Hero Interview from A Mother to Love by Gail Gaymer Martin with a Giveaway

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This week I’m hosting Becky Avella with Targeted (US and Canada only) and Gail Gaymer Martin with A Mother to Love (US and Canada only). 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 (Apr. 26th) evening.


A Mother To Love - Front Cover (2)

Interview with Richard (Rick) Jameson, the hero from A Mother to Love by Gail Gaymer Martin:

1. Rick, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I have never thought of being interesting to anyone, but I will say my greatest interest is my daughter Carly. To some, she was a mistake, but not to me. I closed my eyes to my belief and let me emotions take over. My action resulted in a pregnancy. I refused to agree to an abortion, and instead I married Carly’s mother who never let me forget I’d ruined her life.

2. What do you do for fun?

Again, the answer involves Carly. Being with her lifts my spirit and brings joy to my life. Recently when I helped a coworker move into her new place, Angie showed an interest in Carly, and she joined me in the fun. I feel as if I have a family. Naturally the situation caused me concern since I had decided not to get involved again, but then Angie had the same philosophy so I took a chance.

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

I want physical custody of my daughter. Her mother’s long work hours and travel makes it the most logical, but I fear the court would not agree. Mother’s get priority, and I don’t want to drag Carly through the court system and be part of a tug-of-war. I could never do that.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

I’m most afraid of unwise decisions and actions. I don’t want to make another mistake as I did with Carly’s mother. I thought I did the right thing when we married. I wanted to make the best of it, and I believed I was as responsible as she was, but I tried and failed. I don’t want to fail again in either life’s decisions or in love.

5. What do you want out of life?

I want contentment and happiness with my daughter, and if the Lord is willing a woman who shares my beliefs in what makes a healthy, happy marriage and the Lord’s part in it.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Do I really have to answer this? (He smiles) Carly, my faith, and right now that Angie loves my daughter in an amazing way.

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

I read many books with Carly. She loves books, and with work, household duties and raising Carly, my own reading is sometimes lost. When I have time, I enjoy a good mystery or suspense.

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

I find that I am changing already. Our company policy is “no male and female fraternizing with a coworker.” Though Angie and I are only good friends—great friends—we’re putting our jobs in jeopardy, but I found enough gumption to ignore it. The policy is an old-school attitude and I don’t care. I can find a job in another company, if necessary, and great friendships are more important.

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

If Carly lived with me, I would probably have a pet. A dog, I’m sure. Right now apartment living doesn’t make owning a pet practical, especially since my building has a no pet policy. I grew up with pets, mainly dogs but we also had a cat once.

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

I would go back to the day I met my ex-wife Glenda and shift gears… But then maybe not. When I think about, I would lose one of the greatest joys in my life. Carly. I wouldn’t have her and she means the world to me. I’ll have to think about this more. Right now, I’ll stick with the present and try to make it the best it can be.

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