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Lenora Worth

Author of  After the Storm

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Lenora Worth's Bio:
Lenora Worth knew she wanted to be a writer after her fourth-grade teacher assigned a creative writing project. While the other children moaned and groaned, Lenora gleefully wrote her first story, then promptly sold it (for a quarter) on the playground. She actually started selling in bookstores in 1993. Before joining Steeple Hill, Lenora wrote for Avalon and Leisure. Her first Steeple Hill Love Inspired title, The Wedding Quilt, won Affaire de Coeur’s Best Inspirational for 1997, and Logan’s Child won Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best Love Inspired in 1998.

When it comes to writing, Lenora says she’ll get a scene in her head, maybe because of a song, or a passage of Scripture, and then the story just takes off on its own. “I usually get story ideas in a full-blown way. That means I know the exact beginning scene, and exactly what the main conflict is, and I can see the ending in my head.” However, it is what Lenora calls “the misty parts”—the bits that make her wonder what's going to happen next—that she relishes for their challenge. “I love stretching the emotions and the tension out until the breaking point. It's one of the favorite parts of my job. That little bit of mystery always makes me work harder to bring the story together.”

Married for 29 years, Lenora has two children. Before writing full-time, she worked in marketing and public relations. She has served in her local Romance Writers of America (RWA) chapter and as president of Faith, Hope and Love, the Inspirational chapter of RWA. She also wrote a weekly opinion column for the Shreveport Times for five years.

When she’s not writing, Lenora enjoys shopping with her daughter, or can be found at the ballpark watching her son throw a mean curveball for his Little League team and dreaming of him pitching for her beloved Atlanta Braves one day.