Sunday, January 6, 2013

Small-Town Dad Interview

How exciting to have Neal Hazard the hero from Small-Town Dad written by Jean C. Gordon, a January 2013 release from Love Inspired Romance.

1.     Neal, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
It’s kind of a toss-up. At 17, I gave up a scholarship to a top engineering school to be a single father to my daughter Autumn. Now, at age 36, I’ve started college at the same school as Autumn.

2.     What do you do for fun?
I like anything outdoors — hiking, hunting, fishing, swimming, skiing.

3.     What do you put off doing because you dread it?
I hate to admit it, but my course work for classes that aren’t directly related to my environmental studies major.

4.     What are you afraid of most in life?
Not taking advantage of what it has to offer. Life is so much dearer to me since I returned from my tour of duty in Afghanistan with the National Guard. I want to make the most of life. The problem is I don’t exactly know how.

5.     What is the most important thing to you?
Hands down, my family.

6.     Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book?
Military thrillers and nonfiction books about solar energy and solar construction.
7.     If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I could be a little less judgmental.

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?
Right here to Paradox Lake at the turn of the eighteenth century when my ancestors were settling the area. The Adirondack Mountains are beautiful now, but imagine them before any development, what it would have been like to forge a new life out of nothing with your own hands. I’d like to meet the pioneers who did that.


  1. Neal, you sound like a solidly grounded man who knows what his heart and faith is all about. I wish you well in your college classes. Good for you in believing that life isn't over because you're approaching 40 :)

  2. Thanks, for the good wishes and vote of confidence. I think I'm going to need them.

    Neal Hazard

  3. It is great that you put your daughter, Autumn first, than after she was grown you went back to college with her. I am glad that you put family first. God bless you.


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