Hero Interview from Jungle Fever by Dana Mentink with a Giveaway

» Posted on Jul 19, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Hero Interview from Jungle Fever by Dana Mentink with a Giveaway

This week I’m hosting  Dakota Dare with Fire Storm (ebook),  Veronica Heley with Murder with Mercy (ebook-pdf file), K.Dawn Byrd with Hotline Girl (ebook), and Dana Mentink with Jungle Fever (US only). 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 (July 21st) evening. 

9780802405944_p0_v1_s114x166Interview with the hero from Jungle Fever by Dana Mentink:

1. Shaw Wilder, tell me the most interesting thing about you. The most interesting thing about me? Dunno what that would be. I’m just an expatriate, living in the jungle, biding my time. My dog, Axel is more interesting than I am. He can sniff out land mines buried a foot beneath the surface. I have no such skills, except maybe singing barbershop quartet, but I’ll deny that in public.

2.  What do you do for fun? Hike the Peten Jungle. It’s like some sort of alien world where you can die easily if you’re not careful. Gives me that adrenalin rush to remind me I’m alive.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it? Going home to visit my mother. It’s not what you think. My mother was the greatest woman I’ve ever known. She sustained massive brain damage due to a beating. It kills me to look at her and see nobody there, to look into eyes that no longer know me. It’s the most painful thing I can think of and I put it off. Cowardly, I know.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life? Losing my father. He’s all I really have left.

5.  What do you want out of life? I want to find some peace, some way to live out my days without the anger that bubbles inside of me. Maybe the answer’s in the jungle. Maybe it’s back home in the States. Could be it’s right here in my sister’s raggedy old Bible.

6.  What is the most important thing to you? Justice.

7.  Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book? I like technical books. I’ve tried to learn how to take apart watches and put them back together again. Books on sailing, auto repair manuals, gripping stuff like that. Don’t like fiction because I’ve had enough drama and excitement to last a lifetime.

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would learn to forgive, starting with myself.

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet? I already mentioned Axel, my German shepherd. I’ve had many dogs over the years. Dogs see the best in you, even when you can’t see it yourself. They love unconditionally and forgive easily. People would do well to imitate that, don’t you think?

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why? I would go back to the days before I lost my sister. I’d tell her, one more time, that I loved her.