Do you have someone on your list this year that loves romances? This is the perfect gift!
Snowbound Colorado Christmas: Four stories of romance set against the great blizzard of 1913 in Denver, Colorado. In Tamela Hancock Murray’s opening novella, Fires of Love, a house party in the midst of the storm brings together hostess Thalia and the man she loved long ago. In Lena Nelson Dooley’s The Best Medicine, the snowfall brings love to guest Rose and a dashing physician. In Susan Page Davis’s Almost Home, Patricia leaves the party and sets out on horseback with her old friend Jared, but they soon regret leaving the safety of town and plunging into the snow. In Darlene Franklin’s Dressed in Scarlet, wealthy Natalie nearly runs down a man in the storm. She takes refuge at the famous Brown Hotel, where she finds love. Curl up with this cozy collection of historical romance.
I know that working on a collection that weaves together takes a lot of work. How did your team schedule the work?
Susan: My story begins when Patricia leaves the house party, so I didn’t have to include much detail about the party or the other authors’ stories, which was probably easier for me.
Where do you do most of your writing?
Lena: When my youngest daughter got married and moved out, I turned her bedroom into an office. Most of my writing is done at my desktop computer. However, I do own a laptop and have been known to write on it, both at home and away.
Tell us about your novella.
Darlene: Fabrizio Ricci, coachman/mechanic at the Brown Palace, rescues heiress Natalie Daire when she crashes her car on the way home from a party. The quiet man intrigues Natalie, and she ropes him into helping her entertain the hotel guests during their enforced stay. They like each other but are afraid that a relationship between them won’t work away from the magical snowbound world. And yes, she does indeed use her underwear to fashion hats and mittens for the hotel staff.
What other books have you had published?
Tamela: I’m an award-winning, bestselling author of many historical and contemporary romance novels for Barbour Publishing. My latest is THE MUSIC OF HOME, an historical story set in North Carolina. Barbour published my Bible trivia books for adults and also for children. I am grateful to Barbour for how well they market their books. More than once I’ve seen Sunday school teachers in my own church using my trivia books. Our church is large and they didn’t know the author was a member of their congregation. I felt honored and humbled seeing my books used for God’s glory.
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A native Virginian, Tamela Hancock Murray has been writing all her life. She interned on Capitol Hill and at the U.S. Department of State before graduating with honors in Journalism from Lynchburg College in Virginia.
An award-winning, bestselling author, Tamela has over 20 fiction and nonfiction books to her credit. Upcoming releases include LOVE FINDS YOU IN MAIDEN, NORTH CAROLINA, and THE MASTER’S MATCH. She has discussed her work on radio and television. Her professional affiliations include Trois Riviere Fiction Writers and American Christian Fiction Writers. Tamela enjoys being an agent with Hartline Literary Agency, and she takes turns with her fellow agents writing a column for Christian Fiction Online Magazine
When she’s not writing, Tamela spends wonderful times with her husband and their two daughters, as well as extended family and friends.
Lena Nelson Dooley holds a BA in Speech and Drama, and she completed many graduate hours as well. She has served as a drama director for several churches. In addition, she has been the administrative assistant to two different pastors.
Snowbound Colorado Christmas is her 18th book release. Four more books will release in 2009. She is often a speaker at women’s events, writers’ meetings, and conferences. She’s an award-winning, bestselling author. At present she serves as vice-president of DFW Ready Writers, the local chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers. Sign up for her monthly newsletter, she gives away copies of her books and features reviews of her recent reads as well as what’s new that month in Christian publishing. Her blog is popular with readers, because she promotes authors and their most recent works.
Susan Page Davis is the author of ten historical novels, six romantic suspense, and two young adult books. She has co-authored a cozy mystery series with her daughter, Megan Elaine Davis. Susan’s historicals have won awards in the Book of the Year and Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contests. She’s a homeschooling mother of six and grandmother of five. She and her husband Jim live in Maine, where Jim is a news editor.
Award-winning author and speaker Darlene Franklin resides in the Colorado foothills with her mother and her Lynx Point Siamese cat Talia. She is the mother of two children. Her daughter has gone ahead of her to glory; her son lives in Oklahoma with his family. She loves music, reading, and writing. She is the author of five novels, and has contributed more than 150 articles to numerous magazines, anthologies, and devotionals. She has also written curriculum for children’s Sunday school.