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 where you can read an excerpt of The Covering, and you can buy it at

8 thoughts on “THE COVERING by Dana Pratola

  1. 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


  2. 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 ❤ Yes, my inspiration does come from odd sources, but Gunnar was around before I ever met Edward =-D


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