19 November 2009

Spotlight on Christmas Novels with Lena Nelson Dooley

Welcome to spotlight on Chirstmas novels with Lena Nelson Dooley. Lena has 2 novella's out also and has told us about both books. I have read both books and really loved them.
Welcome Lena.




1. Firstly can you tell us a little about yourself?

I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. I live in Texas where I'm a full-time novelist. I speak several times a year to women's groups, writers groups, or conferences.


2. How did you come to be an author is it something you always wanted to be?

Actually, God told me to become a professional writer back in 1984. The story is pretty amazing. You can read all about it at the bottom of the main page on my web site: http://www.lenanelsondooley.com/

3. As this month I’m focusing on Chritstmas books and Lena has 2 Novellas focus on both books first I am focusing on Wild West Christmas. How did you go about collaborating for this collection?

Wild West Christmas was a fun book to work on. I knew all three of the other writers, and we work very well together. Our ideas meshed really well, so the book shows the strengths of each of us in interesting stories of four sisters living in Texas.

4. How did you find the topic and was it easy to write for you?

Since this is my first completely Texas story, I loved writing it. I think Kathleen Y'Barbo may have been the one to come up with the idea. She and I both live in Texas. The other two authors live in adjoining states.

5. How did you come up with the charactors for your story?

Actually, I pray about the stories. God helps the imagination he created me with to come up with interesting people for the novels.

6. Do you have a message you hope readers take out of your story?

First impression can be deceiving, and don't be judgmental.

7. Can you tell us a little about your story?

A working cowgirl, who can also be a refined lady, meets an uptight accountant from Boston. Through the story they both change.

8. Do you have any upcoming projects you would like to share?

I'm finishing writing my first Summerside Press book Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico, which will release in May 2010.

9. Finally where can we find you on the net?

I'm a lot of places:

http://www.lenanelsondooley.com/
http://lenanelsondooleynewsletter.blogspot.com/ - Monthly free book
http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com/ - Author interviews/Free books
http://www.bustlesandspurs.com/ - Regular Blogger
www.facebook.com/lena.nelson.dooley
Www.twitter.com/lenandooley
www.shoutlife.com/lenanelsondooley


Now focusing on Christmas Love at Lake Tahoe How did you go about collaborating for this collection?
Since the stories take place in the same time period, we really had to coordinate our stories.


How did you find the topic and was it easy to write for you?
Jeanie Smith Cash contacted us with the story idea.


How did you come up with the charactors for your story?
Actually, I borrowed a couple of my grandson's friends for two of the characters. The others just came to me.

Do you have a message you hope readers take out of your story?
You can't go through life being fearful. It shows you lack of trust in God.

Can you tell us a little about your story?
It's about college roommates working at a new ski lodge after they graduate. I thought it would be interesting if my heroine didn't like to ski or take any kind of risk and the hero was a daredevil, who really only did what he knew he could handle.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Enjoyed the interview, ladies. I'm a big fan of Christmas fiction. I have both of these books on my shelf and hope to get to them soon.

Blessings!

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