Sunday, December 06, 2009
I often write about forgiveness and trust (especially in the Lord). I find I keep returning to those themes because it governs so much of what we do in life.
What other books of yours are coming out soon?
In March 2010 I have out the third book in the Love Inspired Suspense continuity series (about the Witness Protection Program). My book is Cowboy Protector. I love that title. Then in April I have my first book in my home schooling series coming out called Love Lessons. The second one in the series will be out in July called Heart of a Cowboy. Also in March, Steeple Hill is reissuing Gold in the Fire/Light in the Storm as a Love Inspired Classic. Both books are part of my Ladies of Sweetwater Lake series.
If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?
I would love to meet James Rollins because he is my favorite writer.
How long have you known that you wanted to be novelist?
Since my late twenties—I’ve always been a storyteller but not a writer. I used to make up stories for my dolls when I was a little girl.
What can you tell authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?
I had successfully published over twenty books when I hit a dry spell. The market was changing. My most recent publisher stopped publishing romances. I didn’t sell anything for eight years. If I had given up I wouldn’t have gone on to sell over forty more books—most of those in the Christian fiction market.
I have of an analogy with Debby Giusti with a Christmas theme. The book is called Christmas Peril and my story is Merry Mayhem. When single mom Annie Coleman unexpectedly arrives in Christmas, Oklahoma, police chief Caleb Jackson suspects she’s hiding secrets. He’ll be watching her closely And his protection is just what Annie and her daughter need, as danger has followed them to their new home.
Please give us the first page of the book.
The opening paragraph reads: Annie Coleman almost dropped the phone at her ex-boyfriend’s words, but she couldn’t. She had to keep it together for her daughter. Jayden played nearby, oblivious to the sheer terror Anne was feeling at hearing Bryan’s gasping warning. “Run. Disappear…Don’t trust anyone, especially the police.”
I reviewed the book in my December Newsletter: http://lenanelsondooleynewsletter.blogspot.com/ How can readers find you on the Internet?
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