This week I’m hosting Jean Gordon with Small-Town Dad, Barbara Phinney with Deadly Trust and Jessica Nelson with Love on the Range. If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at email@example.com. The drawings end Sunday (December 30th) evening.
1. Neal, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
It’s kind of a toss-up. At 17, I gave up a scholarship to a top engineering school to be a single father to my daughter Autumn. Now, at age 36, I’ve started college at the same school as Autumn.
2. What do you do for fun?
I like anything outdoors — hiking, hunting, fishing, swimming, skiing.
3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?
I hate to admit it, but my course work for classes that aren’t directly related to my environmental studies major.
4. What are you afraid of most in life?
Not taking advantage of what it has to offer. Life is so much dearer to me since I returned from my tour of duty in Afghanistan with the National Guard. I want to make the most of life. The problem is I don’t exactly know how.
5. What is the most important thing to you?
Hands down, my family.
6. Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book?
Military thrillers and nonfiction books about solar energy and solar construction.
7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I could be a little less judgmental.
8. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
9. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?
Right here to Paradox Lake at the turn of the eighteenth century when my ancestors were settling the area. The Adirondack Mountains are beautiful now, but imagine them before any development, what it would have been like to forge a new life out of nothing with your own hands. I’d like to meet the pioneers who did that.