|Posted by Stephy Smith on July 20, 2011 at 5:22 PM|
Meet My Character Martha Harding also known as Mattie O’Sheay.
You are coming to us from a work in progress, how does it feel?
I’m not one to be placing in the spotlight. I will be glad to answer your questions as long as they don’t give away too much.
Where were you born and how did you end up in Texas?
I was born in Chickamauga, Georgia. A few scoundrels killed my father and I followed them here. That is all I can say on that matter since it will be revealed in the story.
What is the name of the story?
Run to Texas is what we are calling it for now.
Why are you going by Mattie O’Sheay?
That is another question I can’t dwell on. I don’t want anyone to know who I really am. If they find out, they may determine my true intentions.
Are you running from the law?
No, but that is the impression I try to give everyone. Let’s leave this for another time, shall we?
Have you met any interesting people during your stay here?
Indeed, I have. Rose Parker owns the boarding house where I am living. She is a very smart woman. Her roses are the most fragrant in the area. Citizens of Linden by them to make their own houses and shops smell exquisite. Rose has some very interesting stories to tell. She should have her own book someday.
Is there anyone else you would care to mention?
I guess I could tell you a little about her son. Don’t get me wrong, he is the most handsome man I have ever known. He is sweet, charming and an all around pain in my backside. Why that man can’t make up his mind whether he wants to kiss or walk away. I have never been so infuriated with anyone as many times as he infuriates me.
How about the people in the boarding house? Anyone of interest staying there?
Yes, the Church’s. They are such a sweet young couple. Truly, if a man and woman belong together it is them. They are from Sweden and have the most intriguing accents. I could sit and listen to them all day and never tire.
Anyone else you care to mention?
I don’t care to mention Mr. Bagwell at all. I can tell you I don’t care for the man. Father used to say “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” So on that note that topic shall be closed.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Not at this time. I may have given too much away. Look for the published version to find out more. I need to return to my chores now. I don’t want Rose to think I have been slacking in my duties.