Toni Lee/weather in our books

» Posted on May 20, 2007 in Blog | Comments Off on Toni Lee/weather in our books

This week’s author is Toni Lee. Visit her web site and learn more about her and her books. I will post her interview on Wednesday. She is having a drawing for Expectations this week. If you want to be entered, e-mail me at I will draw a name next Sunday night. The winner of Susan Page Davis’s book is Cherie. Congratulations!!!

Toni Lee’s bio:
I’m a former Sunday school teacher who loves to curl up with a good romance novel.

I’m committed to communicating the message of Christ through my novels and plays; hence my motto: Spreading Truth Through Fiction.

Just prior to my work on Expectations, I published my first play, The Crown Mystery.

I have a BSBA degree from the University of Central Florida and live in Central Florida with my family. I’m a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers Association, and I’m a member of the leadership team of the CIC (Complete in Christ) Singles’ Ministry of my church.

Weather in books:
I started thinking about this today because it is a gorgeous day (perfect) and just looking outside (I’m stuck inside writing) makes me smile. So obviously weather affects us all the time. So how does it play into a story you’re reading or writing? I’ve used weather in some books a lot. In Heart of the Amazon the rain played a big part in the last part of the story. We’ve all probably read books where a storm has trapped people in a certain place. In one book my heroine was scared of lightning storms because her husband was killed by lightning (and of course, I had to have a lightning storm in the story). Those are obvious uses of the weather. You can use less obvious ones, too. The clouds can reflect a person’s mood or the sunshine can contradict how someone feels. What are some ways you remember weather being used effectively?