Heroine Interview from Where Wildflowers Bloom by Ann Shorey

» Posted on Feb 15, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Heroine Interview from Where Wildflowers Bloom by Ann Shorey

This week I’m hosting Allie Pleiter with Falling for the Fireman, Ann Shorey with Where Wildflowers Bloom, Kathy Fuller with An Amish Wedding, and Murray Pura with The Wings of Morning. 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 (February 19th) evening.

Interview with the heroine from Where Wildflowers Bloom by Ann Shorey:

1.  Faith Lindberg, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

 My mother died when I was ten, so I was reared in an all-male household by my grandfather, father, and brother. I know how to split wood and shoot a weapon, but I prefer to do “girly” things.

2.  What do you do for fun?

 I read books about Oregon, and dream about living there.

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

As manager of my grandfather’s mercantile, I’m sometimes called upon to demand payment from people who owe us money. I cringe at the very thought.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

 Cemeteries. I faint if I get near one.

5.  What do you want out of life?

 I want to leave Missouri and live in Oregon with my grandfather. Our lives were shattered by the War Between the States, and I’d like to run away from the memories.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

 My grandfather is the only family I have left. Taking care of him is my most important goal.

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

 Yes, I’m a good reader and enjoy books about the west. I’m fascinated by accounts of people who’ve traveled the Oregon Trail to live in the fertile Willamette valley.

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

 Oh, I’d love to have curly blonde hair instead of my straight straw-brown tresses.

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

 My father had a hunting dog named Flint, but my grandfather gave the dog away after my father was killed in the war. I’d love to have a dog of my own. I remember how Flint loved my father.

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

 It would be wonderful to go back to the 1850’s and be part of the first migrations to Oregon. Maybe my father and brother would still be alive if we’d been that far away.