Welcome to Stitches Thru Time, Lena. For those of us who don't have the privilege of knowing you, tell us a bit about yourself.I’m the middle child between a younger sister (who has gone on to heaven before me) and an older brother. I exhibit many of the characteristics of a middle child. I often felt as if I had to try harder because of that.
I’m married to the love of my life. We’ll celebrate 52 years of marriage in November. My life revolves around him and our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. We’re a very close family.
Oh, yes, and I write books.
Fifty-two years---That's awesome!
Congratulations on your newest release! What is your story about?My very latest, which will release in November is Oh, Fudge! A novella in the A Sweet Noel Christmas novella collection. It’s about a woman whose life is supposed to move up in the company, because of a promised promotion. A man comes into her life, and he causes upheaval in ever facet of her life. (The book has three Christmas treat recipes in it.)
Where did you get the inspiration for your story?God created me with a vivid imagination. And I seek Him during the writing of any story. I have a storyline and a timeline when I start. Often, God drops something into my heart that moves the story along and makes it a better story.
What do you hope folks will take away from your story?Even though we live in a fallen world, and bad things can come into our lives, God has a plan for our lives. If we trust Him, He will work all things together for our good.
Do you have a favorite scene in the book? If so, can you tell us a bit about it?I always love the scene when the hero and heroine finally realize they love each other. I love writing those scenes.
What do you plan to work on next?I will be publisher for Autumn Love (a Thanksgiving novella collection). I’m eager to get on with that one. A Heart’s Gift should release very soon. This is the longest novel I’ve ever written. You know all about that one, Crystal. I love the cover you designed for it. And I have two more novels in the works after that.
Where can readers connect with you? Where can readers buy your book(s)?Every book I’ve ever written appears on Amazon. Some books are on Christanbook.com and other sites like Audible.com, Kobo, and iTunes.
Last but not least, what is the quirkiest thing you've ever done?Crystal, my middle name is quirky. There are so many things. How do I pick just one? I’m almost 74 years old, but my gray hair isn’t pretty. It’s kind of a dishwater gray with black streaks in an unusual pattern on my head, so I have my hairdresser daughter keep my hair some shade of red, even though red wasn’t it’s natural color. I’m not sure anyone remembers what that is.
Thank you, Crystal for having me on this site.