Heroine Interview from Labor of Love by Trish Perry

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

This week I’m hosting Beth Shriver with Annie’s Touch,  Trish Perry with Labor of Love from The Midwife’s Legacy, Maureen Lang with Bees in the Butterfly Garden, and Kim Watters with And Father Makes Three. 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 (July  1st) evening.

Interview with the heroine from Labor of Love by Trish Perry in The Midwife’s Legacy:

1.  Kendra Silverstone: tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I come from a long line of midwives. I have ancestors who struggled in the wilderness, doing what I do with many modern conveniences. As rustic as their methods had to be, their guidance is one of my most cherished tools.

2. What do you do for fun?

I’m really close to my sister, but she moved away from our hometown of Willamette Valley (Oregon) several years ago. The best fun I have is when she comes to town and we go out together, catching up on movies, restaurants, and loving each other’s company.

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

Honestly? Dating. My lifestyle is such that I have to be available at any given moment, in order to help one of my patients bring her child into the world. Most of my past romantic efforts have been thwarted by my responsibilities. It takes a confident man to deal with my priorities.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

There are a few in the medical profession here who are aggressively anti-midwife. Years ago I felt that God was calling me away from my medical track, in favor of my midwife track. When I feel my livelihood is threatened, I get fearful. At times like that I have to take deliberate steps to remember the divine guidance I felt years ago.

5.  What do you want out of life?

I would like to fall in love and raise a family, as so many of my patients do. I love babies. I want some of my own.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

Honoring God with how I live my life.

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

I love to read, yes. I wish I had more time for reading, as a matter of fact. I enjoy a good thriller—the kind of book that takes me far away from my real life.

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

I’m a pretty bad cook. I cook for one most often, and I eat on the run more often still. I try to avoid getting myself into situations where my lack of prowess in the kitchen will show.

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

My parents have a pet. A big crazy Labradoodle named Darby, whose energy level never seems to abate. If I owned a pet, it would be a dog. But I don’t really feel it would be fair to have a dog of my own, because there are times I have to dash away right in the middle of the night to see to a delivery. I live alone, so there would be no one to care for my dog. Maybe if my status changes in the future—a roommate or a husband….

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

I’d be thrilled to travel back and observe one of my ancestor midwives—any one of them. My mother wasn’t interested in the profession, but I understand that my grandmother and a number of the other women in our family’s past were. It would be wonderful to see how they handled their patients and any of the risky deliveries they faced. I’m sure I could learn from my ancestors at least as much as I could teach them.

 

 

5 Comments

  1. I worked in a Maternity Hospital for many years. THE MIDWIFE’S LEGACY will be a fascinating read for me.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  2. Very interesting profession.

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  3. i work w/ midwives 🙂

  4. Thanks for the feature, Margaret! Even as one of the authors in this collection, I look forward to reading all four Midwife novellas in order, to experience that generational feel. I hope your readers enjoy the set, as well!

  5. It would be interesting to read this book! My mom is a midwife and I am a labor doula…so it especially interests me! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

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