Hero Interview from Desired by Ginger Garrett

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This week I’m hosting Colleen Coble with Lonestar Angel, Ginger Garrett with Desired, and Anita Mellott with School Is Where the Home Is. 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 30th) evening.

Interview with the hero from Desired by Ginger Garrett:

1.  Samson tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I have hair down to the ground, and a beard down to my stomach. I hate my hair, but I’ve learned to accept it. If I ever tried to cut it, my mother would kill me. It’s been said that an angel appeared to my mother and predicted my birth, and said I could never cut my hair, but I can’t verify that myself. The angel also promised her that I would be a great hero among my people and begin the deliverance from the Philistines. That’s why she gets so angry at me for partying with the Philistine girls, she says. She wants me to find a nice Hebrew girl. 

2.  What do you do for fun?

I chase Philistine girls and beat up Philistine men. My mother says I should spend more time at home. 

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

Listening to my mother. She always pesters me about my “destiny” and wants me to be a great hero. I just want to be happy. 

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

Never being normal. I want to get married and raise a family. I want to walk down the street without people pointing and staring.

5.  What do you want out of life?

A girl named Delilah. She won’t have anything to do with me, though. I’m working on it. With the love of a good woman, I think I could reform my wild ways.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

I want to escape being me! It’s bad enough that my mother never let me cut my hair, and I was the laughing stock of my village, but she tells everyone that that angel. That prophecy is a lot to live up to.

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

Books? I’ve read some good stone tablets, and a scroll once, but never a book. Can I use one to smack a Philistine?

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

I’d cut my hair and get a regular job. I might work in my father’s fields, or own a booth in the market. I’d like a quiet life. But I seem to stay in trouble anyway. 

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

My beard. It’s the closest thing to a living animal I have. I do try to keep it clean, I promise. I have to, or Delilah won’t kiss me.

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

To the field where the angel appeared to my mother. I have a lot of questions. Why did the angel not reveal to her how hard my life would be, or hers? Why did she not question him more? Why did she not send him to someone else? I can’t change what happened that day. But I know that my mother and I now have many more questions than answers. The harder we try to understand God’s will, the more perplexed we become.