THE COVERING by Dana Pratola

What do a woman of faith and a heathen biker have in common? The devil, of course.
Tessa is moved to intercede for a man she’s never met. When they do meet, she’s stunned. Gunnar is gorgeous, charismatic, and driven. He’s also hostile, self-destructive, and an unbeliever…and she’s drawn to him like no other. The temptation she feels is as dangerous as it is alluring. She wants to stay away, but God has other plans. He reveals the devil’s intent to destroy Gunnar and commissions Tessa to keep him covered in prayer. Can she rely on God to keep her from falling…in love, and into temptation? Or will the devil claim them both?

Oh, Dana, The Covering sounds "tempting." And what a beautiful cover. Tell us a little about you. What does a normal workday look like for you?
Dana:  There’s no such thing as a “normal” workday for me. My husband has a flexible schedule and I try to work around him so we can spend time together walking in the woods, grabbing reading glasses from the dollar store, etc. (he never seems to have enough glasses). I work every chance I get, some days that’s more than others.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Dana:  I start with a particular scene in mind, then write an overview. I guess you can tell from my last answer that I lack discipline, LOL, and calling it an outline sounds too structured. I stick to the general direction, but the story is always likely to veer.

What are some of your favorite things to do when you’re not writing? Least favorite?
Dana:  When I’m not writing (or sifting the spinning eyeglass racks) I’m reading. Not just books, often it’s writer’s sites, posts, links… Lord, the links! There’s just too much to click on out there! But I didn’t realize until recently how many words I read in a day.

I love walking and being outdoors. And I love horseback riding but it’s not often I get to go, usually my birthday and Mother’s Day.

My least favorite thing to do is clean the stove top. I cook almost every night so it has to be cleaned a lot. Now that I think about it, cooking is my least favorite thing ;-)

If you had a Friday night all to yourself, what would you do?
Dana:  Probably cry because I would think I’d been abducted by aliens. Sorry, that was my first thought. I’d like to say I would write but would most likely watch the Twilight movies back to back. Ah, romance.

Where can readers find your books? Do you have a website, blog, etc.?
Dana:  Sure, my site is http://www.danapratola.webs.com/ where you can read an excerpt of The Covering, and you can buy it at http://www.whiterosepublishing.com/

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Fiction Faith & Foodies: THE COVERING by Dana Pratola

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

THE COVERING by Dana Pratola

What do a woman of faith and a heathen biker have in common? The devil, of course.
Tessa is moved to intercede for a man she’s never met. When they do meet, she’s stunned. Gunnar is gorgeous, charismatic, and driven. He’s also hostile, self-destructive, and an unbeliever…and she’s drawn to him like no other. The temptation she feels is as dangerous as it is alluring. She wants to stay away, but God has other plans. He reveals the devil’s intent to destroy Gunnar and commissions Tessa to keep him covered in prayer. Can she rely on God to keep her from falling…in love, and into temptation? Or will the devil claim them both?

Oh, Dana, The Covering sounds "tempting." And what a beautiful cover. Tell us a little about you. What does a normal workday look like for you?
Dana:  There’s no such thing as a “normal” workday for me. My husband has a flexible schedule and I try to work around him so we can spend time together walking in the woods, grabbing reading glasses from the dollar store, etc. (he never seems to have enough glasses). I work every chance I get, some days that’s more than others.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Dana:  I start with a particular scene in mind, then write an overview. I guess you can tell from my last answer that I lack discipline, LOL, and calling it an outline sounds too structured. I stick to the general direction, but the story is always likely to veer.

What are some of your favorite things to do when you’re not writing? Least favorite?
Dana:  When I’m not writing (or sifting the spinning eyeglass racks) I’m reading. Not just books, often it’s writer’s sites, posts, links… Lord, the links! There’s just too much to click on out there! But I didn’t realize until recently how many words I read in a day.

I love walking and being outdoors. And I love horseback riding but it’s not often I get to go, usually my birthday and Mother’s Day.

My least favorite thing to do is clean the stove top. I cook almost every night so it has to be cleaned a lot. Now that I think about it, cooking is my least favorite thing ;-)

If you had a Friday night all to yourself, what would you do?
Dana:  Probably cry because I would think I’d been abducted by aliens. Sorry, that was my first thought. I’d like to say I would write but would most likely watch the Twilight movies back to back. Ah, romance.

Where can readers find your books? Do you have a website, blog, etc.?
Dana:  Sure, my site is http://www.danapratola.webs.com/ where you can read an excerpt of The Covering, and you can buy it at http://www.whiterosepublishing.com/

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8 Comments:

At August 10, 2011 at 1:17 PM , Blogger Raquel Byrnes said...

LOL! Abducted by aliens. Yeah, it would seem weird to have everything quiet on a Friday. Wonderful interview. I can't wait to read The Covering

 
At August 10, 2011 at 1:20 PM , Blogger Anne Brooke said...

Fabulous interview! Am now worried about having to clean the stove top though - you clean your stove top??!? I bow my head in shame ...

:))

Hugs galore!

Anne
xxx

 
At August 10, 2011 at 2:06 PM , Anonymous Dana said...

LOL, you guys are too funny =-D

 
At August 10, 2011 at 2:16 PM , Blogger Mary Manners said...

Hey, Dana, it's great to see you here! Congrats on the debut of The Covering. It sounds like an amazing read. Can't wait to get my hands on it!!!

 
At August 10, 2011 at 3:28 PM , Blogger LoRee Peery said...

Every time I read about this story, I'm tempted to drop everything and get my copy. But writing and family (not in that order) come first.

 
At August 10, 2011 at 5:42 PM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

Welcome, ladies. Dana, THE COVERING sounds fabulous. Can't wait to read it! So many great books, so little time...

 
At August 10, 2011 at 11:07 PM , Blogger Donna B said...

Aliens, huh? And Twilight??? Seriously??

Oh well, I guess the mind that came up with Gunnar (drool, drool) has to get her inspiration somewhere different. It was such a good story, I can overlook any little idiosyncrasies!

Nice interview...but Twilight??? LOL

 
At August 11, 2011 at 12:48 AM , Anonymous Dana Pratola said...

LOL, yes! Twilight is a classic love story. It's not about a girl falling for a vampire. It's about a girl falling for a guy who happens to be a vampire <3 Yes, my inspiration does come from odd sources, but Gunnar was around before I ever met Edward =-D

 

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