Monday, April 26, 2010

Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico

Lena Nelson Dooley's "Love Finds you in Golden, New Mexico"

We're happy to have Lena Nelson Dooley with us today talking about her new book, Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico. To learn more about Lena and her book, read on!


1) How did this story come to you?
Actually, two other authors and I first proposed a mail-order bride proposal for a three book series. The proposal was rejected. So two of us took our stories and reworked them to propose to different publishing houses.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
When my agent Joyce Hart sent it to Summerside Press, the editor liked it right away. The company asked if I would be willing to wait for the contract. Since I really wanted to sell to Summerside, Joyce and I decided it was worth waiting for. The rest, as they say, is history.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
* I was a runner-up in a beauty contest when I was a senior in high school.
* I was painfully shy until I was a senior in high school.
* I grew up on fish farms.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I’m working on a contemporary women’s fiction titled Beyond Redemption. It hasn’t been contracted, but a major house is considering it right now. I also have proposals for two separate 3-book series at publishers right now. I’m waiting for something to sell. In the meantime, I’m scheduled to speak several places this year. Readers can find out where on the Newsletter page of my blog: http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com/

5) Parting comments?
The print edition of Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico releases May 1, but the Kindle edition is already available from Amazon.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
http://www.lenanelsondooley.com/
http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com/ - Author interviews/Free books
http://www.bustlesandspurs.com/ - Regular Blogger
www.facebook.com/lena.nelson.dooley
www.twitter.com/lenandooley
www.shoutlife.com/lenanelsondooley

26 comments:

  1. Love Lena's books. Also love the 'Love Finds You' series. Please enter me. Thank you.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have been enjoying the Love Finds You series. Please enter me in the giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am a follower of Lena's but I have not read any of her books, yet.

    Thanks,
    gahome2mom/at/gmail/dt/com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Please enter me, thanks! sooze1008@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love the "Love Finds You series" Please enter me in the giveaway...I would love to win :D

    Strgth4yu@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love those kind of books it will be exciting to read it.. please enter me in the give away

    ohboystrus1@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I would love to read this book.
    csdsksds[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  8. This sounds like an interesting series. Please enter me in the contest.
    Kaye
    kayewhitney@bellsouth.net

    ReplyDelete
  9. Please enter me in the contest. I always wanted to read one of Lena's books.
    tkrafty@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  10. I have this book and am looking forward to reading it.

    I can't imagine you were ever shy, Lena.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Looking forward so much to reading these books; please enter me in the drawing for the giveaway.
    God's blessings to ALL,
    Anita AKA SweetThot@tds.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks for the interview!
    johngailm at bellsouth dot net

    ReplyDelete
  13. We used to live in Arizona, until a year ago, so New Mexico wasn't that far away. The plot of the book sounds interesting; I would like to read it. Please enter me in the drawing.

    Sharonstone452000@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. I've been looking forward to Love Finds You in Golden, NM, please put my name in for the drawing. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I really like these books. Thanks for offering it.
    wsmarple/at/gmail/dot/com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Lena is a great encourager to other writers and I wish her success with new contracts. The "3 things" section is great!

    I definitely want to read Lena's LFY book and appreciate the chance to win a copy.

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

    ReplyDelete
  17. Sign me up please!!

    edwina.cowgill[at]yahoo[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I follow your blog Lena. This book sounds fun. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

    estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com
    www.dianeestrella.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow...you went from one extreme to another, from being shy to beauty contest. Way to go!!!
    I love reading about Mail Order Brides...now that had to be scary!
    Please enter me!
    Thank You
    Maureen
    alekee02@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love the LFY books....please enter me. I follow your blog and Lena's as well.
    Thanks!!!
    jackie.smithATdishmailDOTnet

    ReplyDelete
  21. I visit Lena's blog quite a bit! I love the interesting tidbits about her! I would love to read her book because the time period and romantic fiction are both favorites of mine!
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love the "Love finds you..." books! Please enter me!

    ladettekp[at]gmail[dot]com

    Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Please enter me!
    tiffanyniekro at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Please enter me. This book sounds fabulous. A very interesting interview.

    ReplyDelete
  25. anncan2@verizon.net

    ReplyDelete
  26. gahome2mom, you are the winner of my book. I will send you an email about it.

    ReplyDelete