Heroine Interview from Critical Impact by Linda Hall

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This week I’m hosting Linda Hall with Critical Impact and Jill Elizabeth Nelson with Legacy of Lies. 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 (October 24th) evening.

Heroine: Anna Barker

Interview with the heroine:

1.Anna Barker, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I love make up. Tee hee. No, seriously. I love making people look the best they can, I love hair. When I was twelve I used to put my mother’s hair in French braids. I really think that this is my God given way of being creative. My aunt will tell you that I have chosen a frivolous pursuit, and for a long time I listened to her, but after going through what I did in CRITICAL IMPACT, I no longer hold to her restrictive view. I also like my present job – teaching esthetics at the local community college.

2.What do you do for fun?

I like reading. I love sitting out on my front porch on a warm day with a novel. I like long walks and being with friends. I also like going to plays. But I have to admit that when I’m watching a play I’m more interested in looking at how the actors are made up than the action!

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

I don’t like confrontation. For example, one of my students was having some difficulty with me. I don’t know what was wrong, but she had a chip on her shoulder bigger than the state of Maine! I knew I should have sought her out and talked with her about it, but I kept putting it off and putting it off until it was too late and she was dead. I regret that. As a teacher I need to learn how better to deal with confrontation.

4.What are you afraid of most in life?

Being alone. But that’s everyone’s fear isn’t it? I think it was this fear that kept me tied to an abusive boyfriend for so long. I was afraid to let him go in case there wouldn’t be anyone else and I would be alone.

5.What do you want out of life?

To live a life that’s close to God, to feel his presence in my life and work. To trust him more.

6.What is the most important thing to you?

My friends and family.

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

Oh, I’m a hopeless romantic! I like romance novels. I’m a real sucker for anything with a happy ending. But having said that, I also enjoy memoirs and reading about famous people’s lives.

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

I would be less trusting of myself and more trusting in God.

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

No, I don’t have a pet. I wish I did! I’m thinking about getting a cat.

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

The 1920s, I think. I love the styles back then. I worked in Hollywood for a while and one of the movies I did makeup for was set during that time period. I loved it! I loved the clothing back then that the actors wore, and I loved trying to get the little waves in their hair look authentic. I think we succeeded because the picture went on to be nominated for an Oscar!