Hero Interview from Blue Africa by Therese Stenzel

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

This week I’m hosting Sherri Wilson Johnson with Song of the Meadowlark, Sharon Dunn with Zero Visibility, Ann H. Gabhart with The Gifted, and Therese Stenzel with Blue Africa (giving away 3 ebooks). 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  29th) evening.

Interview with the hero from Blue Africa by Therese Stenzel:

1.  Sir William Keep, tell me the most interesting thing about you. I am an entomologist and work for Queen Victoria. I am also secretly engaged to her granddaughter.

2.  What do you do for fun? Working in the field and capturing insect specimens to send back to the Queen for the Royal Albert museum in London, although I’d rather be teaching entomology.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it? My betrothal to Princess Helena. I don’t know that I am cut out for royal life.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life? Not achieving as much as my famous scientist father did.

5.  What do you want out of life? To attain great scientific achievements. Leave my mark on the world and thus be able to provide for my family—my sister and brothers who are younger than me. To find a woman who is charming, impulsive, loves science and be happily wed with children.

6.  What is the most important thing to you? My faith, it has sustained me through hard times and then my family. They are a source of great joy.

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

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would be better at this expedition work like my father.

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet? I have a dog I left with my sisters named Lancelot.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why? I enjoy the modern conveniences of this Victorian era, but I would love to see how far science has gone in the future.


  1. What an absolutely fascinating story & I just love the cover.


  2. The story sounds very interesting and would be great to read! Love the cover of the book.

  3. The character sounds very smart. Very intriguing story.


  4. I have heard from the hero, now I would like the book, to hear what the heroine has to say! 🙂 I love any settings that have to do with Africa–in books or movies. Particularly the old movies like Mogambo. So puleeze pick me! lol! Thanks for the great giveaway opportunities this week!

  5. I just downloaded this to my Kindle-it was free today, so please take me out of the giveaway for this one. Thanks so much!

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