- I was born and raised in Southwest Georgia and I grew up on a farm. I cropped tobacco, strung tobacco and hung tobacco high up on rafters in an old creaky barn. It was hard work and I’d walk the distance from the fields and barns back to my house, my hands and clothes covered with tar. I also picked peanuts and pulled corn and drove tractors and planters and big trucks. I had to beg my daddy to let me drive the equipment, because girls weren’t supposed to do that. But he needed the help! I’m the youngest of seven and four-my three older brothers and one sister-have gone to Jesus. I have this portrait from Louisiana artist Ron Atwood in my den because when I saw it, it reminded me of the house where I grew up, dog included!2. I took the original selfie! A little known fact. This is circa 1973-74, my senior year of high school. I bought a cheap camera and went all over the countryside, snapping away. I remember turning the camera on myself!3. I married my high school sweetheart right after we graduated and eventually we moved to Atlanta where he went to work for General Motors and I stayed home to raise our daughter. I knew I wanted to be a writer but when a friend gave me a couple of romance novels to read while he worked at night, I thought “This is the kind of book I want to write.” I always wanted to write sweet instead of steamy, however! Forty-two years later, I’m still with him and writing sweet romance! We have two grow children who do not like it when I post pictures of them!4.I love shoes. Everyone knows that! But I still have a pair of boots that I bought in 1983. I still wear them! 5. I love roosters! My former home was decorated with lots of roosters but when we moved I kept just a few, this piece of art being one of my favorites. It’s also a Ron Atwood and this is a Mardi Gras rooster. (We lived in Louisiana for over thirty years.)6.I once rode a gurney through Times Square, during a bomb scare, because I slipped on our wet bathroom floor in the hotel room and hit my temple on the marble counter! Ouch! I also carried a New Orleans Saints gnome on that trip with me, for a friend! What an adventure! You can see my butterfly bandage and black eye in this picture.7. I had the flu when I sold my first book in 1993. I was so sick I couldn’t get out of bed. But I had the phone there with me. I thought when I heard the NY voice, that a telemarketer was calling and I almost hung up. I was so ill, I thought I had died and gone to heaven! (No pictures of that day–I looked like death warmed over!!) 8. I’m not a very good swimmer, but I love water. I love being around water and looking at water. Living in Florida, I get to do that a lot. I also love trees. Here’s a shot of a beautiful tree in front of the bay. 9. I mentioned I’ve been married for forty-two years. We moved to Atlanta and lived in four different apartments there. Then we moved to Louisiana and lived in two apartments and then three different houses there. Now we’re in Florida and we’ve lived in a townhome on the bay and now a one-level house about a mile from the bay. I’ve become very good at packing! 10. I have a wicked sense of humor that gets me into trouble on a daily basis. My brothers were all jokesters and my daddy loved to tease and tell jokes. Since I followed them around, it’s no wonder I am the same. But I do try to live by this rule: (from CrossCards)
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Lenora Worth writes award-winning romance and romantic suspense for Love Inspired and also writes for Tule, Zondervan and Redbud Press. With sixty books published and millions of books in print, she goes on adventures with her retired husband, Don. They have two grown children. Lenora enjoys reading, baking and shopping … especially shoe shopping.