Friday, January 23, 2015

Blast from the Past and A New Craftie Lady

Today we're starting a new monthly feature called Blast from the Past. In it, you will have the opportunity to see another side of your favorite Love Inspired authors. Photos and memories from back in the day. 

Today, we're going to get started by introducing you to a new Craftie Lady.

Please join me in welcoming Lisa Jordan

Lisa has written four books for Love Inspired, Lakeside Reunion, Lakeside Family, Lakeside Sweethearts and her January 2015 release, Lakeside Redemption.

Don't you just love that cover? Such a tranquil setting.

Okay, Lisa, time to tell us a little bit about yourself and share your blast from the past.

Thank you, Mindy. I'm excited to be a part of the Craftie Ladies to help spread the word about Love Inspired novels.

So here’s a photo of me in third grade at Christmas time. I was very excited about the Barbie bathtub I had received. I was a girly girl who loved Barbies, dolls, and the pretty dresses my mom made for me. I grew up down the road from my grandparents’ dairy farm, so my preteen years were spent swimming in the creek, sleeping in the hay barn, and feeding all sort of barnyard animals with my very large extended family. My cousins were my constant companions. Maybe that’s why I’ve always been drawn to young children. I spend my days caring for Little Darlings in my family child care program. However, I’ve always been a happily ever after girl, so, by night, I write contemporary Christian romances that promise hope and happily ever after. My husband and I just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary by renewing our vows in front of family and friends. Our two boys are growing into fine young men. In my free time, I enjoy paper crafting, reading, Netflix binging, and snuggling with my Chihuahua mix Penny. 

So cute. 
We're glad to have you with us, Lisa.

Heart, home, and faith have always been important to award-winning author Lisa Jordan. So writing stories that promise hope and happily ever after come naturally. She's been married to her real-life hero for over twenty-five years, and they have two grown sons. By day, Lisa is an early childhood educator, and by night, she writes contemporary Christian romances for Love Inspired. She is represented by Rachelle Gardner of Books & Such. Additionally, she serves as the My Book Therapy Voices Community Hostess. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, papercrafting, Netflix binging, and snuggling with her dog Penny. Learn more about her at www.lisajordanbooks.com


19 comments:

Janet Lee Barton said...

Lisa, welcome to Craftie Ladies! It's great to get to know you. And the cover of your book is lovely!

Lisa Jordan said...

Thank you, Janet. I want to curl up in one of those chairs with a cup of tea and relax by the lake. :)

Pamela Tracy said...

Welcome Lisa,
We're so glad you're here.
Hmmm, I didn't have the barbie bathtub LOL. I did, however, have her convertible!

Mindy Obenhaus said...

So glad you're here, Lisa. I don't recall having the Barbie bathtub, but I used to take foil pie pans, put some dirt or gravel in the bottom and pretend she was at the beach. :P

Lisa Jordan said...

Thanks, Pamela. I'm glad to be a part of this blog. :) I didn't have the convertible. My sister and I used my brother's GI Joe Jeeps for Barbie to tool around in.

Lisa Jordan said...

Thanks for introducing me, Mindy. :) We had a little stream by our house, so our Barbies took dips in the stream. I wasn't the beach person then as I am now.

Mindy Obenhaus said...

Actually, Lisa, growing up in central Michigan, I didn't even know what the beach was, so they were probably at the lake. ;)

Pamela Tracy said...

Oh, I fixed up Barbie with GI Joe too! Ken was a bit too perfect. I mean, if something had happened, he'd be more worried about keeping his hair perfect. Joe, on the other hand, could be a hero in a LIS. Yup.

Terri Reed said...

Welcome Lisa. So sweet to see you as a kid. Love your covers. I think the Love Inspired lines have the best covers.

Louise M. Gouge said...

Welcome to Craftieladies, Lisa. I was a generation before Barbie, but I did have a Susie Walker, a walking doll about 18 inches tall. In those days, we didn't discuss dating among our dolls. LOL!

Mindy Obenhaus said...

Pamela, I had a friend who had the Johnny West dolls. Even Barbie couldn't resist a cowboy.

Pamela Tracy said...

For a moment, I thought you said Johnny Quest. Now he would be a bit young, but I did have a crush on him when I was eight.

I've never heard of Johnny West.

CatMom said...

Nice to "meet" you Lisa! I always enjoy learning more about the Love Inspired authors, and the ones I've met in person at ACFW have been super nice. :)
Love that photo of you as a child---so cute.
Since I'm a little older than some of you ladies, I probably had one of the "original" Barbie dolls, LOL.
Blessings, Patti Jo :)

Lisa Jordan said...

Terri, I agree--Love Inspired covers are beautiful! Thanks for the welcome!

Thanks for the welcome, Louise. I've seen the Susie Walker dolls. Did yours have a suitcase of clothes?

Thank you for the welcome, Patti Jo. I love meeting authors at conferences and putting their faces to their names. :)

Keli Gwyn said...

Congrats on being a Craftie Lady, Lisa! You're a wonderful addition.

I wasn't big into dolls, but I did have Barbies. I had her friend, Midge, too. I remember her because she got a very short haircut when my dad mowed the lawn once. Taught me not to leave my toys in the yard. =)

Linda Goodnight said...

I'm slow to the party, Lisa, but it's great to get to know you. Love the Christmas morning photo. I never owned a Barbie but always wanted one!

Jean C. Gordon said...

And, I'm even later to the party. Welcome. (I think we met a ACFW a couple of years ago?) I had one of the original pony-tail Barbies. Little did I know when I gave her a hair cut, that she was bald underneath.

Christine Johnson said...

Welcome Lisa! We're thrilled to have you in the Craftie Ladies. I do love that cover! Makes me want to sit down with a good book and while away the hours.

Sandra Orchard said...

Hey, Lisa, great to see you here! Welcome!