Hero Interview for Digitalis by Ronie Kendig

» Posted on Jan 4, 2011 in Blog | 11 comments


This week I’m hosting Ronie Kendig with Digitalis and Janice Thompson with Stars Collide. If you want to enter the drawings, 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 (January 9th) evening.

Interview with the hero of Digitalis by Ronie Kendig:

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

Interesting? Reckon my line of work is the most interesting thing about, ‘cept maybe my little girl, Mickey. She’s a stark contrast to do what do for a livin’, and I’d guess she’s also God’s way of proving to me that I’m not in control, though I fight for control every day.

2. What do you do for fun?

Sit out on the back dock with my pop, drink sweet tea, and watch my little darlin’ swing her pink fishin’ rod into the stocked pond. Nothing like that in the world.

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

*rubs back of neck* Reckon. . .reckon letting new people—girls, that is—into my life. I got some quirks, some repercussions because of my line of work, and well, not many people want to run with a messed up cowboy.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

Those moments in time when reality blurs into the past, and I’m lost.

5. What do you want out of life?

To be whole, to not be afraid to move on in life.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Reckon the answer to that is a tie—between being a father to Mickey, and being a part of Nightshade—those are some fine men, there. They got your back, no matter whether it’s in the field or at home, they’re there. And I return the favor.

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

Books? Yeah, well. . .unless it’s an instructional manual on a new sniper rifle or scope, or a plan book for our next op, and I do read my Bible—okay, yeah, I read some stories to Mickey at night, when I’m home—but that’s about as far as my literary prowess goes.

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

I’d say that’s a trick question, don’t you think? I mean, if I change one thing, that has a trickle-down affect. Like when I’m linin’ up a shot—if the wind has even a slight shift, it’ll affect the trajectory and speed. If I change something about myself, then that’d affect other areas. Guess. . .I’d want to be healed of these flashbacks. I’m sure there’s a reason God hasn’t healed me yet, but I. . .well, He and I have a few tight talks about that recently, so yeah. . .guess that’d be what I’d change.

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

Not really a pet, but I down own some animals and livestock. My pride and joy is Firefox, my mare. She’s expectin’ soon. Beautiful animal, that girl.

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

Israel, eight years ago. Maybe things would be different today. . .maybe not. I’d like to think maybe I would’ve seen something I didn’t see before. . .it was too late.

11 Comments

  1. I'm always interested in books that help me understand health issues of any kind, PTSD in this case. Always help me learn about what others go through and how I can help in any way. Please add me to the giveaway.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  2. Thanks for the interview opp with Colton!!

    Linda – what a great mindset. I'm the same way. I *love* reading a book and learning something new.

  3. This was very interesting.
    Thanks for the interview.
    Add me to the giveaway.
    Trinity Rose
    wandaelaine at gmail dot com

  4. I have heard great things about Ronie Kendig's books and would love the opportunity to win a copy of Digitalis. Thank you for the opportunity.

    Smiles,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

  5. Have another of Ronie's books, would love to win this one. Juanita W
    whisper97304@yahoo.com

  6. would love to read either novel…thanks for the chance 🙂

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  7. I loved the first book in this series! After reading the first chapter online for this book I'm already hooked!

    nina4sm/at/gmail/dot/com

  8. Please enter me in the drawing for Digitalis. 🙂 Ann_Lee_Miller@msn.com

  9. Would love to win this for my sister! I already have a copy but she doesn't. This book is a wonderful book and I loved it! Ronie is a great author!
    Please enter me. Thanks!

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

  10. Thank you for the chance to win Ronie's latest book. I like a good adventure and suspenseful story–especially when reading about a world I'm not familiar about. I look forward to reading her latest book. I've heard so many good things about it.
    cynthiakchow (at) earthlink (dot) net

  11. I just finished reading this book and I would LOVE to have a copy to share with the teachers at school. This book definitely needs to be read by as many people as possible.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    janmarien[at]embarqmail[dot]com

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