Hero Interview from Lone Star Heiress by Winnie Griggs with a Giveaway

» Posted on Jul 3, 2014 in Blog | 16 comments

This week I’m hosting Stacy Henrie with Hope at Dawn (US only) and Winnie Griggs with Lone Star Heiress. 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 (July 6th) evening.

16 LSH medium2Interview with the hero from Lone Star Heiress by Winnie Griggs:

1. Mitch Parker, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I guess most people would say it’s my size. I’m 6’6” in height and have broad shoulders, so my appearance is considered intimidating by some. I know it was at least partly responsible for Miss Feagan’s startled reaction when I came up on her unexpectedly in the woods. She sure had me worried when she fell of the log she was standing on and knocked herself out.

2. What do you do for fun?

I like to sketch. But it’s nothing fancy, certainly nothing I’d show to anyone, but I find it relaxing. Oh and I like to fish as well.

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

Actually, one of the reasons I left town to spend a week alone in my friend’s isolated cabin was to get away from a flibbertigibbet widow lady who’s been unrelentingly pursuing me. I am definitely NOT looking to get married again. Strange though, how Miss Feagan’s unexpected presence is not nearly as burdensome as I would have thought it would be.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

That I will let my pride and temper get away with me again and that it will have the same tragic result that it did in the past.

5. What do you want out of life?

To make peace with my past.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

To live an honorable life.

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

I’m a schoolteacher, so of course I read. I’m always looking for new ways to engage my students. When I’m just reading for pleasure I like the works of Shakespeare and of Mark Twain. Two very different writers, but I find myself drawn to both men.

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

I’ve watched the other three men I traveled to Turnabout with find love and start families, and I find myself envying their new-found happiness.   But the isolation I live in is self-imposed and I plan to stand firm on my vow not to marry again.

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

No, I don’t have a pet at the moment. I had a dog when I was growing up, a collie. He was a great companion. 

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

I would go back to the day my wife died and change the things I did that led to her death.



  1. I like the sound of you Mitch. I couldn’t draw to save my life.


    • Hi Mary. Glad you like Mitch. And Mitch’s sketching talents are purely his own, I don’t have any skill in that area either 🙂

  2. Mitch, you are only slightly taller than my 5′ 1″ .
    Thank you for the fun interview.
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

    • Amy – LOL on the height issue. Thanks for taking the time to read the interview and respond.

  3. would love to win.

  4. I loved Mitch’s interview and am eager to read his story!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  5. Miss Feagan sounds about as graceful as me! Haha! A very TALL, dark, & handsome schoolteacher? I sure wish he was real and not a just great book boyfriend/husband b/c he sounds like a dream come true! Thank for the chance to win a copy.
    kam110476 at gmail dot com

    • Hi Kristen. LOL on wishing he was real. To me he’s quite real. As I wrote his story, I pictured a young Kevin Sorbo in the role, so I had no trouble picturing him and hearing his voice..

  6. Wow, your answer to number 10 got me wanting to hear more ~ would love to win your story, Mr. Parker. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

    • Hi Kathleen – yes, poor Mitch is carrying quite a load of guilt around with him. And your name is definitely in the hat for the drawing!

  7. Sounds like a great read. I enjoy Winnie’s books and would love to win a copy of Lone Star Heiress 🙂

    😀 Smiles & Blessings & Happy Birthday America!
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  8. Mitch’s interview was great. I would love to read this story.

    melback at cebridge dot net

  9. Sounds like a cute pet

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  10. I’d love to hear more about mitch – thanks for the chance!

    TRUCKREDFORD (AT)gmail dot com

  11. Looking forward to reading Lone Star Heiress – thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!!


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