Heroine Interview from Her Roman Protector by Milinda Jay with a Giveaway

» Posted on Feb 19, 2014 in Blog | 9 comments

This week I’m hosting Milanda Jay with Her Roman Protector and Anne Greene with Marriage with Arrangement. 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 (Feb. 23rd) evening.

Her Roman ProtectorInterview with the heroine from Her Roman Protector by Milinda Jay:

1.  Annia, tell me the most interesting thing about you. Probably the thing that is most surprising about me is that while I wear the clothing of a Roman matron, I am actually trained as a fighter. I was raised in the wilds of Britain, our home was constantly being invaded, and I had to be as good a fighter as every person on our farm! I still train to stay in shape. You never know when those skills might come in handy, especially in raising two rowdy boys!

2.  What do you do for fun? I absolutely love to swim, and nothing is more fun that swimming with my children. I also love embroidery. My mother taught me, and I love dreaming of designs and embroidering them on belts or even on the hems of our tunics.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it? That’s an easy one. I always put off spinning my flax until the last possible moment. It is so very hard to get the flax to do right. I usually end up with a big mess of yarn, and have to get help from someone better at it than I.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life? Losing my boys. It has happened to me once already. I don’t think I could live through it again.

5.  What do you want out of life? A safe place to raise my children away from the threat of anyone who wishes to harm them.

6.  What is the most important thing to you? My faith which has sustained me through some pretty rough times, my children, my family, and there is that Marcus Sergius fellow whom I can’t seem to get rid of!

7.  Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read? I do love reading the holy scrolls, and some of the new letters that have come our way since Paul began his travels. He writes letters of encouragement to the different home gatherings like Scribonia’s and we pass around the letters from one gathering to another, even from one city to another!

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would like to be stronger in my faith. I know that no matter what happens, the Lord will give me peace. But sometimes, with my boys being hounded by their father’s new wife, my pain is so great that the peace is hard to find, you know?

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet? I don’t have any pets here in Rome, but as a girl, I had sheep dogs, and I loved them. One day, I would like to live somewhere so that I could have one. I believe my boys would adore being herded by a sheep dog!

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why? That’s an easy one. I would go back to when the man Jesus was alive. Scribonia’s friend, Priscilla, knew him, heard him speak in her hometown, and said no words had ever touched her like his. She said that just to be near him was to experience heaven on earth. I wish I could have been there.



  1. Great interview, Annia. Look forward to reading more about you!
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  2. A wonderful interview. I love meeting new authors. Looking forward to reading this book.

  3. One of my top 2 favorite reads of all time is “The Gladiator” by Carla Capshaw–in fact, it is part of a series. You would think this wouldn’t be a romantic time period; but the interaction between characters, one being an early Christian and the other a non-believer Gladiator, Roman Centurion, etc. can be very emotional especially when they refer to Paul and his teachings about Christ. I’m glad to see someone else tackling this time period. I would be honored to win a copy of this book.

  4. So glad! I look forward to having new readers. And I love this time period. Full of intrigue and excitement!

  5. Her Roman Protector sounds so good! I bet my 2 nieces & 3 nephews would get a kick out of being herded by a sheep dog, too! I can hear the squeals of joy and giggles in my my head right now! 😀 I wouldn’t mind being protected by the young man on the cover of the book myself – he’s handsome! Thanks for the chance to win.
    I’m wondering: do you pronounce Annia like Anya?

  6. What an interesting interview! I look forward to learning more about Annia!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  7. I love the review of this book being in a Q&A format! Such a fascinating way to learn about the story. I thoroughly enjoyed this creativity!

  8. Annia you sound like quite a woman. Looking forward to learning more about you.


  9. Interesting time to travel back to

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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