Shannon here: Historical romance author, Lena Nelson Dooley shares her real life SURPRISE and a chance to win a copy of her latest novel, Catherine’s Pursuit. Comment on any post dated Feb 25 – March 1 to get your name in the drawing. Deadline: March 9th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Lena:
When I was in high school, I had been hit hard in the stomach by a weighted medicine ball. Because f some things going on in my body, it did real damage to me. The doctor told me that I might not ever conceive a child.
Unbeknown to me, James’s mother had been x-rayed while she was carrying him. The doctor told her that he probably would be unable to father a child. She had worried for twenty-five years that he would never give her grandchildren.
Because of what happened to me, we didn’t even bother with the idea of birth control. Imagine our surprise when I conceived almost immediately. There was plenty of celebrating in the Dooley family because all our fears had been in vain.
We have two beautiful daughters and two sons-in-law, grandchildren have followed, as well as a great grandson. Our blessings are abundant. Praise the Lord.
About Lena: Award-winning author, Lena Nelson Dooley, has more than 700,000 books in print.
Helping other authors become published really floats her boat, with over 20 signing their first book contract after her mentoring. Three of her books have been awarded the Carol Award silver pins, and she has received the ACFW Mentor of the Year award. The high point of her day is receiving feedback from her readers, especially people whose lives have been changed by her books.
Her 2010 release Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico, won the 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Award for excellence in publishing Western Fiction. Maggie’s Journey appeared on a reviewers Top Ten Books of 2011 list. It also won the 2012 Selah award for Historical Novel. Mary’s Blessing released in May 2012. It recently appeared on a review site’s Top Five Reads in 2012 list. Catherine’s Pursuit is coming in February 2013.
In addition to her writing, Lena is a frequent speaker at women’s groups, writers groups, and at both regional and national conferences. She has spoken in six states and internationally. She is also one of the co-hosts of the Gate Beautiful blog radio show.
Lena has an active web presence on Shoutlife, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Linkedin and with her internationally connected blog where she interviews other authors and promotes their books. Find her online: www.lenanelsondooley.com, Http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com, http://pinterest.com/lenandooley/, ww.facebook.com/lena.nelson.dooley, www.twitter.com/lenandooley, www.facebook.com/pages/Lena-Nelson-Dooley/42960748768?ref=ts, http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/333031.Lena_Nelson_Dooley, www.shoutlife.com/lenanelsondooley, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/search/gate-beautiful-radio-show/, http://christianfictionhistoricalsociety.blogspot.com/, http://justthewritecharisma.blogspot.com/, http://www.bustlesandspurs.com/.
About the book – Catherine’s Pursuit: The search for her sisters will become a spiritual journey for the entire family.
Raised by her father, Catherine McKenna has never lacked for anything, surrounded by people to take care of her every need. On her eighteenth birthday she discovers that not only did her mother die when she was born, but she has two identical sisters. Although her father vowed not to look for his daughters, Catherine made no such promise. Setting out on her own with one clue and her maid in tow, she’s determined to find her sisters.
Collin Elliott has seen better days. After losing his ship to a violent and unexpected storm, he is trying to recover–physically and emotionally. When Angus McKenna sends him to find, follow, and protect his daughter, he wants nothing more than to finish his task and return home. Can he help her find her sisters?
And will the discoveries they make along the way teach them both what’s most important in life?
“A heartwarming tale filled with history, adventure, faith, and love.” –Lisa Wingate, bestselling and award-winning author of Dandelion Summer and Firefly Island
Purchase links: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1621360199?ie=UTF8&tag=lenneldoochaw-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=1621360199, http://www.christianbook.com/catherines-pursuit-mckennas-daughters/lena-nelson/9781621360193/pd/360193?product_redirect=1&Ntt=360193&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP, http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/catherines-pursuit-lena-dooley-nelson/1111647814?ean=9781621360193
Come back March 1st for Lena’s excerpt from Catherine’s Pursuit!