Friday, August 8, 2014

My Interview with Lori Copeland, author of Stranded in Paradise, a New Hallmark Channel Movie!

Lori Copeland

I am so thrilled to share with you all today my Interview with writer Lori Copeland, who has written over 100 books, including the novel Stranded in Paradise, which has become a Hallmark Channel movie starring James Denton and Vanessa Marcil!

“Lori lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband Lance. They have three sons, three daughter-in-laws, and six wonderful grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters.” (via Lori’s web-site)

I was over-joyed to have the opportunity to ask Lori a few questions about her book-turned-movie! Please see her interview (below) with me, for Stranded in Paradise!


Interview with writer,
Lori Copeland

1. First of all, since the Hallmark Channel Movie Stranded in Paradise is based on your book, by the same name, would you share with us some of your other popular book titles?

Best known to my reading audience for my Brides of the West series, Faith Hope, June, Patience, Glory and Ruth. Writing now for Harvest House and have a new book just releasing, The Healer’s Touch.

2. Where do you find inspiration for your stories/characters? Does your faith play a role?

My faith always plays a huge roll in my work. I wrote for 15 years in the secular market and felt very much suffocated by what I did. It wasn’t the true me, or the feelings I have about living a “happy” life. When the door to the Christian Market opened in 1999, I sailed through it and wrote the Brides of the West series. I have now published over a hundred titles (that includes secular and Christian titles.)

3. What do you hope viewers will take away from watching your Hallmark Channel movie Stranded in Paradise?

Oh my. I WiSH they could (take) James Denton home with them! He’s such a cute guy and from my understanding a very strong Christian.

But my take-away is always, “God is good, all the time.” He has uplifted and blessed me so often that the movie felt like a huge God Pat. I had rewritten "Stranded in Paradise" for Women of Faith many years ago, and hadn’t thought about it in years, and then out of the blue, the movie.

Thank you, Lori... for taking the time to do this interview. You have quite a collection of lovely books and I'm delighted you were able to transition where your heart was leading... into the Christian book industry.

Thank you, followers... for taking the time to read this interview. I hope we will all look forward to seeing Lori Copeland's Movie: Stranded in Paradise, which Premieres Saturday, August 9, 2014 on the Hallmark Channel!

Stranded in Paradise starring James Denton and Vanessa Marcil

You can find Lori Copeland's books at Amazon.

Or, visit Lori's web-site, here.

*See my page on Stranded in Paradise for more Movie Details!


*images via: and Hallmark Crown Media Family Network.


  1. I had no idea this was based on a Christian Book! I'm even more excited now!

    1. Oh, I'm so glad! Lori was so gracious to do this interview and I hope many will be inspired now to watch!

  2. Thank you for doing this interview with Lori. I love her books and I am so glad to see this one be made into a TV movie. I will be watching on Saturday night. My DVR is set! Rachel

    1. Glad you love her books. I hope you'll love her movie, too!

  3. This interview was SUPER! I haven't seen a lot of commercials for this one on Hallmark so it was good to see your interview and get a little more details on the movie and the writer who created the storyline.

    1. I am so pleased you enjoyed this interview and learning more about Lori and her movie. She was very sweet to do this interview and I am happy to promote her movie!

  4. Net, what a great snag for you. I will be watching Saturday for sure.

    1. Thank you! I was delighted to be able to share Lori's Q&A with all of you! Enjoy the movie!

  5. I want to check out the book! Thanks Net.



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