Heroine Interview from Stardust by Carla Stewart

» Posted on May 30, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Heroine Interview from Stardust by Carla Stewart

This week I’m hosting Marta Perry with Danger in Plain Sight, Carla Stewart with Stardust, Valerie Comer with Rainbow’s End (no giveaway), and Daniel Blackaby with Legend of the Book Keeper.  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 (June 3rd) evening.

Interview with the heroine from Stardust by Carla Stewart:

1.  Georgia, tell me the most interesting thing about you. I’ve never thought much about that, to be quite honest. I was sort of a tomboy growing up, and I’ve never gotten over my spirit of independence and adventure, which is one reason I’m determined to get the Stardust spiffed up and the neon sign turned on.

2.  What do you do for fun? First of all, you have to understand that Mayhaw’s just a tiny little place, and we make our own fun. One of the highlights every summer during the Mayhaw Jelly Festival is the talent show, and singing in that is always fun. The Pearl triplets provide the accompaniment, and . . . well, you should come over sometime and see for yourself. And while you’re here, you should try the Mayhaw jelly and some of the pecan pralines the church ladies sell.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it? Telling the girls that their daddy who drowned in the bayou was not the knight in shining armor they thought he was. The girls are only three and six, though, so they’re too young to understand. And I certainly don’t want them to think he didn’t love them because he did. He adored our little girls.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life? Being alone. A close second to that is the thought of who would raise my girls if something happened to me. I hadn’t thought much about it until O’Dell drowned, but now I wake up sometimes in a cold sweat. I know, of course, that God would see to them, but it’s worrisome.

5.  What do you want out of life? Contentment and knowing I did the best I could.

6.  What is the most important thing to you? My little girls, Rosey and Avril.

7.  Do you read? Oh, absolutely. Reading has been my escape since I was a child and took my books to the top floor of the turret in the home where I was raised.

If so, what is your favorite type of book to read? My Aunt Cora always tried to get me to read Tennessee Williams and the like, but honestly, I’m drawn to mysteries. I think I’ve read every single one of Agatha Christie’s books, and I’ve probably read the Hercule Poirot ones a dozen times.

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I’d love to have straight hair. The humidity here on the bayou and my naturally curly hair are not a good combination which is why I usually just pull it back in a pony tail and leave it at that.

9.  Do you have a pet? Not personally, but Peter Reese, who lives here at the Stardust, arrived with Sebastian, a black and white dog of some mixed breed. We’ve all gotten rather attached to him.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why? Not that far back, actually. I’d like to go back to when I was six years old and my parents left me with Aunt Cora. I’d like some answers and think things might’ve turned out different than they did. Of course, I might not have Rosey and Avril if they did, so it’s probably not the best idea to be tampering with what might have been.