Tuesday, July 26, 2011

with Dora Hiers

Welcome to the Barn Door Book Loft, Dora!
People talk about life before children—what was your life before writing?

I used to read for enjoyment while my hubby watched tv in the evenings. Now the laptop perches on my lap every night. Definitely minus facebook and blogging.

What book have you recently enjoyed reading?
Purple Knot by Raquel Byrnes, another fabulous White Rose romantic suspense.

If you were a dessert, what would you be?
Edy’s Espresso Chip Ice Cream. Yum!

If you were to find a purple polka-dotted monster in your kitchen one morning, how would you respond?
I probably wouldn’t even notice it until after I’d guzzled my first cup of cafĂ© con leche. The morning’s just not right without my usual ½ espresso, ½ steamed milk. Mmm. (I’m eying the coffeepot.) Maybe I’ll take a break here, be right back...

Tell us about one of your favorite memories or moments in your life.
God’s blessed me with many favorite memories, but most recently, the birth of our first grandson. I adore holding him and watching him grow. Truly a gift from God.

What's one of your dreaded things to do?
Cleaning our two-story house. It’s huge and a chore I dread starting, but don’t mind so much once I get in the groove. And when it’s done, it looks so nice and sparkly and smells so piney fresh. Kind of what happens when God takes up residence in our hearts, don’t you think?

What is the Lord teaching you, or recently taught you?
Patience. And waiting on Him.

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
Here’s a sneak peek at Journey’s Edge, my second book in the Marshals of Journey Creek series, which is currently under consideration with White Rose Publishing.

A routine audit? Hardly. Red flags—and the goon that’s following her—raise McKinley Frasier’s suspicions that numbers don’t add up at the insurance firm she’s auditing. And when someone tries to snatch her daughter from school, who does she turn to for protection? Renner Crossman, the cop who walked out on her one month before their wedding. Renner’s not the same guy who broke her heart ten years ago. He calls himself a “new man.” Can she trust the new Renner with her daughter’s safety? What about her heart?

You can purchase Journey's End from Amazon.

Dora is giving away a copy of Journey's End. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.


Raquel Byrnes said...

I love your analogy with the cleaning house, very true. Congrats on the grandbaby...so sweet. And thank you for your kind words about Purple Knot. (hugs)

Judy said...

Dora, thanks for the book giveaway. "Journey's End" sounds like a great read!

Congrats on your first Grandson! Grandchildren are so joyous!



Diana Flowers said...

This book sounds really good and the cover is great! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!


Jo said...

"Journey's End" sounds like such a great read and really appreciate your giveaway. Look forward to reading the book.


Marianne said...

Thanks, Esther and Dora for the
great interviews and super
giveaway!i love learning more about the authors behind the books. Thanks for the chance to win. mitzi_wanham[at]yahoo[dot]com

Dora Hiers said...

Hey Raquel. I surely don't know how you find time to clean house with 6 kids?? Yowzee! Loved Purple Knot.

Thanks, Judy. Yep. Grandchildren add an entirely new dimension to life, don't they?

Good morning, Diana, Jo and Marianne. Thanks for your interest in Journey's End and for stopping back by. I appreciate you!

Courtney said...

Journey's End sounds really interesting!! Thanks for the chance to win it!! Congrats on the new grandbaby!!


Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Pam K. said...

I enjoyed the interviews with Dora. I enjoy learning about authors, especially those who are new to me.
I would like to be entered to win "Journey's End."


Dora Hiers said...

Thanks so much, Courtney. Grandkids are sooo special, meant to be enjoyed and cherished. Was able to do that today with my granddaughter.

Hey Linda and Pam. Thanks so much, ladies, for your interest in Journey's End. Best wishes to win.

lgm52 said...

Sounds great..can hardly wait to read this..Please count me in the drawing!

ann said...

Sounds like a great book I would enjoy reading.

Your gonna love being a new grandma- priceless

amhengst AT verizon DOT net

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win this. This looks like a great book. I would love to read this. Thanks again.


karenk said...

congratulations on your grandbaby :)

thanks for the chance to read your novel, dora

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Dora Hiers said...

Hey Lgm52. Glad to see you here. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Ann. Actually, Grandkids are a joy to be around, for sure.

Hey Rebecca and KarenK. It's my pleasure. Great to meet you, ladies. Thanks so much for your kind words.

Best wishes to win!

Rita Garcia said...

Grandchildren truly are God's gift! Enjoyed learning a little about you, Dora and look forward to reading your novels!

Love the interview questions, Esther!

Tracy Smith said...

This sounds like a wonderful story. Enjoy being a grandma, there's nothing else like it!

Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

countrysunset40 (at) aol dot com

Have a wonderful weekend!

PriviesAndPrims said...

Please enter me too. :)

priviesandprims at yahoo .com

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Teresa Mathews said...

Awe! A new grandbaby, how wonderful! Thank you so much for the interview and for the excerpt. It sounds like a sweet story. Thanks for the chance to win. tsmathews61@gmail.com

Amy said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I also read and enjoyed Purple Knot.

sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

Meredith said...

Mmmmm...I love cafe con leche too! Haven't had it in quite awhile.

meredithfl at gmail dot com

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