Monday, August 23, 2010

End of Summer Bash with Deborah Vogts!

Please join me in welcoming author Deborah Vogts to "Seasons of Humility!"

Deborah is quite familiar with seasons, as her first two books are part of "The Seasons of the Tallgrass Series," so she should fit right in here. ;) And one of you will have the opportunity to win one of these books! (Read through the rest of this post to find out how!)

Amber: What is your favorite part about late summer?

Deborah: My favorite part is actually getting my girls ready to go back to school. I know...that sounds terrible, but there is something to be said for routine and quiet. LOL. And because August tends to be very hot here in Kansas, another favorite part is looking forward to the cooler weather offered in September & October. Autumn is my favorite season!

Amber: Well, then, you must be very excited right about now as autumn heads our way! ;) If you were planning an “End of Summer” party for your family and friends, how would you envision it? Would you want a beach party, a picnic in the park, a neighborhood barbecue, or something else entirely?

Deborah: How about a Sunday evening barbecue and weiner roast? Cover the picnic tables with tableclothes and invite family and friends. Everyone bring a dish, and the hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided. We'll have plenty of shade, some iced tea and lemonade, a campfire for roasting marshmallows and gazing at the starry sky. And we'll top it off with some good ol' guitar
strumming and singing.

Amber: Sounds wonderful! As autumn appears on the horizon, what do you anticipate about this next season the most? Do you have any fall traditions or memories you would like to share?

Deborah: Yes, my birthday is in the fall (September), so that was always a fun time growing up. Not sure if it's that fun anymore . . . but my hubby usually takes me out for supper, which is nice.

As I mentioned before, my favorite season is Autumn. I love the cooler weather, the changing colors in the trees and grass, and even the shorter days. Being a part of the ranching/farming industry means that our summers are full of work--often until dark, so I enjoy having the family together in the fall for early suppers.

Amber: Of the books you have written, do you have a favorite? If so, which one is it and why is it your favorite?

Deborah: Hmmm. I've enjoyed each of my books, but I might have to go with my first one, Snow Melts in Spring. Maybe because I spent so much time on this initial book, or maybe it's because it is the one that claimed that initial response from my agent and editor.

Amber: What’s next in your writing career? We would love to hear about any upcoming releases!

Deborah: Blades of Autumn, Book #3 in the Seasons of the Tallgrass series is set to release next summer 2011. I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with for a book cover on this one, and then on to the editing process. After that I'm praying for another contract . . . we'll see what happens.

Amber: Thank you so much for joining us today, Deborah! May God bless you in your writing career!

If you would like a chance to win your choice of either of Deborah's books (Snow Melts in Spring or her latest release, Seeds of Summer), here's how you can enter:

*Leave a comment saying you would like to be entered! (You must leave your valid e-mail address or you will not be entered. Also, this drawing is for U.S. residents only.)

*One extra entry: Be a follower of this blog.

*One extra entry: Be a follower of Deborah's blog.

The drawing will be open through 11:59 PM (PDT), Thursday, August 26. A winner will be announced on Friday, August 27.

Thank you, Deborah, for offering to give away one of your books!

35 comments:

Deborah Vogts said...

Hi Amber! Thanks so much for having me on your blog. I enjoyed your questions (though I'm sure I'd enjoy summer a bit more if I lived on a beach! LOL)

I look forward to hearing from your readers here. May you all have a glorious day and a blessed week! :)

Carmen7351 said...

Love Deborah's books. Would love Seeds of Summer. Deborah has a certain style of writing that separates her out from others, in a good way. Please enter me.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Carmen7351 said...

I'm a follower by GFC.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Carmen7351 said...

I'm already a follower of Deborah.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Katie M said...

I'd love to be entered in the giveaway for this book - it looks good!

legacy1992(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie M

Amber S. said...

Hi Deborah! :)

It was a pleasure to interview you, and I'm so grateful you let me host you on my blog! And yes, I'm sure summer is probably more fun on a [warm] beach than in the country, but I'm so glad you'll get to enjoy fall soon! ;)

I hope you have a great week, as well!

~Amber

Amber S. said...

Carmen,

Thanks for stopping by, and that's great that you already love Deborah's style of writing. :) Good luck in the drawing!

~Amber

Amber S. said...

Katie,

Then consider yourself entered. ;) And for my own notes, you have an extra entry because you're a follower. :)

Good luck in the drawing!

~Amber

Casey said...

Fun interview Deborah and Amber! I read Snow Melts in Spring off my Kindle PC and really enjoyed it, so maybe I will get the chance to read book 2 here. :) It looks delightful.

I am a follower here!

caseymh18(@)gmail(.)com

karenk said...

thanks for the opportunity to read this fabulous novel :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Amber S. said...

Casey,

Thank you! :) I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Good luck in the drawing!

~Amber

Amber S. said...

Karen,

You're welcome. :) It was really nice of Deborah to offer to give away one of her books!

Good luck in the drawing! Oh, and you're a follower, right?

~Amber

Ariel said...

Yes yes yes! I want to be entered! :D

I am a follower.

I am a follower of Deborah's blog.

pinkdaddysgirl@msn.com

Amber S. said...

Ariel,

Love your enthusiasm! ;) You're entered!

Good luck in the drawing!

~Amber

Michelle said...

Great interview. I have Snow Melts in Spring on my kindle for pc. Please enter me for the the second one.

mchapman (at) windstream (dot) net

Amber S. said...

Michelle,

Glad you enjoyed it! And...you're entered! ;)

You're a follower, right? Good luck in the drawing!

~Amber

Amanda said...

YAY!!! Deborah's here!!!

Oh Amber, great interview, my friend!! I just love Deborah's books, but you knew that already ;) I found Deborah on a recommendation by Tamera Alexander and just fell in love with her writing! It really pays to find out who your favorite authors are reading!!

Seeds of Summer was amazing, but my favorite is still Snow Melts in Spring! It's hard to get over a handsome cowboy/football player like Gil McCray *swoon*

Can't wait for Blades of Autumn to come out, too!!! Thanks for this great interview ladies!!

Blessings to you both and a Happy "early" Birthday to Deborah!!! :D
Amanda Stanley

Amber S. said...

Amanda,

So glad you enjoyed the interview! And thanks for offering such a warm welcome to Deborah! :)

I agree that it's a good idea to see what your favorite authors enjoy reading. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Amber

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered to win a free book.
angelac@mchsi.com

Amber S. said...

Anonymous,

I like you way of thinkin'. ;) Yay for free books!!!

Good luck in the drawing!

~Amber

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Fun interview! I can't wait for Blades of Autumn! Please don't enter me I already have Deborah's books! This is a great way to celebrate the end of Summer, Amber!

XOXO~ Renee

Amber S. said...

Renee,

Thank you! :) It's so nice of you to stop by, and I'm glad you're enjoying the "End of Summer Bash!" But don't worry--there's more fun to come in autumn, as well, including "Mystery Week" in a few weeks. I'm so excited about that! ;)

~Amber

Tabitha C said...

I would love to be entered!!!

Thanks!

stc1125@yahoo.com

Amber S. said...

Tabitha,

Glad you could stop by! Consider yourself entered! ;)

Good luck in the drawing!

~Amber

barbjan10 said...

Deborah, thank you for offering your great book for a giveaway. We have Kansas in common as I'm a native Kansas. I too love autumn, my birthday is in Oct. Amber, please add me to the giveaway. I appreaciate being given the opportunity to win Deborah's novel. Thank you.

Sharing God's Love,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Ashley (Ibreath2read) said...

Hey Amber,
I've never read any of Ms.Vogts's books, but I've heard great things about them. I'd love to be entered in this giveaway, if I still can.
Fun interview you guys, and I can't wait till tomorrow!
Love Ya,
Ashley
i95fahrenheit[at]ymail[dot]com

Amber S. said...

Barb,

Happy early, early birthday! :) I'd be happy to enter you in the giveaway. Thanks for stopping by!

And thanks for becoming a follower! :D

~Amber

Amber S. said...

Ashley,

Of course you still can! I'm glad you enjoyed the interview! :)

Good luck in the drawing!

~Amber

hspruitt said...

I would love to be entered for Seeds for Summer!

Thanks!

Sheri

hspruitt {at} juno {dot} com

hspruitt said...

I am a follower of Deborah's blog!

Sheri

hspruitt {at} juno {dot} com

hspruitt said...

I also follow the Seasons of Humility blog.

Thanks!

Sheri

hspruitt {at} juno {dot} com

Amber S. said...

Sheri,

Thank you for your entry, and thank you for becoming a follower! :) Winner will be announced soon!

Good luck in the drawing!

~Amber

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Amber S. said...

Carman,

I have heard of your blog, and I might just take you up on your offer soon! :) Thank you so much for contacting me about your blog--it's a wonderful idea, and I'm sure many bloggers appreciate your efforts!

Talk to you soon!

~Amber

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