Heroine Interview from Christmas in Hiding by Cate Nolan with a Giveaway

» Posted on Oct 22, 2015 in Blog | 14 comments

This week I’m hosting Anne Greene with Red is for Rookie (US only) and Cate Nolan with Christmas in Hiding (worldwide). If you want to enter the drawings for any of these 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 (October 25th) evening.




Interview with the heroine from Christmas in Hiding by Cate Nolan


1. Callie Martin, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

Until recently, I’d have said there wasn’t anything interesting about me. I was a kindergarten teacher leading a fairly calm life. That ordinary life ended when I witnessed a murder and had to go into witness protection. So, I guess the most interesting thing about me now is that I’m not who people think I am.

2. What do you do for fun?

I love to sing. I’m particularly fond of country music, but lately How Great Thou Art has been in my heart and on my lips.

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

I avoid confrontations. I put off breaking up with my boyfriend even though I knew he was no good for me because I dreaded the confrontation. Ironically, because I did a bad job of it, he didn’t really believe me. It’s a long story, but that’s what led to me witnessing the murder.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

Not having a family. I grew up being bounced around foster homes and the idea of living the rest of my life alone terrifies me.

5. What do you want out of life?

That goes hand in hand with my greatest fear. More than anything, I want to have a family to love and cherish.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Family. I’m starting to sound like a broken record. I guess when you don’t have something so important it colors everything else in your life. Other than that, truth is what matters most. Like I told Jackson, I don’t lie. That’s part of why it broke me to know he didn’t believe in me.

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

Romance of course. I have a feeling I’m going to have plenty of time to read romance while I’m hiding away. Inspirational holiday romances are the best. Even though they make me miss what I don’t have, they offer the promise of God’s love which means there is always hope.

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

There isn’t really much I would want to change, but I guess I’d like to be a little better at being patient and trusting in God’s plan. I try, but I could do better.

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

Do stuffed animals count? I can’t have any live pets while I’m on the run, but my class gave me a stuffed penguin. That’s the next best thing.

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

Part of me says I wouldn’t go back very far – just far enough to save Rick’s life. But I don’t think you meant that. Since I love Christmas so much, I think I would love to go back to the very first Christmas and witness the birth of our Savior. That would be amazing. I could be a shepherdess, right?


Check out Christmas in Hiding on Amazon


  1. I loved the interview so much. It really is all about family. I loved it when she said we need to be patient and trust in God’s plan. That can be hard sometimes, thinking God needs a little help, we try to move ahead for its time. I would love to read the story about Callie. Thank you so much for the chance and the unique way of doing an interview with a character from the book.

    • Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment on my interview, Deana. I hope you have a chance to read the book and journey with Callie. I agree. It’s easy to say we trust in the Lord, but actually doing it in the hard times can take work.

  2. I love Christmas reads & I work with Kindergarten age children – I can totally relate – not the murder part though.


    • I teach older children, Mary, but my sister teachers kindergarten and my daughter teaches preschool. Blessings on you as you work with the little one.

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting today.

  3. Christmas books are my favorite. That’s the first time I’ve seen an interview with a character. It’s a great way to get to know a character.

    • I have to tell you, Beth, I thought it was going to be odd answering for Callie, but as I wrote it, everything just came naturally. I guess that’s what happens when characters become so real to the author. 🙂

  4. Love the interview! Christmas and family is so important. The book would be great to read and get the whole story.

    • Hi Cynde,

      People seem to really be liking it so far which is such a thrill to me. I’m glad you like the interview. I agree – Christmas and family are very important, and I think they’re valued even more when some part is missing.

  5. Interesting interview. I started reading and wondered why Callie would respond in an interview that she is in the witness protection program. Then it registered that this was the heroine in the book rather than the author. LOL!

    • Still a very good point, Edward. I guess Callie shouldn’t admit to it. Except that it says it on the back cover of the book so I guess we can draw a fictional line.

      Thanks for visiting.

  6. #4’s sad

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    • True, but it’s a romance so I guarantee a happy ending. 🙂

  7. Great interview!

    melback at cebridge dot net

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