Shannon here: I’m gonna go all fan girl here, so stick with me. Back in 2005, I was in hot pursuit of publication. A writer friend loaned me several Love Inspired books. One was by Lenora Worth. I gobbled it up and couldn’t wait for the next one. That fall, I attended my first national American Christian Fiction Writers Conference. On day two, I sat down at a table for breakfast. This pretty blond walked up and asked if she could sit by me. I said sure. She stuck out her hand and said, “Hi, I’m Lenora Worth.” My jaw hit the table and I almost swallowed my tongue. I babbled about how I’d read her book, but couldn’t come up with the title or what it was about.
Since then, at every conference I’ve attended, Lenora has always greeted me and remembered my name. When I was still struggling, she encouraged. When I placed in a contest, she applauded. When I finally got published, she congratulated. And when I started writing for Love Inspired, she welcomed me. I’m so excited to have Lenora on my blog, I almost swallowed my tongue again. Comment or answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing for a copy of Terri Reed’s Guardian – book 1 in the series. Here’s Lenora:
- What is the most romantic thing your spouse has ever done for you?
Once when I had to have a minor surgical procedure right before Christmas, when my husband came to pick me up he had a CD ready to play in the car. It was an Aaron Neville Christmas album with one of my favorite Christmas song on it: The Eagles–Please Come Home for Christmas. It was so sweet and I was still woozy from medication, that I burst into tears. Happy tears, of course.
- How soon after meeting your spouse did you know he was the one?
We met early, when we were around five or six. My sister and her husband lived in a cottage in his grandparent’s backyard so we played together in a kiddie pool. He moved away but came back in high school and I saw him walking across the campus and told my best friend, “That’s the man I’m gonna marry.” We’d known each other a long time, off and on. Now it’s been on for forty-two years!
About Lenora: Lenora Worth writes romance and romantic suspense for Love Inspired and also writes for Tule Publishing. Three of her books finaled in the ACFW Carol Awards and several have been RT Reviewer’s Choice finalists. She also received the RT Romance Pioneer Award for Inspirational Fiction. “Logan’s Child” won the 1998 Best Love Inspired for RT. She has made the NY Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. With seventy-five books published and millions in print, she enjoys adventures with her retired husband, Don. Lenora loves reading, baking and shopping … especially shoe shopping.
About the book – Classified K-9 Unit Christmas:
A Killer Christmas by Lenora Worth
When FBI K-9 agent Nina Atkins thwarts an attempted murder, she becomes a target of the killer—the same hit man US Marshal Thomas Grant is tracking. Even caught in the crosshairs, Nina’s reluctant to share her case, but working with Thomas may be the only way to capture a murderer before she becomes his next victim.
Yuletide Stalking by Terri Reed
Determined to stop an arsonist with the help of his accelerant-detecting K-9 partner, FBI agent Tim Ramsey must protect the only witness. But when the criminal begins stalking Vickie Petrov, can Tim convince her to trust him…and help her survive to see another Christmas?
Question for Readers: How did you meet your PERSON? Or What do you love about reading romantic suspense?
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