Thursday, December 13, 2012

Blog Tour: For What It's Worth by Karey White (Guest Post + Giveaway)

Today author Karey White has stopped by in honor of the For What It’s Worth Blog Tour to discuss the hard work that’s called book writing, and why it’s all worth it.
Writing a book is hard work. I have a hard time writing when my house is a wreck, so it requires that I be more organized than is my nature. It requires that I carve out time to write, even when other things might be more enjoyable or interesting. I don't ever turn on the television during the day. I try to go to bed with my housework in a manageable condition.
Even though there are some challenges when it comes to writing, there are also great rewards. I've always had to be creating. I've owned my own wedding cake business and my own clothing design business. I've done a lot of scrapbooking and paper crafts. I've gone through phases of embroidery, cross stitching, crocheting, felting, jewelry making and painting. If I saw something creative and felt the itch to try it, I usually did. Writing is great because it gives me my needed creative outlet with much less mess than any of the other things I've done over the years.
Another reward is the thrill of seeing something that I wrote on a bookshelf. Knowing I put all those words together to create a story that people are enjoying is a thrill. And when I receive emails or phone calls or letters from some of those people, telling me how much they enjoyed it or how touched they were by it, I feel humbled that God has given me a talent and an idea that means something to people. It's a privilege and a blessing to be able to write.
For What It's Worth by Karey White
Twenty-four year-old, Abby Benson has dreams of owning her own wedding cake shop. An inheritance from her aunt gives her the ability to make those dreams come true. She hires Dane, a handsome contractor, to help her get the bakery up and running and soon they’re moving toward their own happy ending.
Unsure what to charge for her cakes, Abby has a crazy idea to let the customer decide what they think their cake is worth. This plan has its ups and downs, but the novelty of the idea makes her a local celebrity. When she is interviewed on television about the unusual idea, business booms and Abby has cake adventures she never dreamed possible. But as her fame grows, Abby is swept up in a whirlwind that threatens everything she values. With the challenges that face her, will she be able to determine what is worth the most?
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About the author
Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist.
She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.
Connect with Karey here:
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