Please welcome,
 LaNora Mangano.
  A Dad for Christmas is the perfect read for the holidays. 

Hey Lanora, thanks for stopping by the moose cave.

Hi Jillian,
Thanks for having me here today!

One trait you share with your heroine in this book?
I wrote this book specifically for the trait that she and I share in this book.  My heroine, Samantha Brooks, is a widow and has two kids.  She lost her husband to cancer five years before the book starts and she is just trying to get through each day making the best decisions she can for the sake of raising her kids alone.  I understand the fears and uncertainty of her plight as I recently lost my own husband due to cancer.  However, at the time I wrote this book, my husband was still battling his disease and it was then that I attempted to subconsciously, write a happy ending.  I hope I succeeded in writing a satisfying story.
One thing you have learned as a writer this year? 
This year was a tough year, I hate to say, but if I've learned anything, it's that I need to honor my soul before I can honor my writing with any real conviction.

One writer, you'd LOVE to have lunch with?
I would love to have lunch with Catherine Mann.  I've had the pleasure of meeting Cathy several times but each time it's just never enough to really sit and talk.  She is so warm and genuine and so interesting that I would love to chat for hours while having lunch at a restaurant on the ocean (She lives near an ocean).   

Blurb:  A Dad for Christmas 
Samantha Brooks became a widow at the point in her life where she was convinced life was just about to hit her stride.  Facing the facts that every decision she made from that point forward, would have to be one that had her children's best interest at heart, which is why she was relocating to Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin to accept an Elementary Principals position.
With kids and the family dog in tow they move next door to the town's celebrity Billy Baker, high school hockey Legend, professional hockey sensation, and the town's hockey coach for the youth travel team.  
Both Billy and Sam were content with life as it was but when their lives slowly began to entwine, they found themselves on a collision course to love.
The best present Sam's kids could get was a Loving Dad for Christmas.

LaNora Mangano Bio:
I am a mother, a wife, a daughter and sister, active in volunteering, a writer and a friend.  Not necessarily in that order, though.  I was born and raised on the South side of Chicago, Illinois during my early years then moved to the suburbs and lived there until my husband and our children relocated to central Indiana.  I’ve been exposed to many personality types and several interesting situations.  All of which provided opportunities to create heroes, heroines, villains and fictional towns to place my creations.

I started reading romance novels in high school when a friend introduced me to a Harlequin book. I thought  it was so refreshing that I bought another one, then another one and read them every spare moment I had. This was also around the time I developed a passion to write my own stories and I’ve been writing ever since.

I write romantic suspense, contemporaries and paranormal romance. Half of my novels are part of a 3-6 book series. 

Feel free to follow me at:
email -  Lanora.mangano@yahoo.com
Facebook is http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004742172011
website - http://jeanne1965.wix.com/finding-lanora#!bio/c1ktj




A.D. Ellis
12/10/2014 7:58am

Touching words, LaNora. I look forward to reading your book.

12/10/2014 11:24am

Thanks Jillian for sharing my book with your readers today. I happy with how this book turned out.
Thanks to A.D. for her comment too!

12/10/2014 1:19pm

I'm looking forward to reading.

LIsa Caviness
12/10/2014 7:35pm

Great interview. Kudos to both Jillian and LaNora. I can't wait to see the finished copy of the book.

12/14/2014 12:40pm

Thanks for the extra insight into both the book and LaNora!

10/27/2015 7:32am

As always mike, very well put together! Looking forward to reading your up coming book next year.

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