Hero Interview from An Inconvenient Match by Janet Dean

» Posted on Jan 10, 2012 in Blog | 12 comments

This week I’m hosting Janet Dean with An Inconvenient Match, Merrillee Whren with Montana Match, Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar with Threads of Hope, and Linda Rondeau with The Other Side of Darkness. 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 (January 15th) evening. 

Interview with the hero from An Inconvenient Match by Janet Dean:

Wade Cummings, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I’m a craftsman buried inside a business suit.

What do you do for fun?

When I can get away from handling my injured father’s businesses, I relish creating furniture in my workshop. I also enjoy helping others. I’m helping rebuild several houses that burned to the ground in New Harmony. Abigail Wilson and I are handling donations for those who lost everything. Even with the feud between the Wilson and Cummings, I love every moment spent with Abby.

What do you put off doing because you dread it?

I put off telling my banker father that I plan to start a cabinetmaking business. I also avoid confronting him about his negative attitude that divides us.

What are you afraid of most in life?

I’m afraid of putting my trust in relationships. My mother deserted us when I was nine. My father, hard and bitter, never approves of the man I am. I had my heart broken when I had to give up Abby, for her sake more than mine.  

What do you want out of life?

 I want to mass produce beautiful, functional, affordable furniture.

What is the most important thing to you?

To please God and use the talent He gave me.

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

I read the Bible and an occasional woodworking publication but I don’t read fiction. I keep my feet planted in the real world.

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

I’d stop running from confrontations, exactly what I will do and soon.

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

My father’s faithful hound dog Blue is an affectionate family pet. I admire Blue’s loyalty to my father yet underneath I’m envious of his closeness to a man who shuts me out.

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

I’d go back to the day when Abby’s father issued his ultimatum. Knowing what I know now, I’d refuse. But I can’t go back. I have to move forward, to find a way to make up for the terrible trouble between Abby and me. 


  1. Good morning, Margaret! Wade and I are delighted to spend time in your neck of the woods. I must say, Wade is a hunk with tremendous talent to create beautiful pieces of furniture. Once he opens his cabinetmaker business, I’ll be his first customer.

  2. I really enjoyed the post. It’s so cool when you do interviews with your characters. I would love to read this book, I love Janet Dean. Thanks for the opportunity to win a book.

    Glenda Parker

    • Hi Glenda! You say the nicest things. Thank you for your interest in An Inconvenient Match!


  3. My Father was always making something out of wood when I was a child. The interview brought back memories.


  4. Hi Mary, I’m hoping you have some of your father’s creations.

    Thanks for your interest in my book!


  5. I remember my dad stayed up all night building me a kitchen set for Christmas. I loved it because he made it. I like to read about how people lived back then.because it makes me more grateful for what I have.
    The cover looks so sweet!

    • Hi Jennifer,

      I love reading about the past but prefer living in the now. 🙂

      You were fortunate to have had a kitchen set made by your dad!


      • Thanks Janet! I am grateful for the present also!

  6. I love the cover of your book Janet! Wade looks such the gentleman! Thank you for offering a giveaway of your book & thank you Margaret for hosting!

    🙂 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    • Hi Cindy, thanks for the praise for my cover and your interest in An Inconvenient Match!

      Bless you.

  7. Hi Janet, I seem to be following around a day behind you everywhere. Missed you at Seekerville on Monday and now I’m a day late here. Oh well, at least I got to read. 😉

    I love the questions. I think I’m going to go interview my hero and ask him the same. Knowing his answers to some might help me get him out of the mess he’s gotten himself into.

  8. Hi Mary, You haven’t missed me. I’m still hanging around. A hero in a mess sounds familiar. You want the truth out of him? Fingerprint and interview him under bright lights. 😉


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