Heroine Interview from Wolfbane by Ronie Kendig

» Posted on Jul 7, 2011 in Blog | Comments Off on Heroine Interview from Wolfbane by Ronie Kendig

WolfbaneThis week I’m hosting Raschelle Wurzer with Beyond Prejudice, Ronie Kendig with Wolfbane, and Terri Reed with The Innocent Witness. 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 (July 10th) evening.

Interview with the heroine from Wolfbane by Ronie Kendig:

1.  Danielle, tell me the most interesting thing about you. Please, call me Dani. Danielle is too formal and makes me think of my father howling my name from the top of the stairs. Okay, the most interesting thing—my mother. She’s the most interesting thing about me. She was from Venezuela and was the most amazing woman you could know. My dad says there’s a lot of her in me, and I can only pray that’s true. She was very strong.

2.  What do you do for fun?

Fun? I’m the daughter of a man who has a serious chance at a veep nomination. We don’t have fun. We have galas. Sorry, a bit of dripping sarcasm there. I like to get out in the elements, swimming, hiking—maybe that’s part of why I joined the Corps of  Engineers.

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

Said galas from number 2. The pretentious annoy me, and my father seems determined to marry me off to one of his stiff-suit copycats. Maybe that’s one of the ways I’m really like my mom. She tolerated the high society life, but I am sure she didn’t enjoy them. They argued a lot after those events.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

Ending up like my mother—once happy, once in love, but in the end…wasting away. Where’s the point in that?

5.  What do you want out of life?

To know that I did my best, no matter what it was. I know that life doesn’t give us anything—period. We have to fight for what we want, so I want do my best. At the end of the day—or life—I don’t want regrets.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

Considering the way things have transpired, I think the most important thing is integrity. Things come and go, so do people, but integrity of character will live on.

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

It feels shameful to admit, but no…I’m not really a reader.

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

I wish I’d been more aware of what was going on around me when I was younger. I had a spoiled childhood but really didn’t see that. I regret my selfishness and self-absorption. Let me tell you, six months’ captivity and being raped changes you, changes your outlook. I wish I’d been a friend to people I liked, rather than people who fit the “in crowd” criteria. My father was always concerned about who we associated with and how it’d affect our family name. Oh the irony…

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

No, I don’t have pets. I was gone a lot, then things got…well, crazy. I’m just now putting my life back together, so maybe later I might consider getting one. Probably a big dog, a shepherd or husky or maybe even the Great Pyr.

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

Shortly after I eswscaped and made it home, I would’ve said I’d do anything to go back and make sure our team didn’t’ get captured, even if it meant dying to do that. But now…I’m not sure I can say that because I never would’ve discovered what Bruzon was hiding, and most importantly, I never would’ve met the one man who could change my mind about life.