Heroine Interview from Storm Warning by Linda Hall

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This week I’m hosting Linore Rose Burkard with The Country House Courtship and Linda Hall with Storm Warning. 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 (Jan. 17th) evening.

Interview with the heroine:

1.Nori Edwards, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I’m a visual artist, so I guess that might qualify as being ‘interesting.’ Technically, I’m a muralist. People hire me to paint humongous pictures on the sides of buildings. I got into that profession quite by accident. When I was young I took a summer job painting murals. Muralists typically outline the picture, and then hire summer students with a bent toward art to fill in the spaces with rollers full of paint. I was one of those summer students. I enjoyed it so much that I decided that this is what I wanted to do.

My husband of many years passed away two years ago leaving me a widow with teenage twin daughter to raise. That was such hard time for all of us. After almost two years, I decided I needed to make a change. I sold our house in the city and bought a so-called ‘resort’ on a lake in Maine. I say ‘so-called’ because maybe I didn’t check it out as thoroughly as I should have. It required a lot of repair work! And wouldn’t you know it, I couldn’t find anyone to come and work on my place, which was literally falling down around me! And that’s how I met Steve – well, actually it was a bit more involved than that. I was out kayaking and got caught in a storm. Steve Baylor literally rescued me from bashing into my own dock. And I guess that’s where the whole thing began: the romance, the mystery, the “ghosts” even.

2.What do you do for fun?

Kayaking. I really do enjoy getting out on the lake. This is new hobby for me. I never kayaked before moving to Whisper Lake Crossing. Now, I love it.

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

Housecleaning? Actually, I bought this old place with all the cabins and the beautiful lodge where. There is this huge room right behind the kitchen which is filled with all kinds of junk. I really need to go through that place and unearth whatever treasures are there. I guess you can say I’m jut putting that off.

4.What are you afraid of most in life?

Trusting, maybe. Failure? I’ve never felt that I am very good at anything. My first husband was quite an accomplished artist. Even though he always told me I was good, I felt I paled in comparison to him. Not being in control also scares me. And when my first husband died, I felt so out of control. I never want to feel that way again.

5.What do you want out of life?

I want a safe place for me and my daughters. That’s all I’ve ever wanted. Safety and happiness.

6.What is the most important thing to you?

My daughters. It didn’t take me long to answer that question, did it? After Martin died my entire focus turned to them.

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

I do read. And my favorite reading is light mysteries, and to be more specific, light romantic mysteries. I can never remember names of authors, or I’d tell you the one that’s on my nightstand right now.

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

I would have more self-confidence.

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

When my girls were little we had pets, but we haven’t for awhile. Then, I married Steve and he does have a pet – a nice little dog named Chester. Since we’ve been married Chester the two of us have really taken to each other.

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

That’s an easy one, I would go back a hundred years to the time when Molly Jones and her husband James lived here at Trail’s End. I would talk to her. I would get to know her.

Bette at the Whisper Lake Crossing museum gave me a book about Molly Jones. She, too, was an artist. STORM WARNING is my story, but I also spend a lot of time telling the story about Molly.