Heroine Interview from Blue Africa by Therese Stenzel

» Posted on Jul 28, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Heroine Interview from Blue Africa by Therese Stenzel

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 heroine from Blue Africa by Therese Stenzel:

1. Cassandra, tell me the most interesting thing about you. I love bugs! More specifically butterflies.

2.  What do you do for fun? I sneak into the research lab my father built in our home for my four older brothers to study entomology, and do my own research on butterflies and other creatures when my father isn’t watching

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it? My engagement. My father coerced me into agreeing to wed a banker friend’s son, Byron Tenton. He is a very nice gentleman, but deep inside I think I will be very bored being married to him. It’s still several weeks away, I must figure out a way out of it.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life? snakes

5.  What do you want out of life? I want to be recognized by The Royal Society of Entomologists as England’s the first female scientist—even though my father will never approve.

6.  What is the most important thing to you? Finding significance. Since my mother died when I was 12 and I was forced into her role, all my family just sees me as a house wife, when my passion has always been the study of insects.

7.  Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read? I do love a well written story. A romance. I also try to read my Bible every day

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?  I would not be so impulsive—that has gotten me into a lot of trouble in the past! Even now I’m contemplating sneaking onto an African expedition as my bro—I’d better now reveal any more lest father find out!

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet? No pets, but a lovely collection of mounted butterflies that I never tire of looking at.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why? While I enjoy this modern Victorian era, I would choose to go forward in time, where, hopefully women are afforded more freedoms