Friday, May 31, 2013

A Summer Fun Giveaway from Jane Porter

**Giveaway is now closed**

Jane Porter was our 2013 Hall of Fame nominee for International Chick Lit Month and there's a reason why....she's just fabulous! Amy and Melissa A. met her during various book tour events (see pics below), and she's even more amazing to chat with in person! She's currently doing a giveaway through various blogs, including ours! Generous, or what?!?

Jane is giving one lucky US reader a "Jane Porter summer reading tote bag" filled with THREE of her amazing novels (Easy on the Eyes, Odd Mom Out and Flirting With Forty) along with other fun goodies.




How to enter:
Tell us one question you'd ask Jane Porter if you got to meet her in person.

One entry per person.

Please include your e-mail address or another way to reach you if you win. Entries without contact information will NOT be counted.

US only. Giveaway ends June 5th at midnight EST.



Melissa and Jane

Amy and Jane

70 comments:

Book Mama said...

I'm not entering this contest since I not only have all these books already, but also hosted this contest on my blog. Jane is one of the sweetest, kindest, most genuine people I know. Anyone who gets the privilege to spend time with her will leave feeling like you've known her all your life. Good luck to eveyone who enters. This is an amazing prize to win!!!

Jessica said...

I have loved her books. Since I want to be a writer myself, and now that I have time becauae I'm no longer working outside of the home ("just" being a SAHM), where do you get your inspiration for your stories and characters?

phxbne said...

I would ask 'which of your characters are you most like?"

Catherine Coulter said...

I love Jane Porter. I would ask her what she plans she has for after the Brennan Sisters Trilogy!

Nila said...

I think Jane Porter and her books are wonderful!I would ask if she had plans for another series or back to single story novels?

S.Sabia said...

I would ask her where is her favorite place to read? I haven't read any of these books yet so thanks for the chance to win!
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Ingeborg said...

I would ask her if she always wanted to be a writer.

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Debbie Aycock Williams said...

Jane is such a prolific writer. I love her books. I would ask Jane how she organizes her writing. Does she use a outline or does she write from beginning to end and then go back and re-write?

Carol said...

I would love to know where you go to write, and how you managed your time when you first started writing. That seems to be my biggest downfall, just trying to find time to write the stories rolling around in my head!

TinaB said...

I'd ask her who inspired her to start writing.
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Laurie G said...

Jane Where do you go for some peace and quiet? You lead such a hectic life as a mother, wife and writer!

traveler said...

Jane is to be admired. Her books are inspiring and special. I would ask her where is her favorite place to travel? saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Brenda Rumsey said...

I would ask her what is the biggest sacrifice she has made to find time to write so many books.
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Mary Jo Burke said...

All the good questions are taken, so I'll channel the wonderful Barbara Walters. If you were a tree, which one would you be?

pascale said...

I have heard of her, but have not read her books. Must put them on my list.

I would ask what I always ask great authors:
What do you read?????
Love the suggestions.

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Meg Munson said...

I'm not entering the contest as I also hosted this contest for Jane. I have read all of Jane's books and even hosted an event for her for the release of her last book, The Good Daughter. She is such an awesome writer and an amazing woman in person. Good luck to all who enter as you will love her books:-)

Angela Cottingham said...
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Angela Cottingham said...

Did she keep any of her stories she wrote as a child?

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Elisabeth said...

I would ask Jane if there is any possibility that there will be a fourth book about the Brennan sisters and their family.

Connie said...

As I’m a newbie to Jane’s books, I (sadly) have not read any as yet. I did enjoy learning more about her and am pleased to know that she loved her visit to Europe when she was younger. My question is:

Jane: I lived in Paris for a number of years and am wondering if you got to visit it. If so, do you recall much of the city and what did you like the best? I also want to wish you continued successes.

I’m so looking forward to catching up on reading Jane's books. Where have I been? :-)

Connie Fischer
conniecape(at)aol(dot)com

Nancy said...

Do you travel to the locations of your books before you write them?

Nova said...

I would ask her about her upcoming books! What books are coming after the Brennan Sisters Trilogy.
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Mrs Mommy Booknerd said...

What is your greatest vice?

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cindyr said...

I would like to know how Jane feels when she finishes a book = happy, sad, already looking forward to the next one, scared of the idea of having to start a new one, etc.
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Jessica said...

I love Jane Porter! If I could meet her I would ask her "Out of all the characters you've written, which one is your favorite?"

Thanks!
-Jessica M
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Susan Barber said...

I would say, " Jane, do any of your books contain autobiographical elements ? " Susan Barber sueb5255@yahoo.com

Kerry said...

I love Jane's writing! I would ask so many things...Where did she find her inspiration for her characters? Are any most like you? And How do you do it all?? Do you sleep?

Margie Durham said...

I think I would ask Jane what book is she reading now?

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Janine said...

I'm not entering because I already have these books and it's only fair someone who hasn't read them to enjoy them. Jane really is a beautiful lady inside and out along with being a fabulous mom, wife and writer.
Janine

robertsonreads said...

I would ask Jane does she consider herself an everyday woman? I mean this in the sense that she is somewhat famous due to her being a writer, does she ever get any extra perks?
Ginger

robertsonreads said...

PS.
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Susan Coster said...

Who, currently, is your favorite author? And, what was most memorable book as a child or young teen?

mjjpower said...

I would ask Jane what her all time favorite romance book is and how often she gets to read for fun herself!

Lisa McManus Lange said...

I would ask Jane what drives her passion to keep writing....
Lisa Lange

Anonymous said...

I met Jane here in Atlanta last spring. She explained using pictures for inspiration and she was so interesting I forgot to ask her to sign my book!

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DarcyO said...

I would ask Jane what she does to unwind.

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susieqlaw said...

Jane, will you please teach me how to surf?

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Linda Kish said...

My question is how does she always come up with a winning plot? And where do all of the ideas come from? But those are taken. So, who is her favorite author?

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Tiffany Drew said...

If she could be any character from any of her books, who would she choose and why?

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Anonymous said...

I'd like to ask Jane where she gets all her great stories from, do they just pop into her mind, does she get inspired from something or someone she meets ?

Cinthia Hamilton said...

I really enjoy Jane's books! I would ask Jane if she puts any of her own life experiences in her books?

Anonymous said...

I would ask Jane who her favorite literary character is from any book? Jennyu012@yahoo.com

Jess Bair said...

I would ask Jane if it was easier to write at home amongst the chaos there, or is it easier in a quiet and private place,and why?

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Anonymous said...

I started reading Jane Books when her movie was showed on Life Time Flirting with Forty. I would ask Jane when you meet Ty in Hawi were you inspired to write the book so other had hope in their fortys that they could find true love no matter the age difference?


kerrie said...

Last comment was wriiten by carebearblueeyes@yahoo.com flirting with forty ?

KJ Rivera said...

My question would be if you could meet any author in history who would it be and why.

Kim Pinch said...
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Kim Pinch said...

I would ask her if she has ever had to abandon or put aside an idea or a story that she already started because someone else just published a similar book.
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Judy Sescil said...

I would ask what her favorite author and book is :)

Eileen A-W said...

I would ask how does she plan out a new book and create time & space to get it written.

mary branham said...

I want to tell jane how much my friend and I have enjoyed The Good Woman and The good Daughter. Also what is her next project after The Good Wife? Will there be another series?

Shannon said...

I would ask her what she hopes her readers get out of her books?

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Shannon
http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com


bn100 said...

Do you visit every place you write about?

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Lilian said...

Honestly, I would ask: Can I PLEASE be your beta reader and get a sneak peek at your next novel? I have cookies.


lilianxcheng AT gmail.com
Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

dstoutholcomb said...

what's your favorite thing being the mom of three boys?

Kim said...

What's your favorite era to write?

Lea said...

I would ask what her inspiration is in characters.
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holdenj said...

Lots of good questions!
I would ask her what her favorite book was a a kid!?
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Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I would ask her where she gets the inspiration for her stories - both genres!

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Hailey Fish said...

I haven't read either of the books mentioned so I'd love to win.

The question I'd ask is: where do you get your inspiration for stories as well as for characters. I'd love to know because I've had writer's block since 2007.

fishiegirl22@yahoo.com

Lisa Keller said...

Hello,

Jane, I'd like to know if you could write from any location in the world, where you choose?

Thanks for the wonderful escape, your books provide!

Lisa
liskell68@gmail.com

Lauren McCormick said...

What a great giveaway!!
Since I taught school for 22 years, and my 2nd grade teacher inspired me to want to be a teacher, I'd like to ask Jane if there was a teacher she had that inspired her to write.
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Summer Grinstead said...

My question would be: What inspired you to become a writer?

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Stacie said...

She has written SO MANY books, where does she get her inspiration and ideas...from her friends' lives, from TV, from other books?

Chrissy TheEveryFreeChanceReader said...

I would ask Ms. Porter what her favorite book is and what book she rereads regularly.

thanks for the chance to win

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Bridget O'Neill said...

How does she find the time to do everything she does?

bjoneill@hotmail.com

Cathy Shouse said...

Love Jane Porter and her books. I read something on her blog about taking a new direction in her writing. I would ask her what she plans to write and do over the next three years or so.

cathy shouse 5 at aol dotcom

JROSEN60 said...

i would ask her what her next writing plans are...

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Summer Grinstead said...

I'd ask her what her middle name is?
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Melissa said...

Thanks to everyone for participating and for all your fabulous questions. I'll be sure to share them with Jane and maybe she'll answer them sometime.

Thanks to Jane for letting us host such a cool giveaway.

Random.org has chosen one winner from all entries with contact info (one entry per person).

Congrats to Susan Barber!