Friday, August 28, 2015

Interview and giveaway with New York Times Bestsellling author Lenora Worth!




The Suspense Sisters are honored to interview New York Times Bestselling author Lenora Worth! We are so excited to have her here! Lenora has generously offered to giveaway TWO books this week, Proof of Innocence and Lakeside Hero! (U.S. only, please.) Comment to be entered to win one of these awesome books!

Lenora's Bio: Lenora Worth writes award-winning romance and romantic suspense for Love Inspired and also writes for Tule, Zondervan and Redbud Press. Three of her books finaled in the ACFW Carol Awards and several of her books have been RT Reviewer’s Choice finalists. “Logan’s Child” won the 1998 Best Love Inspired for RT. Her Love Inspired Suspense “Body of Evidence” became a NY Times Bestseller. Her novella in Mistletoe Kisses, along with several other writers, also made her a USA Today Bestselling author. With sixty books published and millions of books in print, she goes on adventures with her retired husband, Don. They have two grown children. Lenora enjoys reading, baking and shopping … especially shoe shopping.


Let's hear a little bit more from Lenora.


Can you give us three interesting facts about yourself?

I grew up on a farm. I know how to drive a tractor, plant corn, tobacco and peanuts and slop hogs. Thankfully, I don't have to do any of those things now.

I love action movies.

My husband and I have known each other since we were about five years old. (We celebrated our fortieth anniversary this year.

What do you do when you’re not writing? 


I read, walk a lot and clean my closet!

How did you choose the genre you write in? 


I knew I wanted to write romance novels but I wasn't so sure about the steamy aspects of that. When I heard a speaker talking about Christian fiction, I knew I'd found my genre. But it took a few years before that dream came true. I love writing sweet, faith-based stories.

What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment? 


The toughest criticism came from a review. The reviewer wasn't very kind but I can handle that. What I didn't appreciate was that the people commenting hadn't even read the book and based on what she'd implied in her review, they assumed my characters had slept together. They had not. She didn't even clarify that they were mistaken. But I had to let it go. (Shake it off.)

The best compliment--when a woman called me after my first LI (The Wedding Quilt) came out and told me about her brother's death because of a drunk driver. My heroine had lost her mother to a drunk driver. (Based on my sister's death.) We cried together but she told me the book had helped her to forgive and heal.

If you could go back in time and do something differently in your writing career, what would it be? 

 
Hmmm, I always want to go back and rewrite every book but I don't think I'd change anything else.
God has blessed me and when I look back I can see his hand in everything that brought me to this point. 


I can't mess with that! 









21 comments:

  1. Lenora! So wonderful to see you blogging here. Love your books, and I am so thrilled about your ongoing success. You deserve every bit of it!

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    1. Thank you, Roxanne. Good to see you here, too :)

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  2. I am looking forward to reading Proof of Innocence and Lakeside Hero. I enjoy reading your 's books..

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    1. Thank you, Emma. We love our readers :)

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  3. Lenora, great to see you here, and proud of your accomplishments. I agree with you about those who tear our books apart with their reviews, but haven't read the work. Guess they're taking "critic" to a whole new level. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hello, Dr. Mabry. We have to be tough in this business. Good to hear from you :)

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  4. Lenora, These two books sound awesome. Suspense is my favorite to read and the fact you have romance in it makes it even better. Looking forward to reading your books.

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    1. Thanks, Dana. I love writing both :)

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  5. Thanks for the chance for these 2 books and it makes sense that you like action movies with all the suspense written into your books. LOVE suspense and romance written from a christian perspective!

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    1. Thank you, Dawn. I love my movies. And my job. I am blessed that I get to write what I love!

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  6. Lenora , I always enjoy reading your books. They have intrigue, action and a bit of romance that keeps the reader engrossed till the end. Thanks for writing books I can't put down.
    Jhdwayne@peoplepc.com
    Deana

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    1. Deana, that is so wonderful to hear. Writing is like putting part of your soul out into the world so we appreciate readers who enjoy our books!

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  7. Thanks for all of the comments. I had to go out and gather supplies this morning. What is it about an office supply store? Almost as much fun as a shoe store. :)

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  8. I am so glad that your choice to write Christian fiction has also led you to help someone else heal. I imagine that there are quite a few readers who have been blessed by your work. I know I have. For me it has always been a warm escape. Thanks for that. :)

    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Lenora I'm sure I have a few of your LI's on my shelf....I have well over 100 (all lines)! They are, after all, my all time favorite go-to book. So many great authors & storylines to choose from :-) Thank you for the author interview & chance to win a copy of one of your books!
    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. Sounds like a great read!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  12. Lenora is a new author to me. Looks like a couple of goodies up for grabs! Thanks for the opportunity to win them.

    Diane
    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

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  13. I have enjoyed your book Logan's Child, and appreciate your quality writing. It is exciting to find a good author and I look forward to reading more of your books!
    Janice
    pjrcmoore@windstream.net

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