I’m thrilled to welcome Lisa Jordan as my guest today! Lisa is one of those acquaintances who shares many mutual friends with me. She’s also one of those people who seems to juggle a lot of things successfully. Wouldn’t we all love to know her secret?! 🙂 Let’s get started by learning the basics about her.


Heart, home and faith have always been important to Lisa Jordan, so writing stories that feature both comes naturally to her. She has been writing contemporary Christian romance for more than a decade. Her debut novel, Lakeside Reunion, released in November by Love Inspired. Her second novel, Lakeside Family, will be released in August 2012 by Love Inspired. Happily married for over twenty years, Lisa and her husband have two young adult sons. When she isn’t writing or caring for children in her in-home childcare business, Lisa enjoys family time, romantic comedies, good books, crafting with friends and feeding her NCIS addiction.


Welcome, Lisa! Let’s get to the fun, shall we?

Opener Question: What seven words best describe you? Daughter, sister, wife, mother, author, friend, passionate

 Either/Or Questions:

1)      European tour or Caribbean cruise? Tough one—I’m a beach lover, so I’ll have to go with Caribbean cruise. Hubby and I are planning a cruise for our 25th anniversary.

2)      On the move or home sweet home? I’m a homebody so I’ll take home sweet home.

3)      Tacos or lasagna? Definitely lasagna, although my oldest son does make a mean taco lasagna.

4)      Run a mile or run a bunch of errands? Run a mile? Are you kidding? Definitely a bunch of errands.

5)      Dress shirt or sweatshirt? I work with Little Darlings all day, so sweatshirt is necessary for spit-ups, finger paints, and being used as a tissue. Gross, yes, but welcome to a day in my world. 🙂

6)      Finger paint or fingernail polish? Both—I love to finger paint with my Little Darlings, but when it’s grown-up time, I like to have a little glam.

7)      Half-full or half-empty? Definitely half-full. I tend to live in an ivory tower and look for the good. Otherwise, life can be too depressing.


I agree with you on that, Lisa! And I loved your food answer. Taco lasagna? Yum! And what’s your trick to get your son to cook? I need to start early on that one. Granted, maybe I should wait a couple years since my son is four years old. 🙂 Oh, and I completely understand the need for a sweatshirt with little ones around. Amazing the stuff that shows up on our clothes, isn’t it?

Thanks for being my guest!


Lakeside Reunion

Bed-and-breakfast owner Lindsey Porter prays she won’t run into Stephen Chase when she returns to Shelby Lake. Five years ago, the cop jilted her to marry another woman, and Lindsey fled town. But no sooner does she hit city limits than Stephen pulls her over for a broken taillight. Despite the past, he’s still able to stir up Lindsey’s old feelings for him. Now a widower and single dad, Stephen recognizes a second chance when he sees one. And he’ll do anything to make Lindsey trust in God and take a risk for love—again. Read an excerpt of Lakeside Reunion.

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Blog Readers: Let’s talk…Who does the cooking in your house? Mostly you, or does anyone share the load? What’s the weirdest thing your kids have left on your clothes (without grossing us out please! )? 🙂



Meet and Greet with Author Lisa Jordan
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38 thoughts on “Meet and Greet with Author Lisa Jordan

  • November 21, 2011 at 5:46 am

    Looks like a great book!! 🙂 Obviously I do most of the cooking here…but I haven’t had time to do any of it lately AND I MISS IT!!!!!! Hopefully this week…the cooking shall return.

    • November 21, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      Hi Bekah! The cooking will definitely return if you’re pitching in for Thanksgiving, I guess. 🙂 Hope you have a great holiday!

  • November 21, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Cute interview. I love lasagna and cruises! I hope she has fun on hers. As for clothing, I don’t know what weird stuff has been on it. Mostly the normal stuff, from boogers to dirt. Yuck.
    Thanks for the interview, ladies.

    • November 21, 2011 at 2:13 pm

      Hi Jessica! Boogers to dirt…Yep, a mom’s clothes see it all, don’t they? 🙂

  • November 21, 2011 at 6:17 am

    Looks like a good book, the cover is beautiful too!

    I do all the cooking if I’m home. If I’m not home, it’s eggs or cereal for the hubby and kids! 🙂

    • November 21, 2011 at 2:14 pm

      LOL, Heidi, My kids would LOVE having breakfast for every meal. 🙂

  • November 21, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Fun interview, I’d like the taco lasagna recipe myself and if your son is available, I’ll give you my address! I need a chef. lol

    • November 21, 2011 at 2:15 pm

      I’ll give her my address too, Jessica! But I guess you get first dibs since you thought of it first. 🙂

  • November 21, 2011 at 8:07 am

    The cooking is split here. I do most of the indoor cooking, hubby mans the grill, and my daughters both have specialty dishes they contribute to our dinners. And to me, nothing tastes as good as food someone else cooked!

    • November 21, 2011 at 2:15 pm

      I completely agree, Joanne! And the food tastes even better if someone else does the dishes afterwards too. 🙂

  • November 21, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Okay – you are seriously the best interviewer. I love your questions, Sarah!

    • November 21, 2011 at 2:16 pm

      Aw thanks, Katie! Can’t wait until it’s your turn to answer them. 🙂

  • November 21, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I’m a walking Kleenex in my house. The litte hands just won’t stop reaching for my sleeve:)

    Lisa- I’m with you on the lasanga! Any day of the week!

    • November 21, 2011 at 2:17 pm

      LOL, Tamika…a walking Kleenex…I like that. And I totally get it too.

  • November 21, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Great interview, ladies!
    The book is already on my TBR list.

    I cook. Love lasagna!

    • November 21, 2011 at 2:17 pm

      Thanks, Loree! Hope you enjoy the book. The sneak peek I’ve read has me wanting more. 🙂

  • November 21, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    You do ask great questions, Sarah!

    Lisa, I agree with the half-full. 🙂 Love that!


    • November 21, 2011 at 2:20 pm

      Thanks, Melanie! And half-full is a good outlook to have, especially in light of the holiday we’re about to celebrate. 🙂

  • November 21, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Enjoyed the interview, ladies! Lisa, your book looks wonderful! 🙂
    I do most of the cooking, although my daughter enjoys cooking when she has time off.

    Congrats to Wilma on winning Patti’s book! Happy Thanksgiving, all!

    • November 21, 2011 at 3:47 pm

      Karen, How fun to share cooking with your daughter! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  • November 21, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Congratulations, Lisa! Can’t wait to read Lakeside Reunion! And tacos and lasagna…Yum to both! It’s chicken fried steak night tonight at our house…

    Fun interview, Sarah!

  • November 21, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    My kids are too old now for me to remember what I’ve worn from them.

    I do most of the cooking, though hubby will on occasion create a mean stir fry. Love those days!!!

    • November 21, 2011 at 3:50 pm

      Stir fry is on my menu for tomorrow, Eileen! It’s one of those rare meals when my kids actually eat their meat and veggies. 🙂

  • November 21, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I do the cooking. For awhile, my husband thought all he could make was mac and cheese, but that’s because he’d never tried anything else. When I was in grad school, the mac and cheese got boring, so he expanded his horizons. He was pretty good, too!

    But now that grad school is over, I’m back to cooking. 😛

    Looking forward to reading Lisa’s book!

    • November 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm

      Ha! Too funny about the mac and cheese, Lindsay. My husband is a pasta connoisseur, but thankfully he can cook a few more things than that too. 🙂

  • November 21, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    hubs does the cooking, unless it’s something that comes out of a box, and then i’m more than happy to help out.

    i have to get the taco lasagna recipe, lisa!!

    • November 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm

      Hmm, Jeannie, If that taco lasagna recipe isn’t out of a box, it sounds like your hubby’s the one cooking. 😉

  • November 21, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Yum for the taco lasagna recipe here, too! I would love to read Lakeside Reunion! Sounds lively. Our middle daughter also has an in-home childcare business for preschoolers and babies. I know she is certainly busy all day! Tomorrow I am caring for a sick mom’s four little ones for a second day. Today we made tents from the top bunk railing. My husband has gone to the store for tator-tot casserole ingredients he is going to make for me to take tomorrow. We both cook and he gets rave reviews for meals he makes for others! All I can think of is baby burps and little fingers at knee level but those smiles sure make up for it!

    • November 22, 2011 at 10:01 am

      Oh wow, sounds like you’ll be busy with those four little ones! Hooray for a husband who cooks AND gets rave reviews! 🙂

  • November 22, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I do all the cooking. But my hubby is interested in learning and can do quite a few dishes himself now.
    Congrats on LIsa’s book!

    • November 22, 2011 at 10:02 am

      That’s awesome about your hubby, Jennifer! I think you’ll be getting a few nights off very soon. 🙂

  • November 22, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Oooh, I want that recipe for taco lasagne! Sounds yummy!

    My husband cooks during the week, since I work a ft job and he works from home; I cook on the weekends, and we go out, usually Saturday lunch.

    Lisa’s book looks like a winner! On my way to her site…

    • November 22, 2011 at 10:12 am

      Jeanette, That’s so nice that your husband pitches in to help in the kitchen! Sounds like you’ve got the teamwork thing down pat. 🙂

  • November 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Good interview. Taco Lasagna sounds interesting. Due to our health issues, we eat out a lot.
    Congratulations to Lisa on the publication of her books.

    • November 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm

      Hi Cecelia! Eating out sounds like a lot less work…and a lot less dishes! 🙂 (Thanks for the nice compliment too, by the way.)

  • November 22, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    You get to the nitty gritty in a hurry, Sarah (laughing). For me, the larger question is, “What all have you found in your dryer?” Change, rocks, a bottle rocket, a lighter, you name it. Now you know why I’m a prayer warrior. 🙂

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