Hero Interview from The Calling by Suzanne Woods Fisher with Giveaway

» Posted on Jan 15, 2014 in Blog | 59 comments

This week I’m hosting Suzanne Woods Fisher with The Calling, Patricia Johns with His Unexpected Family and Debbie Kaufman with Journey of Hope. Giveaways 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 (Jan. 19th) evening.

Suzanne Woods Fisher www.suzannewoodsfisher.com

The Calling, Book 2 in ‘The Inn at Eagle Hill’ series (Revell)

Releasing January 14,  2014

TheCallingInterview with the hero:

1. Jimmy Fisher, tell me the most interesting thing about you:

My name is James Fisher, owner and proprietor of Fisher Chicken and Egg Hatchery. Partner to Galen King’s horse training business. Friends call me Jimmy.

The most interesting thing about me? Beside the fact that girls of any age can’t resist me? Or that I am a pyrotechnic? Self-taught, too. But I suppose the most interesting thing about me is that I’m the best horse trainer in Lancaster County. The very best. (Galen King won’t be reading this blog, right?) 

2.  What do you do for fun?

The strategic use of firecrackers, in the hands of a skilled pyrotechnic such as myself, can empty a farmer’s wheat field of birds in a matter of seconds. It’s careful work, not for the amateur, but nothing beats the sight of a flock of birds lifting into the sky, startled by the rat-a-tat of exploding firecrackers. Now that is what I call fun.    

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

Breaking a girl’s heart.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

Have you ever been on the wrong side of Bethany Schrock’s temper? Makes a grown man shudder and weep and beg for mercy.

5.  What do you want out of life?

Nothing more than a prosperous farm on extraordinarily good land without any chickens—not one. Plus my own horse breeding business anchored by Lodestar, my prize stallion. Someday, a missus. Possibly, a missus like Bethany Schrock. And down the road, a few boys who look just like me. 

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

There’s a certain horse, Lodestar, that has captured my heart. Bethany Schrock told me the horse is more important to me than she is. Not true. Well, maybe a little true.  

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

Oh no. Never read unless I have to. My mother warned me long ago that it ruins the eyes.

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

One more inch. Just one more inch. If I could be one inch taller, I would have my brother Paul beat. That would be nice.

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

Some, such as Bethany, have accused me of turning Lodestar into a pet. Ridiculous.

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

Why would I want to be anywhere but here, right now? Life is too good. 


  1. What a great hero interview! 🙂 This sounds like a wonderful book, but then Suzanne’s books always are! Love, love, love the cover.

    • I look forward to reading “The Calling”

  2. I love good Amish romances and Suzanne does some of the best. Hope to win.

  3. I enjoyed Jimmy’s interview and look forward to reading THE CALLING!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  4. I would love to read this book!!

  5. Thanksgiving the opportunity! I can’t wait to read this book!

  6. I love to read Amish books and I can’t wait to read this one.

  7. I hope I win this new book.

  8. Love this! Sounds like another great book by her. whittybrooke(at)gmail.com

  9. I so loved this interview. Using the character Jimmy Fisher for the interview was genious. Would so love to win this book. I am a big Amish fiction fan!
    I have ready everyone of Suzanne Woods Fisher books so far. Would love to add to my collection. Such a book junkie!


  10. The Calling sounds wonderful. Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.I enjoy reading your books.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Have a wonderful week.

  11. Would love to win this book! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  12. Can’t wait for the new book. I have to wait till my library gets it. Thanks so much Suzanne for the beautiful books you write. Love everything you do.


  13. momtr3@yahoo.com Looks like a must read.

  14. I love Amish fiction and would love to read “the Calling”

  15. Loved the creative interview! So enlightening. I always wanted a horse as a child. Thanks for the giveaway! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you!

  16. Looks like a good book jesusismyking187@gmail.com

  17. Looking forward to reading this book.

  18. I have read many of your books and cannot give them away for liking them so much. I reread them. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

    Many Blessins.


  19. Thank you for the great interview and a chance at The Calling. It sounds wonderful!

    melback at cebridge dot net

  20. I can’t wait to read this book and see what Jimmy is up to.

  21. What a great interview! I can’t wait to read “The Calling”. I have been waiting for months!
    thimbleluvr (at) hotmail (dot) com

  22. Cute interview. Thanks for a chance to win 🙂

  23. Entertaining interview — enjoyed it very much. Would love to add this book to my collection. Thank you.

  24. Great interview! I love the Amish books!!Love to win “The Calling”

  25. LOVE your books..Would love to win one… ;0 )

  26. You sound very intriguing Jimmy, can’t wait to read your life and Bethany Shock’s temper:) cfernstaedt@gmail.com

  27. I love Suzanne’s Amish books! This one sounds like it will be awesome as they all are. Please put my name in for the drawing and thank you so much. God Bless! tracey

  28. Great interview! I would love to read my own copy. Thanks for the chance!!

  29. I would love to read this book. The interview was really good also. I read Amish Christian Fiction all the time.

  30. Love all your books and this one looks just as interesting! Wonderful interview!

  31. I Love to read the Amish Stories!!! Suzanne-Woods Fisher is a wonderful writer… goldiekaren51@aol.com

  32. Would love to read the books thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  33. I would not have thought about a pyrotechnic being in this book. I would love to read the calling.

    • oops. My email is fishingjan[at]aol[dot]com

  34. I am looking forward to reading your new book. Keep up the good writing.

  35. Thank you for sharing & for the wonderful giveaway!

  36. I love reading Suzanne’s books! What a great and interesting interview! Thanks for this giveaway!

  37. I loved the interview with Jimmy, can’t wait to read this book. I love Suzanne Woods Fisher’s books, she is such a talented author.

  38. wasn’t too sure about that one comment Jimmy made — girls of any age can’t resist him — a bit full of himself, isn’t he?
    but overall, I do want to read this book.


  39. Really want to read this book, another offering from one of my favorite authors. lisajcowell (at) cs (dot) com

  40. Another good book by Suzanne. Love her writing. Thanks Margaret for the interview. This guy sounds like he thinks too much of himself. Yuck! Love this cover on her book. Please put my name in the drawing. Thanks!
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  41. I love reading about the Amish,and would love to win this book, Thanks

  42. Would love to read The Calling!

  43. I didn’t include my email on 1st comment above b/c wasn’t sure it needed to be included since I typed it in the boxes ( ;/ ), but just in case:


  44. Any read from Suzanne is going to be special…Can’t wait to read The Calling!

  45. would love to win your book Suzanne,thank for having the contest

  46. Cute horse name

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  47. Interesting to read a post with questions to one of the book’s characters. At least I think that’s what it was. Love to win and read this book! sharon, wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  48. James Fisher you have King Chicken and Egg Hatchery but if you get you a farm you don’t want anything to do with chicken. You say you are the best horse trainer then you ask, Galen King won’t be reading this blog, right. I thing it is funny that you didn’t know if you like your stallion Lodestar or Bethany Schroch the best. Enjoyed your interview with Margaret Daley. Blessing to the both of you. I hope to win the book sounds like a really good book.

  49. Hi Margaret. What an interview. Sounds like this young man thinks a lot of himself to me. But betting it is a good book. Sounds like he might need a girl like Bethany to hold him down. Suzanne knows how to write a good Amish book. Wish I had them all, but do have some. Would love to win this one. Thanks for this give-away. Hoping I get lucky. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  50. Would love to read Suzanne’s new book. Thank you for the chance.

  51. Adding this to my wish list. I love Suzanne Woods Fisher books. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.


  52. I would love to read The Calling! She is a wonderful author.

  53. Wonderful interview. Please accept my entry in this giveaway — would love to win — thank you.

  54. I just love reading and love these books. I would love to win book and thank you for the opportunity.

  55. I really enjoy these character interviews. Jimmy sounds like a real character. I look forward to reading the book and finding out more about him.

  56. I loved this interview! So according to Jimmy his Mother warned him that reading would ruin his eyes! Too funny! I love it!

    I can’t wait to read this book. Winning a copy would be wonderful!

    Judy B

  57. This sounds like a hoot. Hope I win it:-))

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