With the January release of the historical, The Fire in Ember, I’ve decided to interview Ember for this month’s blog. If you’ve read A Woman Called Sage, you met John Timmons, a young man who had the responsibility of caring for his widowed mother and four younger brothers. He also made a few mistakes in an effort to care for those he loved.
The time period for the new novel is a few years later, and John is still consumed by work and providing for his family. He’s also a deputy sheriff, which feeds into his caretaker personality.
So let’s get started with the interview. Ember is a little feisty, so I can’t guarantee if she’ll answer my questions.
DiAnn: How did you meet John Timmons?
Ember: That wasn’t the best day of my life. He saved me from a hanging. I had the misfortune of riding a stolen horse?
DiAnn: Why were you riding a stolen horse?
Ember: That’s personal and not something I want to discuss.
DiAnn: Okay. So what was your first impression of John?
Ember: He’s a good shot. But he needs to smile more. Of course, I didn’t put him into a pleasant mood.
DiAnn: What about his family?
Ember: They’re wonderful—I loved them all right from the start. His brothers are great, and his mother is the sweetest, wisest woman I know.
DiAnn: Can you tell us when you and John began to see that there was something more than friendship between you?
Ember: First he had to get past despising me.
DiAnn: Do you care to tell us about that?
|Available January 2011|
DiAnn: Was there ever a time when you didn’t like him?
Ember: Oh no. He had my heart right from the beginning, although I fought it.
DiAnn: I understand you play the fiddle?
Ember: I do. Music helps me forget about the things I can’t change.
DiAnn: Back to the stolen horse—
Ember: We’re not talking about that. I have a shadowed past.
DiAnn: Would you tell us a little about the cattle thieves?
Ember: Nope. Interview done. I have things to do. I don’t mean to be rude, but if I answer all of your questions, then why would anyone read my story?
DiAnn: Thanks, Ember, and I appreciate your concern. The Fire in Ember will be available for you in January.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!