Heroine Interview from The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann

» Posted on Jan 17, 2013 in Blog | 10 comments

This week I’m hosting  Debby Giusti with The General’s Secretary, Debra Ullrick/Cheryl St. John with Colorado Courtship (Love Inspired Historical Anthology), Kristen Heitzann with The Breath of Dawn, and Kathleen Y’Barbo with Flora’s Wish.  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 (January 20th) evening.

51l+owZr-yL._SL500_AA300_Interview with the heroine from The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann:

1.(Quinn Reilly), tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I don’t know that I’m that interesting. I mostly mind my own business—oh, and I have my own business. I guess that’s interesting. I find stuff at estate sales and sell it on e-bay. Being an e-bay trader is good for keeping a low profile and that’s important because…well, things that happened a few years ago.

2.  What do you do for fun?

Growing up I never watched movies so when the estates have DVDs I watch them before I list them. Everything from Disney to Schindler’s list. If they’re icky, I don’t bother, but I’ve enjoyed doing it when I’m alone and, these days, I’m alone a lot.

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

Nothing really. I’m a hard worker and I get antsy without something to work on. Like the latest estate with a really creepy cellar.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

That wouldn’t be what but who—Markham Wilder. I wish I’d never laid eyes on him. Then I wouldn’t have to be invisible.

5.  What do you want out of life?

To make a difference. For a long time I wasn’t sure I could, but I met someone, several people actually, but two in particular—Morgan Spencer and his little girl Livie. He’s the most amazing and tragic guy I’ve ever known. I think we might impact each other in good ways—if we get the chance.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

Faith and family. Faith’s a little confusing to me right now, and family…mine’s not fond of me since I took a stand against Markham. Morgan’s family is special and I wish I could have time with them, but I have to be ready to run if Markham finds out where I am.

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

I read anything interesting that I find at the estate sales. It’s great to escape into a good story and pretend for a while.

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

I’m pretty small. Morgan thinks it’s funny to point out my diminutive stature, but there are definitely times I could use a few more inches—especially going nose to nose with him when he needs it.

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

I was thinking about getting a dog for protection, but when I visited the shelter I realized my life is too precarious to inflict on a troubled animal that needs security. I wouldn’t mind a little security myself.

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

I’d go back to the day Markham first showed up and make everyone see what I saw. I wouldn’t wait until it was too late to try to change their minds. Not that anyone would listen…


  1. Wow! Sounds like an interesting read! I’d love to add it to my shelf and will probably end up ordering it from my library if i dont win!

  2. #9’s a sad answer


  3. How interesting to be an eBay trader.
    Campbellamyd at Gmail dot com

  4. thanks for the chance to read this story 😉

  5. Loved the interview! She sounds like a very interesting character.

  6. It is a very interesting business to have.


  7. I enjoyed the interview and am wondering why the heroine is so afraid of one of the male characters that she wants to be invisible to him — sad. It’s been awhile since I have gotten to read a Kristen Heitzmann book. What a treat this would be for a belated b’day present! 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity!

  8. Hi Kristen,
    Thank you for the chance to win your book. I like suspense novels. This one with Quinn Reily, she buy estate things and sales them on ebay. She run in to this Markham Wilder and wish she had never seen him. Sounds like a real good book. God bless you.
    Norma Stanforth

  9. I love a good book, and The Breath of Dawn looks to be a great one. Would love to win a copy! 🙂

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  10. Loved this….and love this author and her books! I think she was one of first authors that we put in church library some years ago. I would love to win this and place in the church library! Thanks for the giveaway!

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