One of the things I’m doing in preparation for my upcoming blog tour for To Love and To Cherish is writing out the answers to a bunch of interview questions. That made me think. How would my characters answer if they were subjected to an interview? I figured I’d try out a few on Nash:
Q: What’s the worst thing that’s happened in your life? What did you learn from it?
Nash: Ha! The answer to that depends on when it’s asked of me. A few months ago I would have answered that question by saying that the breakup of my engagement to Sam was the worst thing that had ever happened to me. I was miserable and angry, and the worst part of it was there was no one I could justifiably direct that anger toward. Sure, I could be upset with Sam about the way he’d handled things, but in hindsight I have to accept part of the blame for that, too. My life was in shambles. I was couch surfing at my best friend’s on top of having to start over on my search for a life companion.
If I’m asked that question today, though, I’d have to come up with something else. What I’ve learned since then is that that incident is actually the best thing that’s ever happened to me because if it hadn’t, I never would have gotten together with the true love of my life!
Q: Do you think you’ve turned out the way your parents expected?
Nash: Sometimes I feel like I’ve turned out to be a disappointment to them, but usually that’s just when I’m feeling down. I’ve learned that I have self-esteem issues. I’m working on that. I know they love me, though, and they don’t actually give me any reason to think they’re unhappy with how I’ve turned out.
My brother, Aaron, and I have been very different from each other from the get-go. Aaron’s more of a manly-man like my dad. I’m very much not, but that’s okay. So, to answer the question, since I haven’t really changed who I am at my core since childhood, I suppose I’ve turned out exactly as they expected.
Q: What are you most afraid of?
Nash: That’s an easy one. I’m afraid of being all alone in my life.
Q: What’s the most important thing in your life? What do you value most?
Nash: The most important thing in my life is my family, especially my new husband. I value kindness and caring as character traits.
Get to know Nash as he stumbles through major upheavals in his life. Coming in ebook formats to JMS Books, LLC (and all the usual distributors) on November 12, 2016, and in trade paperback on November 30, 2016.