Heroine Interview from A Wild Goose Chase Christmas by Jennifer AlLee

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This week I’m hosting  Martha Rogers with Christmas at Holly Hill, Janet Lee Barton with Somewhere to Call Home, Jennifer AlLee with A Wild Goose Chase Christmas, and Nancy Rue with Too Far to Say Far Enough.  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 (November 18th) evening.

Interview with the heroine from A Wild Goose Chase Christmas by Jennifer AlLee:

1.  Izzy Fontaine, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I spent the first part of my life training to be a professional dancer, but medical issues sidelined that. Now, I’m a high school art teacher. What’s so interesting about that, you ask? Not only was I able to transition from one creative field to another, but every day I deal with young, creative minds. There’s nothing more interesting than a roomful of teenagers.

2.  What do you do for fun?

I love spending time with friends, whether we’re watching a movie or just laughing over coffee. And I enjoy having quiet times at home, although quiet times are becoming harder and harder to come by.

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

Cleaning. I mean, I love having a clean house, but does anybody really enjoy the process of cleaning?

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

It’s important to me to make people happy and live up to their expectations. So I guess I’m afraid of disappointing the people I love.

5.  What do you want out of life?

Less stress! Seriously, between my mother and brother, I’ve got about all the stress I can handle. And then, when Max Logan showed up… Good grief. Why is a museum curator so interested in my old quilt? If he wasn’t so nice and good looking, it would be easier to ignore him.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

Having a happy family. Too bad that’s easier said than done. Gran knew how important family is, which is why she left her heirloom quilt to me. It’s also why she didn’t leave a will behind when she died. I know, that doesn’t seem like something that would bring a family together, but she had her reasons.

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

I love to curl up on the couch with a good book. I read everything, but my favorites are memoirs. They’re fascinating. When you read about the challenges others have faced and how they’ve dealt with them, or in some cases not dealt with them, it puts things in perspective.

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

When I was a teenager, I was diagnosed with Junior Rheumatoid Arthritis. I don’t let it keep me down, but it did put an end to my dancing career. So if I could change anything, it would be to eradicate that disease, not just for myself, but for everyone.

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

I have an adorable Jack Russell terrier named Bogie, after Humphrey Bogart. He used to belong to my grandmother, but after Gran died, Bogie and I adopted each other. It’s good to have another living, breathing creature in the house who spends more time listening than talking.

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

That’s easy. I’d go back to the early 1800s and visit the first woman in my family to work on the Wild Goose Chase quilt. Think of how intriguing it would be to sit down with her and talk about her hopes and dreams for the future. And imagine her surprise when she learned the impact her quilt has made over the years.