish novel #3, which completes Marianna's story. Novel #2--Along Wooded Paths--will be out this fall, and Novel #3--Beyond Hope's Valley (working title)--will be out Spring 2012. I'm also working on a Titanic novel for Barbour ... which is different but very fun!


When you start a book how do you determine what time period you’ll write about? What do you try to include in your historical fiction books?

I have a few favorite historical time periods. WWII is by far the winner. I love everything about that era. I have 300+ books about WWII. I also really enjoy the old west and settlers. You'll see more about this time in history from me. I tend to pick a few time periods and really dig into them. Because of read so much and written so much, sometimes I feel as if I've lived then!




Out of all the interviews you’ve done is there a question that you wished someone would have asked you but didn’t? If so, what was the question? What is your answer?

Where can we send chocolate? LOL.


Okay, this is the real question: Do you every have times when you don't feel like writing.

Answer: yes, numerous times a week. But I force myself to get down and get started. Then after 10 or 15 minutes I start having fun!





Can you share some of your testimony with us?

I grew up going to church, but as a teen I went my own way. A wake up call came when I found myself pregnant as a high school senior. I dropped out of school and felt very depressed and alone. It was then that women from my Mom and Grandma's Bible Study group reached out to me. Their love pointed me to the love of Christ, and I rededicated my life to Him. I was a mess, and although everything didn't change overnight God has transformed my life in amazing ways.

What part of the story comes first for you? Plot, characters, setting, subject matter? Is this how it usually works for you in your writing?

I usually start with the plot/setting. I know the main gist of the story and where/when I want it to take place. As I research, a character starts forming in my mind. I try to get as much information about the real people who lived there, and then I create characters who are as similar to real people as possible. I find the place/problem is always my launching point.

QUESTIONS I JUST HAD TO ASK!

What movie impacted you most as a child? Why?

The most impacting movie was The Parent Trap. I LOVE that movie. I love the music and the story line but it was especially meaningful because I didn't know my biological dad growing up. After watching that movie I'd dream about having a sister out there somewhere. Then, when I was 28, I met my dad and discovered I had FOUR sisters! It was amazing!! (And they look like me!) One of my sisters Lesley (who I found out has the same name as my daughter!) bought me The Parent Trap our first Christmas of knowing each other.



What are your THREE Favorite books of all time?

The Bible :) Okay, that's a given. 1. The Hiding Place. 2. Band of Brothers.3. Love Comes Softly.

What THREE things would you not want to live without? Not including my family, right?!
(Nora: Right!! )




1)My computer/Internet. 2) My cozy bed.  3)A library of books.

What THREE movies could you watch over and over again?

1)13 Going on 30  2)The Sound of Music 3)The Saint (and I do!)

(Nora: These are some of my favorite movies too!!)

If you had the opportunity to hang out with any two people in the history of the world—alive or dead; who would you pick?(someone other than Jesus)













Corrie ten Boom and Catherine Marshall

A friend of yours has a time machine that they are letting you use. But you can only witness two events in this history of the world. What to events would you experience? Why?
















The liberation of Mauthausen concentration camp, May 5, 1945


















V-E Day in New York City May 8, 1945. I've written so much about these days I'd love to be there.

What T.V. shows were you most passionate as a kid? (You know the ones you couldn’t miss each week)












The Brady Bunch reruns. The Cosby Show.


What three books were your favorite as a kid?




1. Little House on the Prairie 2. Helen Keller 3. Every Nancy Drew book :)





ANY FINAL COMMENTS--THOUGHTS FOR MY READERS?

Thank you so much for having me! I love connecting with new friends. Also, be sure to check out my website: http://www.triciagoyer.com/

Tricia







Thanks so much Tricia for stopping by and letting us get to know you and your books. I have enjoyed and learned so much from your books. Thanks for this exciting giveaway opportunity. I'm also excited about the contest that The Book Club Network will be having promoting your new book. More details will be posted at TBCN website http://www.bookfun.org/ Be sure to check back here or TBCN for more details!

Blessings to You
Nora :D


MANDATORY - LEAVE A COMMENT ABOUT THE INTERVIEW in order for your name be entered in the drawing of Beside Still Waters!

ONE Person will win 5 Copies of her book. Great opportunity for a book club member to win this and pass it on to their book club members!!

DRAWING WILL BE - APRIL 25th

For EXTRA CHANCES to win this book you can

1. Become a FOLLOWER of my blog (1) entry - please make a separate comment
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PLEASE REMEMBER to leave your email address so that I can contact you if you win (Use (At) and (dot) so that people won't be able to spam your email address) - I will contact the winner and need to hear from them within 48 hours to claim their prize! Winners chosen using Randomnumber.org.

ALL THE BEST TO YOU

Blessings
Nora :D



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144 comments:

  1. What a great interview! Loved it! Found it so interesting how you came up with the idea to write the Amish story and how G-d just intervened and let you know that was exactly what you were supposed to do. I really want to read this book. Please enter me in the giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  2. I get your blog.

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  3. Thanks Tricia. It is great to know more about you. I have read some of your books already and look forward to reading Beside Still Waters. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

    Debbie Clark
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  4. Wow, Tricia. We have a lot in common from my favorite books and TV shows when I was a kid to my fascination with WWII and the whole concentration camp subject. I've been reading books since I was a teen (about that subject) like Night by Elie Wiesel, and The Diary of Anne Frank among many others.

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  5. I, too, start with plot and setting. It's nice to know I have good company. :)
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  6. I'm a follower. :) Ann_Lee_Miller@msn.com

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  7. I hope that this post will get posted.

    I was impressed with Tricia Goyer sharing how she became led to write an Amish Novel. Just goes to show there are no coincidences in this world!

    I am an avid Amish Novel reader so I would be elated to win "BESIDE STILL WATERS" and to experience a new author's writing.

    Thank you for the opportunity. Sincerely, Martha Staton
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  8. What a great interview! Thank you for sharing a part of your writing journey.

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  9. Great interview. The Cosby Show used to be one of my favorites as well.

    ~Steph
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  10. GFC follower

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  11. Tweeted.
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  12. I shared on facebook.
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  13. I shared on facebook.
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  14. Always love your interviews, Nora. I have been thinking about starting a local book club and this would make a great first book. The Sound of Music is such a wonderful movie. I, too, could watch it over & over. Thanks for such a generous giveaway,Tricia!

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  15. I'm a follower!

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  16. Posted on my blog :)

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  17. That was a fabulous interview!!!!!
    I loved all of the questions and answers!
    I especially loved that you asked Tricia to state a question that she wished would have been asked in previous interviews! HOW ORIGINAL!!!!
    Love this opportunity to win Tricia's wonderful books:)
    Thanks,
    Charlotte Kay
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  18. I am a GFC follower:)
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  19. I just tweeted this giveaway:)
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  20. Fabulous interview! Learned so much about Tricia. Really looking forward to your book on the Titanic! Love your historical books!

    Please enter me.
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  21. I'm a follower.

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  22. I posted on FAcebook (though you mentioned Twitter.)

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  23. Just finished your book "Beside Still Waters". Having read over 100 Amish Christian Fiction books, this one had a new twist to it! Am looking forward to book 2 in the series! Does that mean I need to send you chocolate?!

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  24. This book sounds really fascinating. I agree with what you said about how sometimes it sounds appealing to have a life without all the distractions of technology! Please enter me in for a chance to win!

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  25. I became a follower!

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  26. I made a post about the giveaway on my blog at:

    http://courtney-courtneyschitterchatter.blogspot.com/

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  27. I also made a tweet about the giveaway!

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  28. Interesting interview..I always enjoy knowing more about the authors I read.

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  29. Tricia's interviews and so interesting to read!
    I saw the movie where the two young Amish
    girls were killed in the buggy accident...
    So sad. Please add my name in this book drawing
    for Tricia's book!
    Many thanks, Cindi
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  30. I follow your blog publicly via Google
    Friend Connect... (windycindy)
    Again, many thanks!
    Cindi
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  31. "Tweet!"
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/54269105640964096.
    Thanks, Cindi
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  32. I love that Tricia's favorite books growing up were the same ones I loved as a girl! :) Thanks for the chance to win one of these books! :)

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  33. I'm a follower! :-) I thought I already was, b/c I've been over to your blog before, Nora, but I guess I wasn't a follower? At any rate, thanks again for the chance to win these and share them with my family and Amish Living friends.

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  34. I love that it was the Bible Study group from church that reached out to you. That's how it's supposed to work! Thanks for entering me.

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  35. I'm also a follower.

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  36. Loved the interview Nora & Tricia. Would love to read her books...I love history too!

    Gail Mundy

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  37. Would love to win this book
    Blessings.....Joy
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  38. I just sent a message on twitter
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  39. Just posted your contest on my blog
    Blessings.....Joy
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  40. Just posted on facebook
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  41. I am a follower of your blog
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  42. Great interview and I like the part about the chocolate!

    Doreen
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  43. I posted on my facebook page. :)

    Doreen
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  44. I'm following your blog~

    Doreen
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  45. I loved the book trailer! Sounds like an amazing book!

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  46. email subscriber :)

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  47. i'm a follower :)

    karenk
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  48. I tried to leave a post beofre but it must not have worked. It was very interesting to hear how you met your Amish friends.

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    Mary B.

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  49. I am a new follower via google.

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    Mary B.

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  50. Enjoyed the interview. We have a lot of similarities it seems.

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  51. Wow, great interview! It was very interesting. :)

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  52. Thanks so much for the chance to be able to win your new book. Please enter me. Thanks saradawson09 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  53. Nora and Tricia--Enjoyed the interview and the trailer hooked me--how beautiful! Please enter me for "Beside Still Waters". It looks like a lovely story--thanks for the opportunity! Your new follower....

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  54. I've read and reviewed The Courier and would like to do the same with Beside Still Waters. I've grown particularly fond of Amish fiction. Enjoyed the interview. Thank you.
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  55. Great interview. How neat that she was able to be reunited with her father.

    Wanda
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  56. I love The Hiding Place! I've been reading it with my students and writing about Corrie ten Boom on my blog. WWII is also a favorite time period for me. And I so admire Catherine Marshall and Richard Winters (Band of Brothers), also. It was great to learn more about Tricia. Thanks for the opportunity to win her latest book. Blessings!

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  57. For an extra entry, I'm a follower of this blog.

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  58. Carman sent me and I really liked this interview, great job.

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  59. Hi. What a great interview. I haven't read any of your books yet, but plan to do so in the future. I loved the Parent Trap as well and I always wanted a big family like the Brady Bunch. I have my own 6 kids now. Please enter me. Thanks. Carman sent me.

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  60. Love the interview thank you so much. The book sounds awesome. Thank you for this offer it's very kind. I'm a follower of your blog. Blessings. I Put your link on my blog http://thechristiancourier.blogspot.com as well and also twittered. Blessings.
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  61. I thought it was interesting how writing the book came about. Like it was meant to happen!
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  62. I'm a follower of the blog.
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  63. I would love to read this book. The whole Little House series was my favorite as a child and I was also a huge fan of The Cosby Show!!

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  64. I follow on gfc.

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  65. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    YOU HAVE COME A LONG WAY IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE

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  66. What a great interview! This was a great way to find out about a terrific author! Hopefully I'll win one of the books :)

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  67. Not sure I could do without my cell phone now that I'm into texting my daughters! We watched Little House on the Prairie all the time too. Would love to read your book.

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  68. I loved the interview with Tricia! I haven't read any of her books yet but I sure hope to after reading this interview. I am a BIG fan of Amish fiction. I would love to win a copy of this book.

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  69. I am a follower!

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  70. I've been seeing a lot about this book - and appreciate being able to learn about the author. I think the chocolate can be sent to my house. :-)
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.
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  71. I saw this book last night and after reading your interview it is definitely on my by list. Would love to win the copies...our church just started a new library. Thank you for sharing your story. donnaeharmon@yahoo.com

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  72. I am a follower of your blog
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  73. Tricia you and I have a lot of favorites especially from your childhood. Brought back memories. I am posting on facebook about your new book so please add another entry for the chance to win.
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  74. Wow this look awesome! I, too, LOVE WWII timezone and Sound of Music is also a very favorite of mine! ;)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Jane
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  75. I follow!

    Jane
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  76. thank you for the chance to win - I love how she loves The Parent Trap, one of my favorites too :)
    junegirl26 at hotmail dot com

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  77. Hi I never read a book about the Amish culture. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Dane...danerampersad@hotmail.com

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  78. I'd love to win this--I'm a fan of Tricia Goyer!
    I also love the WWII period (though it is heartbreaking in many ways), and the books Tricia loved as a child were/are some of my favorites, too! And of course the Sound of Music we have watched over and over, as well. :)
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  79. Great interview. I love stories about the Amish and I'd love to read this one.

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  80. I posted your giveaway on my personal blog:
    http://thisnthatnthose.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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  81. Nice interview,it's always fun to learn about the person behind the book
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  82. I blogged about your giveaway

    http://wherethegreengrassgrows84.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveawaybeside-still-waters.html

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  83. I blogged about your giveaway

    http://wherethegreengrassgrows84.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveawaybeside-still-waters.html

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  84. Please enter me! I've really been wanting to read this book! :D

    I love 13 Going on 30, too! :D It is one of my favorites. :)

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  85. This giveaway is posted on my Christian Book Giveaways blog. :)

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  86. This sounds like I book I would really enjoy reading. I am always looking to add new authors to my list of those read.

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  87. I am a follower!

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  88. That was a great interview!
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  89. Comment by Jodi Loyas on April 5, 2011 at 9:08am I just read the interview with Tricia Goyer and I also went to her web page. Beside Still Waters looks like to be a very good book. I can't wait to read the entire series. I like books that are in a series verses just a one shot book.

    Although I have read many one shot books and it leaves you hanging because you know there could be more to be written.

    Jodi Loyas on April 5, 2011 at 9:08am

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  90. I just finished "Beside Still Waters". Having read around 100 Amish/fiction books, I am always amazed at books that bring the reader a new 'twist'. This book certainly does that! Looking forward to book 2. .

    Comment by Marilyn Moshos on April 2, 2011 at 9:28am

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  91. Hi Nora, I just read the interview with Tricia Goyer and watched the trailer. I cannot wait to read her book. I left a comment. I have never read any of her books, but will start doing so!!! ..

    Comment by Kristin J on April 2, 2011 at 6:13am

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  92. I'm a huge Catherine Marshall fan, too. :)
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  93. I'm a follower.
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  94. The chocolate question is a great one that any woman should understand! Maybe you'd want to jokingly add that info next opportunity and see what happens, just for fun.

    Donna
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  95. Enjoyed the interview very much. Can't wait to read the book! Thanks for sharing.
    Kim
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  96. I'm a follower... :)
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  97. Loved the interview. I love the sharing of the life stories of the Amish. I am looking forward to reading this book and the ones that follow.


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  98. I am also a follower.
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  99. Wonderful interview - I am ready to dive into this amazing book!!! Thank you for the interview - Thank you for being a writer we can all sink our eyes into!
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  100. I am a follower on your blog!
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  101. I poster to Facebook!
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  102. I added a tweet - I hope this gets the Bzz rolling!!!

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  103. Posted to my blog, ready for everyone to link over to this great interview!!
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  104. Please enter me in the drawing.I would enjoy reading this book. The interview was interesting although I am not sure that I would use the word 'simple' to describe the Amish lifestyle. It actually is intricate and complicated, varying from community to community.

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  105. Loved the interview! We have much in common. I love the "simple" lifestyle. Please enter me in the drawing, I would love to read more!

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  106. My husband used to deliver Calcum Cloride to an Amish Family in Lancaster, Pa. The gentleman always asked him to lunch with the family. The lunchs were amazing, he said. Once his transfer truck was stuck in the ice and snow near the barn. The gentleman brought his Clydedale horses and pulled out the transfer truck without a problem. I am in awe of the Amish, but their lifestyle isn't simple. They are very hard working people.
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    Rebecca
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  107. My husband, a transfer-truckdriver, used to carry Calcum Cloride to an Amish farmer in Lancaster, Pa. The farmer always livited him to lunch with the family. The Amish wife always cooked amazing food. Once my husband's truck was stuck in the ice and snow near the barn. The farmer brought out his Clydesdale horses and pulled out the truck with no problem. The Amish life isn't simple, they are hard-working people.
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    Rebecca
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  108. I enjoyed Tricia's interview very much. For the last several weeks I have been listening to her radio show on Toginet.

    I would love to read this book. It's on my reading list.

    Thanks!

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  109. I have shared this on FB

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  110. I have shared this on twitter.

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  111. I have become a follower of your blog. So glad I found it. I love the book reviews here.

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  112. I love how obvious it is as you read Tricia's answers.. how much WW2 affects her and what she writes. I have all her WW2 books in my personal collection (still collecting the others) and love every single one of them. Also.. looking forward to more about the old west coming from Tricia. :)
    ~ Tara
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  113. I'm following your blog now.. as taralynee. :)
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  114. Posted on my blog also... http://thinkoftheexcellent.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/friday-april-22-2011/
    ~ Tara
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  115. And I actually posted on my other blog also! :) http://pianogirl.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/read-tricia-goyer-you-should/
    ~ Tara
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  116. The interview was very interesting, i love 13 going on 30 also!
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  117. I liked her answer "Where can we send chocolate?"

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  118. Like Tricia, I am very intriqued by the Amish and their culture. I think it might be easier o raise children in a simpler, slower society, Kind of funny too, we shared the same favorite books as kids-but probably most girls our age read them.
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  119. I was moved by the fact the the love shown by Christian women drew her to the love of Christ.
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  121. I really enjoy books that are based on true stories. We have lots of favs in common too based on the above interview...interesting.
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  122. I also grew up with Nancy Drew, and now I still love Mystery Novels.

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  123. I enjoyed the interview!!!! Great job!!!! I would love to read all of Trishes books.Betsy Schaknowski

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  124. Your interview was very informative. I was particularly impressed to learn that we share some things in common. I do not possess all the Nancy Drew books but I think I read most of them as a girl, and always wanted to become a detective. very early in my christian life I was given the book the "Hiding Place" ashamed to say I never read it you are inspiring me to purchase it and read it this time :-)
    Looking forward to read your book.

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  125. I enjoyed the interview, Nora. I loved the Nancy Drew books, also. I believe I read all of them. Thanks for letting us get to know you, Tricia. Tisha

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  126. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    I LIKE HER BOOKS AND THE BOOKS THAT SHE READS

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  127. Tricia,

    I have read one of your WWII books and loved it. Went out and bought all the rest of them. When we lived in the Washington, D.C. area, we were only an hour and a half from Amish country. We went up there and visited several times and enjoyed our time there. I would really like to read your new book on the Amish. It will bring back fond memories of when our kids were younger and we'd visit Lancaster Co., Pa. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

    Blessings,

    tab Gotzmer

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  128. Tricia;

    Thanks for the interview and a chance to get to know you and your books. It was nice to learn about a new author. Your new book sounds intriguing and your other books look good too. Please put my name in the drawing.

    Sandra Burns
    Finding Hope Book Club

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  129. I enjoyed the interview. The book sounds great. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  130. I would LOVE to win a copy of this book! I truly enjoy reading Amish fiction. Thanks for the chance.

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  133. I love Tricia's writing, always so you-are-there from her realistic style and meticulous research. Would love to read this book!

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  134. I love all kinds of historicals, but my fav's are western. I've yet to read an Amish story, although I've heard so much about them. :) BESIDE STILL WATER sounds great. I'd love to check it out.

    I really enjoyed your interview, Tricia. Thanks for sharing!

    Carol
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  135. This interview was interesting and imaginative. I enjoyed all the answers to the questions. This is one book I would want to share with others. The story content appeals to my reading appetite. Great book. Thanks for offering it for a giveaway and for the chance to win it. I hope I win.

    He is Risen, Indeed,
    Barb Shelton
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  136. I would love to win,please enter me...thanks...jackie_tessnair@yahoo.com

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  137. Wow, I am overwhelmed by all your kind words. Thank you!!!!!!

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  138. What a wonderful interview! I will have to add this to my TBR list!!!

    Please enter me into the drawing!

    Jennifer

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  139. That's interesting about how you came to write Amish books. It's like it was meant to be. I love reading Amish books - they're my favorite. Would love to read your book.

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