Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Visit with Author Lisa Dale

Hopefully, everyone enjoyed visiting with Susan Crandall on Monday.

Today, we leave the world of suspense and visit with author Lisa Dale and her heart warming, romantic stories that take readers on wonderful, emotional twists and turns.

A lifelong bookworm, Lisa Dale is a firm believer that there are few things in life better than curling up with a novel and a cup of tea. Lisa Dale grew up in rural Northwestern New Jersey before attending McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. She worked briefly in publishing before going back to school to get an MFA in fiction at Fairleigh Dickinson University. A nominee for Best New American Voices and the Pushcart Prize, her writing appears in many literary magazines, such as Fourth Genre, Flyway, Fugue, Sou’wester, The Southeast Review, The MacGuffin, Many Mountains Moving, and more. Lisa is the author of two books for Grand Central:

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT - Lana Biel longs to leave her family’s Vermont wildflower farm so she can travel and see the world. And her sister Karin wants nothing more than to put down roots and conceive the child she and her husband just can’t seem to have. When a lighthearted fling with a mountain biker leaves Lana expecting, she finds herself tumbling headlong into motherhood while her sister Karin can only look on.

For help, Lana turns to Eli Ward, a professional meteorite hunter and her best friend for the last ten years. But Eli’s keeping secrets that could turn their friendship on its head. As the Vermont seasons change and the flowers in the wildflower meadows begin to fade, Lana must make some meaningful decisions about her family, her friendships, her love life, and her dreams.


SIMPLE WISHES - Adele Matin couldn’t wait to put her lonely childhood and hometown behind her. Amid the bright lights and hustle and bustle of New York, she built a life for herself—until one terrible mistake brought it crashing down. Now Adele is running again, this time to a cottage she inherited from her mother in rural Pennsylvania. And she’s about to realize that a small town has more to offer than she ever dreamed.

An artist and woodworker, Jay Westvelt knows a thing or two about living in the country. Adele is intrigued by her mysterious green-eyed neighbor, a man who took care of her house and soon cares deeply for her. But even as Adele’s steely heart begins to soften toward him, dark secrets from her mother’s past threaten to send her running once again. Can Jay convince her to stay with him?

Only if she can learn an important truth: that happiness begins with Simple Wishes.

Lisa is an amazing writer! Don't miss out on a chance to read her books. One perfect opportunity is by visiting her website, then returning to this blog and leaving a comment about and for Lisa. And of course, authors love to hear readers share that they've bought their books, so don't forget to add IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT and SIMPLE WISHES to your Christmas list!


  1. I have yet to read "Simple Wishes". It sounds really, really good. I did read It happened One Night and it was a really good book.

  2. her writing appears in many literary magazines, such as Fourth Genre, Flyway, Fugue, Sou’wester, The Southeast Review, The MacGuffin, Many Mountains Moving, and more. I find this info quite interesting plus you have a few hobbies not the least being making jewellery. You are a woman of many talents.

  3. Martha and Robyn, thank you for posting. Martha, congratulations, please send me your email address and your mailing address and I'll let Lisa Dale know that you are the winner of her book!

  4. Martha, I haven't heard from you. Please contact me before Monday with your mailing address, otherwise, I'll need to re-award Lisa's book. my email is