Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lauralee Bliss' "Love's Winding Path"

We're happy to have Lauralee Bliss with us today talking about her book, "Love's Winding Path."

To learn more about Lauralee, please read on.

Your title: Love’s Winding Path
1) How did this story come to you?
I actually conceived the story nearly five years ago when four of us authors had an idea to write real life novels as biblical allegories. And so I chose the Prodigal Son. Not knowing, in fact, that many years later when the book was bought, I would be dealing with my own "prodigal son" situation and am to this day.

As far as the location, having traveled Utah several times and visiting its national parks, I fell in love with the state and wanted to bring the area to life within the pages of a novel.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
As I mentioned the idea came about five years ago for a separate collection that didn't pan out. Like everything in our lives, our writing and the publication of that writing is in God’s perfect timing. This was one of those books. It sat for a quite a long time, until one day out of the blue when the editor from Barbour bought it as part of a series based in Utah.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I have hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine
I will stop at any outdoor shop to look at gear rather than clothing stores
I love to eat brownie batter straight out of the bowl
4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I am currently editing Book Three of this series set in Utah called Wasatch Love. After that, who knows? I might take some time off to do more hiking and see where the Lord leads. It is His work that I do, after all, and so I wait to discover what He wants me to write.

5) Parting comments?
I hope readers will come away with words of comfort in Love’s Winding Path, especially if they have prodigal sons and daughters--that with God, there is hope.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
On my web site at:
My blog:


  1. Sounds like an interesting read. The story of the prodigal son has always intriqued me.

    Emma Bedford

  2. This book sounds great! I enjoy reading books that tell Bible stories as if they happened in modern world.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  3. I have enjoyed your blog and the interviews. Before I discovered your blog, these authors were just a name I'd seen on a book cover. Now they are real people to me and I enjoy their books even more!

  4. I'm a subscriber. Love to win this book Thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  5. I love biblical analogies. It's really cool to get caught up in a story that is a piece of God's divine Word.

    Angela Diefendefer

  6. I'd like to read the book just for the picture on the cover! Please enter me.

    bookwurm70 at gmail dot com

  7. I'd love a chance to win this book! Sounds fun!

    Blessings and hugs,
    Mollydawn1981 {@}

  8. Am sorry to hear you are dealing with a 'prodigal son.' We are too and it is heartbreaking. We just keep praying.
    Would love to read your book. Please enter me.

  9. I just realize that I may have forgotten my addy.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  10. I would love to read this book, thank you!


  11. This sounds like a wonderful book. Enter my name in the drawing please. Thank you

  12. We visited and hiked in National Parks in Utah. I would like to read your book.
    Kaye Whitney

  13. Oh, this sounds so good....please enter me.

  14. Kathy ChristensenMarch 9, 2010 at 4:16 PM

    Thank you for the chance to win this book. I have always wanted to travel to Utah, so hope to read about it's beauty through your story. And hopfully get some insight about guiding my children through their life journeys.

  15. Kathy ChristensenMarch 9, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    I think I forgot to add my email address.

  16. Would love to read this. Please enter me. Thank you!


  17. Your statement about God's perfect timing went straight to my heart. God has His time for everything and we tend to forget that so much. That you started with the idea for this book five years ago yet had to wait until He was ready for it to be published only makes it all the more special in my eyes. I certainly intend on reading the book, whether by winning it in this drawing or by purchasing it. The parable of the prodigal son has a strong message & the setting for the story couldn't be better - Utah is beautiful country.

    Beverly (I already receive your emails, but please enter me in the drawing)

  18. I have to love a girl that likes to hike. I live in GA where not to far from where the Trail starts. What an accomplishment. I'm sure the scenery is beautiful in the book. Please sign me up.
    Deborah M.

  19. please count me in....thanks


  20. Sounds like a great book! And thanks so much for the fun interview!


  21. I love a good love story! In fact, I love a bad love story or any kind of love story! And I'm alway glad to find a new author to review.

  22. This sounds like a very intersting book, I'd love to win it!

    bookworm1414 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  23. Looks like a great book.

  24. Our family loves to go on hikes, the book sounds great.I would love to win.

  25. It is great to be reminded about God's perfect timing. I would love to win, thanks agreatdayin