What is the funniest, strangest, or most interesting thing you have learned when doing research?
That no one bothered to record the clothes and mannerisms of common people. There are books and books and books written about how the super rich dressed and lived, but few people documented the wardrobe and activities of the cooks and footmen who served them.
What is something that very few people know about you?
I live in an area of the country that gets 200 inches of snow—on a NORMAL year. Winters like the one we’ve just had are extra interesting. We’ve got over 4 feet of packed snow on the ground right now.
What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair) Bible. Computer. Kindle. In that order.
If you could live in any time period other than the one we live in, past or future, when and where would that be and why? I’d pick to live just after the Revolutionary War. I’m not sure I’d actually want to live through a war where houses and lands were burned and loved ones killed, but I’d enjoy seeing the United States lay it’s foundations of government and pull itself away from the tyranny of England. That would be a very exciting part of history to experience first hand.
If you were writing a book about your life what would the title be?
The Tired Mommy Who Works Endlessly
What one novel did you read that made you want to be a part of the story? A Bride for Keeps by Melissa Jagears
What is the biggest secret you ever kept (of course it can’t be a secret anymore)? Oh this is a sad one. When I was in high school, I knew one of my friend’s parents were getting a divorce, but his dad was being a really big jerk and didn’t want anyone to know.
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Ha! I’m not allowed to tell. Seriously. It wouldn’t exactly be appropriate for the audience. But it was fun. And crazy.
The Soldier’s Secrets:
Brigitte Dubois will do anything to keep her family safe. When she is blackmailed by her father-in-law, his quest for revenge leaves her no choice. To protect her children, she must spy on the man who may have killed her husband. But Jean Paul Belanger is nothing like she expected. The dark, imposing farmer offers food to all who need it, and insists on helping Brigitte and her children.
Everything Jean Paul did was in the name of liberty. Even so, he can never forgive himself for his actions during France's revolution. Now a proud auburn-haired woman has come to his home seeking work and has found her way into his reclusive heart. But when she uncovers the truth, his past could drive them apart….
MORE ABOUT NAOMI:
A mother of two young boys, Naomi Rawlings spends her days picking up, cleaning, playing and, of course, writing. Her husband pastors a small church in Michigan’s rugged Upper Peninsula, where her family shares its ten wooded acres with black bears, wolves, coyotes, deer and bald eagles. Naomi and her family live only three miles from Lake Superior, where the scenery is beautiful and they average 200 inches of snow per winter. To learn more about Naomi and her novels, visit her website at www.NaomRawlings.com. You can also find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/author.naomirawlings.