A Real Life Heroine Fitting of Any Novel – And You Can Send Her On Another Wild Adventure!


I’ve wanted to start interviewing on my blog along (along with my excerpts of course).  And I am very excited that my first interview is with Leslie Carter.  Leslie is one of the first people I followed on WordPress and I don’t think I could write the adventures that she has been on!  And for the record last November Leslie asked her readers what their bucket list would be.  I put one thing on mine.   It was the only thing I could possibly dream of wanting on my bucket list – to be a published author.  The best part?   A month later my bucket list wish was a reality!

Even better, she has the opportunity to keep fulfilling her Bucket List – and she needs your help.  She needs votes to win the Biggest Baddest Bucket List Contest so please stop by The Biggest Baddest Bucket List and lend Leslie your support!  


What was your favorite scene (landscape) on your travels.  Where was it?  What did it look like?  Why was it your favorite?

Big Sur, California.  With the majestic mountains in the background, the pristine ocean in the foreground, and the bright sun shining down from above, it was like a dream world.   I’ve never witnessed something more beautiful.


Tell us about the most interesting character(s) you’ve encountered. Where did you meet them?  What did they look like?  How did they interact with you?

The people of Fiji are the most unbelievably friendly people in the world.  I wrote a post called The Faces of Fiji that really explains the Fijian people and what makes them so unique.  You can check it out here:

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What was your most exciting adventure?  Where was it?  What did you do?  Why was it the most exciting?

My most exciting adventure was performing aerobatics in a biplane in southern California.  Flipping, spinning, and spiraling seemingly out of control over the Californian coast was like something you’d see in a James Bond movie.

Who has been your biggest supporter?

My husband shows me daily that we can live a life without restrictions.  He encourages even my most unrealistic dreams and aspirations.  He is, by far, my biggest supporter.

What would you tell someone who has a dream they want to chase but are afraid to try?

In The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom, my favorite author, he says, “The true value of time is that you’ve got to make your decisions in each day count, otherwise you could live forever and it won’t make much difference.”  I try to reflect on that quote or at least that philosophy daily.  We are only given one shot at this life, as far as I know, so it’s important to live life to the fullest.  If you dream of visiting Italy, go!  If you dream of skydiving, get up there and do it.  Make this life count.  Don’t ever wake up and say, “I wish I would have….”  Your older, happier self will thank you.

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Thanks for stopping by, Leslie!  And please remember to stop by and vote for Leslie at The Biggest Baddest Bucket List!  And you can read more of Leslie’s adventures at and!/LesleyMCarter!


About triciaandersen

I am the author and illustrator of the children's book "The Peculiar Princess". I am also the author of two adult fantasy romance novels, "The Sorceress of Savon" and "The Woodcutter King of Muladin". Along with being an author I am married to a wonderful guy and have three beautiful children. I coach youth track and field, sew and chase my children around to their various activities.

Posted on March 29, 2013, in author, books, fiction, novel, romance, story, Uncategorized, writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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