Sundin #D70 ©2008 Linda Johnson Photography web (2)Greetings from Sarah Sundin! Today I have the honor of interviewing award-winning novelist Lena Nelson Dooley. Her novel Catherine’s Pursuit was a finalist for this year’s CAN Golden Scroll Award! Lena is well-known and loved in the writing community for mentoring new writers and supporting authors on her popular blog. But what stood out to me during a late-night chat with Lena at last year’s ACFW Conference was her incredible heart for her readers.

CAN Lena DooleyLena, how many books do you have published? What are a few of your latest titles?

Over 30 books. My latest titles are: Maggie’s Journey, Mary’s Blessing, and Catherine’s Pursuit in my McKenna’s Daughters series. Catherine’s Pursuit has recently won or finaled for three separate awards.

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Catherine's pursuit

Author: Lena Nelson Dooley

Title: Catherine’s Pursuit 

Series: McKenna’s Daughters, book 3

ISBN-10: 1621360199

ISBN-13: 978-1621360193

BISAC: FICTION
/ Christian / Romance

“A heartwarming tale filled with history, adventure, faith,
and love.” –Lisa Wingate, bestselling and award-winning author of Dandelion Summer and Firefly Island

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?

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 here:

Website:
www.lenanelsondooley.com

Blog: Http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/lenandooley/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lena.nelson.dooley

Twitter: www.twitter.com/lenandooley 

Official Fan Page: www.facebook.com/pages/Lena-Nelson-Dooley/42960748768?ref=ts

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/333031.Lena_Nelson_Dooley

Shoutlife: www.shoutlife.com/lenanelsondooley

Blogtalk Radio: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/search/gate-beautiful-radio-show/

Other blogs where she’s a regular contributor:

http://christianfictionhistoricalsociety.blogspot.com/

http://justthewritecharisma.blogspot.com/

http://www.bustlesandspurs.com/


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Golden

Love Finds You In Golden New Mexico, by Lena Nelson Dooley

Lena Nelson Dooley's historical romance, Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico is ALL about love. Anyone who has studied the five different types of love–attraction (epithumia), romance (eros), affection (storge), friendship (phile), and selfless giving (agape)–will recognize examples of every facet of love in the characters Dooley created for her story. Surrounded by a vivid setting in the 1890s mining town, Madeline Mercer and Jeremiah Dennison interact with kind, lovable God-fearing friends, as well as selfish, conniving criminals, before finding one another. You'll find yourself turning pages far more swiftly than you might expect while reading a book set in this time and place. If you enjoy inspirational, historical, romantic fiction, you'll want to pick this one up.

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Golden-no endorsement2Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico

By Lena Nelson Dooley
ISBN: 978-1935416746
Summerside Press
Historical Romance

All that glitters is not gold.

It’s 1890, and Golden, New Mexico, is a booming mining town where men far outnumber women. So when an old wealthy miner named Philip Smith finds himself in need of a nursemaid, he places an ad for a mail-order bride—despite the protests of his friend Jeremiah. Hoping to escape a perilous situation back East, young Madeleine Mercer answers the ad and arrives in town under a cloud of suspicion. But just as she begins to win over Philip—and Jeremiah himself—the secrets she left behind threaten to follow her to Golden…and tarnish her reputation beyond redemption.

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It’s still summer, but get ready for some fun Christmas reading. Releasing today are two books with stories by CAN author Lena Nelson Dooley:

9781602605633

Christmas Love at Lake Tahoe
Lena Nelson Dooley, Jeanie Smith Cash, Jean Kincaid, Jeri Odell
 
ISBN-10: 1602605637
ISBN-13: 978-1602605633
 
Love hits the slopes at Christmastime. Four young women, fresh out of college, pursue their careers at a new ski lodge at Lake Tahoe’s Incline Village. Bethany has a hard time focusing on her RN career when she meets a handsome paramedic. A man who takes chances on the slopes almost makes Scarlett lose her focus on planning things to the last detail. A rival seems to be undermining Stephanie’s efforts to develop a time share program at Snowbird Lodge. A widower and his daughter find a place in the heart of Michaela, even though she’s chosen a male-free existence.
 

Wild West Christmas

Wild West Christmas 
Kahtleen Y’Barbo, Lena Nelson Dooley, Vickie McDonough, Darlene Franklin
 
ISBN-10: 1602605661
ISBN-13: 978-1602605664
 
Four sisters are raised on a Texas ranch by their widowed father. Christmas courtships corral these women when a citified tenderfoot, a budding evangelist from a Wild West show, a part-Mexican horse wrangler, and a Texas Ranger ride into their lives.
 

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