Saturday, April 18, 2015

Finally A Hero Interview

Today we're learning more about Finally a Hero.  
Interviewer Rowdy Reporter will take you inside the pages
and introduce you to the hero and heroine.

Rowdy Reporter  here and I'm interviewing Eva Hubrecht and Jesse Campbell.

We're excited to be here.

Nice to meet you, Rowdy.
So, exactly, how did you two meet?

It was a restaurant.  I'd gone there for peace and quiet.  Then, his family came in and there was tension and noise.

That wasn't a real meeting.  That was the equivalent to a reality TV show and you were the viewer.  Our real meeting was when I showed up at your ranch after your dad hired me, and I thought you were going to faint.
                     Not exactly the best first meeting.  What changed things? 

Jesse needed help with his son.  I looked around and realized that I was the only one who could make a difference.

I did need help with my son.  I had no clue how to be a dad, and Timothy was a delayed five-year-old.  But, I was doing everything I could to change that.  At first, I resented her intrusion, but when I saw Timmy starting to trust, it made all the difference.

Yes.  Jesse came on board and my father was all about what Jesse could do.  He was giving Jesse the responsibilities, on the ranch, that I had been fighting for.  See, the Lost Dutchman is my ranch.
I'd not had many, if any, what I'd call good experiences with the opposite sex. Trust was non-existant.  See, I'd been ping-ponged as a child between the woman who gave birth to me and the foster care system.  Timmy's mother added to that when she left me in the middle of the night, with no money and no idea I was going to be a father.

Again, what changed?

I'd never met a man so patient, so determined, so strong in the faith.
I met Mike Hamm, a minister, while in prison.  He introduced me to God.  You were talking about trust a moment ago.  God was my first introduction to Someone I could trust.  Soon, I trusted Mike.  He arranged this job for me when I got out of prison.  The Lost Dutchman was the first time I lived in what could be called a 'thriving' family. Oh, they have their problems but at the end of the day, they are there for each other.  Soon, I wanted to be there for Eva.  She is a lot like Mike Hamm.  She takes care of others.  The day I realized she wanted to take care of me was the happiest day of my life.
What was the happiest day of your life, Eva?

Well, I want to say the day I got married, but really it was the day Timmy spoke for the first time. 

          Since becoming a part of the Hubrecht family, there are lots of happy days.

Give me an example of a not-so-happy day.

                  When Jesse got arrested for stealing my Kachina or the day he was taken in on suspicion of stealing a car.
Being an ex-con isn't easy.  I paid for my crime, but whenever something shady happens in the Apache Creek area, I'm given a suspicious look.  Still, my worst day was the day I almost packed up and left.
                                                                       He didn't get far.
Running away from problems isn't solving them.  I don't want to teach my/our son to run.
                                                          Plus, you'd have been giving up on me.

                        When did you know that were were a two-some meant to be together forever.
I'm afraid of horses.  I realized how deeply I loved Jesse the day I mounted one - first time in fifteen years - so I could warm him of trouble.  I can't think of anything else that would have gotten me to do that. 
For me, it was more gradual.  It was sitting across from her while she cut potatoes.  She's not much of a cook .  Then, it was watching her with my son while she made a blanket on her loom.  her fingers were so sure.  I wanted to kiss them.  Next-  

                                                                                        How long will this take.

I'm just getting started.

Maybe our audience should read the book.

Good idea.

Pamela Tracy (author):  Finally a Hero is dedicated to those who have to rise above their circumstances, forge a new path, and make a difference to the next generation.  The scripture that mentored it was 2 Corinthians 5:17  “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come." 


  1. Such a cute interview! Sounds like another great book from you, Pam!

  2. This is a really cute interview! Sounds like a great book!

  3. that was so fun. It was like watching that youtube music clip with that goat in between but instead it was the interview in short two second clips lol


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