Okay, I couldn’t participate in a blog tour without doing an interview. Tricia gave all the pertinent information about herself and her books in Part 1 of the blog tour, so I asked her some not-so-pertinent questions to answer for Part 2. Here goes:
1) Who was your most influential teacher when you were in school?
Hands down my high-school English teacher Peggy Soletti. (She is still teaching at Weed High School by the way–yes, that is the actual name of the school!) She *forced* us to read great literature, *made* us write in a daily journal, and *assigned* all these l-o-n-g writing assignments. The horrors! She encouraged me to submit to an American Legion essay contest in 10th grade, and I won first place. In essence, she opened the world of words to me like no one else had.
2) If you could change anything about your appearance, what would it be?
My big feet! I’m only 5’6", but I wear a size 11 shoe! Wide! You know all those cute little sandals, yeah, I can’t wear them. They don’t look right on my boats!
3) If you could interview one person who lived during the time period of one of your historical novels, who would it be and what would be the first question you asked them?
Corrie ten Boom! The Hiding Place is my all-time favorite book. In fact, I’m tearing up right now as I think of God’s faithfulness in her story. If I could ask her one thing, I’d ask, "Corrie, how can I get that totally trust and dependence on God that you had all the days of your life? I want it."
4) Quick! Name all your childhood pets.
Spooky (dog), Skeeter (dog), Jasmine (cat), Mustard (dog), Cricket (dog).
5) If money and time were no object, name something you wish you had the courage to try.
I’d train for a marathon. Seriously. I think having that much stamina is incredible. As a writer, I sit in a chair and can feel myself s-p-r-e-a-d-i-n-g. I’d love to put in the time it takes to have a strong body.