Heroine Interview for Little White Lies by Ron and Janet Benrey

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This week I’m hosting Loree Lough with Maverick Heart, Ron and Janet Benrey with Little White Lies, and Patti Lacy with The Rhythm of Secrets. 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 (January 30th) evening.

Interview with the heroine from Little White Lies by Ron and Janet Benrey:

Pippa Hunnechurch, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

A lot of what I think of as “interesting” about myself is tied up with my work. I run my own executive recruiting business, Pippa Hunnechurch & Associates, and when I opened my doors there weren’t that many firms headed by females, in the business. I’m kind of proud about that.

What do you do for fun?

I love to read. I wish I could say I’m great at tennis or skiing or running, but I’m not. My pastimes tend to be quiet and reflective. Walking, reading, learning how to cook. I also enjoy sailing (I hope to eventually own a sailboat).

What do you put off doing because you dread it?

That’s easy. I hate to impart bad news. For example, I dread telling a client I’ve been unsuccessful in finding them the perfect candidate. It happens, of course. Can’t hit a home run every time.

What are you afraid of most in life?

I’m work hard not to “blot my copybook,” as we Brits like to say. A good reputation is a girl’s best friend — particularly when that girl is a consultant for a living. Consequently, I do whatever is necessary to ensure I have a sterling standing in my community. Well, don’t we all feel that way?
What do you want out of life?

Friends, family, a job I love — and a steadily improving relationship with God.

What is the most important thing to you?

That’s a tough to answer. But above all, what’s important to me harks back to my work as an executive recruiter. Doing a good job, is important. Especially in this uncertain world. And faith. That’s something I’m working on. It’s becoming increasing important to me. I struggle to be what God want’s me to be, although I’m not so very good at figuring out what that means.

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

I do read. I love reading mysteries. I find them very satisfying.

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

I tend to barge ahead, sometimes without stopping to work out all the consequences. My sister Chloe keeps reminding me that I can be impulsive at times — and that I sometimes put myself into perilous situations.

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

I have a budgie, a parakeet, names Winston. I talk to him and he listens. I’m training him to talk, but it’s slow going. But he’s a cheerful bird, always happy to see me in the morning or when I return from work.

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

I’m not all that interested in “traveling back in time,” because the present offers so many more opportunities for women. I doubt, for example, Pippa Hunnechurch & Associates, Executive Recruiters, could have existed in Elizabethan England. But that would certainly be an interesting time and place if I were rich and in the Court. Having Queen Elizabeth 1st as a client would be challenging. Now there’s a woman who refused to compromise.