Sunday, February 13, 2011

WHEN ALL MY DREAMS COME TRUE - Janelle Mowery - Free Book

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Welcome back, Janelle. Why do you write the kind of books you do?

I’ve always loved history and would read pretty much anything from days gone by. I also love mysteries and grew up nearly memorizing Nancy Drew stories. Combining history and mystery seemed a natural step as I wrote my stories.

Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?

Oh goodness. There are so many sweet and happy days. I dearly love my husband and am thankful the Lord blessed me with him. I believe it’s because of our union that all the other happy days came into existence.

How has being published changed your life?

Creating and writing novels has certainly filled any down time I used to have. I’m much more busy than I used to be. It’s also made me think about doing a better job of organizing my life, but organization has yet to take hold.

What are you reading right now?

I just received Raider’s Heart by Marcia Gruver. She has a very unique and enjoyable writer’s voice.

I love Marcia's books, too. What is your current work in progress?

My work in progress is currently titled Comes a Storm, about yet another tomboy heroine, but this one is out for revenge. I’ve written several stories about feminine heroines. I was ready to get back to a heroine who is a bit more rough and tumble.

What would be your dream vacation?

Oh, I love this question. My husband asked the very same thing. I would love to drive from northern New Mexico up through Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and over to Idaho, then on to the west coast and catch a cruise ship to Alaska and spend a few days there before heading home again. We hope to do this within the next two to three years.

Sounds like a lot of fun. How do you choose your settings for each book?

I love the states west of the Mississippi, preferably one with mountains. My next work in progress is set in Wyoming.

What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?

I used to paint with oils and acrylics, but that hobby fell by the wayside when I discovered my true love of creating stories. I guess now my only other real hobby is just spending time outdoors, though every once in a while I also enjoy looking through antique shops. My mind goes wild when I pick up certain items and wonder who used to use them and what their life might have been like.

What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?

Description is what I wrestle with the most. I know it’s necessary to entrench a reader into my setting and help them see what I’m picturing, but I like writing action and description slows me down. I usually have to go back and put it in as I’m editing.

What advice would you give to a beginning author?

This is not an easy road you’ve chosen. It takes a lot of hard work, determination, and patience. But don’t give up. Keep working at improving. Get involved with a critique group and attend conferences when you can. When the time is right, meaning in God’s time not yours, you’ll be blessed with a contract.

Tell us about the featured book.

Bobbie McIntyre is chasing her dream of owning a ranch. Jace Kincaid is trying to fulfill his father’s dream of running a large and successful ranch. As the two deal with hardships, rustlers, and distrust, they see their dreams disintegrate.

Sounds interesting. Please give us the first page of the book.

Colorado Territory 1872

I’ll be dead in a minute. Maybe less.

Bobbie McIntyre spurred her horse. “Faster, Mack. Hurry.” She peeked over her shoulder, saw the man’s gun poised at her back. Her heart thudded harder than the beat of Mack’s hooves.

“Go, Mack!” The wind swallowed her plea.

The bandit was gaining ground fast. She leaned lower over the saddle. The cold mountain air blurred her vision and whistled past her ears. Mack’s chest heaved and sweat streamed down his neck. He stumbled, then righted again.

She veered left toward the boulders, pulled her pistol from her holster, then turned in the saddle and aimed.

Something slammed into her back. Her gun blasted before it slipped from her grasp. She hit the ground, knocking the breath from her. A heavy weight pressed her down, then rolled off her. She lay dazed.

What happened?

The click of a gun hammer set fire to panic. She scooped up a fistful of soil and stones, pushed to her knees…and stared into the steel barrel of a pistol. The dirt in her hand trickled through her fingers to the ground.

She peered around for her own gun and faced another barrel. Two men. At least that answered her question of what threw her from the saddle. The second man must’ve been hiding behind the boulder she’d planned to use for protection. She stilled while her mind scrambled for a way out of her mess.

The tall, scruffy man grinned. “Well, looky here, Jace. We chased a man and caught us a gal.”

Wow! I can hardly wait to read it. How can readers find you on the Internet?

I can be found on my website: http://www.janellemowery.com/ and also on facebook.

Thank you so much, for the fun interview, Janelle.
 
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33 comments:

tarenn98 said...

Thank you for the wonderful interview.This books sounds good.The hero and heroine are intesting sounding.Sounds like a fast paced story.Please enter me as I would love to read this.
tarenn98[at]yahoo[dot]
North Carolina

Debs Desk said...

What a great interview. I live in the hot state of Texas. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
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scottsgal said...

I love reading books with a Western theme
I live in Illinois
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holdenj said...

What a great interview. I always enjoyed history and mysteries too, read lots of Nancy Drew as well! Thanks for the chance to win!
Julie in MN

misskallie2000 said...

I really enjoyed your interview Janelle. Your book sounds fantastic and I can't wait to read. Thanks for stopping by to chat and share with us.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway.

I am from Georgia..

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Anonymous said...

Nice interview. Angela from Kentucky would love to win a copy of this book. I read Nancy Drew books as well.

Casey said...

I love the cover of this book and would love to be entered, thank you!

Oregon. :)

Sue said...

Thank you for this chance to win this book.

I live in Oregon

Lourdes said...

Great Interview, books sounds like a great read.

Thanks,
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Janelle said...

Thanks for dropping by and spending time with me, everyone. I hope you enjoy the story. Even my husband said this one is his favorite.

Patsy said...

Sounds like a wonderful read! Would enjoy reading it.

From the Bible Belt
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Kari Linder said...

This was a fun interview and the book looks really good! Thanks for the chance to win!
Kari in Oregon

windycindy said...

I enjoy when the main female
character has drive and
ambition...
Many thanks, Cindi
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Laney4 said...

That was a great teaser first page. Now I want to know what Jace replied (since he's our hero)! Guess I'll have to read the book!

Thanks for sharing!

seytype at hotmail dot com in Ontario, Canada

Robyn said...

What an exciting beginning! Can't wait to read the rest.

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NE

Marianne said...

Thanks for sharing a great interview and the chance to win the book with us. Please enter my name in the giveaway.
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Arizona

diana said...

Great interview! I love the cover of this book! Please enter me!


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SOUTH CAROLINA

kristen said...

What a fantastic opening!
Thanks
Kristen from WA

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a great book! Definitely makes me want to read the next pages.
I live in North Carolina
Jennifer

Debbie said...

I like the advice about God's timing. So true.
Visiting from Edge of Escape
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karenk said...

please count me in...thanks :)

karenk (from pa)
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Brenda said...

Great interview. Thanks for the giveaway.

I live in Michigan - Metro Detroit Area.

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grannyvon said...
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grannyvon said...

This is another western historical and I love them. Thanks for the chance to win it. ybutler@oppcatv.com

I live in lower Alabama

Judy Cooper said...

Thanking you for the opportunity to enter your contest, from Louisiana.

Maureen said...

This book is on my TBR list. Thanks for the chance!

Upstate NY

Sarah said...

I looove reading western books! I always have to listen to country music while reading them.

Sarah from Ohio.

Julia M. Reffner said...

Love the colors of the cover and this sounds like an interesting read.

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NY

A J Hawke said...

Janelle Mowry's book WHEN ALL MY DREAMS COME TRUE sounds like a one that I will enjoy reading.

Please enter me

A J Hawke Texas
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Nancye said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance!

Nancye in Kentucky

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Cíntia Mara said...

Sounds good!

Merry said...

I love rough and tumble ladies, please include me in the drawing for When All My Dreams Come True.
Merry in TX

Carman said...

Please enter me! I can't wait to read this book. :) I live in the midwest.

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