Heroine Interview from Viper’s Nest by Shirley Raye Redmond with a Giveaway

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This week I’m hosting J.M Downey with Privileged (winner’s choice of Privileged print US only or American Prince Box Set digital worldwide), Richard L. Mabry, M.D. with Miracle Drug (US only), and Shirley Raye Redmond with Viper’s Nest (digital worldwide). If you want to enter the drawing for the book, 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 (September 20th) evening.





Interview with the hero from Viper’s Nest by Shirley Raye Redmond


1. Wren Bergschneider, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I am a young widow with an adorable little girl named Penelope, but I call her Pippi. Being a good mother is important to me. That desire makes me who I am—but leaves me particularly vulnerable to the danger I confront in Viper’s Nest.

2. What do you do for fun?

Mostly, I spend family time with Pippi and my brother-in-law’s family so my daughter can play with her young cousins. Since the death of my husband Peter, I don’t really do much. Family time is more precious than it was before.

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

I have put off going through most of my husband’s belongings. It’s been hard since Peter’s unexpected death to look at these things.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

Since my husband was killed in a car accident, I worry about something happening to me as well. That would leave Pippi alone without either parent to see her through her growing-up years. It’s my biggest fear.

5. What do you want out of life?

“The peace that passes all understanding.” Between the unexpected death of my husband and the frightening events that have taken place since I went to work for Professor Allan Partner, I feel troubled a lot of the time.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Obviously, my relationship with God and my young daughter.

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

Oh, yes, I love to read. Since I work for a history professor, I find I am particularly drawn to historical fiction and nonfiction. As Allan is working on a biography of Dorothea Dix, I’ve been reading a lot about her. I particularly enjoyed the novel, One Glorious Ambition by Jane Kirkpatrick—about Miss Dix.

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

I wish I wasn’t so timid. I’m not at all like those spunky heroines in most romantic suspense novels—young women who seem ready, willing, and able to tackle the villain head-on. That’s not me.

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

No, I don’t have a pet. We live in an apartment now that Peter has passed away and the new minister has moved into the parsonage.

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

I think I might have enjoyed living in the USA in the 1840s and have been personally acquainted with Dorothea Dix. She was a woman of such energy and compassion. Her efforts on behalf of the mentally ill of her day were admirable. She changed history…and lives…for the better.


Check out Viper’s Nest on Pelican Book Group