Heroine Interview from Cherry Blossom Capers by Lynette Sowell

» Posted on Jan 17, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Heroine Interview from Cherry Blossom Capers by Lynette Sowell

This week I’m hosting Lynette Sowell with Cherry Blossom Capers, Ronie Kendig with Firethorn, Ada Brownell with Swallowed by Life, and Grace Fox with Moving from Fear to Freedom. 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 22nd) evening.

Interview with the heroine from Cherry Blossom Capers by Lynette Sowell:

1. Tara, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I have the best job in the world. Not only am I a professional chef but I get to work at the White House.

2.  What do you do for fun?

Catch up on my sleep—just kidding! I enjoy running to work off stress and stay healthy, plus spending time with my friends. We all love classic movies, so we take turns making snacks and showing a movie in our homes.

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

Dishes. I know, I have a dishwasher. But sometimes life would be so much easier if plates and everything could be disposable, all the time.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

Being alone. I’ve traveled quite a bit in my job since culinary school, and I’ve see friends settle down and start families. I want that for myself, someday. Until then, however, I count my blessings of a wonderful family near Austin, Texas—which is far from Washington, D.C.

5.  What do you want out of life?

I want to use the talents that God’s given me to the best of my ability. I love blessing people with good food and I often pray silently as I cook for the people I work for. Maybe it’s a small thing, but sometimes a small thing can be the biggest thing in the world.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

I always remind myself that no matter how man plots and schemes, and the bad things that can happen, God is ultimately in control. Sometimes I don’t understand why some prayers go unanswered, but I know God has my best interests in mind.

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

I like to read cookbooks, plus historical mysteries. Give me a book with a big old mysterious house, and a heroine in danger, and I’m set.

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

I wish I could learn to relax more. I’m a high energy person, which works to my advantage in a busy kitchen. But I always have to be doing something. I used to get in trouble in school for not sitting still.

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

No, I’ve been way too busy for pets with my work schedule. I’d love to get a small dog, though, now that I’ve been in the D.C. area for a while in my dream job. There are perks to my job not being at a regular restaurant. Plus, I have three good friends—one with kids—who I’m sure would help walk a dog.

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

I would love to travel back in time to see the White House when it was first built. This place is so steeped in history, I’d love to see it and the people who once passed through its doorways. And maybe, just maybe, I’d get the chance to cook for George Washington.