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Lena Nelson Dooley

Award-winning author Lena Nelson Dooley has had more than 800,000 copies of her books sold. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers http://www.acfw.com/ and the local chapter, ACFW - DFW. She's a member of Christian Authors' Network, CROWN Fiction Marketing, and Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas.

Lena loves James, her children, grandchildren, and great grandsons. She loves chocolate, cherries, chocolate-covered cherries, and spending time with friends. Travel is always on her horizon. Cruising, Galveston, the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, Mexico. One day it will be Hawaii and Australia, but probably not the same year. Helping other authors become published really floats her boat, with over thirty having their first book release after her mentoring. Three of her books have been awarded the Carol Award silver pins from American Christian Fiction Writers, and she has received the ACFW Mentor of the Year award at their national conference. The high point of her day is receiving feedback from her readers, especially people whose lives have been changed by her books.

Her 2010 release Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico, from Summerside Press, won the 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Award for excellence in publishing Western Fiction. Her next series, McKenna's Daughters: Maggie's Journey appeared on a reviewers Top Ten Books of 2011 list. It also won the 2012 Selah award for Historical Novel. The second, Mary's Blessing, was a Selah Award finalist for Romance novel. Catherine's Pursuit released in 2013. It was the winner of the NTRWA Carolyn Reader's Choice contest, took second place in the CAN Golden Scroll Novel of the Year award, and won the Will Rogers Medallion bronze medallion. Her blog, A Christian Writer's World, received the Readers Choice Blog of the Year Award from the Book Club Network.

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 Along Came a Writer blog radio show.

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

Genres: Inspirational, Historical Romance

   Cross My Heart / Valiant Heart / Other Brother / Mail-Order Husband (2002) (with Carol Cox, Sally Laity and DiAnn Mills)
   Scraps of Love (2004) (with Tracey V Bateman, Frances Devine, Rhonda Gibson and Janet Spaeth)
   Windswept Weddings (2006) (with Pamela Griffin, Rachel Hauck and Lynette Sowell)
   Carolina Carpenter Brides (2007) (with Ron And Janet Benrey and Yvonne Lehman)
   Montana Mistletoe (2007) (with Lisa Harris, Debby Mayne and Kim Vogel Sawyer)
   Iowa Brides (2009) (with Laurie Alice Eakes and Lisa Harris)
   The Prairie Romance Collection (2009) (with Lynn A Coleman, Mary Davis, Susan K Downs, Birdie Etchison, Linda Ford, Linda Goodnight, JoAnn A Grote, Cathy Marie Hake, Judith Miller, Kathleen Paul and Janet Spaeth)
   Cranberry Hearts (2009) (with Elizabeth Goddard and Lisa Harris)
   Can You Help Me? / Caught Red-handed (2009) (with Yvonne Lehman)
   Christmas Love At Lake Tahoe (2009) (with Jeanie Smith Cash, Jean Kincaid and Jeri Odell)
   Wild West Christmas (2009) (with Darlene Franklin, Vickie McDonough and Kathleen Y'Barbo)
   A Texas Christmas (2015) (with Ramona K Cecil, Darlene Franklin, Pamela Griffin, Cathy Marie Hake and Kathleen Y'Barbo)
   The Love Is Patient Romance Collection (2016) (with Janet Lee Barton, Frances Devine, Darlene Franklin, Vickie McDonough, Jill Stengl, Connie Stevens and Erica Vetsch)
   Mountain Christmas Brides (2016) (with Mildred Colvin, Mary Davis, Susan Page Davis, Darlene Franklin, Debby Lee, Tamela Hancock Murray, Carrie Turansky and Gina Welborn)
   Brides of Minnesota 3-in-1 Historical Romance (2017)
   Christmas Mail Order Angels (2018) (with Jennifer AlLee, Darlene Franklin, Anne Greene, Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, Teresa Ives Lilly, Martha Rogers and Tanya Stowe)
   The Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides Collection (2018) (with Rebecca Jepson, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Candice Sue Patterson, Kathleen Rouser, Pegg Thomas and Marilyn Turk)
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Lena Nelson Dooley recommends
Gatehaven (2013)
Molly Noble Bull
"A dark gothic novel with interesting characters and a strong Christian thread woven through it. Gatehaven is a wonderful read for lovers of gothic novels."

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