Character Interview with Lena Nelson Dooley + Giveaway

Natalya Lakhno is the winner of Carole Brown’s book, Toby’s Troubles. Congrats, Natalya.

And now to today’s guest. Please help me welcome …

Multi-published author Lena Nelson Dooley has had more than 900,000 copies of her books sold. She is a member of ACFW and the local chapter, ACFW – DFW. She’s a member of Christian Authors’ Network and Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas.

She has been on the ECPA and CBA Bestseller lists, Publisher’s Weekly bestseller list, and several Amazon Bestseller lists as well as a reviewer’s Top Ten Books of 2011. She has won over a dozen major awards.

She hosts “The Lena Nelson Dooley Show” on the Along Came a Writer Blogtalk radio network.

Author links:
Blog: Http://
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Interview with Norma Kimbell

the heroine of The Disappearing Ship,
in The Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides novella collection


What is your deepest, most closely held secret?

I feel defeated. My father encouraged me to follow my dream to become a woman doctor, and I reached the goal of graduating from medical school. In shame, I left the practice where I worked because no one would allow me to treat them, neither men nor women.

What do you value the most?

My independence, but I had to recognize that it was no longer an option for me.

Who do you most admire, and why?

Since my father died before that happened, my only recourse was to return to the Whitefish Point Lighthouse on Lake Superior. My uncle was the Lighthouse Keeper, and he and my aunt were the most important people in my life at that time. They had helped finish rearing me after both my parents were gone.

How do you feel about your occupation?

It was the only thing I’d ever wanted to do with my life. Now I had no purpose.

How do you feel about marriage?

Of course, I wanted to marry sometime, but I wanted to practice my profession before that happened.

Do you have a personal relationship with the Lord?

Yes, I loved the Lord, but I wondered why He let me go to medical school and graduate with honors, but didn’t enable me to practice.

Has it changed? Why?

Yes. The plans He had for me were for my good, and He knew the end from the beginning.

More about The Disappearing Ship:

Romance and mystery collide at Whitefish Point Lighthouse when unemployed doctor Norma Kimbell and Drake Logan, owner of a steamship line, search for evidence of a supposed shipwreck.

You can buy the book here:

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Or you can comment for a chance to win a copy, graciously offered by Lena.

Happy reading,


8 thoughts on “Character Interview with Lena Nelson Dooley + Giveaway

  1. How exciting, romance and mystery together. One of my favorite kinds.
    I’ve had sometime today and was happy to read and meet a new author and her character.

  2. The Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides novella collection Sounds wonderful. Thank you for the opportunity to win.I enjoy reading all of your books.

  3. So enJ*O*Yed reading Lena Nelson Dooley being interviewed with her protagonist! She has interviewed other authors for years and I was pleased to read her heroine’s views here. My husband and I are very pleased with our woman doctor! I would like to read more about Dr. Kimbell! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  4. I feel so bad for Norma. Hopefully she can figure out a way to use her education by the end of the story?

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