Author Spotlight- Interview with Christian Romance writer Doralyn Moore and her book- Seventy Times Seven
Tell us about yourself and how we can connect with you.
I have a Master of Education degree from the University of Toronto and over thirty years of experience in social services, working with diverse populations. This has informed much of the storyline of Seventy Times Seven. I have also been involved for many years in Christian ministry, both as a home group leader and as a lay pastor.
I hope that the journey of the characters in Seventy Times Seven will encourage readers to consider seriously the life-changing news of salvation through Jesus Christ and to trust in the goodness and faithfulness of God. I live with my husband in a small community east of Toronto, Canada. Our two boys are married and we have five beautiful grandchildren.
The best way to connect with me is through my website at www.doralynmoore.ca.
How did you get started?
Reading is a pleasure for me and there is seldom a time that I do not carry a book around with me. I have even been known to carry a book to a major league baseball game, which put a big frown on my husband’s face.
One day as I was reading a book, I thought to myself, “I can do this. I can write a book.” Little did I know then how challenging it is to write a novel. But the thought put a seed in my mind and soon after that, I began writing. However, life got in the way and I put the writing aside for many years. When I retired, I pulled out the old manuscripts and began revising them. I have since self-published my first Christian romance entitled, “Seventy Times Seven”, released in March 2021.
How do you come up with plots or characters for your books?
Over thirty years of working in the social services field have allowed me to meet people of diverse cultures, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds, and beliefs. Their personalities and stories have become a melting pot in my brain and from that concoction come the characters and plots for my books. They do not come from one specific person but from a melding of many.
My husband and I love to travel and have had the privilege of visiting interesting parts of the world. Interacting with the people in those countries, learning about their culture, and hearing their goals, dreams and values also play a role in shaping my characters.
What projects are you working on right now?
I am currently working on the Victory Series, three books which follow a family from when the children are young to after they have left the nest. The struggles the various family members face, such as problem gambling, drug, and alcohol addiction, and cancer have the potential to tear them and their family apart. But through the goodness and grace of God, they are led to Jesus, the healer, and the only One who can set them free.
The first two books are in the revision stage and I am currently half-way through the first draft of the third one.
What is your favorite thing about being an author, writer, and blogger?
In addition to working on the novels, I post at least once a week on the blog which is part of my website. In the blog, I share some of the things I’ve learned from walking for many years with Jesus.
What I like most about writing, whether it’s a book or a blog is that I have the opportunity to connect with people all over the world to share the Good News that Jesus saves and loves them unconditionally. It’s what motivates me each day to get up in the morning, head to my computer, and write. It’s a privilege I do not take lightly.
Thank you so much, Doralyn for this wonderful interview. April 26, 2021 by Julie Tuttle, noshwithchefjulie.com
Hear my interview with Suzanne Lynn Cheesman on WQBQ 1410 AM radio in Lake County, FL. https://youtu.be/oaaNtbjmGa8