We’re both runners. Why do you run? What led you to coaching?
I wasn’t terribly coordinated in high school and running was a sport I could do. One foot in front of the other and it didn’t require any extra equipment. In college, it became away to ward off the freshman fifteen. Now it’s a chance to catch a breath after a long day with high school students.
I started coaching so I could encourage students to pursue a healthier life-style. In our town, there aren’t many outlets for young people and they try risky behaviour. In encouraging them to run, I hoped to counteract that.
What is the ugliest bridesmaid dress you’ve had to wear?
Umm, you wrote the book. There were some doozies in there. Peggy’s was obviously the worse. One-shoulder, red, white and blue stripes. It was one of a kind. Not as bad as the tuxedos though. I didn’t know you could rent that many Uncle Sam costumes.
Have you ever worn any of the dresses again?
No. Well, okay, once. I recycled a dress and wore it in a local theatre production. The rest have been donated to the high school theatre club. I don’t know if they will ever use the one from Peggy’s wedding though.
If you hadn’t known Noah forever and saw him across a crowded room, what would your first impression be?
Wow is he hot! Then I’d go home and set my house on fire, so he could rescue me. Although I probably wouldn’t know he was a fire-fighter then, would I? If he was dancing, I would be laughing my head off.
I know your favourite author is Jane Austen? Which of her heroines would you be? That’s a tough one. Everyone wants to be Elizabeth Bennet. I love her ability to realize when she has been wrong and to be humble about it. She taught me a lot in my relationship with Noah. I’d love to be Emma. She’s a bit spoiled, but you love her despite her faults. I did a quiz on FaceBook and it said I was Fanny Price. Ha. I would never marry my first cousin!
Please will you provide ‘to buy’ links for your books?
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