Thank you for joining me on today’s stop along the Tribe’s Bride tour, hosted by Page Turner’s Book Tours Enjoy the character interview, and don’t forget to enter the contest!!
R.E. Butler interviews Carrie Wade, Heroine of The Tribe’s Bride
(Carrie): Hello R.E.!
(R.E.): Hi Carrie! I’m glad to see you are still alive and well, after going back in time several hundred years.
(Carrie): Um, yeah. Thanks for that! Couldn’t you have had the necklace send me someplace tropical and, oh I don’t know, modern?
(R.E.): Well, it wouldn’t have been such a great story if I had. How
boring…woman buys a necklace, goes to Hawaii. Yawn.
(Carrie): Fine, fine. So you wanted to chat with me?
(R.E.): Absolutely. You were taken back in time through a magical necklace to the 1600s. What was the first thing you missed about being that far back in time?
(Carrie): First, I missed my bed! Instead of my nice fluffy, pillow top mattress, I was stuck sleeping on a mat made of animal hide, using hide blankets to keep warm. Right after that, I dearly, dearly missed indoor plumbing! They use a trough-like pit for the toilet, and then to keep things sanitary, the place where they bathe is a good, long walk away. No toilet paper, no running water except in the creek that we had to walk to. I’d say “it’s the little things I miss” but modern plumbing is a huge thing!
(R.E.): What is your favorite thing about each brother?
(Carrie): Oh, they’re all so unique and amazing! You might know that the three of them were banished from their tribe so they were all alone, without any family or other people around. They used the necklace because they didn’t want to be alone forever. Coyote is the oldest and the leader. He’s bossy, but it’s because he cares.
The love that he feels for me and his brothers is just so amazing. Bear is the middle, built like a linebacker and a great hunter. He’s very protective. When danger is near, he expects everyone to do what he says. He would gladly lay his life down to protect his family. Hawk is the youngest and a total sweetheart. He brings me flowers every day and taught me how to cook and sew.
(R.E.): How do you think the brothers would have fared if the necklace had brought them to you instead?
(Carrie): Oh man, that would be great! I can just picture them freaking out about cars and airplanes. But they’d probably be sad, too, to see so much destruction of the land in the name of progress. Where our tribe lives, it’s untamed wilderness, beautiful and unspoiled. I’m sure that Coyote would still have tried to be the leader even in such an uncertain place, and he would have been great at it. Bear would fit right in with hunting with a bow during hunting season, but he’d have to give up his breechcloth in exchange for jeans and boxers. I’d have to teach Hawk how to use a real stove and sewing machine. He’s so talented and eager, though, I knew he’d do just wonderful. They all would.
(R.E.): You certainly seem happy. Now that you’ve been there a while, do you still miss anything?
(Carrie): Sometimes I get a craving for chocolate or ice cream, but there are so many other things that I can enjoy instead. Like honey fresh from the comb, wild berries, and trees ripe with fruit. I’ve certainly gained a lot more than I lost, when I count the love I’m surround with every day. I do miss my friends, though, but my men make sure that I’m never lonely.
(R.E.): Is there anything you’d like to say to the people who will soon be reading your story?
(Carrie): Yes! I hope that you enjoy reading about my time-travel adventure. If I could give you parting advice it would be…don’t be afraid to buy antique necklaces! You never know what adventure might unfold!
Thank you so much for having me on the blog today! I hope you enjoyed the interview with Carrie, I had a lot of fun writing it! Don’t forget to comment on this blog to be entered to win a digital copy of the book and be entered into the grand prize contest through the blog tour for a chance to win some great prizes including books and handmade bracelets!