Today is an exciting day because I am facing-of with Lena Nelson Dooley! She has sold over 800,000 books and three of her books have been awarded the Carol Award silver pins. She also received the American Christian Fiction Writers Mentor of the Year award.
Let’s get to it, shall we?
It’s my blog.
Here we go!
1. What is your favorite song from the 50’s or 60’s time period?
Lena- My all-time favorite love song is “Love Me Tender.” I think it’s the most romantic song ever written.
Charity – Oh! That is a good one! I love that song too!!! I also like Alley Oop.
Charity 1 / Lena 1
2. Are you an avid roller skater?
Lena – When I was much younger, I roller skated a lot. It was one of the most popular forms of entertainment when I was a teenager (late50’s and early 60’s)
Charity – I love it too! When I was growing up, it was still pretty popular (in the 80’s). We always had a fun time. The youth group I went with always had a cassette tape that they took along and it played the same 5 songs on repeat the entire night!!! The worst part is that there were two artists on the tape. They were Ann Murray and The Carpenters.
— Raindrops keep falling on my head….
Charity 2 / Lena 2
3. What was your favorite subject in school? Why?
Lena – I’ve always loved history. I’m sure that’s why I’ve been published with so many historical novels. Of course, I’ve been published with contemporary novels, too. A lot of people, who are readers now, hated history. So when I write a historical novel, I do massive research to make sure I get as many of the historical details about setting, clothing, society, etc., correct. That way they learn about our history in an interesting way.
Charity – History is my favorite too! I love it. I especially love American and English History ❤
— Lena not only LOVES history, but also writes historical fiction. She totally gets that!
Charity 2 / Lena 3
4. Do you like to go camping?
Lena – I like my creature comforts too much. The only time we went camping in a tent was when our oldest daughter way under a year old and it rained a lot. Not a pleasant experience. But several times, we’ve gone camping with a couple who owned a really nice RV. That was fun.
Charity – haha. I agree! Whew. you are brave though. I am a little scared of RV’s too!!
— At least you are brave enough to try the RV!!!
Charity 2 / Lena 4
5. Funniest thing a child has said to you?
Lena – I hope no one will be offended by this. When my oldest daughter was about 4 years old, she wanted to be a boy when she grew up. Our next-door neighbor had a daughter about her age, and a new baby boy. I was baby sitting for them one day. When I changed his diaper, my daughter said, “I don’t want to be a boy. I want a plain bottom.”
Charity – Oh my goodness! hahaha!! How could I compete with that??? That is so funny 🙂
— Lena, for sure!
Charity 2 / Lena 5
6. How do you strive to bring God the most glory in your life?
Lena – I asked Jesus into my heart and life when I was 7 years old, so I’ve walked with Him way over half a century. He is so much a part of my life, He’s often in my conversations with others. And I only write my novels to bring glory to Him by showing characters live through hard times with Him. I’ve also been a speaker at Christian writers conferences, as well as speaking in two foreign countries. I’ve mentored younger women, and mentored other Christian authors.
Charity – Love it! I
— God Wins!
Charity 2 / Lena 5
7. If you could go on vacation anywhere, where would you go?
Lena – I’d like to go to Australia. I fell in love with Australia before it was chic to like Australia. I’ve read well over 200 books set in Australia. What I’d really like to do is rent a luxurious RV and tour all over the continent, stopping and staying awhile when we wanted to.
It would really be fun to tour all of Europe too. I love English history.
Charity 3 / Lena 6
Guess what, guys!! Lena has offered to give away a copy of her newest release. So exciting!!!!
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