Thursday, July 8, 2010

Interview with Sarah Sundin, Part Two


Part Two   

Thank you for joining us for Part Two of Sarah Sundin's interview! If you missed Part One, click here to read it. Don't forget, Sarah has agreed to provide a copy of A Distant Melody for a giveaway.  Details follow the interview.  


Karen: Can you give us a sneak peek at A Memory Between Us, which is due out in September 2010?
Sarah: A Memory Between Us is the second book in the Wings of Glory series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II. Major Jack Novak has never failed to meet a challenge--until he meets army nurse Lieutenant Ruth Doherty. When Jack lands in the army hospital after a plane crash, he makes winning Ruth's heart a top priority mission. But he has his work cut out for him. Not only is Ruth focused on her work in order to support her orphaned siblings back home, she carries a shameful secret that keeps her from giving her heart to any man. Can Jack break down her defenses? Or are they destined to go their separate ways?


Karen: What writing advice have you found most helpful in recent years?
Sarah:
1)  Join ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers)! Their e-zine, e-mail loop, and monthly courses are outstanding—like a mini-writers’ conference in your inbox every day.
2)  Join a local writers’ group if available or an on-line critique group. Not only will your writing improve, but you’ll meet other writers. We’re an odd lot really. We work in solitude. We talk to our characters. We have strange interests (how many women do you know who get excited about B-17 manuals?). We need each other.
3)  Don’t submit to agents and editors until you’re ready. That means a complete manuscript, positive feedback from experienced writers, and enough knowledge of the publishing industry to know how to submit properly. You want your first impression to be stellar.

Karen: Thank you, Sarah, for sharing this great info and your thoughts with us. I can't wait to read A Memory Between Us.  

To Contact Sarah

Sarah's website offers facts, links, and great information for readers and writers. Her blog posts include interesting facts about World War Two history and Sarah's insightful musings and wisdom.  Stop by and say hello; she'll be happy to see you!

Here are the Giveaway Details:) Deadline is Friday, July 9, 2010 at noon.

To Enter:
  • Leave a comment to this post, include your email address like so: karenelange(at)gmail(dot)com. Entries without email address in comment box are not eligible.
  • Receive an extra entry by becoming a follower, or by reminding me that you already follow.
  • Receive a bonus entry by posting about this giveaway on your Facebook page. Please leave a comment telling me so.
  • Receive a bonus entry by posting about this giveaway on your blog. Please leave a comment with the link.
  • This is only open to US residents. For those of you who follow outside the US, I apologize:(
  • Deadline to enter is noon eastern standard time, Friday July 9, 2010. Winner will be announced here, and notified via email, and have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Happy reading and writing!
Blessings,
Karen


19 comments :

  1. Sounds like a great next book coming out! Thanks for the tips. :-)

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  2. What a wonderful recipe for drama: a period from history coupled with romance. No doubt we'll all get a lesson "what was", even as we recognize the ingredients for love.

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  3. Thanks for your interview with Sarah, Karen. She's right that writers can often live rather solitary lives. It's always great to hook-up with other writers. Susan

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  4. Sarah, your book are great and I get so scared with thinking of starting to write....but hearing from authors like you helps!
    martha(at)lclink(dot)com

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  5. Jessica,
    I know, I am looking forward to it! Glad you liked the tips:)

    Kathleen,
    It is a good recipe, isn't it? That's a good way to put it!

    Susan,
    You are welcome! It is an interesting and fun life, isn't it?

    Martha,
    It is an encouragement, that's for sure! Glad we could help.

    Thanks and blessings to each of you,
    Karen

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  6. I loved that this was broken into 2 parts, so you were really able to fully enjoy it!

    Thank you Karen!

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  7. Hi Sarah,
    Thanks for the advice. I enjoy reading period pieces, and books with a good story.

    And, Karen, thanks for posting the interview. I signed up to follow your blog.
    Donna
    http://donnasbookpub.blogspot.com

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  8. Ooops. Forgot to include my e-mail.
    dvolkenannt (at) charter.net

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  9. The interview was lovely, and thank you to Sarah for the advice!
    Aalso, thanks for the opportunity to win this book :)

    I signed up to follow your blog via GoogleReader and FB, and my e-mail is estrella.azul20(at)gmail.com

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  10. Hi Karen & Sarah -

    Thanks for the interview. I'm looking forward to Sarah's next book. She kept me on pins and needles (hope that wasn't a cliche) with A Distant Melody.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  11. Jen,
    Thank you! Seems nicer and easier to read broken into two parts. Plus it extends the giveaway fun:)

    Donna,
    Nice to meet you, and thanks for becoming a follower! This was a good read:)

    Estrella,
    Nice to meet you as well:) Thank you for becoming a follower. I appreciate it!

    Thanks and blessings to each of you,
    Karen

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  12. Hi Karen,
    just read this 2nd part, about to hop on over to the 1st. This seems like a great mystery,I'd be curious to know the big nurse secret that Sarah leaves us with.

    Great interview.

    Clara.

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  13. Susan,
    Cliches are allowed here, within reason! And all for a good cause. :) I know, I am really looking forward to the next book, too.

    Clara,
    Thank you! I know, I am curious too now. But that's a good thing, isn't it?

    Thanks and blessings to each of you,
    Karen

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  14. Thanks, everyone! I'm glad you all stopped by. The World War II period was certainly full of drama - just right for a novelist :)

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  15. Love the cover! I think that is one of the most important part of the book- the packaging, and it's def a cover I'd pick up to learn more about.

    Thanks Karen and Sarah!! Lovely interview!

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  16. Sarah,
    I agree, what a great time to write about:)

    Lindsey,
    You are welcome, and thanks so much.

    Blessings,
    Karen :)

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  17. Awesome cover! And great tips. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Jill,
    I agree! You are welcome:)
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  19. Lindsay & Jill - I am so pleased with the cover too. Revell's art department blows me away! They've really captured the feel of the period - and they're gorgeous! I can't wait to see what they do for Book 3!

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your input. Have a blessed day!