Saturday, June 13, 2015

A Warm Welcome to Donna Robinson

Is there a story behind your book The Knotty Pine Chronicles, a 2-in-1 Collection?
I’ve been writing novels for over twenty years. Although I had three small books published by Barbour, I couldn’t get a publisher for my other books. In May of 2014, I attended a Christian writers conference where I heard about Independent Publishing. A whole new world opened up to me! I decided to try it out with Romance by Design—and I fell in love with self-publishing! It’s not easy. There’s a huge learning curve to publishing your own books, but it’s so worth it. I’m hoping, Lord willing, to publish three more books this year.

What kind of books do you enjoy reading?
My favorite books to read are what I write—contemporary Christian romance. A close second is historical Christian romance. Many writers who have become Indie Authors publish these type of books.

What is your favorite season of the year? 
I love spring. This year we’ve had a lot of rain, but I love to see the trees bud and the flowers bloom. My favorite spring flower is the purple lilac with its sweet scent.

What is a favorite memory from your childhood?
A favorite memory involves reading a fiction book. I must have been about twelve, and I was sitting on the sofa in my parents’ living room, light coming from the big picture window behind me. I don’t remember the name of the book or the author (wish I did), but when I came to the last page, I didn’t want that story to end. I closed the book and just sat there, thinking about the story, wishing I could meet the characters and discover what happened to them. There was a distinct feeling, an emotion, that tugged at my heart, wanting to know more. That’s what I want my readers to feel when they come to the end of one of my stories.

Where is your favorite place to travel/vacation in?
I live in Denver, and the Rocky Mountains are so close. Of course, my husband and I never go there! But last year, my dad and sister came to visit us, and we drove through Rocky Mountain National Park with them. There’s basically one road that goes from one end of the park to the other, and it just keeps climbing up until you reach the highest point somewhere in the middle. It was like driving to the top of the world. I loved it!

Share a verse or Scripture passage with us that is special to you (and why it's special).  
A favorite Scripture that I keep returning to is Psalm 62:5-8. Here’s what it says (KJV): “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us.”
This passage is such a great reminder that God is everything! We need to put all our faith, all our trust, all our confidence in God, and only in Him. Then we need to pour out our hearts to Him in prayer. The Lord will work things out for those who put all their hope and trust in Him.

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
My next book is The God of All Tomorrows, a Christian historical romance.
In 1934, Launi Fairfield goes to the jungles of Peru to translate the Bible into an Indian dialect. She thought missionary work would be exciting, but her days are taken up with the tedious translation project.

Miles Stone has been a missionary doctor for ten years. He’s a confirmed bachelor, not wanting to be saddled with a wife and children as he moves around to the different Peruvian tribes. He’s content with his life, until he meets Launi.

Together, they end up having more adventure than Launi ever bargained for. They battle snakes, jaguars, sickness, earthquakes, and an Indian chief who wants to add Launi to his harem. Will they trust God for all their tomorrows?

This book is slated to come out in June 2015. Please sign up at my website for email notifications of when my latest books will be available!

Back Cover Blurb

This paperback book is a 2-in-1 Collection with two stories in it:
            ROMANCE BY DESIGN, Book One
Goldie Silversmith’s brother, Mike, keeps setting her up with blind dates—men whom Mike says are great guys, but they turn out to be bald, short, fat, toothy… But one day Mike sets her up with a tall, handsome, interesting guy who actually makes her heart race.

Ryan Collins just moved to Knotty Pine after earning a master’s degree in architecture. Growing up with poor parents, he now wants to turn the corner and become rich. Then he meets Goldie Silversmith, who seems to think he’s her blind date. Her date? That’s news to him…

When Goldie discovers she went out with the wrong guy, she calls Ryan the Imposter. But when someone sabotages Goldie’s pottery, will Ryan be able to help her find the culprit?

            ROMANCE IN RECOVERY, Book Two
When Noelle’s grandmother dies, she’s all alone in the world. Not one person from her past—except for him, and she hopes he never finds her.

Tucker Shay is living the good life as a freewheeling bachelor— flying airplanes, playing basketball, flirting with girls. He has plenty of time to settle down and get married. Then tragedy strikes, and nothing is the same.

What is God’s plan for Tucker and Noelle? Will they grant each other a second chance for a happy future together?

To purchase her book:

About Donna:
Donna Reimel Robinson is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She’s had three books published by Heartsong Presents, and now she is publishing independently. As a pastor’s wife, Donna plays the piano at church and teaches a Jr. High Sunday School class. She and her husband live in Denver, Colorado. They have four grown children and eleven grandchildren. To see a list of all Donna’s books, visit her website at

To connect with Donna:

Donna Robinson is giving away a copy of The Knotty Pines Chronicles.  The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses.
To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You may enter the book giveaway twice -- once on each spotlight post. (It's not too late to go back and leave a comment on yesterday's post.)

Off to read another great book!
Sandra M. Hart


cjajsmommy said...
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Donna Reimel Robinson said...

Thank you for hosting me on The Barn Door Book Loft, ladies!

Donna Reimel Robinson said...

Thanks, Deb R, for your comment. You might win!

Patricia Bradley said...

Sounds like great books! And sometimes when I finish a book, I want to know what happens next, Great post.

Donna Reimel Robinson said...

Thanks, Patricia!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me. Id like to get to know Donna's. jrs362 @ hotmail dot com

Gail Kittleson said...

Donna, the name of your Chronicles is fun - how did you come up with it?

Thanks for sharing today.

gkittleson at myomnitel dot com

Donna Reimel Robinson said...

Gail, thanks for your question. The Knotty Pine Chronicles is named after the (fictional) town where the two stories take place in Pennsylvania. There are a lot of knotty pine trees in that area!

Anonymous said...

Fun interview ladies! Thanks! I love getting to know authors a little better! And I love spring too, though we are also getting a lot of rain!!
Can't wait to read and review your book!
Joy ibjoy1953(at) yahoo, com

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