Heroine Interview from Long Trail Home by Vickie McDonough

» Posted on Nov 15, 2011 in Blog | Comments Off on Heroine Interview from Long Trail Home by Vickie McDonough

This week I’m hosting Vickie McDonough with Long Trail Home, Mary Ellis with A Marriage for Meghan, and Janelle Mowery with When Love Gets in the Way. 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 (November 20th) evening.


Heroine Interview from Long Trail Home by Vickie McDonough:

1. Annie Sheffield, tell me the most interesting thing about you.  

Can I list two things?  The first thing that I think is interesting about me is that when I was young, my father and I were pickpockets. That’s how we got by. The second thing is that after my father abandoned me in Waco, Texas, when I was thirteen, I pretended to be blind so that I could live at the Wilcox School for Blind Children and have a home and good food to eat.

2.  What do you do for fun?

I don’t have much time for just for fun. I’m busy helping care for the children at the school most of the time. In the evenings after they are in bed, I like to read. Once in a while when the children are taking an afternoon rest, I like to go for a walk.

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

Going to town. The children’s home is just outside of town. There are times I have to go to town with Miss Laura, who runs the school. Everyone in town believes me to be blind, so I have to pretend. After so many years, I’m tired of the charade. I wish I could tell everyone that I can see, but I’m afraid Miss Laura would get in trouble for taking me in when I had nowhere else to go.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

Having to leave the school one day. It’s the only house I’ve ever lived in. Before I came here, my father and I moved from town to town. A pickpocket can’t stay in the same place for long.

5.  What do you want out of life?

To have my own home one day.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

Miss Laura and the children.

7.  Do you read?

Yes. Miss Laura taught me how.
If so, what is your favorite type of book to read?

I love to read novels, especially adventurous ones that take me to different countries.

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

I would have been born into a loving family—a normal family—who lived in a pretty house. My mother died when I was young, so I’d love more than anything to have a mother, and to have a father who loved his daughter enough to teach her good things and one who would never leave.

9.  Do you have a pet?

No, I’ve never had a pet, but there is a cow in the barn that I get to milk everyday. If so, what is it and why that pet?

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

I’d go back to the day that Miss Laura hired Riley Morgan to work at the school. Everything changed the day he arrived. I always have to be on my guard to not slip up and let him know that I can see. I feel guilty about deceiving the kind man when he’s been through so much, but for Miss Laura’s sake, I must maintain the façade. Did I mention that he has a really nice voice and makes my insides feel weird? I get confused when he’s near. Life was so much easier before he started working at the school.