Heroine Interview from No Safe Haven by Virginia Vaughn with a Giveaway

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This week I’m hosting Virginia Vaughn with No Safe Haven, Deborah Raney with Home to Chicory Lane (US only) and Sarah Sundin with In Perfect Time. 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 (Aug. 17th) evening.

2014-04-26 17.02.53Heroine Interview from No Safe Haven by Virginia Vaughn:

  1. Jessica, tell me the most interesting thing about you. I run a shelter for victims of domestic violence.
  2. What do you do for fun? I don’t have a lot of time for fun. My life revolves around working at the shelter, crisis intervention calls, legal proceedings, and lobbying for domestic violence issues.
  3. What do you put off doing because you dread it? I counsel women at my shelter to talk about their experiences, but I’ve never told anyone—not even my closest friend—that my brother died protecting me from my former boyfriend, Mitch.
  4. What are you afraid of most in life? I live in fear that Mitch—the man who murdered my brother—will escape from prison and come after me. I spend my life protecting others, but I worry I won’t be able to protect myself or others from him.
  5. What do you want out of life? My main goal in life is to protect women from violent situations and help them find hope and healing. If I can change a life, I’ll feel my work has been worth something.
  6. What is the most important thing to you? My work is the most important thing in my life—until I met Andrew Jennings and discovered love could be wonderful.
  7. Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read? I read lots of domestic violence literature, legal documents, and policy manuals.
  8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would want to live without fear…to actually feel as strong as the persona I try to emulate.
  9. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet? I have a dog named Marlon that belonged to my next door neighbor…until my stalker murdered her.
  10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why? I would go back to the time before I met Mitch, before my brother died protecting me from him, before my life became a nightmare of terror.