Heroine Interview from Random Acts by Alison Stone

» Posted on Apr 27, 2012 in Blog | 5 comments

This week I’m hosting K. Dawn Byrd with Shattered Identity (ebook), DiAnn Mills with The Chase, and Alison Stone with Random Acts (no giveaway).  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 (April 29th) evening.

Interview with the heroine from Random Acts by Alison Stone:

1.Danielle Carson, tell me the most interesting thing about you

I am a successful lawyer. I worked hard to get where I am because I never want to worry about having a roof over my head. Because of that, I’m helping a young mother and her son who are in jeopardy of losing their home. My boss doesn’t know because he wants me to focus on paying clients, but I can’t bear to think of this family out on the streets. I know what it’s like.

2.  What do you do for fun?

I work a lot, so I don’t have a lot of time for fun. I do, however, make time to swim. I’m able to clear my mind as I do laps in the pool.

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

I dread going home. Too many memories haunt me there. My mother was pretty wild as a teen and I think some people back home expect me to be just like her. I am nothing like my mom. Unfortunately, I’m forced to go home when my little sister is in a car accident. The first person I run into is my old high school crush, now a police officer. Can it possible get any worse?

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

I’m afraid of being abandoned again. My mother was an alcoholic and dumped off my sister and me to live with our grandmother. I love my grandmother dearly, but I don’t think I ever got over losing my mom. And when I was a teen, I did finally start to trust again only to have the boy next door crush my heart. Sometimes I think it’s better to be independent. I won’t get hurt that way.

5.  What do you want out of life?

I want contentment. Peace. If I’m really honest, I want love. I want a family.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

My work with the less fortunate.  I felt so helpless as a kid. I hated that feeling. Now I’m in a position to help other people.

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

I do so much reading at work as a lawyer, I rarely find time to read for pleasure. My grandmother read the Bible with me when I was a child, but I have to be honest, my faith has been shaken over the years.

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

I would stop being afraid to reach out. I’m so afraid of being hurt, I don’t take many chances when it comes to personal relationships. I would also like to repair my relationship with God.

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

I don’t have any pets. I moved around a lot when I was a kid and now I really don’t have time for a pet. I work too much.

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

I’d go back to the time I was a very little girl and I’d give my mom a hug and tell her I loved her.  Maybe I didn’t tell her I loved her enough, that’s why she’d pick up one loser boyfriend after another. I know I was just a kid, but it would bring me peace to just go back and tell her I loved her one more time.

5 Comments

  1. A very touching interview. I look forward to reading RANDOM ACTS.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  2. Thank you, Mary. Danielle had a tough childhood, but I promise she gets her happily-ever-after.

  3. Margaret, thank you so much for hosting me on your blog. It’s a wonderful resource for both authors and readers. Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. This book looks intriguing! I’d love to be entered- cbus.blogger at gmail dot com

  5. This book sounds great.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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