Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Homesteader's Sweetheart Interview

How exciting to have Jonas White, the hero from THE HOMESTEADER’S SWEETHEART, written by Lacy Williams a  May 2012 release from Love Inspired Historical.

1.  Jonas, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I have eight children. Seven adopted sons ranging in ages from seventeen to eight and one daughter, age five. The boys are a real big help around the homestead, but they can get into scrapes and definitely keep things lively. Since I didn’t have much of a childhood myself, I secretly enjoy it when they pull pranks on each other.

2.  What do you do for fun?

Between keeping food on the table and keeping the boys in line, I don’t have a lot of free time, but one of my favorite things to do is break horses. The animals are much easier to understand than women are, and at least I know where I stand with a green broke horse.

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

Going to the bank. It seems like there’s never enough money for what my family needs. Keeping the kids in clothes is hard enough, and the boys eat more every day, seems like.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

Losing someone I love. Before the kids came into my life, I didn’t have anyone, and now I can’t imagine my life without them.

5.  What do you want out of life?

I used to dream about finding a wife and getting married, but I guess that dream got lost in the chaos of raising kids and survival out here in the West. But now that I’ve gotten to know my neighbor’s granddaughter, Penny Castlerock, that dream seems to be coming to life again…

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

My kids.

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

Because of my broken childhood, I grew up without much schooling and I can’t read. If I could change one thing, it would be that.

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

No pets around here, just working animals. My daughter has an affinity for one of the chickens, but that’s about it.

9. Can you tell us a little interesting tidbit about the time period you live in?

This time period is all about change. New inventions, new medical advances, and Wyoming is transitioning from a Territory to Statehood. And my life is changing too, with new friends and maybe even… love.

By day, Lacy Williams is a stay-at-home mom battling dirty diapers and dog-hair dust-bunnies. By night, she is a novelist whose debut book has been nominated for an RT Book Reviews 2011 Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her current projects include a screenplay and potty-training her little girl.

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  1. Love the interview. I have to say where I clean the chickens are escape artists. They are so friendly they try to come inside and when hanging washing a couple come very close to talk to me.

  2. Oh my yes, Jenny, we have chickens and when the kids were little they'd give them rides around the property in wheelbarrows and sit holding them by the campfire!

    Great interview,, Jonas :)


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