interviewing Author Donna E. Lane
when did you decide you were going to write a book?
A. My first book is called Restored Christianity. It was birthed from conversations with my oldest son, Hayden Lane, about struggles we were having reconciling what we saw in Scripture with what the church was teaching. Generally accepted common beliefs didn't match the teachings of Jesus or the writings of Paul. After a few years of conversation, we decided to do something about it. Restored Christianity is our attempt to nail "95 Theses" to the door of the church (a la Martin Luther) to challenge these common beliefs and restore the original teachings of Christianity
Q.2 how did you come up with the name of your books
A. Usually, the names arise from the content and focus of the book, whatever that might be. I write both fiction and nonfiction and different genres, so my titles are very reflective of the content.
Q3. what are you working on now for 20 18?
A. I am currently writing a 3-part series called The Whisperers, a fantasy, world-building Christian series. Book One is called Sky Light Falls and is currently in final edits. Book Two is in the writing process. The series tells the story of the reunification of two worlds, one bound in time and consumed by evil, and the other existing outside of time and free of evil. I am also working on the 2nd edition of Trauma Narrative Treatment, a professional manual for trauma care, and the 3rd edition of Restored Christianity.
Q4. how long have you been writing?
A. I started writing my first story in 3rd grade. Interestingly enough, it was a world-building fantasy about a group of young girls trying to save their planet. I have been writing for personal pleasure since then, including writing poetry and song lyrics, short stories, and novels.
Q 5. What advice would you give other authors?
A. Write for the joy of it. Don't give up. Believe in what your heart wants to express and express it freely. Don't let anyone else determine how you feel about your writing. Be confident the Lord had given you something important to say, and remember, only a handful of people listened to what Jesus taught initially.
Q6. where can people find you online?
A. My websites are: restoredchristianity.com
On Facebook: facebook.com/Restored.Christianity
Q7. do you plan on making more books in the future
A. I plan on writing until I go home with Jesus. As long as I am able, I want to continue to write. I believe Jesus always has truth to share, so I will keep asking for truth and I will keep writing down what I hear.'
Q8. how many books have you written
A. 10: Restored Christianity, Ready to Learn, Please Share the Door I'm Freezing: Creating Oneness in Marriage, Wilderness Meditations, Trauma Narrative Treatment, Gold Stone, Strength in Our Story (facilitator manual and participant manual) Strength in Adversity, The Interview, and God Knows All About You.
Q9.did you go to college to be a writer?
A. No, I went to college to study psychology and graduate school to become a counselor. However, I took creative writing courses during my undergraduate studies as my electives. An odd combination! But, I've never colored inside the lines.