Hero Interview from Autumn Song by Martha Rogers

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This week I’m hosting DiAnn Mills with Attracted to Fire, Richard Mabry with Lethal Remedy, Darlene Franklin with Lone Star Trail and Martha Rogers with Autumn Song. If you want to enter the drawings for the 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 (October 9th) evening.

Interview with the hero from Autumn Song by Martha Rogers:

Daniel Monroe tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I am a lawyer who hates to see injustices within our democratic system. Even if a man is guilty, he deserves proper representation. Of course, I had to change directions when I became the county prosecutor, but justice is justice no matter which side of the court I’m sitting.

What do you do for fun?

Since I moved to Texas, I enjoy riding out on the open range, especially if Kate Muldoon happens to be with me. Not much else to do in the small town of Porterfield.

What do you put off doing because you dread it?

Trying to talk with Kate about her wanting to be a nurse. It’s a nice profession I suppose, but a wife and mother needs to be at home with her family and taking care of them. Some of the patients she sees are rather rough in language.

What are you afraid of most in life?

I think I am most afraid of failing to be the person God wants me to be. My father and grandfather before me were staunch pillars of faith, and sometimes I let my temper get the better of me and say things that end up hurting people. Well, I guess I have to admit the one person I usually end up hurting or making angry is Kate Muldoon. She’s one stubborn woman.

What do you want out of life?

A strong relationship with the Lord, and a good wife and family. I grew up in a wonderful family and want to have the same with my own children. My parents were great examples of how to live one’s faith and be truly happy. Now if I could just figure out what to do about Kate.

What is the most important thing to you?

My relationship with the Lord is very important to me. Without God I am nothing and can do nothing. As long as I have faith in God, I can face whatever comes my way in life.

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

I do enjoy reading for leisure. Most of my reading in the past few years has been books of law, but I enjoy a good mystery and I recently enjoyed reading Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain simply because it was entertaining. I’ve read a number of Charles Dickens’ books, but sometimes the language and complicated plots slow me down as a reader. A Christmas Carol was quite different from say, Tale of Two Cities, and I enjoyed reading it. 

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

I would most definitely like to change my attitude and get along with Kate. So often my mouth speaks before I think and I end up in an argument with her. I’ve been praying about that, so the Lord will work it out. I just wish He’d let me in on what He’s planning to do.

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

I didn’t really have a pet back in Connecticut. I guess the closest thing I have to a pet would be my horse, Black Legend. I brought him by train when I traveled here from Connecticut.

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

I would most like to have been around when the colonists were drafting the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. As a lawyer, I have a keen interest in our founding fathers and what they foresaw for our country. It would have been very exciting to be there and help form what is the basis for all our laws today.