Hero Interview from Bread Upon the Water by Deanna Klingel

» Posted on Aug 10, 2012 in Blog | 6 comments

This week I’m hosting  Mary Connealy with Over the Edge, Debby Giusti with The Colonel’s Daughter, Deborah Piccurelli with Hush, Little Baby and Deanna Klingel with Bread Upon the Water.  I also have a special guest on Saturday–Nora St. Laurent who runs The Book Club Network. 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 (August 12th) evening.

Interview with the real live hero from Bread Upon the Water by Deanna K. Klingel:

1. Duong Tien, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I’ve two sisters and nine brothers; all of us, and our parents are still living.

2.  What do you do for fun?

I love my work as a parish priest and that’s what I do for work and for fun. On special Vietnamese holidays I get together with my family to eat and be together.

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

I don’t like to go to the dentist.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

When you read my story you will understand that I’m no longer afraid of anything.

5.  What do you want out of life?

I want to be a good priest and help people.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?


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

I read things that will help me with my language skills and help me in my work.

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

Probably I should become more patient with myself instead of always wanting to do things better.

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

No. I like dogs okay, but I’m not used to animals being kept in the house, and since in America that’s what they do, I don’t keep one. I stay very busy anyway.

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

I try to not look back and enjoy every day that comes. But, there was a time in my boyhood, before the communists came, that life was peaceful and full in South Vietnam and all my family was together.


  1. I’ve heard of BREAD UPON THE WATER before. Duong Tien’s story will be compelling.


    • Mary, THIS Bread Upon the Water was released June 29. Perhaps there’s an older book by the same title.

  2. Deanna’s book sounds really interesting, because it’s a true story. It’s always nice to know the hero character is a real person!

    • And isn’t it nice that there really are some real heroes around?

  3. Nice interview. The character sounds nice.


    • He is all that. He’s a very holy and humble man. A strong example of faith.

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