Sunday, March 16, 2014

Small-Town Midwife Interview

How exciting to have  Autumn, the heroine from Small-Town Midwife written by Jean C. Gordon  a March 2014 release from Love Inspired Romance .

1.  Autumn, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
Probably, my job. I’m a certified nurse midwife with an Adirondack Mountain practice that primarily does home births.

2.  What do you do for fun?
I like to hang out with friends and family. What can I say? I’m easily entertained.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it?
Taking on new obstetric patients. I had a birth that had complications—really not my fault—but now the mother can’t have more children. They’re friends of mine who wanted a large family. I no longer have the confidence I should to catch babies.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?
Right now, being in a position of having to deliver a baby before I come to peace with my fears.

5.  What is the most important thing to you?
A combination of things: my family, my community, and proving good prenatal and maternal care to Paradox Lake.

6.  Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book?
I do read. I recently read and d Jennifer Worth’s trilogy Call the Midwife, Shadows of the Workhouse and Farewell to the East End.

7.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
My inclination to be a perfectionist. If I could lose some of that, I could come to better grips with my fear of catching babies.

8.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
No pets.

9. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?
I’d like to go back to the 1920s and travel into the hills of Kentucky with the midwives of the Frontier Nursing Service to compare their experiences providing care to mothers and children in that rural area with mine here in Paradox Lake in the Adirondack Mountains.


  1. I love the phrase catching babies! I imagine such a career would take unfathomable confidence. Autumn's new fear must really be debilitating.

  2. Sara -- Thanks for stopping by. My daughter is a midwife and that's the phrase she uses. And having anything go wrong, even if it's quickly remedied, chips away at confidence.

  3. Great interview, Jean. I'll have to get this one for my daughter. She had her last baby so quickly that the midwife didn't make it in time. We were telling people that her hubby delivered the baby, but she corrected us...he just caught it. :)

  4. Autumn, you sound like a very smart and compassionate woman. May God bless you with peace of heart and the wisdom to forgive yourself, especially for something you couldn't control.