Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Basket Full of Goodies and interview with Carrie Fancett Pagels ends January 9th





Carrie Fancett Pagels (www.carriefancettpagels.com) writes “romantic” historical fiction.  She is represented by Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary Agency. Carrie is the ACFW MidAtlantic Zone Director. She is owner/admin of two group blogs: “Colonial Quills” (http://colonialquills.blogspot.com) and “Overcoming With God” (www.overcomingwithGod.com).

Please welcome another good friend of mine, Carrie Fancett Pagels. I am giving away a basket full of fun stuff in honor of Carrie's birthday this week! Leave Carrie a comment and wish her happy birthday to be entered! And if you haven't entered last weeks giveaway with Louise Gouge, leave a comment as I am extending that giveaway due to the holidays!



Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth.  
Am typing this in my bedroom because my inlaws and family are watching a movie in the living room and I have the dining room table set for our dinner.  Wearing brown velour pants, LL Bean leather slipper moccasins, a pretty print blouse, and a fleece zip up jacket.

What piece of history fascinates you the most and why?
Colonial American because it was a time of tremendous change and upheaval in this country on SO many different levels!  I can’t even wrap my mind around what the people during that time had to face.  In making decisions, who would be your friends, the concept of possibly fighting against neighbors, of sending children to war to possibly fight against fellow countrymen, etc.

If you could be any character in any literary book who would you be and why?
Why Cinderella of course!  I write historical romance and what is more romantic than Cinderella?

What is something that very few people know about you?
I am a graduate of the Michigan Training Officers school and served as a corrections officer (briefly) during the last bad recession over thirty years ago.

What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair)
Yellow quilt that my mother made.  My mom is gone to be with the Lord.  It is currently on my bed but sometimes I just like to display it.

If the world was going to restart and you were given the choice of living in any PAST time period what time period would that be and why? 
Wow, I wouldn’t go back very far if I didn’t have to, because I doubt I’d be alive had I lived in an earlier time frame!   I am so grateful for the many conveniences we Americans have today and for the medical care we had! And I am so blessed because I can “visit” colonial America almost any time I want because I live in the historic triangle of Virginia.  But I always get to go home to my comfy house, sleep on a nice mattress, and have heating and air conditioning and computers!!!

If you could meet any person alive or dead who would that be and why? (excluding the Lord)
I would want to meet my ancestor Susannah Sehler Rousch and find out more about her.  I am disappointed that while her husband Johan was acknowledged by the Sons of the American Revolution and has books written about him, there seems to be little about Susannah.  For a long time her surname was misread as Schlern and so I don’t know if people doing genealogy research just gave up or what.  But I want to know how she felt with her nine sons going off to fight in the American Revolution.

What is the funniest, strangest, or most interesting thing you have learned when doing research?  Recently I learned about an attack that occurred and while I would say it was interesting, I was also somewhat shocked. 
I am writing a novella for an ebook submission right now (am in the editing phase) but the fact that people could be co-mingling with natives one day and attacked by them the next was very disturbing.

If you were writing a book about your life what would the title be?
The Overcomer—which is why I love that name for my group blog (Overcoming With God) and for my writing tagline—Overcoming Through Time. 

What one thing on your writing journey influenced your work the most? Connectedness—getting together with others on the journey!

If you could have written any piece of literature in history, be it books, speech, poetry, what piece would you want to say Written By Carrie Fancett Pagels?
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery.  


Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D.

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151 comments:

  1. Carrie,

    I have a couple of quilts that my grandmother and great grandmother made. They are very special to me too.

    Being the mother of four sons, I wonder too how your ancestor dealt with having so many sons go off to war. One of my four is in the Natl. Guard and has been deployed 3 times. It's a hard thing to say goodbye not knowing if we'll see him again.

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

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    1. The love that went into every stitch is something I think of often, Vickie! I am curious what your quilts look like. Do you have them posted on FB? Would love to see them.

      I have only one son, 10. I cannot imagine how hard that must be for you, Vickie! Please give him a hug from me for serving our country!!!

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    2. I have my great-grandmother's quilt and it hangs on my wall. She died before she finished it at age 21 so I finished it. I also have my pastor's wife's grandmothers quilt and the back of that was made of Eagle Flour sacks. So cool!

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  2. Happy Birthday Carrie! Have a wonderul day.

    Katie Johnson
    johnsonk133[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Thanks, Katie! It is Saturday and my daughter is taking me out to lunch!!! Great to have an adult daughter who is gainfully employed lol!

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    2. Eat lots of your favorite cake, Carrie. Daughters are a wonderful blessing the Lord. So glad yours is taking you out!

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  3. CARRIE!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GIRLFRIEND ... and it's DEFINITELY "happy" for me because it brought me one of the dearest friends I have!!

    I hope it's your BEST birthday EVER ... and the kick-off to the best year of your life!!

    Hugs,
    Julie

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    1. Thanks so much, Julie!!! You have been such a blessing to me!!! God has been so good in connecting me with you. I pray this will be an awesome year for you, too!

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    2. Yes! I am praying you get 'the call' this year!!!

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  4. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday, dear Carrieeee...Happy Birthday to you!

    Out of all the interviews I have read with you I enjoyed this one the most, b/c I learned some things I did not know about you, Carrie! A very interesting interview! I'm with you -- love reading historicals, but gotta have my modern day conveniences.

    And I am a follower of this blog through Feedburner! Great blog!

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    1. Ohhh, thanks Diana! HAHA to OWG gals about my corrections officer experience being a prerequisite for running the blog!!! Yeah, we'd both be toast in the olden days, Diana!!!

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    2. Absolute toast. Pitiful toast.

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    3. Thanks for coming by, Diana! So does Carrie keep all you in line over there at OWG? LOL

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    4. Absolutely, Debbie! Corrections officer style! LOL No she is a darling and we love her so much!

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  5. Happy Birthday, Carrie! I hope you have a year filled with peace and much writing success:)

    All the best,

    Jen

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    1. Thanks so much, Jen, and I am looking forward to reading your highly praised novella and novel this year, too!!!

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    2. Thanks for coming by Jen! Isn't Carrie a sweetheart? I just love her. If anyone deserves writing success for all their hard work it is Carrie.

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  6. Happy Birthday!! I enjoyed reading this interview! You gained a new follower. :)

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    1. Thank you Terri! I am not sure if Debbie Lynne or I gained a new follower, but thanks in either case! I love Debbie Lynne's blog and she is one of the kindest people I know! We have a serial that we both contributed to that we'll be posting on a blog tour in January and February!!!

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    2. LOL! I was wondering the same thing too! But either way, Thanks Terri! So glad you came by and so glad one of us gained a new follower. Good luck!

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  7. Happy Birthday to another January Birthday person

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    1. Thanks for coming by Colleen. Does this mean you have a birthday this month too? Happy Birthday!!!

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    2. Hey Colleen, When is your bday? Happy birthday to you!!! And thank you!

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  8. Happy birthday, Carrie. I had to stop by to say that. My mother died when I was 7 years old. I do have some pillowcases she made, and some doilies she crocheted.

    Of course, I'd love to win the basket, too. I love comfort things.

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    1. Lena, you are one of the people God has been so good to connect me with!!! The wonderful thing about having home made objects from our loved ones is that it feels like there is a little bit of them in it--and there is because of the way they constructed it, the choices they made while working on it. Thanks, Lena, and God bless!

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    2. OH Lena, that is so sad that you lost your mom at such a young age. I'm glad you have some special things from her. I know the quilt of my great grandmothers is very special to me. You can imagine them working on that specific piece.

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  9. Happy Birthday, Carrie, my friend! May this year ahead find you richly blessed. You are a dear, wonderful lady and a powerful voice for God and goodness, someone I feel blessed to have in my life. I was surprised to find out you were once a corrections officer. Must be where you learned to take charge and be such a good leader!

    Hugs,
    Lisa
    lisa@lisanorato.com

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    1. LISA, you are such a dear!!! I am so grateful God put us together and I enjoy our friendship so much! You're writing not only has the beautiful voice but your work is memorable and I believe that is so important--and meaningful to the reader. Haha yes--I had to do that first in order to be able to manage the Colonial American Christian Writers (just kidding!!!) They didn't let us use stocks or anything like that, though! Thank you for your kind words!

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    2. Hey Lisa! I see you know Carrie well. She is a sweetie. And I love her willingness to help out anyone. She is so thoughtful and selfless!

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  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CARRIE

    I am always looking for new authors to read. i have added your name to myTBR list.
    JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hey Joye, you can read a serial with Carrie contributing on her blog. Its a great story. And as she mentioned we will be having another serial with some great authors this month and next. So keep watch for it.

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    2. Yes, Joye, thank you and come by http://colonialquills.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_4.html which is the link page to the Anthology on Colonial Quills. Thanks Debbie Lynne!

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  11. Happy Birthday, Carrie!
    I have a special quilt. I made it for my mom back in 1985. I asked each of my siblings to create their own square, with their birth date added. I gathered all eight squares and attached them to a quilt. When my my passed away, my dad gave me the quilt back.
    It is great to get to know you a little better through this interview, Carrie, learned some things I never knew. You were a corrections officer? How did that go? I bet you were great at it!
    I agree about not wanting to live too far into the past. I enjoy modern conveniences too much. LOL
    Hugs and God bless!

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    1. That is so sweet that you did that with you siblings, Debbie! Did your mother do any quilting or no? I was not keen on being a corrections officer. It was scary and difficult work! Thanks so much Debbie!!!

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    2. No, my mom wasn't very crafty. She simply adored the quilt, though, kept in on her bed to show it off. It took quite a bit to get all the squares, some of my siblings were far away and had to mail them to me. I was so touched when my dad gave it back to me. Both parents are no longer here, but I still hold them in my heart.

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    3. I bet she was so happy to have it, Debbie. If my kids made me something like that I'd be so pleased. Oh, that is sweet she kept it out. My parents are also with the Lord so these keepsakes are special. I have a small book my dad filled out for my daughter. One day I'll let her have it!

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  12. Hey Debbie!that is very cool about the quilt you made your mom. A wonderful keepsake and family heirloom.

    I think I'd like to live in the late 1800's if I was wealthy. But forget it if I wasn't!

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  13. Carrie, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to help celebrate your birthday. (You and Debbie Lynne are both special to me!) Happy, happy birthday, my dear friend and I think YOU should win the basket! :)

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    1. It is a great bday gift to just get to be on Debbie Lynne's blog, Linore! Thanks for your wishes! Big hugs and welcome, soon, to VA.!!!

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    2. LOL! Linore, I love you! Carrie is getting her own basket for her birthday...remember what I told you about paybacks, Carrie.

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  14. Happy Birthday dear Carrie! I hope you have a blessed day and may the lord bless you! I would love to win this gift basket. So many goodies in it. God Bless
    makeighleekyleigh at yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Megan! It does look pretty great, doesn't it ;) !!!

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    2. Thanks for coming by, Megan. Good luck on the drawing.

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  15. A corrections officer? I didn't know that. I hope you have a very happy Birthday, Carrie, and a year filled with good health, book contracts, and lots of blessings and fun.

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    1. Thanks so much, Janet!!! I pray that I receive all those blessings! God is so good to me!!!

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    2. Thanks for coming by Janet. Good luck on winning.

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  16. Hi Carrie!

    First I wanna say what you're wearing sounds really cozy! Am going to grab my L.L. Bean catalog and take another look through...:)

    OH. MY. GOSH! Didn't know you'd been a Corrections Officer--
    Wow! My ma was a police matron in the 60's/70's. Also, beyond surprised that Susannah (look at me talking about her like someone I'm acquainted with now) had NINE SONS--let alone had to send them off to war. Do you know how they fared, Carrie? Praise God for them!

    A HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLESSING and PUBLISHING SUCCESS in 2013 my dear friend! ~*~

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    1. Oh I love those moccasins, Pat! Yes, I was a C.O.!!! All of the boys made it through the war. I am a descendant of two of her sons. Yup, the cousins intermarried, sigh, which almost put me off from exploring that genealogy further! So glad I did, or I wouldn't have all those stories about Johan! One fought right here at Yorktown, where I live. THANKS so much sweetie!!!

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    2. Thanks for coming by, Pat. Now I'm wanting to check out the LL Bean catalog! LOL.

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  17. Happy birthday, Carrie. I have been blessed with several emails from Carrie, who is such a sweetie. I really enjoyed getting to know more about her.
    godblessamerica.jan(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You got that right, Jan. Carrie is a real sweetheart! Glad you've gotten the chance to get to know her better. Good luck in the drawing.

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  18. Hi Carrie!
    Happy birthday! Sending Psalms 20: 6 as a blessing to you. :-)
    Happy New Year to you, Debbie and everyone else!

    As for the giveaway, I'm not in Canada not in the U.S. But that's okay. Congrats in advance to the person that'll win!

    :-)



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    1. LOL, I just realized my mistake: I'm in Canada not in the US... that's what I meant to say! ;-) Nice to 'see' Carrie and Debbie again, by the way. :-)

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    2. LOL! I was about to ask you where you are from. :o) Where in Canada do you live, Ganise?

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    3. Ottawa, Debbie!! :-)

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  19. I don't know too many people who are as big-hearted as Carrie and so I'm really enjoying this chance to learn more about her and wish her a happy birthday!

    Carrie, you are absolutely right about colonial times as such a compelling, brave period of change and upheaval in our country's history. Thanks for doing so much to promote it.

    I wish you much success with your writing this year. A nice contract, perhaps?
    Hugs and best wishes.
    thanks Debbie!

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    1. Thanks SO much Debra, you are so sweet!!! I would love to get up to NY near where you live to see that colonial fort (national park.)Thanks for being with us in CACW!!! I pray my second proposal gets picked up because I believe God has been in the main story right from the beginning.

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    2. Hey Debra! Just listening to Carrie makes one want to start writing in the Colonial time period. LOL. And I'm in agreement with you, Debra. A contract for Carrie.

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    3. Yes, WRITE a colonial or Early Am book, DL!!! And thank you for those prayers and for hosting me here this week. So cool!!!

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  20. Happy Birthday, my sweet and dear friend. May you have many more years blessed with peace, joy, and good health. What interesting questions Debbie asked. I enjoyed learning more about you too. I have a cover that my greatgrandmother tatted. I crochet, but I can't imagine using those tiny needles and the thin yarn to make the intricate pattern.

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    1. Thanks, Susan, and I enjoyed laughing my head off with you in W. Columbia!!! Or were we in Lexington, SC? Wonder if the waitress has recovered yet? I love tatting and got two tatted ornaments from a lovely writer in our Tidewater group!!!

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    2. Thank you, Susan. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. I have some tatting from my great-great aunt. I love them. But like you can't imagine the work. They must have had great eyesight! Carrie....You were in SC??? Why didn't I see you?

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  21. HAPPY Birthday for the 5th CARRIE!!!!!
    A fascinating interview and I would have fallen off my chair had I not had a clue-in about the Corrections Officer bit through our Blog group chat! ;) Your love for American colonial times really shines through all your answers, and I love that you have that passion and that you've been able to write about it too!! Looking forward to great success for you this year!!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Noela! I love it so much that I've had people confuse some of my other MSes with colonial era but they are not. I have one Early American and I've got one I am working on now that is set in 1895. I do have a colonial novella I am editing, that I am really enjoying writing. Hugs!!!

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    2. Hey Noela.Good thing you had an inkling about the Corrections Officer. ;o) Thanks for coming by. Good luck on the drawing.

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  22. Wonderful interview. I would hate for someone to ask me what I am wearing when posting some of my things! Ha. You have to love this technology that allows us this flexibility. Carrie, I was surprised that you were once a corrections officer. However, I am not surprised that I look forward very much to your next novel!!

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    1. Thanks Regina!!! Haha about what you are wearing! Yes, the internet sure has changed things! Did you get a chance to check out our colonial anthology over on Colonial Quills? Free serial fiction!

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    2. Hey Regina! thanks for coming by. That is the first question I ask each of my guests. Once in a while I get a real fun one. LOL.

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  23. Happy Birthday, Carrie! I enjoyed learning more about your awesome person :) I can't wait to see your name on the cover of a book! No idea about the Operations Officer but I can see you doing that. I'm sure you straightened out a few folks!!!

    I'm a follower through GFC and Feedburner.

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    1. Thanks, Anne!!! You are so sweet! I have my name on the cover of a master's thesis and a doctoral dissertation but I'm looking forward to seeing it on the cover of a novel. Actually that was my maiden name on those two. And this may sound like being an ungrateful wretch but while I love having my name inside novels in acknowledgements I really am ready for it to be printed on the outside!

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    2. Hey Anne. Thanks for coming by and for being a follower. I am so looking forward to seeing Carrie's name on the cover of one of her books. She certainly deserves it!

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  24. Happy Birtday Carrie. Is your novel due soon? I would enjoy reading it. Thanks for the giveaway I follow through feedburner.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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    1. Hey Amy! Thanks for stopping by and for being a follower. We are praying Carrie gets a contract this year!

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    2. Amy, I pray so--which means there needs to be a contract :) You can read my writing now, though, by stopping by the Colonial Quills blog and reading two of the anthology posts--the first one and then I also wrote half of the Christmas post.

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  25. Heather says: Happy Birthday Carrie and very best wishes in the new year may God Bless you in all that you do. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

    hg temp addy at hot mail dot com

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    1. Thanks so much, Heather! I am appreciative of Debbie Lynne's generous giveaway, too!

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    2. Thanks for coming by Heather. Good Luck!

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  26. Thanks Debbie Lynne for this great interview with Carrie! It's always nice to get to know your friends better. I'm praying that Carrie gets a contract soon!
    I'm not entering for the contest. Just wanted to say hi.
    Blessings!

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    1. Thanks so much, Marian!!! I am going to have a cup of your wonderful tea from the Netherlands in a moment! And may I wish you a marvelous bday, too? So glad God brought us together on the blog!!! Blessings!!!

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    2. Oh Me too, Marian! I am praying for her to get a contract.

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  27. Happy Birthday Carrie - I hope your day was great. I enjoyed reading your interview.

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    1. I am also a feedburner subscriber.

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    2. Thanks, Angela! I am looking forward to a salmon salad at the Riverwalk in Yorktown this Saturday with my daughter! God is so good to me--He gave me a girl and a boy!

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    3. Thanks for coming by, Angela! And thanks for a being a subscriber too.

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  28. What an amazing woman you are, Carrie! Wishing you the most wonderful, joyous birthday and a year of blessings and pink celebrations. I'm with Linore--you deserve the basket!

    Debbie Lynne, please don't enter me for the giveaway. I just wanted to stop in and celebrate with two of my favorite peeps in the world. <3

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    1. KATHY!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are such a sweetheart!!! You are one of my fave peeps in the world, too! Ginormous hugs!!!

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    2. She is one of mine, too, Carrie! I love Kathy. and you too. :o)

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  29. Good morning Carrie and Debbie Lynne, I loved this interveiw. I learned a few tidbits about Carrie that I hadn't heard before. Before I forget, I hope you have a very Happy Birthday Carrie! I hope it is a day chock full of blessings.

    We all need to lift Carrie up in prayer that this is the year she gets a contract. Praying that it will be so!

    I follow through feedburner and GFC.

    Blessings to both!
    Judy
    sweetpea.judy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. JUDY!!! Always love to see your smiling face!!! Thanks so much! I love being prayed for. Blessings back atcha!

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    2. Hey Judy! Thanks for coming by. Good to see you. Good Luck!

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  30. Happy Belated Birthday. I am sorry that I missed your birthday. Hope that you had a wonderful day. My two best friends are January babies!

    I don't have quilts to cherish but I do have furniture made by father and my grandfather and paintings done by my grandmother, grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather. Painters run in our family!


    I follow through feedburner and GFC.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  31. Have a wonderful birthday! I also love the Colonial period in our history.

    Linda Cacaci
    LinCaca3[at]aol[dot]com

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    1. Me, too, Linda, and that is where I have been this afternoon. Am working on fixing a tricky scene in my novella and am adding a couple of scary scenes that should be fun! All before son gets home from school!!!

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    2. Thank you for coming by, Linda. Carrie, is such a wonderful writer. She can make anyone love any time period she is writing!

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  32. Hello - just wanted to wish Carrie a Happy Birthday! Thank you for the interview, I enjoyed it very much. I am a follower and wanted to say thank you for the opportunity to throw my hat in the drawing you are having. I wish you great success in 2013 Carrie and hope you get a contract soon. Blessings,

    Lori
    triplel@evertek.net

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    1. Lori, thanks so much! I appreciate your prayers!!!

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    2. Hey Lori. So glad you enjoyed the interview. I sure enjoyed doing it with Carrie. She's a fun lady!

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  33. Happy Birthday Carrie, I hope you had a wonderful day. Oh, great interview by the way! I do agree with you that I would not survive very long in Colonial times, lol, I love my conveniences!

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hey Wendy! It is Saturday! Thank you!!! Right now I am going to go back to writing my colonial novella and make sure my characters survive!!! Blessings!

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    2. LOL! I do understand the conveniences!! They are an awesome blessing. Good Luck!

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  34. Happy Birthday, Carrie! I hope you have a wonderful day!

    Rose
    harnessrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. I would love to win,Enter me!!
    Thanks for the giveaway and God Bless!!
    Sarah Richmond
    Blanch,N.C.
    sarahrichmond.12@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, and you are entered, Sarah! Or I think you are. Unless you failed to follow Debbie Lynne's guidelines for the giveaway.

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    2. Yes, Sarah! You are entered. Good luck!

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  36. Carrie, Happy Birthday! I thoroughly enjoyed the interview. I have gotten to "know" Carrie through FB over the past year, and I have a lot of respect for her. She is a lovely friend, a godly woman, and is very talented. I'm looking forward to the release of her book! Thank you for taking the time to give us a more indepth picture of Carrie!
    Nancee
    Grand Rapids, MI
    quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. NANCEE!!! So good getting to know you better, too, this past year! Michiganders rock!! I think you for your kind words. Many blessings and I am looking forward to a contract for my novels!!!

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    2. Awe Nancee, you sound pretty sweet yourself. And you are right, Carrie is awesome and a great friend.

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  37. Happy Birthday Carrie! I hope your day is as special as you are! I loved the interview.

    Happy New Year to all!

    kcnrhtx at charter dot net

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    1. I am looking forward to my special birthday this Saturday and am so blessed by the many kind wishes, such as yours, Kimberley! Thanks! Happy New Year!!!

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    2. OH me too, Kimberly! I hope today is EXTRA special for Carrie! Good luck and thanks for coming by.

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  38. Happy Birthday to you Carrie. Always love to talk to you. Hope the contract comes through for you and betting it does. You deserve it. Debbie, I am a follower of yours by Feedburner.
    I would love to win this contest. Keeping my fingers crossed. Well, not really, but sure hoping to be the lucky one! Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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    1. MAXIE!!!! I wondered if I would see you here. I am looking at using your name in one of my manuscripts because you are so special and I love your cool name! Thanks so much!!! You are so sweet!

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    2. LOL! You can cross your fingers. heeehee but I don't think it will help as I use random numbers. ;o) Good luck and thanks for being a follower.

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  39. Happy Birthday, Carrie. I hope that you have a wonderful day! I am a follower of yours. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. JO!!! Good to see you here! Best wishes in the drawing and thanks so much!

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    2. Hey Jo. Good to see you! thanks for coming by and good luck.

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  40. Carrie! Happy birthday to you! I am praying that you have had a beautiful day and that God blesses you in the days and year to come!!

    In HIS grip,
    Ladette

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    1. Hi Ladette! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year! Thanks for the blessings!!!

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    2. Hey Ladette!! Today is Carrie's birthday! Thank you for coming by.

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  41. Happy Birthday Carrie!

    I am a follower.

    deamundy(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks so much, Deanna! I really got an awesome birthday gift this week when three of my multi-published friends all gave me endorsements for my manuscript out on submission. They read the MS and all were so kind as to give me endorsements to pass on to the publishers we have submitted to!

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    2. Thank you for following mmy blog, Deana! And thanks for coming by. Good luck.

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  42. Happy Birthday Carrie :)

    thanks for the giveaway, too

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks so much, Karen!!! Good to see you here! Blessings!

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    2. Hey Karen! Thanks for coming by. good luck.

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  43. Happy Birthday dear Carrie! What a fun interview with so many interesting questions and fascinating answers. I always love getting to know you better. You are like a many faceted gem. . .pink!

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    1. Thanks so much, Carla! Oh, that is a great compliment! I love being a pink gem, lol!!!

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    2. Hello Carla. Thank you for coming by. I'm so glad you enjoyed the interview! Carrie is a doll and I just love having her on my blog.

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  44. Happy Birthday, Ms. Carrie!!! I hope that you had a blessed day!!! :)

    samanthaakuiper(at)gmail(dot)com

    I am a follower

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    1. It is tomorrow, Samantha, and I am really looking forward to it!!! Thanks!!!

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    2. thanks for following my blog, Samantha. Good luck!

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  45. Happy Birthday!
    rjs682 at yahoo dot com

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  46. I'm following
    rjs682 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Heehee I mean thanks for following my blog.

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  47. Happy Birthday! What a great giveaway! I'm a follower. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. Hey Veronica! Thanks for coming by and for following. Glad you like the giveaway! Good luck!!

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  49. WooHoo! Happy Birthday, Carrie!!!

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  50. Happy Birthday Connie! And I loved the Annie of Green Gable series and the movies but the books were better

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    1. Hey Debbie. LOL you and Carrie must have the same n sticking. you called her Connie and she called me Dennie Lynne. heehee. I LOVED Ann of Green Gables. Great series!

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    2. I loved the movies, too! Thanks, Debbie! LOL about the names!

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  51. !!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    Enjoyed the interview! I have to agree with you about the quilt(s). When we had a chimney fire several years ago (after my pets) the first things I went to save were 2 quilts made for me by my Great Grandma and another quilt made by my Grandma. BTW, the fire turned out ok. To honor my Grandma's and keep the quilting alive in the family I am now learning how to quilt.
    Jasmine A.
    montanamade(at)gmail(dot)com

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    2. SO glad that fire came out okay! And how wonderful that you are learning to quilt. I've made a few in my life. They are a lot of work. I saved all my daughters clothes and made the quilt pieces from her baby and childhood clothes. that was fun.

      thanks for following my blog!

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    3. Jasmine, I have terrible vision and I have arthritis, but I am considering taking up quilting to honor my mother's memory. I cherish her quilts. She was so talented and I sure miss her. Thanks for your bday wishes!

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