Today we have Sabrina Lovett with us from Run into the Wind written by Lynn Hubbard.
So let's please welcome Sabrina and grab that cup of java, sit back, relax and enjoy the interview.
Welcome Sabrina, we are very glad you could make it today. Can you tell us about the book you star in?
Run into the Wind is about my life. It starts out on the worst day ever.
It was the day my family was murdered and my home was burned to the ground. My life was turned upside down in an instant. I persevered though, I planned to rebuild.
How horrible! I am so glad you had the strength to move on.
However, my fancy pants brother decides to finally come home and dictate my life! Nevertheless, I showed him.
How did you do that?
I decided to choose my own fate, when he put me on the train headed for Boston, I jumped right off and headed west.
Lol.. I guess you did show him!
Of course maybe that wasn't my brightest idea, I mean hiding out and dressing as a boy is kinda odd. But that's how I met Brock.
Oh... tell us about Brock!
Now Brock is the kinda man who will make your toes curl! You know what I mean.
Of course I know what you mean! Who doesn't!
Now, it was kinda awkward with him thinking I was a boy and all. I guess I should have told him earlier but I am a bit stubborn.
Well anyway, my secret got out!
How did he find out??
I had to rescue Brock from some train robbers and nearly got myself killed. When Brock found out I was a girl he clenched his teeth so tight I thought his jaw was gonna lock shut forever.
So what happened?
Well, me and Brock made up. (Blush!) Now, I'm really confused. I've been doing just fine on my own, I'm not sure if I want to give anyone that much power. On the other hand, maybe I need to rethink my life, maybe I do need someone. Maybe he needs me too.
Maybe... only you can answer that though.
My life is very complicated.
I have murderers to hunt down, my brother is chasing me, rescue missions. I don't know if I ever could go back to my old life. A life where everything was good and all I had to worry about was my mother trying to get me to wear a dress with ruffles. It still hurts to think about them being gone, but it hurts a bit less when Brock is around.
There are a lot of complicated things in your life Sabrina. I know that between you and your creator you probably found good ways to deal with all of that. Let me ask you this...
We all want to be different, so what is the one thing you wish your creator had done differentely with you?
I wish she had given me red hair like my mama's. My sister Lydia got red hair, even my BROTHER got red hair. Did I? Nope, dull brown. I did get my green eyes though, guess I should be happy with that.
Your hair is beautiful. It goes wonderfully with your green eyes!
If you could have added something to the story, and your creator would have let you, what would that have been?
I wish I could have shoved Sally's smirking face into the water trough! Her flirting shamelessly with Brock like that. Makes me madder then a wet hen.
lol... amazing how the jealousy monster works isn't it!
What do you love best about yourself? What do you like least?
I have gumption! I stand up for who and what I believe in no matter what. I guess I can be over zealous sometimes. My father always said 'Not even the fatest horse can catch a word spoken in anger'.
Oh, I like that! I will have to remember that and use it!
What part of the book was the hardest for you and your creator to work through?
When I lost Star.
Who is Star?
Star was a horse I looked after. When the barn caught fire, she got trapped. I tried my hardest to save her but Brock came in and drug me out. Made me mad as hell, I didn't need saving. Now Star was gone along with my job.
I'm sorry. I know how much losing and animal can hurt.
Sabrina is there a sequel for this book?
Yes, Brock's happy go lucky brohter had to have his spot in the sunlight. So Chase the Moon was named after him. CTM just came out and continues the story. There are some good times and some bad, but that's what life is all about. If we didn't have hard times the good ones wouldn't seem so sweet.
That is very true.
Do you have anything else that you would like to talk about?
I would like to thank Cindy Smith for writing a song about me and Brock. She is amazingly talented and captured all the emotions I was feeling! You can listen to it at Lynn's Website www.lynnhubbard.com, tell her Sabrina sent you!
Oh wow, (Sorry guys... I made her wait so I could listen to the song real quick!) That is an awesome song - and I have to tell you, I loved the fact that you had that translated into sign language. How wonderful!
Sabrina - it has been an honor to have you here today on WoMen's Literary Cafe! We are so glad you came! I know the readers really want to know more about your book, and I'll fill them in on where they can find out more. Thank you so much for coming!
Sabrina was an absolute pleasure to have on our blog today. To find out more about Run Into the Wind, please check out the following links.