Friday, May 27, 2011

with Lena Nelson Dooley

It's Hartline week here at The Book Loft! All of this week's books were contracted by Hartline Literary. Enjoy
Which of your books has been the most fun for you to write and which character is your favorite?
When people ask me things like that, I always say the book I’m working on right now is my favorite. I haven’t written a book I didn’t like. And I love the characters God gives me to write about.

Which character in your new release most interested you while you wrote?
In Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico, I loved all the characters, but since Jeremiah was the one who had the most spiritual growth, I found him very interesting.

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
My husband used to be a truck driver. About 25 years ago, he was gone for a couple of days. At that time, I used a pressure cooker fairly often. I had cooked Swiss steak for the family dinner. After the pressure went down, I couldn’t get the pan open. After trying for quite a while, I called the police station and asked if a policeman could come by the house and open my pressure saucepan. They sent one out right away, and my family had dinner that night.

What would a perfect day for you look like?
My perfect day would be spent doing what God had planned for me that day. So I have a lot of perfect days. My husband is usually a large part of that day. Often my children or grandchildren are involved.

I really like to travel, so when we’re traveling, I’m very happy. And when I get to spend time with other authors, it’s a real plus.

Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
I have very eclectic reading tastes—historical, contemporary, romance, suspense, some speculative fiction. However, I’m not really interested in reading horror or dark spirits.

Are there certain foods or snacks keeps the words flowing for you?
Chocolate, especially dark. Or M&Ms.

Are there spiritual themes you like to write about?
I write about redemption, trusting God, forgiveness. Things like that

What lesson is the Lord teaching you right now or recently taught you?
To completely trust Him for everything in my life. This is an ongoing lesson.

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
I just signed a contract for a 3-book historical series set in 1885 about triplets born on the last wagon train west that were separated at birth.

Thank you for being with us, Lena! It's been a pleasure--and I'm loving your book! :-)
Purchase at CBD

Purchase Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico at CBD.

Lena is giving away a copy of Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

If you have trouble leaving a comment, you can email your comment to me at Patty {at} PattyWysong {dot}com.


Meredith said...

Great interview! I like to keep M&Ms handy too!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

Judy K said...

M&M's yum! I would love to win a copy of this book! Reading is my passion and reading books from authors I have never read before is so much fun.

Judy from IN

Jo said...

Great interview. I love reading the Love finds You books.


PriviesAndPrims said...

Would love to win more romance!

priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

ann said...

Sounds like a good book
please enter me


Tracy Smith said...

Would love to win a copy of this book!! You can never have too much romance!

countrysunset40 (at) aol dot com

Courtney said...

I love Love Finds You books...thanks for a great giveaway!


Amy said...

I enjoy these Love Finds You books. Please enter me. Thanks.


Lee Smith said...

Great interview - I'd love to read this book. Thanks for the chance to read this book.

leesmithwriting at yahoo dot com

Charity said...

Sounds like a wonderful book! Thanks!

Lady DragonKeeper said...

Great interview! It made me smile (especially the story about the pressure cooker and the policeman). =)


Leanne said...

I'd love to read it!

leanniegehrke at hotmail dot com

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