Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Woman's Power Giveaway (Int), Blog Tour, Book Review and Interview


Welcome to this stop on the A Woman's Power: Threads That Bind Us To God by Fay Klinger. I'm glad you joined us. We have lots going on with a giveaway (2 winners!), review and interview. I hope you enjoy it. First off, here's a blurb about the book taken from Amazon, where you can pre-order the book (release date of March 13).

For any woman who's ever felt like she's hanging on by a single thread, this inspiring book reveals the truth: you're surrounded by threads of strength and power that can bring you safety, peace, and lasting happiness. All you have to do is grab hold of them. Uplifting and empowering, this book offers women everywhere a message of hope.


I enjoyed reading this book. The many stories gave me a different perspective and insights to the trials life can throw at us. It helped me remember that things can always be worse and I should be more grateful for what I have. It also reminded me that I need to depend on the Lord more and look for His hand in everything I do. He will never fail me.


As women, we do have an inner power that we sometimes forget about in the craziness of our lives. This book helped me refocus on what is really important and strength my relationship with my Heavenly Father. I would highly recommend it to anyone who needs a pick-me-up or who just wants a good, inspirational read.


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Now for the giveaway. There will be 2 winners!


Fay has generiously donated a hard copy for US residents and an eBook for International followers. So here's what you need to do.


Mandatory:
  • Follow this blog via Networked Blogs and/or GFC. Leave me a comment telling me you've done so and an email to contact you if you win. Also include which version you are going for. Hard copy—US or eBook—International



Optional:
  • "Like" Fay's Facebook page, here. Leave a comment telling me you've done so.
  • Spread the word. Tell me how in the comment section.


Please enter by midnight on March 16th. The winners will be chosen by random.org and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. 





What made you decide to become a writer?

I pretty much answer that question on my website (www.fayklingler.com). My creative writing teacher in junior high school should have received a “teacher-of-the-year” award! At least that’s the answer for the creative-writer-me. The technical-writer-me became a writer to help provide for my family when I was a single mom. There is good pay in that field, but sometimes very difficult deadlines!

Who inspires you?

Oh, my goodness, that’s a hard question. Only because there are so many people who inspire me. I’m inspired by good writers, including those who wrote the scriptures. I’m inspired by friends and family, not just by what they say, but also by what they do. I’ve always been inspired by my marvelous parents. I have to say my mother has been my best friend through my entire life . . . My answer to this question is not complete without mentioning my husband. He is patient with me and helps me see a different perspective. He inspires me with ideas and solutions . . .

What would you like your readers to get out of your writing?

I would like my readers to feel personally inspired to move forward with their lives. I have felt a great desire to share solutions that I’ve learned, and I hope those published solutions benefit others. There is a special spirit that accompanies my latest book, A Woman’s Power, that I believe will soften the reader’s heart and change her life in a positive way.

Where did this idea come from?

Actually, I sincerely believe this idea came from my Heavenly Father. I have over the years of writing become quite discouraged with the lack of ethics on the part of some publishers. For that reason, I chose to quite writing after my book Shattered. But then, I felt truly driven and compelled to write A Woman’s Power. I’m grateful Cedar Fort gave me a contract and such a wonderful group of people to work with. I hope A Woman’s Power will benefit many.

Who was your favorite character to develop?

I didn’t really “develop” any of the characters in this book because it’s a non-fiction, true-to-life book. But I truly enjoyed working with all of the individuals who shared their stories in A Woman’s Power. I love to bake bread so I was really touched by the story about the bread in a white cloth.  The man who shared that story with me also helped with a clip for the book trailer. My son and I had a wonderful experience working with the gentleman’s family members in filming that clip. The book trailer can be viewed by the first of March on my website (www.fayklingler.com) or facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/FayKlingler).

Any advice for aspiring authors?

Write for the enjoyment. Write to share. You don’t have to be a highly-paid author to be successful. My grandmother Ida Romney Alldredge was a writer of poetry. She wrote to express her love of life, family, and events. Although she was successfully published, when alive, she wished she could have seen more success in publishing. What she didn’t know then was that her published and non-published works would impact millions of people for all time. Sometimes it’s not what a writer writes that impacts others. Sometimes it’s just that the writer had the courage to share her thoughts, inspiring and blessing others to make goals and follow through with them.

What can we expect next from you?

With a co-author I have written a children’s book that was promised a publishing contract. The publisher did not follow through. We are hoping to find another publisher that will produce the book. It is a marvelous, family book that encourages people of all ages to write and journal.

Where can we purchase your book?

A Woman’s Power, a beautifully designed hardbound book, is a marvelous gift for women of all ages—young and not-so-young. After the release date (March 13), the book can be purchased at Deseret Book, Seagull Book, and other LDS retailers. Or prior to that date, the book can be preordered online from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. A Woman’s Power will also be made available for e-readers.



Check out the other blogs on the blog tour. 

February 28th, Tuesday—“Great Minds Think Aloud”www.greatmindsliterarycommunity.com
I will have a personal guest post at this blog stop that day.

February 28th, Tuesday—“Connections with Christy” http://christymonson.blogspot.com
Book review

February 29th, Wednesday—“I Am a Reader, Not a Writer”http://www.iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/
Author interview and book giveaway

March 1st, Thursday—“Bonnie Gets a Say” www.bonnieharris.blogspot.com
Author interview, book review, and book giveaway

March 2nd, Friday—“Why not? Because I said so!”http://whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot.com/
Book review

March 2nd, Friday—“LDS Women’s Book Review”http://www.ldswomensbookreview.com/wordpress/
Book review

March 3rd, Saturday—“Babs Book Bistro” www.babsbookbistro.net/blog
Book review

March 5th, Monday—“Renae’s Writespot” http://renaeswritespot.blogspot.com
Book review

March 5th, Monday—“Thrilled by the Thought” www.thrilledbythethought.com
Book review

March 6th, Tuesday—“Writer in the Pines” http://marshaward.blogspot.com
Book review

March 7th, Wednesday—“Weaving a Tale or Two” http://weavingataleortwo.blogspot.com
Book review

March 8th, Thursday—“J. Lloyd Morgan” www.jlloydmorgan.blogspot.com
Book review

March 9th, Friday—“Queen of the Clan” www.queenoftheclan.com
Book review and book PDF giveaway

March 9th, Friday—“The Character Connection”www.thecharacterconnection.blogspot.com
Personal guest post

March 10th, Saturday—“Cheryl’s Book Nook” http://cherylsbooknook.blogspot.com
Book review

March 12, Monday—“A Writer’s Ramblings” http://karen-hoover.blogspot.com
Book review

March 12, Monday—“Star Crossed” www.starcrossedbookreviews.blogspot.com
Book review

March 13, Tuesday—“Bookworm Lisa” http://lisaisabookworm.blogspot.com
Book review

March 13, Tuesday—“Mormon Moms” http://mormonmomswhoblog.blogspot.com/
Book review

March 14, Wednesday—“Good Family Reads” www.familyreads.blogspot.com
Personal guest post and book review

March 14, Wednesday—“Inklings” www.margothovley.com
Book review

March 15th, Thursday—“families.com” http://lds.families.com/blog/
Book review

March 16th, Friday—“BooksRUs”  www.booksrusonline.com
Book review

March 16th, Friday—“A Writer’s Reality” http://melissajcunningham.blogspot.com
Book review



9 comments:

  1. I follow your blog! I would love an ebook copy if I win..thanks for the review and giveaway!
    jrwomeldorf@hotmail.com

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    I would love a hard copy of the book.

    I'm a follower via GFC.

    I like Fay's FB page.

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