Novel PASTimes: If you were sent to a deserted island, what three things would you take?
Penelope Pottifer: I would take a large pocket knife, a large sun hat and John Buxton. He is all I would really need to survive, but the other two things would come in very handy. If it must be someone or something real, I would bring my best friend.
Novel PASTimes: What is your idea of a perfect day?
Penelope Pottifer: Anything new and exciting. A trip to Egypt, to explore the pyramids, a day sneaking around some palace grounds, an adventure on an old sail boat. Anything slightly dangerous and entirely brand new. But I need my best friend with me. I can’t imagine having any adventures without my best friend.
Novel PASTimes: What is your favorite food?
Penelope Pottifer: Anything that is served around Christmas time. I love holiday foods. Chocolate, mulled cider, candy canes, roast turkey and ham. It’s all my favorite.
Novel PASTimes: If I asked you to write an entry in your journal, what would it be about?
Penelope Pottifer: I don’t write in a journal, I have no time with writing Enduring Promises of the Heart. Besides, I pour my whole soul out on every page, but if I did, I would write about my disappointments in myself, that I am not able to be as strong as my characters. I would also write about my joys and heartaches, particularly about my relationships with family and friends. Inevitably though, my mind would drift to a tomb near the Nile or a castle in England and I would write down story ideas before I forgot them.
Valerie loveless has a love for happy endings and bright comedy. A native to the California high desert, she now considers Utah her home, where she lives with her husband, three children, and two Chihuahuas. Growing up in a family of seven kids, Valerie learned to embrace her unique creativity and way of looking at the world and hope it will enrich the lives of others. In 2015, she published two children’s books, Singing Not So Sweetly and Anabelle Loves Babies. She believes writing is the ultimate end-all for creative pursuits because there are no limits to what you can create. You can learn more at http://www.valerieloveless.info.
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