This mid-week of March has been pretty weird. First, it rained for a couple of days, then it snowed on Wednesday, and now today it’s supposed to be like 60 degrees! Great for the coming weekend, but still…gotta love the unpredictable weather when you combine March and Kentucky’s odd climate habits.
This week on the Character Tour, Sherri Johnson introduces us to her main character from Song of the Meadowlark. Enjoy!
Interview with the heroine from Song of the Meadowlark, Cora Buchanan:
1. Cora, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
I am the poster child of young adult rebellion gone straight. I married someone my parents didn’t approve of and left Florida to live in South Carolina with him. I thought we had a great marriage until he was arrested for trafficking drugs and then fled after his parents bailed him out. That’s when I realized my parents had been right and I started on my path to change. The saddest part about leaving South Carolina was leaving behind Clark’s parents who had been like parents to me.
2. What do you do for fun?
It took me a while to remember what fun having fun can be. When I lived at the beach growing up, I loved to swim in the ocean. I still do but now I live on a ranch in South Georgia. I’m learning to ride horses although I’m still pretty scared of them.
3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?
Paying bills. I hate doing it!
4. What are you afraid of most in life?
I’m afraid of being abandoned—again.
5. What do you want out of life?
I want a family who will love me and who will support me in my dreams.
6. What is the most important thing to you?
I used to think a career and material possessions were the most important things in life. But now that I have been through a total life change, loving God is the most important thing to me.
7. Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read?
I love to read romances and mysteries.
8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would change the way I shrink away from conflict. I have learned that not all conflict is bad but I still tend to avoid it.
9. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
I do not have a pet right now because I live on a ranch as a nanny. When I was growing up I had a black Labrador named Bandit. He stayed by my side all the time. I left him when I married and moved away to South Carolina.
10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?
If I could travel back in time, I would go out West to the late 1800s. I have grown to love living on the Southern Hope ranch and think it would be exciting to live as they used to back then.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sherri Wilson Johnson is the author of To Dance Once More and Song of the Meadowlark. She is from Georgia, has been married since 1988, and is a former homeschooling mom. She loves to write, read, eat ice cream, ride roller coasters and make people laugh. She loves Jesus, her family, Bengal tigers, her little shadow, Posey the Chihuahua, and her 13-year-old Labrador, Sheba.
Well, I think that was a refreshing interview–lots of fun! Cara really seems like a gal I could pal around with. Thank you, Sherri and Cara, for stopping by.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks because I’ll be slowly shifting over to a new format for the Character Tour. I’ll be asking the questions–the hard questions, the fun questions, and all the questions in between. Be sure to join us next week!