Welcome back Dani Pettrey! Since this is the third time for you to visit, I thought I would throw in some fun questions, maybe some that aren’t part of the norm in other interviews. :- )
If you could go anywhere on vacation where would it be?
I’d visit Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i. My family and I vacationed there a couple years ago and it was incredible. We kayaked, snorkeled with sea turtles, swam with dolphins and relaxed on the soft sand beaches. It is my idea of the perfect vacation.
Do you have any pets?
We sure do. We have a ten-year-old black Lab named Jack. He’s my writing buddy. I have a loveseat in my office and whenever I’m writing, he’s curled up on it.
Your favorite book that you have written?
This is always a difficult question to answer, but if I were being hard pressed, I’d have to say Submerged because it kicks off the McKennas’ adventures. I’m also loving my current work in progress—it’s the first book in my new four book series that will debut next year.
What is your favorite pastime?
Spending time at the beach. I wish I lived there.
Pride and Prejudice.
Pride and Prejudice (I love both versions, but the Keira Knightley version is my favorite).
What people have inspired you in your writing journey?
Shakespeare and Dee Henderson. I know it’s a funky combination, but I’ve always been in awe of the breadth and depth of Shakespeare’s work. I love that he was so passionate about storytelling, and I find it amazing that his plays are still being told and retold in novels and on film. Dee, on the other hand, is my favorite modern writer and she was gracious enough to take me under her wing during my writing journey. I’ve been so blessed by her instruction and friendship.
What character in a novel you have read has stood out and seemed to stand the test of time?
Jane Eyre. She’s a timeless character.
If you could meet one person from history who would it be and why?
I’d love to sit down with Jane Austen and chat about life and writing over a good cup of tea (or coffee in my case).
Okay, last one and a fun one for our readers today: If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take one thing, what would it be? Why?
On a serious note, it would have to be my Bible. I can’t imagine trying to go through life without God’s Word and instruction. On a fun note, my espresso machine—can’t go without good coffee.
Too fun, thanks for joining us for a third time!! It is a privilege. :- )
Thank you SO much for having me again :- )
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