Heroine Interview for Sweet Baklava by Debby Mayne

» Posted on Mar 15, 2011 in Blog | 8 comments

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This week I’m hosting Debby Mayne with Sweet Baklava, Diane Burke with Double Identity, and Jill Eileen Smith with Bathsheba. 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 (March 20th) evening.

Heroine Interview for Sweet Baklava by Debby Mayne:

1.Paula Andrews, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
I’ve always been somewhat of a nerd, but growing up in a home with a mother who resented being a single parent, I learned to be scrappy and go after what I wanted.

2.What do you do for fun?
Being a workaholic, I rarely have time for fun. Sometimes my friends Steph and Alexa Papadopoulos drag me away from my business for shopping or just hanging out with their family. They adopted me, in spite of the fact that they’re first and second generation Greek, and I’m an Alabama native.

3.What do you put off doing because you dread it?
I’m not one to procrastinate in business, but my personal life could probably use a jumpstart. I guess my answer would be facing matters of the heart.

4.What are you afraid of most in life?
My biggest fear would be to lose everything I’ve worked so hard for—my business and the small house I bought.

5.What do you want out of life?
I want to be established in business and feel as though I belong somewhere.

6.What is the most important thing to you?
Emotional security is essential to me, after being uprooted and moved at a difficult time in my life when my parents divorced.

7.Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read?
I mostly read trade publications related to my soap and candle business. As a Christian, when I need comfort, I read my Bible.

8.If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I should probably take myself less seriously.

9.Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
Although I love animals, I don’t have a pet because I’m so busy working on my business, having a pet wouldn’t be fair to the animal. One of these days, after I’ve built my business and I’m settled, I’ll probably have both a cat and a dog. They add so much warmth to a home.

10.If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?
I would have enjoyed being in Tarpon Springs, Florida, during the early days. The Greek community has always fascinated me, and some of the stories I hear about the Papadopoulos ancestors intrigue me.


  1. i loved your newsletter, i recieved by email. Thanks. Also thanks for the chance to win Debby Mayne's book Sweet Baklava. mitzi_wanham[at]yahoo[dot]com (hope leaving my email address this way is acceptable.
    Marianne from Arizona

  2. Yes, it is Marianne. I have you in the drawing.

  3. i like the title of this novel…thanks for the chance to read it 🙂

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  4. I've read a couple of reviews of "Sweet Baklava." It sounds like a book I would very much enjoy.
    Please enter me in your book drawing.
    Thank you.


  5. Great interview! Love the title of this book. Baklava is so delicious. Would love to read this book. Please enter me. Thank you!


  6. I love Baklava. I really enjoyed this interview and the opportunity to be entered in the giveaway. Would love to read this book.


  7. I'd love to read Debby's book!

  8. I love the cover art on Sweet Baklava and would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.


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