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!
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: http://www.loricopeland.com/ and Hallmark Crown Media Family Network.