Heroine Interview from Sweet Olive by Judy Christie

» Posted on Sep 26, 2013 in Blog | 16 comments

This week I’m hosting Janet Lee Barton with A Place of Refuge, Judy Christie with Sweet Olive, and Janet Bly with Stuart Brannon’s Final Shot (US and Canada 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 (Sept. 29th) evening.

photoInterview with the heroine from Sweet Olive by Judy Christie:

1. Camille Gardner, tell me the most interesting thing about you. “I’ve wound up in Samford, Louisiana, the place I’d least rather be.”

2.  What do you do for fun? “I love folk art–primitive art that shows the hearts and everyday lives of real people. It’s so fun and genuine.”

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it? “Confronting my Uncle Scott, who has controlled my life since I was a teenager.”

4.  What are you afraid of most in life? “Squandering my life. I want to have a happy and useful life.”

5.  What do you want out of life? “A true home with someone I love, a place to put down roots.”

6.  What is the most important thing to you? “Being a person of integrity in a world where things aren’t always black and white–and taking care of my mother, who I love so much.”

7.  Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read? “I definitely read. I particularly like art books and magazines–and Southern fiction, of course.”

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? “I’d love to be an artist–to be able to draw and paint.”

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet? “Not yet but I hope to. I’ve traveled as an oil-and-gas ‘landman’ and have not been home enough to have a pet.”

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why? “To the summer I was fifteen so I could get to know my father better–and to make it a point to meet Marsh Cameron when he was in high school.”


  1. Camille is such a pretty name & SWEET OLIVE has such a pretty cover.


  2. would love to read Julie’s latest novel…thanks for the chance 😉

  3. Would love to read this novel. I have heard of Julie Christie, but have never had the opportunity to read her books. Hope to win one. Thank you.

  4. Sweet Olive…love the title of the book and love the cover. Keeping my fingers crossed for this one. Thank you for the opportunity.

    melback at cebridge dot net

  5. I look forward to finding out how Camille wound up in the place she’d least rather be!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  6. Sounds like a winner!

  7. Why didn’t the character want to be in Louisiana?

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  8. That was nice

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  9. Love the cover and love the title of this book. I can’t wait to find out more about Camille. Thank you for the chance to be a winner.

    melback at cebridge dot net

  10. Nice interview

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  11. Would love to be entered to win.

    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  12. Thanks, Margaret, for interviewing Camille Gardner and to your readers for their thoughtful comments! Judy Christie

  13. Loving Sweet Olive!! It always makes me want to go on the back roads of North Louisiana like I did when I worked for a nursing home chain and traveled between 7 of them in North Louisiana. Met the nicest people!

  14. Please count me in. It seems none of these are getting through to my wall. Where is fb putting them. I just came to your wall today to write you.

  15. Question #10 is a great one for everyone!

  16. Looking Forward to reading Sweet Olive and
    learning more about Camille!


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