Heroine Interview from Josiah’s Treasure by Nancy Herriman

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This week I’m hosting Richard Mabry with Stress Test (Leave your email address for a chance to win a signed copy of Stress Test (US entrants only). The winner will be asked to post a review on a site of their choice, and let others know about the book via Twitter, Facebook, or their blog.), Stephanie Grace Whitson with The Message on the Quilt, Sharon Srock with Terri: Women of Valley View, and Nancy Herriman by Josiah’s Treasure. 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 (April 28th) evening.

9781936034796_p0_v2_s260x420Interview with the heroine from Josiah’s Treasure by Nancy Herriman:

1. Sarah Whittier, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

–  I suppose the most interesting thing is that I will soon open a custom art studio in San Francisco featuring the work of local women and some of my own paintings, which are mostly watercolors of the area.

 2. What do you do for fun?

–  Paint! Although it is currently my occupation, I get great enjoyment from painting miniatures, a lost art.

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

–  Society events. Sometimes I have to attend luncheons and parties, in order to gather patrons for my studio, but I truly dread socializing.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

–  I hate to admit this, but I am most afraid that my studio might fail. The young women who work with me are very dependent upon the income they will earn from their endeavors, and I don’t want to let them down.

 5. What do you want out of life?

–  I really don’t want much aside from a comfortable home, satisfying and meaningful employment, and my friends around me. I used to dream about becoming a world-famous artist, but I was younger and sillier then and my goals are so different now.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

 – That’s easy–my custom art studio. And the women who work there, of course.

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

–  No, sadly I don’t. I wish I could, but both books and spare time are luxuries I can’t afford right now.

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

–  The color of my hair? It’s a really boring brown. I would love to have the gorgeous blonde of my dearest friend, Lottie.

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

–  Indeed, I do. His name is Rufus, and he’s an orange tabby that wandered into my life some time back. He had been wounded (his tail is a bit crooked to this day) and I just had to take him in. I’ve been told I have a soft spot for needy creatures.

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

–  Oh! I think I would want to paint alongside the masters I’ve heard about but whose works I’ve only occasionally seen in poor copies. An acquaintance once told me about the incredible originals he’d seen in Paris; to witness their skill at painting firsthand would be amazing.