Thursday, May 20, 2010

Guest post and 3 book Giveaway: Toni Teepell, author of A Truth Worth Tellin'


In January of this year I had the privilege of reviewing Toni Teepell's debut novel, A Truth Worth Tellin' for Goodreads. This book deeply touched me and I loved the story and the characters. When I asked Toni to tell me what inspired the story, she shared this very personal heartfelt information. Toni has graciously agreed to give away 3 copies of her book. Details at end of post.


The dream to become a published author began when I was eleven years old and remained through marriage, children, career, and plenty of life. Forty-one years later, my dream has become a reality. After teaching elementary school for fourteen years, I am now able to write/market full time. I am married to a wonderful man who keeps life interesting and fun. We have two sons, a daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren. My husband and I love being Noni and Poppy, and cherish every moment with our grandsons.

Although fiction, the inspiration for A Truth Worth Tellin' comes from two extraordinary people who taught me the true meaning of love. My mother, diagnosed with schizophrenia in her twenties, walked through horrific events with an unwavering faith in God. When well, she chose gratefulness over bitterness and never lost her optimism or love of life. My father demonstrated unconditional love and commitment that went far beyond what one would expect possible. Their story of hope, struggle, and determination is worth telling.

Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Toni. Now I can see why your book felt so real and affected me so much. If you are not a winner, do yourself a favor and go out and buy this book. You will really enjoy the story.Toni just found out that ATWT is one of three finalists for Best Regional Fiction IPPY Award. The winner will be announced at an award party in New York on May 25th. So well deserved! You can order it from her website.

Here are the details of the giveaway:

  • Three autographed copies to be given away
  • US & Canada mailing addresses only
  • Be sure to leave an e mail contact in your comment
  • Deadline June 1st at 6 P.M. EST
  • Good luck!

31 comments:

  1. I just love reading the story of the author behind the story. This was NO exception. Great post, Kaye!

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  2. This sounds wonderful! Would love to enter this giveaway. Thank you so much.

    lisa.2713 at gmail dot com

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  3. What a fabulous story. Please enter me in your great giveaway. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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  4. This sounds like a really heartfelt story, I would love to read it. Please enter me in your giveaway.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  5. Sounds like a beautiful tale, please enter me. Thank you.

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

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  6. Sounds like a really good read. Thanks for the giveaway.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  7. I love books like this. Please enter me.
    Laura
    laura.leahj@gmail.com

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  8. I enjoyed reading "the story behid the story", and it has piqued my interest. Please enter me into the giveaway!

    jonitathebookchick(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I would love to win this book. It sounds like a goodread.
    Love & Hugs,
    Pam
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  10. Please enter me! This looks like a great book.

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  11. Knowing the background behind a story makes a huge difference to me. It helps me know where the author is coming from. I promise to read the book whether I win it or not.
    margot(dot)peck(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Sounds good. Please count me in and thank you for hosting.

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  13. Sounds like a great book with an interesting background.

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  14. Sounds like an awesome read! Please enter me.

    I follow on gfc

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  15. I would love to enter.

    Thanks!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. Sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  17. Sounds like a good read. Count me in! thanks

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  18. you review made this book sound quite charming, so please throw my hat in the cyber ring!

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  19. this looks like a great read thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  20. This sounds like such a wonderful read. I'd love to get my hands on it.

    mryward(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. Hope she wins!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  22. what a heartfelt story! Please enter me thanks.

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  23. What a great sounding book. Thanks for the chance

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  24. This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the contest.

    peacelily_2006(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Please count me in!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  27. No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

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  28. please enter me & thx for the contest
    thehighflyer3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. Thanks for sharing the writer's insight - as they say - you write what you know. I'd love an opportunity to win a copy and experience the story myself.

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  30. Sounds like an interesting story. As a Social/Behavioral Sciences major, I especially like books that discuss mental health issues from all perspectives. Added this book to my To-Read list on Goodreads.com and will post a review after I read it. I also run a fiction group on that site and a local book club, and am looking for my next book recommendation, so I hope I win! :)
    pjswoman@aol.com

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  31. Thanks for the chance!
    mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com

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