Next week, FALLING FOR ZOE, book 1 in Skye Taylor's Camerons of Tide's Way series will be available on Amazon.com. But I thought you might like to meet Miss Zoe Callahan ahead of time. Tomorrow, I'll interview Jake Cameron, but today is the heroine's turn. Ladies first. In case you're wondering about me, I'm a small bear who's been everywhere with Skye Taylor, even in her pocket when she jumped out of a perfectly good airplane. She took me to the South Pacific when she served in the Peace Corps and all through Southeast Asia on her way home. I've been to Ireland and Paris, too. So, trust me, I'm in on most of her secrets and I know things even she doesn't know.
Michael: Hi Miss Callahan and welcome to Blogging on the Beach. Tell our readers a little bit about yourself.
Zoe: Where do I begin? Let's see, I'm a little bit of Scots and a little bit who knows what but mostly Irish, but then maybe you already guessed that from the name and the freckles and this awful red hair. I’m twenty-seven and completely unattached, but I haven’t given up hope of finding Mr. Right some day. My mom died when I was thirteen, and I was the oldest so I’ve been the lady of the house more than half my life and didn’t have a lot of time for dating and worrying about myself. But that’s about to change. My baby brother is off to college soon, and I just signed away my life to buy my very own home. It needs some work, but I fell in love with it the first time I saw it. I love to imagine my children growing up in this wonderful old house and here in this friendly little town of Tide’s Way. I recently broke up with the guy my father was hoping I’d marry so Dad’s not too happy with me right now. Porter wasn’t the man I hoped he was, but the less said about him, the better. I work for a really super woman in an Edward Jones office. She’s the Financial Advisor, I do everything else and we have a great partnership. Oh, and I just rescued three pooches from the local shelter. I thought it would be nice to have a dog around now that I would be living on my own, but when I visited the shelter right after they had a big pet adoption event, there were only three pups left. There they were, looking at me with these pleading eyes. How could I choose just one and leave the other two behind? So, life is a little hectic just now, but I’m looking forward to a whole new beginning for all of us.
Michael: Is there anything Skye doesn’t know about you?
Zoe: She has no idea where my name came from. She already knew a lot about me as the story started plotting in her head, but my name popped out of nowhere. She never met anyone named Zoe, but Zoe is Greek and it means alive. And here I was, suddenly alive and helping to write my own story.
Michael: If there was one thing you would change about your life, what would it be?
Zoe: I wish my mother was still here. I miss her a lot. I know she’s watching out for me from heaven, but that’s not the same as being here where I could hug her any time I wanted. Sometimes I just wish I could talk to her so bad it hurts, you know?
Michael: Yeah, I imagine that's not easy. But back before that, when you were still a kid, who was your favorite heroine?
Zoe: I always wanted to be Heidi. I thought it would be so exciting to live in the Alps and climb the mountain every day with Peter and his goats. She had a lot more freedom than I ever had.
Michael: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
Zoe: I love the Sound of Music. I went to see it on a stage once, too. But I’ve watched the movie over and over and I never get tired of it. Maybe it’s because I always wanted to be Heidi and live in the mountains like Maria.
Michael: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose to live?
Zoe: Oh, Gosh. That’s a hard one. I’ve never really been anywhere further away than Washington DC and Florida. The Swiss Alps maybe? But if I lived there, I'd never have found this beautiful old house or met Jake Cameron.
Michael: What's one thing you've learned about life that you’d like to share?
Zoe: Never give up on your dreams.
Thank you for stopping by Miss Callahan. We'll look forward to your adventures in Tide's Way. Good luck with that big old house and the handsome fella that lives next door.