LISA: This is a fun collection that centers around the quaint town of Mistletoe, Montana, a town that celebrates Christmas year round. The only problem is the town is beginning to lose its Christmas spirit. Add to that, four girlfriends make a New Year’s pact to find themselves true love by time they turn twenty-eight, and end up discovering that love often comes in very surprising ways. . .and not always with whom you were expecting.
Give us a brief blurb about your story in the collection.
KIM: Kathy Morgan has gotten caught up in the corporate world of writing advertising jingles at a San Francisco advertising company–a far cry from the simple world of Mistletoe. As Christmas approaches, an unexpected bonus gives her the opportunity to return to Mistletoe for a trip down “Memory Lane” where she can consider the marriage proposal of long-time co-worker Chad. But postman Erik Hoffman becomes a distraction that makes her wonder if she needs to evaluate more than Chad’s proposal…perhaps more than romantic love, she needs the love of Jesus in her life.
LISA: When Madison Graham leaves the quant town of Mistletoe, Colorado for New York City to buy products for her year-round Christmas store, Under the Mistletoe, she’s positive she’s met her man. Albert Kendall is everything she’s ever dreamed of. Successful, good looking, and well off. But is worldly success really what she’s looking for in a man, or have the bright lights of the city blinded her so that she’s forgotten the real meaning of Christmas?
Is there a character who you relate to and who made an impact on your life?
LENA: I grow spiritually during every book I write. God gives me special insight during the creation process. I haven’t come away from any of the books without a clearer understanding of some aspect of God. In Christmas Confusion, Lori tries to work things out herself, which doesn’t work. I’m the same way, I sometimes try to work things out myself, instead of trusting God to bring about the perfect resolution. So I grew right along with Lori.
What’s it like working with three other authors on one story? Are there any challenges or rewards?
DEBBY: The challenges were small compared to the rewards. The only concerns we had were the timeline and making sure we had all the same settings in our stories. The rewards were phenomenal. I felt that through our characters and the desire to take this book to a level of excellence, the four of us became friends.
Any writer’s resources you could recommend?
LISA: One of the best things you can do is join American Christian Fiction Writers at www.americanchristianfictionwriters.com. The resources are enormous and worth the yearly fee. You will have the opportunity to join critique groups, attend conferences, take online classes, and the list goes on and on.
If you want to learn more about the authors of Montana Mistletoe, check out Lisa Harris’s blog on September 7th at http://myblogintheheartofafrica.blogspot.com
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