Since we both share a love for baseball, and our hero in WILD PITCH is a baseball player, tell me who your “All Star” line up of baseball heartthrobs are and why?
I’d start with a young Lou Gehrig. This man was built; ever see that old black & white footage of him with his shirt off? Plus he was handsome, and a decent guy. So very sad he was cut down in his prime with ALS. I can’t watch the Lou Gehrig speech either by Lou himself, or Gary Cooper doing it in Pride of the Yankees, without tearing up. I even forgive Lou for being a Yankee!
Being a Red Sox fan, I will also have to add in a young Ted Williams. He was a big, good looking guy with a flawless swing. Also a war hero (flyer in WWII and Korean War) Ted was not a perfect man, but his passion for the game and his killer smile melted a lot of hearts. Young Ted was movie-star handsome!
I would certainly add a few of today’s players, from 2013’s Buzzfeed list of Baseball hunks, you can add a few of these guys! http://www.buzzfeed.com/ricks15/hunks-of-major-league-baseball-a-team-by-team-bre-4cvv
If you were going to cast yourself in the role of one of your heroines, which would it be?
Deanna from My Vampire Cover Model (Decadent Publishing) In fact, she is me in a lot of ways. Just an ordinary girl working in a department store. That was me some years back; I even gave Deanna my job as price co-ordinator. Many a day during my dull tasks at work I daydreamed of a handsome guy walking in and rescuing me from the doldrums. How wonderful I was able to bring this fantasy to life on the written page~
What cartoon character best represents your personal philosophy?
As strange as this will sound, Wile E. Coyote, not because he's a bad guy per se but because no matter how many times he falls off a cliff or ends up with a piano crashing down on him, he perseveres. I know what it's like to chase a dream and have it just out of reach. Although my dreams and goals aren't necessarily as nefarious as Wiley's, it's still hard to be so close and then have that anvil fall hard on top of you. Despite that, you keep going. Hmm, maybe I should have said Energizer Bunny...
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