Heroine Interview from Dead Ringer by Sharon Dunn

» Posted on May 18, 2010 in Blog | 10 comments

This week I’m hosting Sharon Dunn with Dead Ringer and Mary Connealy with Wildflower Bride. 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 (May 23rd) evening.

Interview with the heroine from Dead Ringer by Sharon Dunn:

1. Lucy Kimbol, tell me the most interesting thing about you. I think the most interesting thing about me it my job. I live in Wyoming and work as a fly fishing guide. My grandfather taught me how to fly fish when I was a little girl.

2. What do you do for fun? My job is my fun. I feel very blessed in that way. I love being out on the river. It is the time when I feel closest to God surrounded by the beauty He created. I love teaching other people how to fly fish, introducing them to the sacred quality of being out on the river.

3. What do you put off doing because you dread it? My friends all say that I have trouble asking for help. My mom died when I was eighteen and I never knew my father, I got used to having to depend on myself. Being part of the Christian community and learning that not only can I offer help, but I can also expect it has been a hard lesson for me…but I am learning.

4. What are you afraid of most in life? Losing the people I love. With my mom and grandparents gone, it has just been me and my little brother Dawson since I was eighteen. I almost lost my brother too because of some poor choices the local cops here in Mountain Springs made. I think that there is a part of me that is afraid to love at all because of all the loss I have experienced.

5. What do you want out of life? I know it sounds contradictory from what I just said, but I would really love to be married and have kids. I just don’t think there is a guy out there who would put up with the kind of hours I have to keep with my job. The work I do is very feast or famine. You don’t do much of anything in the winter but tie flies and build the business and then once the weather in nice, you have to go, go, go. I love it, but I don’t know if there is a man out there who would understand about my work.

6. What is the most important thing to you? My brother and my friends. Also where I live is important to me. My house has this wonderful wraparound porch with views of forest and mountains. I don’t think I could live in a place where I wasn’t surrounded by nature’s beauty. It nourishes my soul.

7. Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read? I am a romantic at heart. I love Francine Rivers Redeeming Love and of course Pride and Prejudice. I took a class at church that was about preparing for marriage. We made a list of the ideal qualities in a mate. Somehow it just seemed too mechanical, like choosing the right insurance company. I do think your head needs to be a part of who you choose to marry, but really you could meet someone who on paper is totally wrong for you, but who turns out to be exactly what you need.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I wish it was easier for me to trust people. Because of some things that happened when I was younger, I am slow to let my guard down with people, especially men.

9. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet? No pet right now. I guess I’m more of a dog person than a cat person. So if I did get a pet, it would be dog who I could train to love being in the drift boats and hanging out at camp.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why? When I first became a Christian the writing of C.S. Lewis really spoke to me. I would love to go back in time and have a few days to visit with him.


  1. Good morning Sharon. Wow, a fly fishing guide…that sounds like a wonderful job. My dad use to fly fish when I was very young and I remember sitting quietly up on shore as he would wade out in the water and fly fish. He also use to tie his own flies. My brother took up tying his own flies but for some reason never really took up fly fishing, although he is a fisherman.

    Thanks for the great interview. I love the cover art on Dead Ringer and look forward to reading it. Hope I win it.

    Cindy W.


  2. Oh, I love the love inspired books. Please include me in this drawing. Thanks
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  3. Dead Ringer looks awesome.


  4. I enjoy reading good stories that entertain me but also educate me. I know nothing about fly fishing. This books sounds like one that will entertain and educate.

    A J Hawke

  5. Please include me in the drawing! The book looks great!

    Mollydawn1981 AT aol DOT com

  6. I would love to be entered in this giveaway:) Thanks!


  7. A female fly fishing guide. This is great. Women can do just as well as men and I applaud you. I love to fish but it has been awhile since I had the opportunity. Thanks for stopping by to chat.
    Would love to win Dead Ringer. Pls add me to the draw.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  8. I use to go fishing with my dad years ago, we grew up fishing. I haven't been fishing in years and I miss it. My dad has been gone for many years but I will never for get the time we spent in his boat in the river fishing!

  9. enjoyed this posting 🙂

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  10. Sounds like another great book. I was thinking about stretching out to write these kinds of books, but wonder if I could compete with these great books, different ideas constantly. Keep up the great work. Juanita Wickey

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