Heroine Interview from As You Are at Christmas by Davalynn Spencer

» Posted on Feb 26, 2013 in Blog | 25 comments

This week I’m hosting  Davalynn Spencer with As You Are at Christmas (ebook), Vickie McDonough with Stitched with Love, Ada Brownell with Joe the Dreamer: the Castle and the Catapult, and Christa Allen with Threads of Hope.  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 (March 3rd) evening.

Cover 1Heroine Interview from As You Are at Christmas by Davalynn Spencer:

1. Angela, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

You see, that’s just it. I don’t think I’m very interesting. I’m just me, a third-grade teacher. I guess the most interesting thing about me is my surrogate grandmother, Mollie. She had a way of making me feel like I was valuable.

2.  What do you do for fun?

I was going to the gym with what’s-his-name, but we all know how that worked out. I like to bake, especially in the winter. I love filling the house with spicy aromas and feeling cozy on a cold winter day.

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

Grading papers – ugh! Teaching would be so much more fun if I didn’t have to grade papers every evening.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

The dating game. Sounds crazy, I know, because I really do want to marry and have a family. But I don’t like all the insincerity out there.

5.  What do you want out of life?

I want to make someone happy, preferably a husband.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

Humanly speaking, Mollie is the most important thing to me. She took me in when she didn’t have to. She made me feel valuable. And by being part of her family, I learned about the even greater love of Jesus. That’s made all the difference.

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

I read a lot of kids’ book to my students, of course, but when I really need to get away from it all I like a good western romance. Is that even a genre? I also like Mark Twain and C.S. Lewis—the way they can so precisely say what would take me pages and pages to explain.

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

My eye color—they’re gray. That seems so colorless to me.

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

I don’t have a pet at home in Greeley, but over Christmas break here in Berthoud we brought home a stray. Roady. I know he’s really Mollie’s dog, but if she turned him out, I’d take him home.

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

Sure as shootin’ I’d zip right back to the late 1800s and become a rancher’s sweetheart. But then I’d miss out on the handsome architect, Matthew Dawson. Boy, that’s a hard question.



  1. Fun interview! Sounds like Angela is someone I’d like to hang out with:)

  2. Angela was a character I really enjoyed and Mollie made me want to step through her door and visit awhile. =]

    Loved the interview, ladies. Thank you!

  3. This interview was fun, Margaret and Davalynn! Angela seems like a pretty down-to-earth girl – someone I wouldn’t mind having teach my grandchildren!!
    I also love your book’s cover.

    Gail Kittleson
    gkittleson at myomnitel.com

  4. Thank you, Jody. Her spunk surprised me as I got to know her through writing the story.

  5. Thank you, Patty and Gail. There’s a little bit of a former teacher friend of mine in Angela – especially the heartbreak part.

  6. Congrats on the book, Davalyn. I love Christmas stories, and I love heroine interviews…a different perspective.

  7. Awesome to get to know Angela and what a fun post, Davalynn and Margaret!!

    • Thanks, Linda. I thought you might like Angela 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Good interview. I like to bake too.
    Thanks for the giveaway.


    • Thanks for stopping by, Sarah. Baking – yes. It’s the eating that gets in the way!

  9. Well my goodness! I thought she was a real person not a character in a book! Ha. That’s the feeling you get from the interview, so it was a great idea.

    • What a fabulous comment, Karen. I’m so glad you got to “meet” Angela. Margaret did a great job with this interview.

  10. Interesting pet name


  11. I love books set during Christmas :). I would love to win a copy of As You Are At Christmas. Thank you for the chance!

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  12. This sounds really cute! I know what she means about the dating game. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

    • Yes, Veronica, sometimes it’s just not worth it. But the Lord has a way of getting us on the right track. Thanks for stopping.

  13. Good interview, thank Angela, for giving me a chance to win your book, and you would have to be interesting, being a third grade teacher would be very interesting. You like to bake, dating and would like a husband. God bless you.
    Norma Stanforth

    • Yes, Norma, Angela loves her kiddos. And now, thanks to Mollie, she’ll be baking for her handsome husband.

  14. What a fun post! Thank you both. I loved Davalynn’s book, so it was fun getting a little more insight into the heroine.

  15. I doubt if I would like to be continually grading papers either.

    I’m looking forward to a great read.


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