Hero Interview from Protecting the Widow’s Heart by Lorraine Beatty with a Giveaway

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This week I’m hosting Lorraine Beatty with Protecting the Widow’s Heart ((US only) and Kathi Macias with The Singing Quilt (ebook if out of the US). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post 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 (Mar. 16th) evening.

full cover TyInterview with the hero from Protecting the Widow’s Heart by Lorraine Beatty:

1. Tyler Durrant, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I play the piano. I’m a cop first and foremost, but when I’m alone, I play. I’m not that good but it’s very relaxing. My mom made me take lessons for years. I quit when I was in high school but I picked it up again when I moved to Dallas. 

2.  What do you do for fun?

Fishing. I love it. My uncle Dale and I used to sit on the dock at his cabin on Shiloh Lake back in Dover, Mississippi for hours just talking and watching the water. Sometimes we wouldn’t catch a thing. But it was real peaceful. Guess that’s why he left me the place when he died.

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

Grocery shopping. Man, I hate going to the store. I’m not good at thinking ahead about what I will eat so I end up making dozens of quick trips when I should stock up. Waiting in line for my food to ride along that dumb conveyor belt drives me nuts.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

Not being a cop any more. It’s part of who I am. I don’t think I could survive in another line of work. But that’s what I’m looking at now. I took three shots a while back. Nearly died. I’m healing physically but emotionally I’m afraid I might not be able to stay on the force. You can’t be a good cop if you’re afraid to pick up your gun.

5.  What do you want out of life?

A family of my own. Someone special to love, and who will love me. I’d love to have some kids someday, but being a Dallas police detective is a risky business. It would be hard on a family to live with that. 

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

Family. I’ve got a great set of parents, a big brother who is super smart and a great guy. My little sister is a beauty, with a sweet personality and a big heart for others, but she’s tough as nails. My brother and I won’t mess with her. She’s like our mom, one look and she’s got us beaten.

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

I read some. I don’t have much time, but when I do I usually pick books about the civil war. Either the history or novels set in that time period. I have a buddy back in my home town of Dover, who’s a re-enactor and he keeps asking me to take part in that. I just might do it one day. I think it would be interesting to walk in those soldiers shoes for a day or so.

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

That I was more open to having a relationship with someone special. I had a bad break up and it’s left me reluctant to try again. Plus I see how my buddies on the force struggle keeping their marriages working. I’m not ready. Plus, my folks have a great marriage and I’m not sure I can find someone who would make me want to commit to her forever. She’d have to be really special.

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

Not at the moment but I’d love to have a dog. I had one growing up. My hours are so unpredictable, and I live in an apartment so it’s not a good deal for a pet. But one day I want to get a lab, a big old chocolate one.

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

The old west. Living in Dallas now I’ve become interested in its history. I’d love to be a cowboy, riding the range, going on a cattle drive. I guess it’s the freedom associated with it. The idea that you are your own man, and free to drift wherever the wind might take you. Except, I think that would get lonely after a while.