Monday, March 26, 2012

Yahshua's Bridge by Sandi Rog Ends April 2nd


Sandi Rog is an award winning author, her debut novel The Master’s Wall (Book One in the Iron and the Stone series) winning the 2011 Christian Small Publisher’s Book of the Year Award. She lived in Holland for thirteen years and now lives in Colorado with her husband, four children, a cat, and too many spiders.

I am so happy to have my friend Sandi here this week. Please welcome her and leave a comment to be entered in the drawing for Yahshua's Bridge. Be sure and let me know if you follow by feedburner. And don't forget to leave your email addy so I can let you know if you win. 
 
Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth.
I’m in the living room, sitting on the couch. Wearing jeans and shirt with what I call my sweater jacket. I get cold easily.

If you could be any character in any literary book who would you be and why?
I’d love to be Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice because she had sense and won the love of a very powerful man.

What is something that very few people know about you?
Hmm. I can ride a unicycle and juggle (not necessarily at the same time anymore, lol). I’d like to be able to ride it again. Cancer has weakened me, but I keep praying I’ll be strong enough to ride it again and maybe even teach my son how to ride it.

If you could live in any time period when and where would that be and why?
I would have liked to have lived during the time of Christ, so I could follow Him around everywhere and drink up His knowledge and love. Funny, I never thought of that before. I’ve always been an 1800’s buff, but oh . . . how nice it would have been to meet Jesus. And if I or my family got sick, He could heal us.

If your life were a book what would the title be?
 It was the Best of Times, it was the Worst of Times.
  
If you could meet any person alive or dead who would that be and why? (excluding the Lord)
Blake Williams. He’s an ex-con who baptized my father while in prison. When Blake got out, he continued his ministry, and he became like a second dad to me while I was in college. He died just before my first child was born. I sent him a letter telling him that if I had a boy, he’d be named after him. I never knew if he got that letter until two years after he died (I was in Holland at the time and he was in the US; this was before Internet). After my first child was born, it wasn’t until seven years later that I had a boy and got to name him after Blake. Being around Blake made me “see” and “feel” the love of Jesus.

What is your favorite part of writing a story?
 Inventing. Inventing characters, inventing scenes, inventing plots, inventing sentences that make it all come together.

What is the funniest, strangest, or most interesting thing you have learned when doing research?
Although Cappadocia is mentioned in the Bible, I never realized its significance to the Christians over the centuries. The Cappadocian mountains in Turkey were used to hide believers, and several caves were made into homes and churches where they lived and worshipped the Lord.

What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair)
I’m afraid it’s my computer. I do everything on it: write, research, socialize, etc.


 
An amethyst stone draws him to his past. An elusive maiden draws him to his future.
Alexander is born into slavery under an abusive master: a master of his own flesh and blood . . . a man he will never call Father. Determined to break away from his master’s hold, Alexander devises a plan to purchase his freedom. But what's he to do when he finds himself shipped off in shackles to Egypt, disappearing from the lives of everyone he knows and loves?



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32 comments:

  1. I am a follower of your blog.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  2. I have read so many great reviews of this book, stating "It blew me away" and "It is awesome". I really hope to read this book.

    Thank you for this giveaway.

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    1. Hi, Carol! I hope you get to read it too! ;-)

      Sorry I'm late in getting here, Debbie. My hubby has a few days off so we're spending lots of family time together.

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    2. That's okay, Sandi! I'm glad you found some time but please don't take away from your family. We understand!

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  3. I have been wanting to read one of Sandy's books - they are on my wish list. This one sounds very good and thank you for the great interview. I am thankful God has you in remission and I hope it continues to be the case and that you will gain your strength back in full and that God continues to bless your writing career!

    I am a follower of this blog and I also want to thank you for the opportunity at this giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Lori

    triplel(at)evertek(dot)net

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    1. Thanks Lori! Sandi is a really talented writer.

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    2. Thank you, Lori! I'm getting stronger, little by little. :-)

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  4. What a fun interview! Sandi, it's so good to see you here on Debbie Lynne's blog. Prayers still going out for you for a complete recovery. hugs, Kathy

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kathy. I am blessed by the prayers that have gone out for Sandi. What an awesome group of writers and friends!

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    2. Thank you, Kathy. Your prayers mean so much to me! xxx

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  5. I own Master's Wall already and this book is on my wish list so I would love the chance to win!

    mafinnegan(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Melissa,

      good luck on winning Yahshua's Bridge. thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Yay! Thank you, Melissa! I hope you enjoy both books!

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  6. Sounds like a fascinating historical read... would love to review it on my own website/blog. Blessings, Cass Wessel

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    1. Opps, forgot my email address... casswessel at ymail dot com. Thanks for entering me and blessings, Cass

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    2. Hey Cass, thanks for stopping by. And good luck!

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    3. Thanks, Cass! I hope you get to read it!

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  7. What a fun interview! I learned tons. I loved that fact about the Cappadician Mountains, about hiding Christians there. I love learning about stories like that.

    I'm a follower by Feedburner

    crazi.swans at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi, Faye! Yes, Cappadocia is absolutely fascinating!

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  8. Hey Faye! Thanks for stopping by. I thought that tidbit was really interesting too. Like you I love hearing about what Christians once had to do to preserve their faith and lives. Fascinating. good luck!

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  9. This interview was wonderful. It was great to be introduced to a new author. I can't wait to read Sandi's book.
    Shirley
    beekeeper5(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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    1. You will love it Shirley. Sandi is very gifted.

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    2. Thanks, Shirley! I hope you can get your hands on my books! :-)

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  10. I'm a follower.
    Shirley
    beekeeper5(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  11. This book sounds great, one my husband and I would like to read together. Thanks for entering me in the drawing.
    I'm amazed at how much I learn when I search things out too. Hadn't heard about the Cappadocian mountains in Turkey being used to hide believers, and that they had been made into homes and churches where they lived and worshipped the Lord. What INTERESTING facts!
    purensimplenatural at gmail dot com

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  12. uh oh, I forgot to let you know I do get your giveaway listings through the feedburner.
    purensimplenatural at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks Pam. and thanks for helping me get all that fb stuff straightened out!

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    2. Thanks, Pam! This is a story that I believe men will enjoy. If you google Cappadocia, you might be able to see these mountain caves for yourself! I love this kind of research.

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  13. Hi. I have had this book on my wishlist for awhile. Would love to win it. I have your other books already loaded on my Kindle. Please enter me. I am also a follower through feedburner. Thanks.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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  14. OH, thanks Amy! I sure hope you enjoy them ALL! :-)

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