*You can earn up to 6 entries in this giveaway. Read below for details*
Today author Lena Nelson Dooley is telling us about her new book, Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico (May 2010). She has offered an autographed copy of her book to one lucky commenter. She will also be stopping by throughout the week to answer your questions! So if you have anything you want to ask her, you can include it in your comment for entering the contest. If you are only leaving a question in the comment and not entering the giveaway please say so.
Welcome, Lena! Tell us a little about yourself.
Tell us about your salvation experience.
I accepted Jesus into my life when I was seven years old, soon after my mother died, at a summer revival at our little country church.
Prone to tears, or yelling?
Yes. Probably more tears than yelling now. Used to yell a lot.
Stubborn, or compliant?
The answer to that might change according to who you ask. If it’s something I believe strongly about, I can be stubborn, but more often than not, I’m a peacemaker.
How do you handle disasters/BIG problems? Do you have a funny or interesting story showcasing how you handle them?
No funny story, but I’m really strong while the disaster or BIG problem is happening. Then after everything is completely over, I might melt down.
In your opinion, what is your best trait? What is your worst?
The best: God has blessed me with the ability to discern deeper meanings in situations.
The worst: Sometimes, I’m too busy to really pay attention.
Tell us something surprising about yourself that readers may not know.
Most people don’t know that I will soon be 68 years old.
If you compared your writing style to any other Christian Fiction author, who would it be? Also, how would you rate the romance in your books?
Readers have told me that they think my writing style is similar to Tracie Peterson’s and Lauraine Snelling’s. It has blessed me every time someone tells me that. I love both of these women’s writing.
What are you working on now or going to write next?
My agent is working with a 3-book series proposal—historical and the heroines are sisters.
How can readers get in contact with you?
http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com/ - Author interviews/Free books
http://www.bustlesandspurs.com/ - Regular Blogger
It’s 1890, and Golden, New Mexico, is a booming mining town where men far outnumber women. So when an old wealthy miner named Philip Smith finds himself in need of a nursemaid, he places an ad for a mail-order bride—despite the protests of his friend Jeremiah. Hoping to escape a perilous situation back East, young Madeleine Mercer answers the ad and arrives in town under a cloud of suspicion. But just as she begins to win over Philip—and Jeremiah himself—the secrets she left behind threaten to follow her to Golden...and tarnish her reputation beyond redemption.
Who would you pick to play the lead roles if this book was made into a movie?
*USA and Canada residents only, please*
Okay readers, here is your chance to win an autographed copy of Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico!
*Leave a comment with your name and email address (so I can contact you if you win). The comment is mandatory. You will not be entered unless you leave a comment AND your email address.
*If you leave a comment you will be entered unless you specify that you would not like to be entered.
*Here are the ways to get entries:
(First entry) The mandatory comment saying you would like to be entered with your email address.
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Read and leave a comment on one or more of my recent book reviews.
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**You can earn a total of 6 entries if you do all of the above entry options. Make sure to tell me in your entry comment on this post which of the things you did to get extra entries.**
*The contest will run from today (August 20) until 6:00 CST on Thursday (August 26). I will announce the winner that night. The winner is always randomly drawn. I will contact the winner either directly after choosing him/her or on Friday the 27th, and then that person will have one week to reply. If the winner doesn't reply within that time period, I will pick a new winner.
Good luck! Thanks for visiting.