Novel PASTimes: If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do?
Clementine: I would love to spend the day searching for new specimens for my rock collection. I’m a closet rock hound, much to other people’s chagrin. It’s simply not done for a decent young lady to be playing in the dirt. *grins widely* And I adore it!
Novel PASTimes: What impression do you make on people when they first meet you?
Clementine: I think they believe I am clumsy or shy.
Novel PASTimes: What’s your idea of a good marriage?
Clementine: I believe having acceptance and friendship makes a good marriage. People aren’t perfect. I don’t believe you should expect perfection out of yourself or a spouse. Love them for who they are.
Novel PASTimes: What are you most proud of about your life?
Clementine: My strength and perseverance.
Novel PASTimes: What are you most ashamed of in your life?
Clementine: Believing that I had failed as a wife with my first marriage, when in fact, I had the wrong husband the whole time.
Novel PASTimes: Do you believe in God?
Clementine: Absolutely! I had once thought I was abandoned but then he brought me my own angel.
Novel PASTimes: Is there anything you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t done?
Clementine: I think perhaps I would like to discover a new rock formation or mineral
Novel PASTimes: What was the best and worst thing that’s happened in your life?
Clementine: Worst was when I was lost. I fell and was trapped. I almost died! The best thing? Finding myself and my Micah.
Novel PASTimes: Tell me about your best friend.
Clementine: Oh, that is easy! Micah. I have never had anyone support me like he has. He loves me unconditionally and it amazes me every day.
Novel PASTimes: What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done to someone? Why?
Clementine: My goodness! Well, I… uh… I disobeyed my first husband. I guess that was the worst? He would get really angry when I acted out of line. I hate disappointing people so I try to treat everyone like they are family.
Novel PASTimes: What would you like it to say on your tombstone?
Clementine: Very simple: Beloved wife and mother.
Novel PASTimes: Describe your ideal mate.
Clementine: Understanding, loving, strong morally
Novel PASTimes: What are you most afraid of?
Clementine: enclosed spaces
Novel PASTimes: What do you like best about yourself? Least?
Clementine: The best: I particularly like how strong I have become mentally and how much I feel like I have grown. I have been through a lot and feel like I can handle just about anything now. What do I like least? I hate being antsy or nervous.
Novel PASTimes: What do you like best and least about the other characters in your book?
Clementine: I found a few new acquaintances in Virginia City. Doctor Brown and his wife were a godsend! Such a warm and loving family. They took me in when I had no one and nothing left. I think they were my guardian angels when I needed them.
Novel PASTimes: We have enjoyed having you share with us Clementine. Good luck with your endeavors in Virginia City.
Author bio: Ginny Sterling is a pen name for an Indie romance writer. She has lived in several different parts of the United States and settled finally in Kentucky. She spends most of her free time writing, quilting, shopping or watching a select few television shows.
Ginny has a twisted fascination with collecting Starbucks coffee mugs from all over the country and adores the smell of coffee brewing. Her collection has literally filled over six kitchen cabinets…and does she stop? No.
Ginny loves to write (and read) books that make her smile, laugh, or cry. She has been known to cry at Hallmark commercials and still cannot watch the movie “Titanic” or “The Notebook” to this day without bawling for hours. Softy!