Miralee, what a treat it is to have you here! Since we can't really ignore the date, I have to ask: what is your favorite kind of candy to give out? Or, better yet, to get?
We live 9 miles out of town, and our driveway is 1/4 mile long with a gate at the bottom, so we don't too many Trick or Treat visitors....but I rotate through several different candy favorites. Right now I have a bag of oversized peppermint life savers--you know, the individually wrapped ones--near my desk and I munch them when I write. Drives people in my family nuts that I crunch them instead of suck on them, but hey, I can't help myself! LOL! Of course I also love a variety of chocolates, and have had a hankering for Hot Tamales lately, too.
My kids are dressing as water and a pirate. (Come back for the pictures in a few days. I'm sure you're dying to know what water looks like ...) What was your favorite costume growing up?
Hmm...that was SO many years ago! Let's see...I know I was Cinderella going to the ball one time and loved that. I did like the long, sweeping, full skirted dresses...I think they made me feel special and elegant. I never got into the ugly or scary costumes but loved anything dressy instead.
Ah, there you are as a gypsy. Ever dress up as an adult?
No, I've never attended an adult costume party where I took part. Our church has had Harvest Parties, but only a few brave adults dressed up, mostly it was the kids. My hubby isn't a social person so we rarely attend group parties/functions...we're both more home bodies I guess.
I've read that the premise of this book grew out of reality. Tell us about that moment. At first, was it more trick or treat? As time went on, did that change?
At first I'd have to say definitely trick...we had no idea who this young woman was or why she'd targeted my husband. As we dug deeper into her story and the past, we realized there had been an episode prior to my meeting my husband, and before he became a Christian, where he'd been with the girl's mother one time. We decided to meet Trish and found a girl who'd believed all her life that her father didn't want her. That did it for me. I didn't care if she really belonged to him or not, I felt she needed a father in her life and that we could be good influences. We didn't get a blood test, as Trish has family characteristics that we felt were enough proof. And like I said, she needed a dad! She's part of our extended family now, and has given us three grand kids (which our own two haven't chosen to do, yet~) and we did have the opportunity to lead her to the Lord. God is good!
Look how cute we were this summer at OCW! Not that this has anything to do with me stalking you, but what would you least like to find on your doorstep?
A skunk!!! My daughter and her husband own and live on the adjoining property to ours and have had a horrible time with skunks the past 3 yrs. I think they've trapped over 25 now...and one of the nasty little critters crawled under their house and sprayed. They had to wash everything in the house and move out for a week. Some of their skunk stories would be great writing material...finding one trapped in a big pipe in their barn that he had to try to shake out without getting sprayed, their dog trapping one under his car that he drives to work, and of course....it sprayed all over the underside of the car...so when it heated up the smell got stronger. I could go on, but you get the idea!
Thanks, Miralee! I hope this interview makes everyone run out to buy The Other Daughter. The premise is intriguing and the author entertaining!
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