Hero Interview from End of Trail by Vickie McDonough

» Posted on Jun 23, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Hero Interview from End of Trail by Vickie McDonough

This week I’m hosting Miralee Ferrell with Love Finds You in Sundance, WY., Jordyn Redwood with Proof, Vickie McDonough with End of the Trail, and Mary Ellis with Living in Harmony.  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 24th) evening.

Interview with the hero from End of the Trail by Vickie McDonough:

1.  Brooks Morgan, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

It has to be my charming smile. Women love it, and men are less likely to confront you if you’re smiling. You can hide a lot of pain behind a wide smile.

2.  What do you do for fun?

When I was younger, my idea of fun was skipping out on work at my family’s ranch and going to the swimmin’ hole with my friends or into town to sneak drinks from the saloon, but now, I don’t do much for fun. Life is all about hard work. I won a ranch in a card game, and it takes all my energies to keep it running and fighting the man—and the woman—who’d like to steal it away from me.

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

Going back home to see my folks. I had a falling out with them, especially my pa, and I haven’t been back home since I was sixteen. That was ten years ago.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

(Brooks offers a charming grin) Men aren’t supposed to be afraid of anything. But if you don’t tell anyone, I’ll admit that I’m scared of being alone for the rest of my life. I miss my family but I don’t deserve to be in their presence.

5.  What do you want out of life?

For a long while, I just drifted from job to job, but as I get older, I’m wanting to settle down. I want a home, a wife, and kids of my own, and I want peace in my heart—to not feel like I always mess things up.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

My horse, rifle, and saddle are important to me and about my only possessions—at least they were before I won Raven Creek Ranch. If you’re talking about possessions, I guess what’s really important to me is that folks respect me and know they can trust me.

7.  Do you read books?

If so, what is your favorite type of book? I haven’t read much, but I do read the Bible some and enjoy Jules Vernes’s stories, like that Journey to the Center of the Earth. What an imagination that man has! I don’t think this world will ever be able to manufacture contraptions of the sort he dreams up.

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

My past. I’d go back to when I was a kid. I’d be more respectful to my parents and actually listen to them instead of thinking that I know more than they do. I’d also treat my brothers and sister better and pull my own weight around the ranch.

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

I have a horse. Does that count? Jester is my partner, though, not a pet. Him and me have traveled most of Texas together over the past ten years. At times, he’s been the only friend I had.

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

I already answered this in question 8, but now that I think about it, there’s something else I’d do if I could. I’d stick around the night Will died instead of taking a ride on Jester and catch the murderer before he killed my friend. Will was a good man and didn’t deserve what happened to him.