Lena Nelson Dooley

Lena Nelson DooleyToday we welcome Lena Nelson Dooley, author, speaker, and radio host , to 3 Questions Wednesday.

(1) Do you watch reality television? Why or why not?

Lena: We watch Survivor and The Amazing Race. We like to see the places where they’re shot, and we enjoy the things they have to accomplish to move forward in the game. Some members of my extended family have been watching Duck Dynasty, and I wasn’t the least bit interested … until James and I watched one when all that was on other stations was reruns. Now I love watching it as well. I like the fact that they have good life lessons on the show and the family openly lives their faith.

(2) What are your thoughts on e-publishing?

Lena: It’s here to stay, and there’s room for both print books and ebooks. I love being published by major publishers, but I’m happy for the chance to put back list books that the rights have reverted to me as ebooks. I actually own two ereaders, and I carry one in my purse at all times. I read when I’m waiting places, and sometimes when my husband is driving. But at home I like to read print books.

(3) Which do you prefer? Facebook or Twitter?

Lena: I like and use both of these forms of social media. I probably spend more time on Facebook, but I have to be careful and not let it take too much of my writing time.Catherine's Pursuit This one

Thank you, Lena, for joining us on 3 Questions Wednesday! Make sure you leave a comment to be entered in a drawing for Maggie’s Journey, a McKenna’s Daughters series, in print or PDF file in the US, PDF file if not in the US.
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Award-winning author, Lena Nelson Dooley, has more than 800,000 books in print.
Helping other authors become published really floats her boat, with over 20 signing their first book contract after her mentoring. Three of her books have been awarded the Carol Award silver pins, and she has received the ACFW Mentor of the Year award. The high point of her day is receiving feedback from her readers, especially people whose lives have been changed by her books.Mary's Blessing

Her 2010 release Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico, won the 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Award for excellence in publishing Western Fiction. Maggie’s Journey appeared on a reviewers Top Ten Books of 2011 list. It also won the 2012 Selah award for Historical Novel. Mary’s Blessing released in May 2012. It recently appeared on a review site’s Top Five Reads in 2012 list. Catherine’s Pursuit released in February 2013.

In addition to her writing, Lena is a frequent speaker at women’s groups, writers groups, and at both regional and national conferences. She has spoken in six states and internationally. She is also one of the co-hosts of the Gate Beautiful blog radio show.

Lena has an active web presence on Shoutlife, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Linkedin, and with her internationally connected blog where she interviews other authors and promotes their books.

Find her online here:
Website: http://www.lenanelsondooley.com
Blog: http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/lenandooley/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lena.nelson.dooley
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lenandooley
Official Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lena-Nelson-Dooley/42960748768?ref=ts
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/333031.Lena_Nelson_Dooley
Shoutlife: http://www.shoutlife.com/lenanelsondooley
Blogtalk Radio: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/search/gate-beautiful-radio-show/
Other blogs where she’s a regular contributor: