Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth.
I’m sitting in my recliner in my living room working on my laptop, and I’m still wearing my pajamas. J
What is something that very few people know about you?
When I was fourteen, I bought a Honda motorcycle with money I’d made babysitting. I was chaffing to be mobile and didn’t want to wait until I was old enough to drive a car.
What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair)
Hmm…that’s a hard question. I have a roll-top desk that my dad bought that’s pretty special, and I have a couple of quilts that my grandma and great-grandma made. The pictures of my boys when they were small are also precious to me.
What is the biggest secret you ever kept (of course it can’t be a secret anymore)?
When I was pregnant with my fourth child, I didn’t tell anyone for a long time. Money was very tight, and my parents had helped us some, and I hated telling them we were having another child. I was six months pregnant before anyone other than my husband knew. Now my baby is in grad school, studying engineering.
What is the funniest, strangest, or most interesting thing you have learned when doing research?
I didn’t actually discover this myself, but it was an article on the Christian Fiction Historical Society’s blog. The topic was “mailing babies.” There was a brief time in history when it was legal to mail a child. As horrifying as it sounds, some people actually did it. I’m shaking my head and wondering what they were thinking.
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I’m not sure this counts as crazy, but my husband and I lived on a kibbutz in Israel for a year, right after we were married. We had sold our car, moved out of our apartment, and were staying with my parents for the last few days before we went overseas, and we saw on TV that the bus station in Jerusalem had been bombed. As scary as that was, I still had peace that we were to go and that God would protect us—and He did.
Vickie is giving away a copy of Call of the Prairie, book 2 and a copy of Song of the Prairie, book 3 in her Pioneer Promises series. Be sure to leave a comment and your email addy and let me know if you're a feedburner follower for an extra entry.
Sophie Davenport fears life is passing her by. Her strict, overprotective parents have kept her close to home because of the severe asthma attacks she sometimes endures. She longs to live a normal life and hopes to marry, but that dream seems impossible. When her aunt has a tragic accident and requests someone come to Kansas to help her, no one is available except Sophie. Her father, tied up with business, reluctantly agrees to let her go. Sophie is ecstatic and sees this trip as her one chance to prove to her parents—and herself—that she’s capable of living on her own. But things in the small town of Windmill are not as her aunt portrayed. And her aunt’s handsome neighbor, Josh Harper, guardian of two of the children her aunt cares for after school, obviously doubts her abilities. Will the Kansas dust, the drama, and difficulties prove too much for Sophie? Or will she lose her heart to her neighbor and succumb to the call of the prairie?
Janie Dunn's life changes when, at the request of her dying cousin, she flees with her cousin's newborn son to protect him from his abusive father. She moves to Kansas, but things take a dire change when her brother is killed. Is a marriage of convenience to kindhearted Aaron Harper the answer to her problems? Is Kansas far enough away from New York that they are safe from the baby's father?
MORE ABOUT VICKIE:
Vickie McDonough grew up wanting to marry a rancher, but instead, she married a computer geek who is scared of horses. She now lives out her dreams in her fictional stories about ranchers, cowboys, lawmen and others living in the West during the 1800s. Vickie is the award-winning author of 29 published books and novellas. Her books include the fun and feisty Texas Boardinghouse Brides series, and End of the Trail, which was the OWFI 2013 Best Fiction Novel winner. Whispers on the Prairie, which released last July, was chosen by Romantic Times as one of their Recommended Inspirational Books for July.
Readers can visit my website to learn about me and my other books: www.vickiemcdonough.com
Links to where you can buy book 2, Call of the Prairie:
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/call-of-the-prairie-vickie-mcdonough/1117910038?ean=9781603749626
Where to pre-order book 3, Song of the Prairie:
Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Prairie-Pioneer-Promises-Vickie-McDonough/dp/1629111708/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404234674&sr=8-1&keywords=song+of+the+prairie