Hero Interview from Katie’s Choice by Amy Lillard

» Posted on May 8, 2013 in Blog | 37 comments

This week I’m hosting Pamela Meyers with Love Will Find a Way, Amy Lillard with Katie’s Choice (She will be giving away a prize for each individual blog. Each will be in a sealed envelope. Some will be gift cards & other’s may be a copy of the book!), Erynn Mangum with Paige Torn, and Lillian Duncan with Deception. 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 (May 12th) evening.

9781433677533_p0_v2_s114x166Interview with the hero: Zane Carson from Katie’s Choice by Amy Lillard

1. Zane Carson, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I suppose the most interesting thing about me is that my parents were hippies and I was raised in a commune in Oregon.

2.  What do you do for fun?

Fun…fun…fun…I’m something of a workaholic. Since my job takes me all over the world and into war-torn countries and dangerous situations, when I get home and have the chance to relax that’s all I want to do: relax. Though one day, I’m going to take the time to write the novel knocking around inside my head.

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

Usually I meet life head-on. That’s just how I am, but recently it seems that I’ve been dragging my feet about everything. Getting shot while in the Middle East really did a number on my head, so as much as I’m ready to go back out into the field, I’m dreading it twice that.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

Up until I was shot I would have said nothing. But being injured changed my outlook 180 degrees. Now my biggest fear is dying with nothing left to show that I was even in this world.

5.  What do you want out of life?

I guess you could say that I want everything. I want to be able to be married, start a family, but I don’t want to give up my job in order to have that. I mean, other people have a career and a family, right? I know my job is more dangerous than most, but is it too much to ask to have both?

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

My writing. I love traveling and I love being in the hot zones. My writing enables me to get out my creativity, appease my adrenaline cravings, and earn a fair living all at the same time.

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

I do like to read. It’s one pastime that I can take with me wherever I go. Non-fiction is my favorite, true life dramas and crime stories. The world is a gritty place. No sense trying to hide from it.

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

Well, I wish that I understood women more. It seems I’m forever messing up where the fairer sex is concerned. 

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

Working out of the country has never left me time for a pet. (He chuckles) I can’t even keep a house plant alive. Though I’ve always wanted a dog…

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

Definitely back to the Middle Ages. I would love to see the knights in their armor, the towering castles, and the ladies in distress. See, there’s something of a romantic in me after all.


  1. Well Zane, growing up in a commune would be very interesting I’d say.


    • Zane says growing up in a commune was very interesting. It doesn’t feel like it at the time. It’s just where he lived. But once he got away (so to speak) he had a hard time adjusting. Life in Chicago was worlds away from life in a commune.

      Amy says thanks for coming by. Zane is a great guy. A little different than most romantic heroes as he’s still trying to find himself, even if he doesn’t realize it. 🙂

  2. Do you have a favorite place you’ve been to?

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    • Zane wanted me to tell you that he really wanted to go to Juarez, MX for his next assignment, but as for his favorite place…Egypt. Definitely Egypt.

      Amy says thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  3. Zane sounds like a character I could easily stay hooked on and enjoy following through this novel. 🙂

    dnikerle (at) gmail (dot) com

    • I hope so, Deevena. Zane is a great guy. Maybe a tad misguided, but good hearted for sure! 🙂 Thanks for coming by!

      • Well, the character’s need their flaws or it would be a boring story about impossible people! I’ve read a few novels where the characters were too perfect…haha

  4. Did you have a passion for writing stories while growing up?


    • I think I’ve always made up stories, but can remember thinking that all artists were ‘starving’ and I needed a ‘real’ job. LOL So glad I changed my mind about that and started writing seriously. 🙂 Thanks for entering and stopping by.

  5. Great interview! I’m going to go share it on Facebook, Twitter, etc., now. Blessings to my fellow B&H authors!

  6. Great interview. God has the right guy for you Amy at the right time. Keep up the writing.

    • Thanks, Diana! I’m glad you stopped by today! 🙂

  7. Great interview Amy and Margaret .. I like this hero Zane Carson 🙂
    Amy you did a very good job on this one..Love your books.

  8. Interesting interview! I always enjoy your books, please keep them coming!

    • Thanks, Karen. 🙂 Gabriel’s story is next but it’ll be a while before it comes out.

  9. Such a good interview with Zane… I can’t imagine being raised in a commune.

    • I grew up in the *country*. I drew a little from that to form his childhood, but Zane is a little different, but more like the Amish than he first realized. Thanks for visiting! 🙂

  10. Zane sounds like a fun character that I would enjoy getting to know in reading Katie’s Choice. I would love to be entered to win a copy. Thank you. 🙂

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com


    • Thanks, Cindy! You’re entered, Good luck! 🙂

  11. Great interview. Sounds like an interesting book with Zane as a character. Would love to win a copy of this book. Thank you for the chance.

  12. Hmmm, Zane Carson, interesting name and character. Can’t wait to see how he fits in with Katie’s Choice!

    I loved Saving Gideon by the way!

    Judy B

    • Thanks, Judy. I’m glad you enjoyed Saving Gideon. 🙂 The entire Fisher clan is very special to me.

  13. Hippies as parents, that must have been interesting. This was a great interview! flintloudon@aol.com

    • Thanks, Pamela. 🙂 He is the interesting sort.

  14. Never thought about living in a commune. lol
    Thank you for this contest. 🙂

    • I felt he needed to be removed from traditional religion especially since the Amish are so conservative. I’d like to take credit for this decision, but he walked on scene and told me that’s where he’d grown up. Who was I to argue? LOL

  15. Hi Zane Carson, sure sounds like you have had a hard life. I sure hope you can settle down, get married, and have a family. Good luck and God bless you.
    Norma S. n38stanforth@yahoo.com

    • Zane does deserve his happy ever after. Just as Katie Rose does. 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  16. And a big thanks goes out to Margaret Daley for allowing me to come on her blog today and share Zane Carson with you! I appreciate you, Margaret!

  17. Great job, Amy, as always. Look forward to meeting Zane…and I’m with him, for sure, on the medieval thing 🙂
    Best of luck!

  18. Great name for a hero..Zane. I look forward to reading his story.

  19. Zane sounds really different, in an intriguing way. Amy is a new author to me, too. 🙂 (mylab1122) at gmail (dot) com

  20. Read the book description on Amazon. Sounds like a great book. Putting it on my wish list. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

  21. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story

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