Interview with Dorothy McDonald

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I am not writing I can be found gardening, taking care of 13 cats, reading, social network for a handcrafting jewelry company, and maintaining several websites.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I find new e-books through other readers like myself. I love reading so much I even started a Facebook group for those that love reading and/or writing called For the Love of Books.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Think, Pray, Meditate is the first book I have written, but I have written many blog posts in the past. My first one was a blog entry about Salvation. The title I do not remember.
What is your writing process?
I go over the notes from old blog entries to get my writing juices floating then start writing. If nothing pops out I then meditate on God's Word and wait for God to show me what to write next.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not really the first story I ever read I was 5 years old. I have been a reader ever since. I imagine it would have probably been Mother Goose or Bible Stories, but I cannot honestly answer what I first read.
How do you approach cover design?
I look over photos I have taken to see what pops out to use for the current story. Such as Think, Pray, Meditate is a spring found at Abraham Lincoln's birthplace. I remembered how quiet and comfortable it was there. It is someplace that would be perfect to send quiet time with God.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Left Behind Series
I know you said 5 and it is 13, but the whole series is my favorite. Why? Because it helps me to refocus on the purpose God has for me to reach out to His sheep and helps me to view the Bible is new ways. Bible verses just come out and show themselves in a clearer light after reading the books in this series.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything Christian
I read Christian Romance, Christian Suspense, Christian Mystery, Christian Fiction in general
I just love reading books that make me think about God's word.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Android Tablet with Moon Reader and Aldiko loaded on it.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Facebook page and Instagram so far has show the most responsiveness.
I hope to grow my knowledge even more on marketing books and will be able to teach others to market their work.
Describe your desk
My desk pretty much stays cluttered. I straightened it up and then one or more of the cats redesigns it. I hope to improve the situation with pallet wood and the building skills of my book editor. :-)
When did you first start writing?
About 5 years ago I started writing Think, Pray, Meditate. Prior to that I wrote blog entries and lessons for podcasts. The blogs and podcasts are now discontinued and I am focusing on writing books.
Published 2015-09-01.
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Books by This Author

Think, Pray, Meditate
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
If your interested increasing your relationship with Christ or getting on the right track with Christ this is the book for you.
Poems of Worship
Price: Free! Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Poems I wrote while in a mode of worship over the last five years. These are poems that worship God Almighty. I hope they inspire you to worship Jesus Christ while you read them.