Hero Interview from Love In Disguise by Carol Cox

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This week I’m hosting Louise M. Gouge with A Proper Companion, Carol Cox with Love in Disguise, Patty Smith Hall with Hearts in Hiding and Elizabeth Musser with Two Crosses and Two Testaments.  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 17th) evening.

Interview with the hero from Love in Disguise by Carol Cox:

1.  Steven Pierce, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I grew up in the East and graduated from Princeton before coming out west to make a life for myself. Owning the Redemption silver mine has been the most rewarding—and challenging—thing I’ve ever done.

2.  What do you do for fun?

I’ll never get tired of looking at those glorious Arizona sunsets. My favorite place for watching them is at a quiet spot along the San Pedro River.

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

Making peace with my father. But I’m not sure how to make amends with him for what he sees as my failure, other than living my life in a way that proves his assessment of me to be wrong.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

Letting God down . . . and proving my father right.

5.  What do you want out of life?

From an eternal perspective, I want to live the way a man of God should. On a more immediate scale, I want to catch whoever has been stealing silver from the local mines. I can’t afford to go under—I have men with families who are depending on me for their livelihood.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

Living a life of integrity.

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

When I was studying at Princeton, it seemed like I did nothing but read. Since I came to Arizona and opened the Redemption Mine, I have little time to read anything except my Bible.

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

People have told me I trust too easily.

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

I always had a dog while I was growing up, but right now I’m too busy working—and worrying about the recent silver thefts—to take care of a pet.

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

I’d go back to my college days and do everything I could to convince my friend to take responsibility for his own actions instead of helping him cover up his misdeed. I thought I was doing him a favor at the time, but that one bad choice on my part radically altered both our lives and cost me my relationship with my father.