Heroine Interview from Journey’s End by Dora Hiers

» Posted on Mar 8, 2012 in Blog | 14 comments

This week I’m hosting Kay Marshall Strom with The Hope of Shridula, JoAnn Durgin with Second Time Around, Dora Hiers with Journey’s End, and Zeke Lam with Submission (non-fiction).  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 (March 11th) evening.

Interview with the heroine from Journey’s End by Dora Hiers:

1.  Chelsea Hammond, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I just found a teenager hiding in my barn. Not making out, but actually hiding. The cowering in a stall, brandishing a pitchfork, kind of hiding. But I sure wasn’t expecting it to be Jake Carpocelli, the son of my husband’s murderer.

<Sigh.> Just when my dream of opening Journey’s End, a shelter for troubled teens, was about to become a reality. But, I have to help Jake. He’s frightened and innocent, and just a teenager. Isn’t that what Journey’s End is all about? Helping teens? That’s what I keep telling myself anyway. Especially now that Deputy U.S. Marshal Trey Colten has arrived.

2.  What do you do for fun?

Besides hanging out with teenagers? Let’s see, I enjoy creating scrumptious desserts and watching car races.

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

Balancing my checkbook.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

Falling in love with another law enforcement officer. And spiders.

5.  What do you want out of life?

Motherhood and a full house.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

At the moment? Getting rid of the marshal hanging out at my house. Trey showed up shortly after Jake, and I can’t open Journey’s End until he leaves. Trey claims his job is to protect me. Hah! I don’t need his protection. And although I may be ready for another relationship, especially with a guy who helps with the dishes and feeds my animals, it won’t be with another law enforcement officer.

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

I read my Bible and the newspaper every morning. Other than that, I don’t read for pleasure. I’d rather bake or play my guitar.

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

Hmmm…just one thing? Ouch. It’s a toss up between taming my wild hair and shedding a few pounds.

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

A pet? As in singular? Who has just one pet? At last count, five squawking ducks, one motherless fawn, two horses, and a wounded Labrador Retriever called Journey’s End home. Lost, hurting souls seem to find their way to Journey’s End.

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

Just a few weeks. Before I signed the papers to be a teen shelter. Before Jake and Trey. Truth hurts, doesn’t it?


  1. I love to read any chance I get and I have 2 cats, 1 dog, 1 crab, a husband and 4 boys. 🙂


    • Ooh, Jenny, you and Chelsea will get along great. Are you an animal magnet like Chelsea? Or do you find and adopt them?

  2. This sounds like a riveting book! Dora Hiers is a new author to me, and I’d love to check her out 🙂

    cbus.blogger at gmail dot com

    • Aw, thanks, Bethany. You can check out my books… at http://www.dorahiers.com. JOURNEY’S EDGE, the second book in the Marshals of Journey Creek series, is set to release on March 30th.

  3. Wow! I’d love to win a copy of this book – sounds so intriguing!

    Good luck & God’s blessings to ALL


    • Thanks, Pamela! Congrats on today’s interview on The Christian Authors Show. Blessings!

  4. Not sure about the pets, but I like the idea of having a barn. All that space!

    • Chelsea likes the barn, too. Not so much during a storm or when she finds a teenager lurking in the stall.

      Hi Alison. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Dora’s book is a real winner, friends! Great, fun interview here. I’m just getting impatient waiting for the next one. Of course, I’m partial to the name Chelsea (the name of my second daughter and middle child). I loved Dora’s characterization, realistic dialogue and page-turning plot (humor and wonderful romance included). Everything you can want in an involving, well-write romantic suspense novel! That’s it for my mini-review. Read it, and you’ll see what I mean! Many blessings.

    • Um, that’s well-written (in my previous comment). Freudian slip there, perhaps? All the typing I do, and my mind works faster than my fingers, I fear. Giggles. Blessings!

    • Thanks, JoAnn! You’re a sweetheart. I’m getting impatient for JOURNEY’S EDGE to release, too. But it’s coming ~ March 30th! YAY!

      Thanks for stopping by. Congrats on SECOND TIME AROUND. I’m heading over to yesterday’s post to enter…

  6. I can’t imagine not reading for pleasure. I have to make time each day to read.


    • You and me both, Mary. Nothing more relaxing than sinking back in my recliner after a long day with a great book on my kindle! Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Margaret, thank you so much for inviting Chelsea from JOURNEY’S END to visit. We appreciate your hospitality!

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