Category: ‘Author Interviews’

Author Interview

July 14, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

Come check out my author interview on Preslaysa William’s blog!

I briefly discuss my novel Sweet Delights and I talk about writing!

Podcast – The Business of Writing

May 28, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

I was recently interviewed on a radio station in Washington DC. Come take a look at the podcast! I talk about The Business of Writing. If you want to get your book published then you might want to watch. I focus on romance writing since that’s what I write and I’m most familiar with it.

Sweet Dreams Book Giveaway – Go to the Link to enter!

March 17, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

I was featured on Jo Huddleston’s blog, and she’s sponsoring a giveaway for Sweet Dreams! You must read the interview and then leave a comment in order to be entered! Happy reading! 🙂

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Magic City Momma Blog Interview

June 25, 2016 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

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Come check out my latest interview on Magic City Momma blog! I talk a bit about my writing career, my fan fiction and about my latest release, Sweet Dreams!

Book Giveaway – Shades of Chocolate

March 15, 2016 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

My friend Lena Nelson Dooley is hosting me on her blog today! You must read the interview and leave a comment in order to be entered into the drawing!

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Check Out My Author Interview! :-)

May 15, 2015 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

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Interview with Cecelia Dowdy! Dont’ forget to leave a comment! 🙂

 

Raspberry Kisses – Author Interview!

December 16, 2014 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

Come and join me for an author interview at Inspy Romance blog! Please leave a comment!

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My Author Interview!

July 4, 2014 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

Check out my interview and book giveaway on Elaine Stock’s blog!

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Author Interview – Cecelia Dowdy

March 3, 2014 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

Visit Allie Owens Crockett’s blog and read my interview! I talk about the next book which I plan on releasing later this year!

~Cecelia Dowdy~

An Amish Miracle Book Giveaway!

December 12, 2013 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

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***This giveaway is over!! Winner was announced on An Amish Miracle blog post!

I’m giving away a copy of An Amish Miracle (I’ll be reviewing this book within the next few days). You must follow the rules to enter!!

To enter you must:

1. LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES – The publisher won’t ship internationally!

2. Leave your email address when you comment – I need to be able to contact you if you win.

3. You must read Ruth Reid’s interview and comment about something in the interview! I’m doing this to ensure you’ve read the interview.

Interview with Ruth Reid – Author of the novella Always His Providence in An Amish Miracle story collection:

1.        You found your agent through Writers’ Digest magazine, and after you signed with her, you received a contract for your novel. Did you have any writer friends or were you a member of any writers’ organizations that helped you with your publication journey?

I connected with writing friends after I joined the American Christian Fiction Writers on the advice of my agent. I’m so thankful she told me about the group. ACFW is a great on-line community where you can get advice from seasoned authors as well as join critique groups and work chapter by chapter with fellow writers. Now, I not only have wonderful writing friends who share the love of storytelling, I have prayer partners, who have prayed me through some tough times.

2.        Do you have any advice to share with writers who wish to become published?

I’ll pass along my agent’s advice: Join a writing community either locally or on-line and get into a critique group. I would also add, write every day. In order to stay close to your characters, you need to spend time with them every day.

3.        Tell me about your typical writing day.

My writing day isn’t typical at all. I work the night shift seven days on, then have seven days off. My writing time might be during the day or in the middle of the night when my family is sleeping. A few things I do are set a word count goal and not stop writing unless I know where to start the following day. By knowing where to begin, I don’t spend much time staring at a blank screen, and by the time I have to figure out the next scene, I’m already warmed up.

4.        Your interest in the Amish grew from living near them in a Michigan community. Have you ever visited any other Amish communities?

I’ve had the opportunity to visit Lancaster County in PA and Holmes County in OH. One of my favorite memories from those visits was when I stayed in a garage apartment of an ex-Amish turned Mennonite family’s home.

5.        Do you think you might publish a non-Amish novel someday?

I’m willing to write whatever God lays on my heart. He blessed me by opening the door to write Amish, and I am so grateful!

6.        I noticed you purchased a dog after you graduated from pharmacy school. Do you currently have a pet?

We have two dogs. Zyvox is a lazy Weimaraner, and Lady Bird is a spastic Jack Russell.

Thanks much to Ruth Reid for letting me interview her on my blog!

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An Amish Miracle:

Always Beautiful by Beth Wiseman

Becky Byler is eighteen and overweight. She is overwhelmed by the embarrassment she feels when comparing herself to other girls her age. Having lost all hope, she considers taking her own life. As she stands before rushing water, unable to swim, Becky begs God for a miracle. In just several months, Becky sees her prayers answered as food and temptation lose their hold over her. She s finally pleased with how she looks, but does she like the person she has become? And has the man she has dreamed of been right beside her all along, loving her exactly as she is?

Always His Providence by Ruth Reid

Widow Rosa Hostetler has one month to pay her delinquent taxes before the county auctions her farm. She s prepared to sell whatever is necessary to pay the lien, but she isn t willing to request money from the community s widow fund. She s embarrassed and refuses to admit she needs help. Rosa depends on income from selling eggs, but when that income is threatened, only a miracle can help Rosa accept the kindness of a neighbor.

Always in My Heart by Mary Ellis

Hope Bowman believes God is punishing her for giving up her firstborn son when she was a teenager. She s hidden this secret from her husband, who is thankful for their daughters but longs for a son. Hope prays desperately, but the son God sends her isn t a new baby but the fifteen-year-old boy she gave up years ago.

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