Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Love and Cowboys! Meet Romance Author, Lorraine Nelson


Today it’s great to welcome award-winning, bestselling romance writer, Lorraine Nelson!
Thank you for having me today, Katheryn.

First, could you tell us a bit about your great books?
Sure! I love to talk about books.

I write mostly contemporary romantic suspense. Those are the kind of books I enjoy reading, so it’s natural for me to gravitate toward that genre. Most of my books are westerns. I love my cowboys, such rough and rugged men. I’ve written two historical shorts, Hawk’s Woman (Virgins Behaving Badly anthology) and Riverboat Queen (HerStory antho). Those were a challenge for me, as I hate history, LOL, but I was truly surprised at the end result. I love Christmas and have four Christmas titles available. I’ve an ongoing series with Evernight Publishing, Thunder Creek Ranch, (6 books available and #7 coming) and a new series that I’m self-publishing, Hudson Ranch. (3 books available and the 4th releasing soon.) In addition, I have several single titles, the latest being Suited to be a Cowboy from Sweet Cravings Publishing.

How did it feel when one of your books, Zakia and the Cowboy, became a bestseller?
Awesome! Zakia and the Cowboy was my debut release in October, 2011, so to have it become a bestseller practically overnight felt great. It also won Book of the Month for December, 2011, at a major review site and made it to the finals for Book of the Year. These things validated me as an author and that meant a lot. Since then, I’ve had three other bestselling books, His Christmas Wish, Blessed Homecoming, and Finding Baby J. That awesome feeling never gets stale.

What are you working on at the moment?
Nathan’s story is next up in my new Hudson Ranch series…western romantic suspense.

You’ve published more than 20 books! Do you have a strict writing schedule?
Nathan will make #23, and no to a strict writing schedule. I write when I can. Some days that’s a big fat zero, yet I’ve had a few 10k days as well.

What are you reading at the moment?
I’m reading Breathe for Me by Natalie Anderson.

What do you like to do in your free time when you’re not reading or writing?
I love spending time with family. I tend to be the family chauffeur for appointments and such, plus I have 6 grandchildren that I like to spoil. Gardening is another pastime I enjoy.

Is there anything else you would like to add?
I’m proud to say that Bad Boy Blake won a 2013 Reader’s Choice award for Romantic Suspense.

My books are listed on my website. You’ll find blurbs, excerpts, reviews, and purchase links there. http://lorrainenelson.weebly.com
I’d also like to say a great big thank you to all my fans. I love you all!


Where can readers buy your books?
For a complete list of titles available, please visit my author page on Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Lorraine-Nelson/e/B005XMAYFQ/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Where can readers find out more about you?
Thank you very much Lorraine. It’s been great chatting with you!


15 comments:

  1. Thank you, Katheryn! Post looks great! :)

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    1. Thank you Lorraine for taking the time to chat with me!

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  2. Wow 23# books is amazing. I for one can't wait for Nathan's sorty. But Finding baby J is still teh story that pulls at my heart strings.

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    1. Thank you, Nese. It's one of my favorites as well. :)

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  3. Lorraine is certainly a powerhouse when it comes to writing ---she amazes me with her stick to it attitude and is a model for all of us that slog through the writing process--well done interview Lorraine and Katheryn! #awesome

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  4. Excellent interview, Lorraine! I didn't realize you have written so many books. Bravo!

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    1. Thanks, Tom. Writing is what I do in my spare time. LOL

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  5. Great interview! And so many cowboys on my TBR list now :D

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I do love my cowboys. :)

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    1. Thanks, Van. You should see all the ones half done on my hard drive. LOL :)

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  7. Fabulous interview! been reading The Hudson Ranch Series and love all of them! I can't wait to read Zakia and the Cowboy! Sounds really good!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! Those are words every author loves to hear. :) Nathan's story should be out later this month.

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