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!