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Interview and Giveaway with Author K. Dawn Byrd!

I am honored to have Author K. Dawn Byrd as my guest today. She is giving away a gift card for a free download of her latest book Mistaken Identity to one lucky commenter! Plus, those who are subscribers to this blog will receive two entries. Giveaway ends June 30. So, without further ado, here’s Dawn!

Hello Dawn. Thank you for being here today. I am excited about your recent release titled Mistaken Identity. Please give us a short blurb about your book. 

Eden Morgan longs for a boyfriend of her own, an impossible goal when her best friend, Lexi Branson, gets all the attention and all the guys. When they fall in love with the same guy,Edenbelieves she doesn’t have a chance. She can only hope that sometimes the good girl gets the guy.

Your book sounds great and I love the cover! What was your inspiration behind writing this book and what do you hope readers will take away from your book?

I admire Christian teenagers so much. We’ll never know what they go through as they stand for their faith. I wrote this book to inspire those who might be wondering if it’s worth it all. My advice is to keep on keeping on!

That’s awesome advice, Dawn, and I admire you for writing a book that both young adults and adults alike can enjoy. Speaking of books, can you give us the titles of some of your other books?

Queen of Hearts (WWII romantic suspense, 2010)

Killing Time (contemporary romantic suspense set in a jail, 2010)

This Time for Keeps (contemporary romance, coming in October 2011)

The Zoe Mack Mystery Series (young adult mystery-romance, debuts in January)

One lucky commenter will win a wonderful prize. Can you tell us about the giveaway? I’d planned on giving away some mouse pads, but my supplier decided to stop carrying them. So, we’ll do a gift card for a free copy of the book instead. 

Do you have a favorite Bible verse? Jeremiah 29:11-  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

I love it because it reminds me that God knows me personally and he has plans for me. He knows my future. He holds me in the palm of His hand.

I agree, Dawn. That’s one of my favorite Bible verses as well.  So, where do you see yourself in five years? In otherwords, what are your hopes, dreams, and goals?

In five years, I hope not much has changed in my life. I told someone today that I feel so blessed. I’m sure I’ll still be working the day job and I love so much and writing at night. 

And now for one of my favorite questions to ask…if you were given a million dollars to start a charity, what type of charity would you start and why? I’m a huge animal lover. I’d fund spay/neuter clinics so that there aren’t so many unwanted animals born. 

I love your answer, Dawn! Can you tell me what’s next on your writing agenda? I just signed a contract for a young adult mystery series. My heroine, Zoe Mack, is a lot like Nancy Drew, but more mature and there will be a lot more romance in the series. The first will debut in January. 

Ooh, that sounds like it’s going to be a great series! And last, but not least, where can readers connect with you? (website, blog, twitter, FB, etc.)

Thank you, Dawn, for being a guest on my blog. God’s blessings to you and your family.

Be sure to leave an encouraging comment for Dawn for your chance to win a free download of her latest book and don’t forget that subscribers to this blog receive two entries. Giveaway ends June 30.



Penny Zeller is known for her heartfelt stories of faith and her passion to impact lives for Christ through fiction. While she has had a love for writing since childhood, she began her adult writing career penning articles for national and regional publications on a wide variety of topics. Today Penny is a multi-published author of over a dozen books. She is also a homeschool mom and a group fitness instructor. When Penny is not dreaming up new characters, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and camping, hiking, canoeing, reading, running, gardening, and playing volleyball. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and loves to hear from her readers at her website,, her blog,, and through her newsletter via

17 thoughts on “Interview and Giveaway with Author K. Dawn Byrd!

  1. Great interview Dawn and Penny! Nice to meet you, Dawn. 🙂 What a beautiful cover! There is a definite need for good Christian fiction for teens. There wasn’t much to choose from when I was a teenager, and it’s so nice to have alternatives nowadays to the many vampire stories being written.

    I’m an animal lover too. Spaying and neutering is so important. In my college speech class (eons ago:) I wrote a persuasive speech about spaying/neutering. I always loved when Bob Barker (The Price is Right) finished the show with, “Remember to have your pets spayed or neutered!” 🙂

    God Bless you in your writing!

    1. Hi Kerry! Thank you for stopping by and leaving an encouraging comment for Dawn 🙂 I agree with you that there is such a need for good Christian fiction and I’m so thankful that authors like Dawn are filling that need!

      BTW, I had to laugh about your Bob Barker quote. I loved that quote too!


  2. Dawn, I’m blessed to see that we have a favorite Bible verse in common. You’re one of my favorite authors and I enjoy knowing you.

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  3. Thank you so much for your kind comments, Barb! I really appreciate you.

    Candidkerry: I love my cover. I think the artist did a great job. It’s very young adult looking.

  4. The title and book description definitely make me curious for more! And the Zoe Mack series sounds interesting, too. I loved reading Nancy Drew when I was younger.

  5. Dawn, have you connected with Stephanie Morrill who has a ya & teen writer’s blog? Enjoyed interview very much. Thanks, Dawn & Penny!


  6. I can’t wait to read this!! My daughter would love this as well Dawn!! Even if I don’t win I know I will buy it in a heartbeat!!! thanks penny for such a wonderful interview.

    blessings to you both

    1. Hi Carole and Julie! It’s great to see you here! I am honored to have Dawn as my guest, and I agree, Julie, I think your daughter would love this book 🙂 Carole, you are a sweetheart. Thank you for the heads up on Stephanie’s blog.

  7. This sounds like such a great book and I can’t wait to read it! Thanks for the opportunity and for such a wonderful interview!

    God Bless,

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