Heroine Interview from The Edge of Grace by Christa Allan

» Posted on Aug 23, 2011 in Blog | Comments Off on Heroine Interview from The Edge of Grace by Christa Allan

The Edge of GraceThis week I’m hosting Christa Allan with The Edge of Grace, Cerella Sechrist with Love Finds You in Hershey, PA, Raquel Byrnes with Purple Knot (an ebook), and Pam Hillman with Stealing Jake (there is no drawing from this blog but Pam is having a contest at this link:  http://pamhillman.blogspot.com/2011/07/pams-blog-tour-kindle-contest.html for a Kindle giveaway). If you want to enter the drawings for Christa Allan, Cerella Sechrist or Raquel Byrnes’ books, 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 (August 28th) evening.

Interview with the heroine of The Edge of Grace by Christa Allan:

1. Caryn Becker tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I enjoy hanging out in grocery stores. Maybe that should be the answer to #2 because that the fact that I could spend hours in an HEB is probably not interesting to many other people.

2.  What do you do for fun?

Nothing. And I mean that in the truest sense! After cooking and mommying, sometimes just being is a sort of fun.

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

Housekeeping. At some point, I also have to completely purge the closet of Harrison’s clothes and assorted stuff. Some things, of course, I’ll set aside for Ben as he grows older.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

I’m afraid of being one of these people:

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”
Henry David Thoreau

5.  What do you want out of life?

Everything! I want to wake up grateful for every new day. And if I don’t wake up that way, I at least want to go to bed remembering  gratitude.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

My faith, love, and compassion.  Those are three things, I know…it was difficult to reduce it!

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

Well, I’ve definitely realized that I needed to make changes in this area. But, of late, my favorite books are those that show people overcoming. And sometimes that’s not always physical. I’ve learned through books that God offers us hope. Always.

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

I’ve spent too many years of my life anxious, and not the positive anxious. The anxiety that comes from trying to please everyone, from wanting everyone to like me. It’s an exhausting way to live. 

And on an entirely shallow level, my thighs.

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

No, but Ben would love one. Especially now that he’s much more secure around dogs. I think if we can go to the animal shelter to pick one out, without carrying home every pet there, it would be a great experience for Ben. 

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

Since I have this fascination with food, I am truly intrigued by how people from the past made meals edible and flavorful without all the “props” we have now. I would like to go back to ancient Greece. The first cookbook was written in 320 B.C. I want to watch that happen!