Missy Tippens’ hero’s interview

» Posted on Jun 2, 2009 in Blog | 13 comments

This week I’m hosting Missy Tippens with her book, His Forever Love and Bonnie Grove with her book, Talking to the Dead. 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 (June 7th) evening.

Interview with the hero of His Forever Love, Bill Wellington:

1. Bill, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
Well, most people seem interested in the fact that I’m a physicist—at least until I get carried away talking about particle physics. Then their eyes tend to glaze over. 🙂

2. What do you do for fun?
I’m spend most of my time on campus or in the lab. But I do enjoy cooking for friends and see an occasional movie. I really should get out more, but I love my work.

3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?
I’ve always dreaded having to go home to face the townspeople where I grew up. I never felt like I fit in. And when Lindsay got engaged to someone else, I left and never looked back. But my grandmother still lives there, so I make quick visits sometimes. And now that she’s taken a fall, I’ll have to put aside my feelings to go check on her.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?
Not having a place where I’m accepted—a place that feels like home.

5. What do you want out of life?
I want success in my career. The respect of peers. The joy of doing something I love. And if I were totally honest, I’d admit that I dream of having a wife and family.

6. What is the most important thing to you?
Right now, taking good care of my grandmother. Family is most important.

7. Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book?
When I was young, I read mostly non-fiction—books about space and the planets. Now most of my reading has to do with my research, things like professional journals.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would love to be more outgoing and less awkward—especially around Lindsay. I wish I could be charming.

9. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
No, I’m afraid I don’t have a pet. A dog would be nice. Maybe someday if I ever realize that dream of a family and white picket fence.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?
I would go back to the day I was going to tell Lindsay I loved her, the day she showed up with an engagement ring from someone else. If I had a do-over, I would find the nerve to tell her the truth about my feelings to see if she might reconsider the engagement. If she might give me a chance.

Thanks for the interview, Margaret. I enjoyed being on your blog today. And for readers, you can find out more about how my visit back to Magnolia, Georgia, goes in my story, His Forever Love.


  1. Yikes! For the first time, I already have copies of both of these books. Missy’s is up next while Bonnie’s will get read later this month.

    Enjoying the interviews.

  2. Sounds like a fun book, with granny with a boyfriend. Please add me to the drawing.

    desertros5173 at gmail com

  3. Oh, sounds like a fun book. I’d love to win it. Thanks.

    ABreding4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  4. This was a great interview. Missy Tippens’ book, “His Forever Love,” sounds wonderful. The excerpt I read was really good. Please add me to the drawing. Thank you. I e-mailed you my e-mail adddress. Have a good week.

  5. I would love to win Missy’s new book. Add my name for the drawing, thanks!


  6. Thanks, everyone, for stopping by and reading the interview!

    Linda, I had a lot of fun writing Granny. 🙂

    Patricia, thanks for getting the book! I hope you enjoy it.


  7. Missy and Margaret — what a cool interview!!

    Missy, I JUST finished His Forever Love, and LOVED it, so reading this interview with the hero, Bill Wellington, was REALLY fun to read. BUT … not as fun as the book, that's for sure!

    Don't enter me as I am blessed to already have the book.


  8. Don't put me in the drawing, I've already got my copy. I loved the book, excellent.

    And what a great interview, Margaret

  9. Julie and Mary, thanks for reading it! And thanks for coming by the blog. 🙂

  10. This is such a wonderful sounding book!

    Please enter me in the contest.

    Thank you,

    Becky C.


  11. Thanks, Becky! It was fun to write.

  12. i would love to enter to win Missy's book, I alady own and have read Bonnie's book! It was an amazing story!

  13. I would love to read these books, thanks for the chance to win!

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