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Tule Author Q&A: Lenora Worth closely relates to her heroine!

Lenora Worth stopped by the Tule blog to discuss her new Christmas book, A Nanny for Christmas!

Where do you get the inspiration for A Nanny for Christmas?

Well, I love Christmas stories, and I had an idea of a woman who’d help raise her younger siblings being thrown into a difficult situation of having to help out a man who doesn’t know how to handle being a widower with two children.

 

How do you relate to Kara, your heroine, and how do you hope readers will relate to her?

I am the baby of seven, so I had lots of nieces and nephews, growing up. I had to help take care of them a lot. So I could easily understand Kara doing her duty to help her widowed father. I could also see a tad of resentment since I felt that way at times myself when I’d get saddled with the kids at family gatherings. 😊

 

How do you relate to Richard?

Richard and I have nothing much in common. He’s a tech giant and I am technically challenged, but I could relate to his grief and his inability to be firm with his children and one feisty chihuahua. He was in over his head on that.

 

Green Leafed TreesWhere and when do you get most of your writing done?

I usually get going around ten or eleven (I am not a morning person) and keep going until five or six in the evening. I take coffee breaks and eat, of course. But I stay fairly busy on writer stuff all day and I work a couple of hours here and there on weekends. I have a small office with a big window on the world. And we have a fixer-upper lake where I can get work done, unless Himself is hammering or sawing or power-washing!

 

Do you have any favorite Christmas or holiday traditions?

I love quiet Christmases, so one tradition is being able to bake cookies and wrap gifts while I listen to Christmas music and drink hot chocolate or a latte.

 

What are you currently reading?

I’m actually reading Susan Sands’ Christmas, Alabama. It’s Southern and funny and whimsical and just a great story to get me in the mood for the holidays.

 

About the Author

A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers Honor Rolls, Lenora Worth writes romance and romantic suspense for Harlequin’s Love Inspired and sweet romance for Tule Publishing. Her books have finaled in the ACFW Carol Awards. She also received the Romantic Times Pioneer Award for Inspirational Fiction. Lenora is a NY Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling writer and a 2019 RWA RITA® Finalist. With eighty-plus books published and over three million books in print, she enjoys adventures with her retired husband and loves reading, baking and shopping…especially shoe shopping.

 

Lenora Worth takes over the Tule Blog!

Hello, Tule Readers! Happy Fourth of July Weekend and Happy Summer. I’m excited about summer because, earlier this week, Tule released the third novella in my Driftwood Bay series, set in my home state for the last few years, Florida.

BridgeNavarreXX582x640XXX214x235XDriftwood Bride is a sweet, emotional story about Melissa and Judson, who have been sweethearts since they were in grammar school. I loved writing this story because while I was writing the first two—Driftwood Cowboy and Driftwood Hero—Melissa’s story kept calling to me.

Tule let me do my own thing with these stories and I appreciate that. I live near the Gulf of Mexico and I love beach stories so this is kind of a fantasy for since I’ve always loved the ocean. I hope you’ll escape with this series and go a little coastal with us. Continue reading

“Driftwood Cowboy” Caption Contest and Giveaway!

DriftwoodCowboy-300dpiLove cowboys? Love giveaways? Today’s your lucky day!

NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Lenora Worth has just released her first Tule novella, Driftwood Cowboy, and we’re celebrating with a caption contest and giveaway for Southern Born readers!

All you have to do is leave a comment with a caption for Driftwood Cowboy‘s gorgeous cover. We’ll pick our favorite to win a copy of Love Me, Cowboy and tons of reader swag!  Good luck, Book Girls! A winner will be announced May 1st!

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Enjoy an excerpt from Driftwood Cowboy!

Get to know Lenora!

Lenora Worth takes over the Tule Blog!

DriftwoodCowboy-300dpiWe’re thrilled to have NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Lenora Worth take over the Tule Blog. It’s the release day of her first novella with Tule, Driftwood Cowboy!

Enjoy a note from Lenora below and be sure to leave a comment to enter the giveaway!

From Lenora:

So I’ve entered the world of the novella. I’ve done a couple of novellas and I love the format. I’m very happy to have my first Tule novella out as Driftwood Cowboy was a story that would not leave my head or my heart. But it didn’t quite fit in. I also write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired line in both romance and romantic suspense and I write for Superromance and I’ve done one novella for HarperCollins/Zondervan. Love all of that, but wanted to write this story. Tule seemed like a perfect fit.

I love beach stories since I grew up in southwest Georgia, just above the Florida line. I’ve traveled to beach locations with family and friends through the years and now I live on a bay just a few miles from the Gulf of Mexico. So this story got into my head and had to be written. Brodie Stevens is probably one of my favorite heroes. He is strong and determined and kind of a Jimmy Buffet type. (Love Jimmy Buffet, too. :) When he meets a woman who shatters his notions of what love is all about, his laid back life changes. For the better. But Brodie also helps Michelle to heal from her own tragedy.

I hope you’ll join Brodie and Michelle on Driftwood Bay. It’s a place where misfits and tormented souls can go to find a bit or redemption and peace. And don’t we all need that? What’s your favorite beach location?

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A beach tote full of books that also includes a $15.00 Starbucks card, protective lip balm and soothing lotion, a cool beach-themed insulated drinking cup and a small journal, all so you can relax and enjoy your own beach experience.

 

Excerpt

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