Today I have the pleasure of interviewing a long time friend, Author Lois Richer. She’s just as much fun as she appears in her photo with a puckish sense of humor, generous spirit and a zest of life. Lois is also offering a giveaway today. Here’s Lois:
1. Tell a little about your life and your writing life.
Well, my writing life is my real life. I’ve been writing about 17 years, mostly for Love Inspired but also for Tyndale and a couple of other Christian publishing houses. My goal is to show in each story the practical applications of what I am learning/have learned about the way God works. I have a husband and two grown sons and we travel quite a bit, but wherever we go, my laptop goes along because you never know when inspiration will strike!
2-Was there a time in your life when you think God challenged you to become stronger? Please share.
It may sound odd, but with each story, I find myself writing what I am currently learning. For instance, my dad died this past September and the story I’m working on now has a hero who has lost his father. Totally God-incidence, by the way. So as I’m learning to deal with my loss, I’m gaining new understanding of how God consoles and also shows His ways. As I write the stories I feel compelled to ‘practice what I preach’. As the characters must grow in their spiritual faith, so must I.
3-In what ways does your heroine show strength? And where does she draw this strength?
My heroines may feel like dummies, or weak or ineffectual, but they never, never show it. They are always women who have chosen a goal that they are determined to achieve. I hope they show their strengths by moving past their fears and stretching themselves to reach for that goal.
4-Share one fun fact about your life or books.
The covers. With Love Inspired you can give suggestions but you never know what you’ll get. I had one story about twins and the cover turned out to be a shot of a mom and dad with twin girls. To my amazement I received a letter from a woman telling me her daughters had modeled for the cover. Out of curiosity she read my book. She was moved to find the story paralleled her own and wrote that she’d rebuilt her faith because of it. That was a very fun time.
To Purchase, click here. Yuletide Proposal (Love Inspired)
Helping children in her hometown is a dream fulfilled for single mother Brianna Benson. But being back in Hope, New Mexico, isn’t easy for the medical clinic’s new child psychologist. Ten years ago, the night before her wedding, Brianna discovered that her fiancé, Zac Ender, betrayed her—and she left town in tears. Now a school administrator, Zac is asking for her help with kids at risk—such as her own troubled son. But how can she work with the man who broke her heart? As Christmas approaches, the gift of reunited love is waiting to be unwrapped
Thanks, Lois, for sharing so candidly with us.
Questions: Have any of you ever read a Lois Richer romance? OR
Do you have any words of comfort or wisdom about grieving you’d like to share?
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