Thanks to Wynn-Wynn Media, it is my great privilege to bring you an additional author interview this week. I hope you enjoy this short feature with Nancy Rue today, and if I were a betting woman, I'd bet that you'll find something here that you never knew about her. :o)
Yep, you just thought you knew Nancy Rue!
You are so welcome, Nancy! It is my pleasure to have you here today. :o)
Not including writing, what was your first job?
The summer after my freshman year in college, I worked in the campaign headquarters for a man who was running for governor of Florida. After completely destroying the mimeograph machine (remember, this was 1970) and putting a state congressman on hold for 20 minutes, I realized I’d better get that education because I was not going to make it as a secretary.
What is one movie that you could watch over and over again?
That would definitely be Lars and the Real Girl. I know it’s an odd choice, but every time I watch it I see another layer. Lovely film.
You know, I've only seen it once, but I remember it as an enjoyable (albeit strange) movie. :o)
What food do you love, even though you know you shouldn’t?
Mashed potatoes. I only eat them once a year, at Thanksgiving, and I make them with a half a cup of butter. Real butter, mind you. And then they rest comfortably on my thighs.
Usually I bring my own stuff to do, read, write, etc. I’m like a pack mule in that respect. But if there’s nothing else, I go for the decorating magazines. I have been known to surreptitiously tear out pages . . .
I knew I'd discover the culprit for those missing pages one day...LOL!
Have you ever met anyone famous?
Vince Gill (such a nice man with gorgeous blue eyes), and Martina McBride (tiny, precious, and unassuming). But the highlight for me was meeting Eugene Peterson, the man who changed my life through The Message.
Do you have a favorite sport or team that you cheer for?
I love the San Francisco Forty-Niners because my husband does. Usually I cheer for the underdogs in football. Basketball on tv makes me crazy, and I can never sit there long enough to watch a whole baseball game. But football, yeah – although no one has ever looked as good in a pair of football pants as Joe Montana . . .
You probably wouldn't survive at my house! :o) When it's time for basketball season, my husband pretty much goes to the other side of the house to get as far away as he can from my whooping and hollering!! It's killing me that there's no NBA games to watch right now....dern lockout. :o(
If you had an extra hour every day, what would you do with it?
First I would bow down and thank God. Then I would probably write another four pages, because there is just never enough time. Or I’d go spend it with my nine-month-old granddaughter who makes all time stop.
You’re first in line to audition for American Idol. What song you would sing for the judges?
“Right Down the Line” by Jerry Rafferty, and I would dedicate it to my husband, because it’s been him, right down the line.
As a special bonus today, I have one copy of Nancy's newest book, Unexpected Dismounts, to give to one reader. Simply leave a comment on this post with your email address before Sunday, November 13th, and I'll draw a name on Monday. No email address - no entry. US addresses only, please...my budget doesn't give me much wiggle room for international postage.
There are only 3 DAYS to get your name in the hat for this giveaway, so don't waste any time! Feel free to leave any comments about the interview, too, as I'm sure Nancy would love to read them. :o)
(Oh, and one more thing.... If you haven't had the chance yet to enter the other giveaway that's going on right now here, visit this post to get to know author Gina Holmes, and sign up for a copy of her newest book, Dry As Rain. That giveaway ends Sunday, as well.)