Hero’s Interview from Catherine’s Pursuit by Lena Nelson Dooley

» Posted on Feb 19, 2013 in Blog | 16 comments

This week I’m hosting  Lena Nelson Dooley with Catherine’s Pursuit, Jeanette Windle with Congo Dawn, Pam Hillman with Claiming Mariah (no giveaway on this blog ), Vannetta Chapman with A Home for Lydia, and Angela Ruth Strong with Lighten Up.  If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Feb. 24th) evening.

Dooley-Catherines PursuitInterview with the hero from Catherine’s Pursuit by Lena Nelson Dooley:

1.  Collin, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I’m the son of a sea captain and became the youngest man to captain a ship for McKenna Steamline.

2.  What do you do for fun?

For fun. Actually, I don’t have time for much fun. I work long hours and then come home to sleep. Besides, because of what happened with the first ship I captained, I feel like an outcast and failure, so I try not to spend much time with people who know about the wreck.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it?

My father told me that anything worth doing is worth doing well, so I go ahead and plow through my responsibilities, no matter whether I like to do them or not.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

Being a failure, but then, since I already am, I guess I don’t have much to fear.

5.  What do you want out of life?

To be able to live a normal life, whatever that is, instead of the one I’m living now. No woman would every want to spend time with me, because of my infirmity.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

My position working for Angus McKenna. He’s the only person who treats me well.

7.  Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book?

Living most of my life at sea, first on my father’s ships, and then on the one I captained, books have been my friends. I like reading adventurous books as well as a wide variety of subjects. Books became my schooling, and I’m fairly well educated because of them. Too bad, I lost all of my books as well as most of my father’s collection when my ship went down.

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I’d like to walk like a normal man. The shame of my failure is broadcast anytime I walk. My limp is very noticeable.

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?

No pet. However, when I was on my father’s ship, he had a parrot he’d gotten from the jungles of South America. I liked it, because we taught it to talk to us … or at least to repeat what we said.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

I would go back to right before the wreck, and I would have turned back as soon as I saw the storm on the far horizon. We might have beaten it to the shoreline that way.


  1. I would love to win Catherine’s Pursuit.


  2. Katie, I think you’ll like Collin Elliott as a hero.

  3. Thank you for the chance to win your book, Lena. Sounds like a great book, with Captain Collin, on the ship for McKinna Steamline. You had a great interview with Collin. God bless you.
    Norma Stanforth

  4. I would really love to win and read this book. I would love to read the others in the series, too. All three are on my wish list. Thank you for the chance to win.

  5. Collin, you sound interesting and a survivor. Looking forward to see how you are tied into Catherine’s story.
    Campbellamyd at Gmail dot com

  6. Sad he lost all his books.


  7. Love finding out about new authors. This sounds like a really great book. Thanks for a chance to win.


  8. So sad that Collin already considers himself a failure. I do hope to see this turned around.


  9. I read the first two in this series and I have to find out how everything is resolved! Loved the interview although it was rather sad. 🙁

  10. I didn’t leave an email addy b/c I left it in the bar above, but noticed others did so it is:


  11. I would like to win Lena book. Collin, had a great interview. He said his father always said, anything worth doing is worth doing well,one thing Collin always wanted was to walk normal. Thanks for a good interview. God bless you.
    Norma Stanforth

  12. I would love to win a copy of Lena’s book. Her book covers are all so beautiful and enticing. 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  13. I really enjoy reading Lena’s books. I have the first two books in this series and look forward to reading this one.

    shardick(at) sbcglobal(dot)net

  14. I read Maggie’s Journey and loved it. Now I need to read the other two. Please add my name to the giveaway. Thank you.


  15. I have wanted Lena’s book for a long time. Please put me in for a chance.
    These triplets intrigue me. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  16. Sounds like a great book. It would be a pleasure to win a copy. Thank you for the opportunity. prettyinpurplerose(at)aol(dot)com

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