Ramona Richards’ heroine’s interview

» Posted on May 19, 2009 in Blog | Comments Off on Ramona Richards’ heroine’s interview

This week I’m hosting Ramona Richards with her book, The Taking of Carly Bradford and Jeanne Dennis with her book, Running Barefoot on Holy Ground. If you want to enter the drawing for the book, 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 (May 24th) evening.

Interview with the heroine:

1. Dee Kelley, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

A few years ago, a drunk driver took my family away from me—my husband and my son. I didn’t know if I’d ever recover. God intervened and led me here. I think because of that loss, I’ve become a bit of a wildcat where the rights of families are concerned, especially moms. That’s why I was so determined to help Tyler find Carly. Now that my latest adventure is over, I plan to volunteer to help organization that work to find missing kids.

2. What do you do for fun?

I like simple things. Walks with Tyler, good food, long talks with my friends. And good books!

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

Housework. I despise a nasty bathroom, but I almost hate cleaning one more.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

Losing someone I love. I think because I’ve experienced that loss, I know how crushing it can be.

5. What do you want out of life?

As I mentioned above, I cling to the basics in life. Tyler. A warm home. I’d like to write about missing kids and their families, raise the awareness of how many kids go missing and how stretched law enforcement is in trying to find them. We’re now at a point where there are more missing kids than there are people who can find them.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Tyler. I hope we can have children. I’d adore having his child.

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

Of course! I love romances, good mysteries. Anything I can disappear into for a few hours. My friend Maggie has me reading one of Dorothy Dunnett’s historicals, and Tyler keeps sneaking Westerns into the stack. I think he has a fantasy about being a Wild West sheriff!

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

I should exercise more. I’m such a nester, that it’s easy for me to snuggle in on a rainy Saturday and do nothing but read. I have to make myself get up and write or get out with friends. Or, um, try to clean the house.

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

I don’t, but Tyler has Patty, who is this sweet, unbelievably energetic Peekapoo. She wasn’t too sure about me hanging out with Tyler at first, but we’ve made friends now.

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

Ah, that is an incredibly loaded question for me. Obviously, I wish I could have known that drunk would run a red light. I would give anything to have my son back. God led me here to New Hampshire to heal and find Him again, and part of that healing is understanding how we must go on and NOT continue to look back. I have to focus forward, on God and what He’s led me to. And through.