Heroine Interview from Threads of Hope by Christa Allan

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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.

9781426752667_p0_v7_s260x420Interview with the heroine from Threads of Hope by Christa Allan:

1. Nina O’Malley, tell me the most interesting thing about you. Interesting, moi? I’m waiting to discover that myself, quite honestly. I’m drearily predictable, and that’s something about my life I’m anxious to change.

2.  What do you do for fun? I’ve been so busy focused on my career, that fun rarely factors into my life. I would, though, love to travel.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it? I dread confronting my parents or even friends. I hate to rock the boat, and I’d rather just float along while I can.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life? The very thing my life is now, that I will may not succeed and prove to myself and others that I have what it takes to get ahead.

5.  What do you want out of life? I want everything out of life. Meaning, I don’t want to die feeling as if I never lived. Or, like Prufrock in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” I don’t want to measure out my life with coffee spoons.

6.  What is the most important thing to you? My friendship with my roommate, and-well, there’s more, but I don’t want to give too much away!

7.  Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read? Working as a reporter, my time to read for pleasure is quite limited. I mostly end up reading the articles in the magazine for which I write.

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Oh, dear. Just one thing? I wish I could be more decisive and sure of myself.

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet? I think it’s more like my pet has me! Manhattan, my Animal Rescue dachshund “blend,” is high maintenance! It’s a strange pet name, I know, but I was going through one of those goal-setting times in my life and named him after the city I hoped to work in one day. I call him “Manny,” and he’s one of the first men in my life to be excited to see me walk through the door.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why? I’d love to return to the late 19th century and hang out with the spunky journalist, Nellie Bly. She took an undercover assignment, after talking her way into Joseph Pulitzer’s newspaper, where she pretended to be insane to investigate brutality and neglect reports at a women’s lunatic asylum. At the age of only 23, she managed to have herself declared insane and admitted. She was released in ten days, but her reports resulted in a budget increase of over $800,000 for public charities.