Heroine Interview from A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower

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This week I’m hosting Ruth Axtell with Moonlight Masquerade, DiAnn Mills with The Survivor, and Amanda Flower with A Plain Scandal: An Appleseed Creek Mystery. 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 17th) evening. 

Fall landscapeInterview with the heroine: Chloe Humphrey from A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower;

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

The most interesting thing about me? Well, I’ve never thought I was that interesting until I moved to Amish Country. Since I’ve lived in Appleseed Creek, I’ve solved two murders involving people from the Amish community. I still can’t believe it.

2.  What do you do for fun?

I love computers and gadgets. I’m the Director of Computer Services at Harshberger College in Appleseed Creek. For fun, I like to take apart old computers and make new Franken-computers out of their parts.

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

Calling my father because I know my dreadful stepmother, Sabrina, will answer the phone and remind me how much she dislikes me.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

Losing someone I love. My mother died when I was fourteen, which was ten years ago. With God’ help, I’m still trying to deal with that loss. I think that may be why I am compelled to solve these murders. Maybe if the family knows what happened to their loved one, they can start dealing with their grief.

5.  What do you want out of life?

If you asked me a year ago, I would have said I wanted a high power job in technology, which would be something my father would acknowledge…maybe. Now, I can’t imagine leaving Appleseed Creek. The Troyers, the Amish family who have become my friends, are like family to me, especially Timothy. As a child, I didn’t have a strong family bond. I would love to really be a part of the Troyer family. You’re not going to tell them that, are you? If Timothy knew how I felt, I would be so embarrassed!

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

My faith in God. Without it, I would have fallen into despair after my mother’s death and my father’s abandonment. He’s put some wonderful people in my life to hold me up, like my best friend Tanisha and her family, the Greens, who took me in when my father left me, and now, the Troyers.

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

I read computer and tech books for fun, but I have been reading more mysteries too. I thought it would be a great place for tips.

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

I’m not a cautious as I should be. I leap into action before I look. This has got me into some tight spots, especially when there are murderers involved!

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

Yes, a Siamese cat names Gigabyte. He’s got attitude to spare. I love Gig despite his surly temperament. I adopted him when I got my first apartment me after my college graduation. I had been looking for a kitten, and one of my professors had a Siamese cat who had kittens. She gave Gig to me as a gift.

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

I wouldn’t go back very far. I’d go back to the late 1970s and early 1980s here in the U.S. when Microsoft, Apple, and other big tech companies were just beginning. What an exciting time it must have been to be a computer geek.