Heroine Interview from Navy Seal Noel by Liz Johnson with a Giveaway

» Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Heroine Interview from Navy Seal Noel by Liz Johnson with a Giveaway

This week I’m hosting Liz Johnson with Navy Seal Noel and Kathi Macias with A Christmas Gift (print-US only; ebook-worldwide). 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 (Dec. 21st) evening.

9780373446391Interview with the heroine from Navy Seal Noel by Liz Johnson:

1. Jess McCoy, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I work in a laboratory, studying one of the world’s deadliest toxins. For me, it’s nothing out of the ordinary to suit up in a full positive pressure personnel suit inside the lab, where I’m researching a cure for the Morsyni toxin.

2. What do you do for fun?

I haven’t had a lot of time for fun the last few years. I’ve been so busy with my post-graduate work in the lab. But when I was younger, I enjoyed surfing—even at night—or anything on the beach. When you grow up in San Diego, the beach is a big part of your life.

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

I put off washing my dishes. I spend so much time in the lab cleaning equipment, that I avoid it at home until I can’t ignore it any longer.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

I’m most afraid that another person I love with leave me. I’ve been left enough times to know I can’t survive it again. I’m also afraid that my research would be twisted, used against innocents.

5. What do you want out of life?

I think, like most people, I want to be happy. I want to do work that matters, that’s protecting people and possibly even saving lives. And I want to find someone I can trust to stay by my side.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Trust and dependability.

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

I read a lot of science journals and school books. Working on my doctorate doesn’t leave much time to read for fun, but if I could, I enjoy anything that transports me to another time or place. My dad was forever being deployed to far off locations, and I was jealous of his adventures.

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

This is going to sound terribly vain, but I’ve had these freckles since I was a kid, and I would love to get rid of them. I think they make me look so much younger than I am, but my best friend from high school, who I haven’t seen in ten years, doesn’t seem to mind that they’ve stuck around.

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

I don’t have a pet now, but as soon as I finish my degree, I’d like to get a cat. Just a little one, who needs a good home.

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

I’d go back sixteen years and ask my mom why she was about to leave. She never really said, and she never said goodbye. I’d like the chance to ask.