Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Day 1: interview with Lena Nelson Doyle

Today it is my pleasure to welcome Lena Nelson Dooley back to PASTimes. Today Lena is here to share more about two Christmas collections she is in this winter.

Award-winning author Lena Nelson Dooley has had over 850,000 copies of her books sold. She is a member of ACFW and CAN.

She has appeared on CBA Bestseller list and Amazon Bestseller lists. Her blog, A Christian Writer’s World, received the Readers Choice Blog of the Year Award from the Book Club Network.

Lena speaks at women’s groups, writers groups, and conferences. She is a co-hosts of the Along Came a Writer blogtalk radio show. She lives in Texas with the love of her life. They celebrated their 51st anniversary earlier this month.

Lena has an active web presence on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and LinkedIn.


Lena, welcome back to PASTimes! Thanks for joining us and sharing a bit about your writing world. Congratulations on the release of your new book. Tell us a bit about it.

I actually had two books release in September—A Texas Christmas, which is a Christmas novella collection with other authors, and 21 Days of Christmas, which is a devotional book written by novelists who wrote Christmas short stories with a devotional about the subject of the short story. I also had a novella collection ebook release in October—Warm Mulled Kisses. This collection has both contemporary and historical novellas in it.

What drew you to write this book?

I was pleased to be included in the Texas Christmas novella collection. I love writing and reading historical stories set in Texas.

How did you get the idea for A Texas Christmas?

Rebecca Germany, an editor at Barbour books, contacted me to see if I wanted to be included. Of course, jumped at the chance.

What was the greatest challenge in writing A Texas Christmas?

Coordinating with the other authors in our part of A Texas Christmas. And this book has more humor in it than I usually include. I loved doing that.


Thanks for joining us, Lena!

Lena is giving away one copy of A Texas Christmas to one reader and a copy of 21 Days of Christmas to another reader. All you need to do is use the form below to enter. And be sure to come back tomorrow for the second part of this interview.

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19 comments:

Kathy Anderson said...

My favorite Christmas movie is Holiday Inn with Bing Crosby. I never grow tired of watching it. phoneticpanda (at) gmail (dot)

Kathy Anderson said...

My favorite Christmas movie is Holiday Inn with Bing Crosby. I never grow tired of watching it. phoneticpanda (at) gmail (dot)

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Thanks for dropping by, Kathy. I enjoy HOLIDAY INN. I also love watching WHITE CHRISTMAS. and I watch IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE every Christmas. I can quote most of the lines.

Britney Adams said...

How wonderful to see Miss Lena featured here! I adore Christmas stories and can't wait to read A Texas Christmas!

texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Thanks for dropping by, Britney. Maybe you'll win the book.

Deanne Patterson said...

How exciting to see Lena featured here. I love her books. A favorite Christmas book that I read years ago is Snowbound Colorado Christmas. I still have it in my library here at home. Christmas books are so much fun !

Caryl Kane said...

It's great seeing Ms. Lena featured today! I love watching the Hallmark Christmas movies. This is a wonderful time of year.

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Hi, Deanne. Snowbound Colorado Christmas is one of my favorite novella collections, too. Thanks for letting me know you love it, too.

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Glad you stopped by, Caryl. Our TV provider had the Hallmark channel when we signed up. A few years ago, they dropped Hallmark channel. It almost made us change our provider, but they had a very good Internet connection for me. A few months ago, they added the Hallmark channel back. I was so happy.

I've been recording many of the Christmas movies this year. I think I'll plan a girls night or a Sunday afternoon and evening with my daughters and granddaughters, and we'll watch some of them together.

traveler said...

My favorite Christmas movie is Miracle on 34th Street. I appreciate the older movies which are memorable, unforgettable and meaningful. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Patty said...

One of my favorite Christmas stories is Christmas Roses by Amanda Cabot.

Merry said...

Christmas in Connecticut is a favorite at our house!
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Traveler. I'm glad to see you here. I don't think I've seen you on my blog, have I? We give away at least 5 books a week. http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com

Patty, I really liked Amanda's book, too.

Merry, I'm not familiar with Christmas in Connecticut. I'll have to try and find it.

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