Heroine Interview from The Shadowed Onyx by Nicole O’Dell

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This week I’m hosting  Nicole O’Dell with The Shadowed Onyx, Joi Copeland with Hope for the Journey, Virginia Carmichael with Season of Joy, and Marlene Banks with Greenwood and Archer.  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 (December 9th) evening.

Interview with the heroine from The Shadowed Onyx by Nicole O’Dell:

1. Joy Christianson, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

The most interesting thing about me? I’m a seventeen-year-old Christian girl who has lived in Ogallala, Nebraska all her life. I wish there were some interesting things to tell. I don’t have any tattoos…at least not until page…oh…shhhh…it’s a secret.

2. What do you do for fun?

I don’t get tattoos in North Platte. Nope. Not me. 😉 But my friends do consider me the life of the party…at least they used to. Then again, my friends are from my youth group, and “the party” is at church, so I’m not sure how reliable that assessment is.

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

Confronting my boyfriend, Austin. You know how love and anger are supposed to be exact opposites, but exactly the same—or something like that? Well, hate sure feels a lot different than love did!

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

Having nothing to believe in. I’m just not sure about all this God stuff. At least not since Melanie’s suicide. Losing your best friend that way can really shake everything loose. What’s left is nothing but a pile of rubble.

5. What do you want out of life?

I wanted to be a veterinarian, but before I can figure out the future, I need to decide what to do with the rubble of my faith. I mean I can sweep it up and dump it somewhere, or I can piece it together to build something. I haven’t decided which makes the most sense yet. My new friend, Raven, is going to help with that.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

My family. My friends. My boyfriend. But…that’s all changing. Disappearing. I guess I’m in self-preservation mode. What choice do I have?

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

If you’d asked me that a few months ago, I’d have said anything about animals. Now, though? I’ve kind of gotten into more spiritual things. I read about guardians and spirit guides…and other stuff like that.

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

I’d love to just accept things I know to be true, even if I can’t see them. You know, faith in things not seen—but that’s just not me. I have to go with what I see and that has been forcing me to make some pretty tough decisions. I envy those people who can blindly follow God without any proof of His existence. That isn’t working for me anymore.

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

I wouldn’t exactly call Silas a pet. He’s more of a companion. He’s hard to explain—looks a lot like a white wolf, at least to me. He’s with me all the time. Silas makes me feel safe.

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

Oh. Easy one! I’d go right back to the moment just before I walked in on Austin and Melanie kissing. If only I’d have stopped to tie my shoe or went back for a book—anything to have not seen what I saw. Some things are better off remaining hidden.