Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tell us about your very first book.

Bed-and-breakfast owner Lindsey Porter prays she won’t run into Stephen Chase when she returns to Shelby Lake. Five years ago, the cop jilted her to marry another woman, and Lindsey fled town. But no sooner does she hit city limits than Stephen pulls her over for a broken taillight. Despite the past, he’s still able to stir up Lindsey’s old feelings for him. Now a widower and single dad, Stephen recognizes a second chance when he sees one. And he’ll do anything to make Lindsey trust in God and take a risk for love—again. 

How long did it take you to get published?

I wanted to be a writer since I was 16, but I didn’t start get serious until writing until about 12 years ago, so it’s been over a decade. When I finaled in the 2009 Genesis contest, doors started opening for me. I received requests for full manuscripts.

Did you find yourself particularly attached to any one character in the story? Why?

I loved Stephen, my hero. When I first wrote him, he was too perfect so I had to give him a few flaws. I loved his heart and compassion. He was loosely based on my own hubby.

Tell us where we can find you on the Web? 

Email: lisa@lisajordanbooks.com
I blog at MBT Ponderers: www.mbtponderers.blogspot.com
I blog at WordServe Water Cooler: www.wordservewatercooler.com

Do you have any words of encouragement for other writers not yet published?
  • Pray and ask for God’s leading.
  • Join My Book Therapy—Susan May Warren and Rachel Hauck know their stuff, which is why they are award-winning authors. 
  • Believe in yourself and your abilities.
  • Don’t rush the process. Take time to learn the craft. Be sure to submit your absolute very best.
I’m holding a scavenger hunt and lakeside photo contest to promote my Lakeside Reunion release. Plus, blog commenters on my blog hop will be put in a drawing for fun prizes—breakfast basket, Love Inspired Authors basket, autographed copies of Lakeside Reunion. Visit my Lakeside Reunion Contest page for more information.
The token for this blog is woodworking tools.


  1. Sandra, thank you for inviting me to be on The Borrowed Book. Your site is beautiful. So beautifully dressed for autumn!

  2. Thank you so much for being a guest on our blog, Lisa! Glad you like our fall look. It's one of my favorite times of year!

  3. Mine too, Lisa, especially since my first book takes place in the fall.

  4. Lisa is the sites fashion consultant. I have a hard enough time dressing myself! Congrats on your book, gal. Dream do come true!


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