Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Guest Blog with Lauralee Bliss - part one

Thank you so much for visiting the Heartsong Presents blog and learning about my newest release, Heart of Mine. For this guest blog I decided to do something a bit different and conduct an interview with myself! I hope you enjoy this little adventure into the life of a Heartsong author and how I came up with the idea for my new book. God Bless.

Tell us a bit about yourself, Lauralee.

I can sum it up in a few words. I love adventure, the complexity of relationships, and I love writing. And I love to combine the adventure and relationship into a story that also highlights wonderful scenery, along with a plot that I would like to read about and hope you do, too. And I like to bring forth characters that a reader can identify with. But besides all that, I make my home in Virginia near the Blue Ridge Mountains where I also enjoy gardening, traveling, and hiking.

Why did you decide to set a three book series in Utah, since you do not even live in Utah?

Ah, good question! One of my greatest interests is traveling this fascinating and beautiful country of ours and finding unique and scenic places for my stories. And Utah has provided me with an interesting place in which to create settings for my books. Utah is probably one of the most intriguing places to visit. There are of course towns and cities, but there such vast areas filled only with unique rock formations, canyons, and openness on a grand scale that words can hardly do justice. But it is my hope that I have brought a bit of that scenic beauty to life in this series, and especially in Heart of Mine that incorporates the awesome beauty of Bryce Canyon National Park (and thanks to my mom who shared her love of this awesome spectacle with me, enough that I have ventured to see it several times).

It looks to me like you enjoy the outdoors….

I guess it is pretty obvious, huh? But yes, I find I am so much closer to God in the midst of His creation. And I do like to bring out that love within my books. And to allow the readers a chance to also experience the marvels of God’s creation within the pages of a story.

Join us tomorrow for part two of this interview with Lauralee Bliss.
Question of the day:  Are you the outdoorsy type?


  1. I love visiting and seeing the outdoors, but at the end of the day I like to be indoors with my own bed.

    We saw Zion NP, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and the Arches NP last summer, so spectacular.

  2. I'm not much for the outdoors. I'm more like Linda...hang out with spectacular scenery during the day, but head for the Holiday Inn at night. :)

  3. Haha. That was a fun post to read. Thanks.

    I'm...kinda outdoorsy. I feel God's presence with His creation, and marvel at His works...but gimme a comphy place to sleep, or I'll be cranky!!!!

    "And you dont want to see me cranky!" okay, sorry, I just had to do that. lol

    This series sounds exciting. Thanks for sharing, honey.