Heroine Interview from Behind the Badge by Susan Sleeman

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Behind the BadgeThis week I’m hosting Susan Sleeman with Behind the Badge , Carla Stewart with Broken Wings, and K. Dawn Byrd with Mistaken Identity(ebook). 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 (June 19th) evening.

Interview with the heroine from Behind the Badge by Susan Sleeman:

1.SYDNEY TUCKER, tell me the most interesting thing about you. I guess the most interesting thing about me is that I’ve just finished my rookie year as a Deputy Sherriff. Most people think being a law enforcement officer is interesting. It is and there still aren’t as many women doing it as men. But you know what? A lot of the job is boring. Doing paperwork and dealing with things that a deputy should never be called in to deal with. But there is always the underlying thought that no matter what I do, where I go, there are people out there who want to kill me, and I have to keep alert at all times. That does make for an interesting day.

2.  What do you do for fun? I haven’t had much time for fun. My mom was an alcoholic and I had to get my little sister out of the house and away from Mom. That meant working fulltime, raising Nikki, and when time allowed, I went to night school to get my associates degree so I could become a law enforcement officer. Didn’t leave much time for fun. I played with and read to Nikki, and that was a lot of fun, but not the kind of fun other women my age are having.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it? You probably won’t believe this, but I hate to shop for clothes. I have really long legs and it’s hard to find pants that fit right. I used to go to those specialty tall shops, but there aren’t so many of them out there anymore. So I usually end up ordering pants online and that means having to return them by mail if they don’t fit. It’s a real pain, so I wear my pants out before I’ll buy new ones.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life? I’m afraid I won’t do a good job raising Nikki. I’m afraid she might try alcohol and turn out like our mother.

5.  What do you want out of life? All I want is a stable home, a husband and children and of course, as I mentioned before, I want my little sister Nikki to grow up into a responsible, caring adult.

6.  What is the most important thing to you? I guess the most important thing to me is being a good person. One who is honest, ethical, and who goes above and beyond for other people. That’s what God wants us to be, right?

7.  Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read? Oh yeah, I love to read. I read my Bible every morning and once I got out of college, I went back to reading suspense books. Especially police procedurals. Sure authors take liberties with how things are really done in the world of law enforcement to make books more exciting, but it’s still fun to read even if it’s not always what really happens.

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Seriously, you had to ask this one didn’t you. I’m a worrier. I try to let God take control and let Him be in charge, but honestly, I still have a problem with that if I don’t intentionally watch myself.

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet? No pets. No time or money for pets. But now that I’m getting married and will settle down, I think a dog would be nice. They’re fun and loving and always there when you need them. Yeah, a dog would be nice.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why? That’s a tough question. I think I’d like to go back to meet my mom before our dad left and she turned to alcohol for comfort. Sure, I was around then, but I was kid, and I’d like to know her from a woman’s point a view. To see the person she was before all her problems began. I know she was a great mom until then so I have to believe she was a wonderful woman, too.