Heroine Interview from Love Finds You in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin by Pam Meyers

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This week I’m hosting Pam Meyers with Love Finds You in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Cynthia Ruchti with When the Morning Glory Blooms, and Ginger Garrett with Reign. 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 21st) evening.

Love Finds You in Lake GenevaInterview with the heroine from Love Finds You in Lake Geneva, WI:

1. Meg Alden, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I work at a small-town weekly paper where the other women are happy with reporting society news such as what the garden club is doing and who visited who from out of town. That kind of information is nice to know, but why do the men who run our nation’s newspapers think men are better suited to write hard news.. This is 1933 and it’s time women were recognized. If only my boss, Mr. Zimmer saw it the way I do. Unfortunately he doesn’t. If I want to get ahead in the news biz, I’m afraid I’m going to have to head to the big city.

 2. What do you do for fun?

My friend Helen McArdle and I love going to the movies together. She’s a beautician and dreams of moving to Hollywood to style the movie stars’ hair. She’s a dead ringer for Jean Harlow, especially since she bleached her hair blond. After the movies we go next door to Franzoni’s for chocolate sodas and discuss the movie’s plot.

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

Telling my boss the truth about something I’ve done. I stand a good chance of losing my job.

 4, What are you afraid of most in life?

Going through life being at odds with my little sister. I don’t really want that. We are total opposites and there is about seven years between us. Chances are that at some point, it’s going to be just the two of us. I want us to be friends.

5. What do you want out of life?

Outside of what I shared up above about desiring to be a news reporter, I still want what most women want—to have a loving husband and family. But the most important thing is to be right with God. Lately, I’ve spent some time in a struggle with Him and I’m working on repairing that.

 6. What is the most important thing to you?

Right now, outside of the things I’ve already mentioned. is proving to my dad that I can amount to something. Back in sixth grade when I was having all that trouble in school, my teacher told him I wouldn’t amount to anything.

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

As a child I struggled in school with reading and keeping myself organized and focused. But when I am writing, my thinking calms and I can focus. I love to read novels and always have one going. It takes me a while to work my way through some of the larger ones but the more I read, the better my reading skills have become. Our town library is in an old house that overlooks the lake and in warm weather I love to take out a novel, then head outside to a bench and read. It’s very relaxing.

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

Physically, I’d love a few natural waves in my hair. Helen gave me one of those new permanents where she had to hook me up to a machine that has a bunch of curlers dangling on wires. The smell about made me pass out. But in the end, all the trouble getting the waves was worth it. Especially when I notice how much Jack Wallace liked it. He’s the reporter that was hired just as I was about to ask for a promotion. I was furious at first—even blamed him for stealing my job—which, of course, I knew wasn’t really true. Besides, how can a girl stay mad at such a good-looking nice guy like Jack?

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

Other than a stray kitten back when I was in primary school, I’ve never had a pet. We had to get rid of the cat when it was discovered my mother was allergic to it and that was the end of any pets in our house.

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

That’s an interesting question. I’ve been so focused on the present and the future, that I’ve never spent much time learning about history, outside of what was required in school. But I do read the Bible, of course, and I think it would be wonderful to go back to when Jesus was on earth and to sit on the grass when he gave the Sermon on the Mount and later fed all the people with just a couple fishes and some loaves of bread. I wonder how many people back then really understood who He was at the time.