Saturday, April 22, 2017

Character Interview: Pepper Basham's Wes Harrison

Hey Y’all! As part of Pepper Basham's launch team, Rebecca and I are thrilled to introduce Wesley Harrison, one of our favorite characters from Pepper's newest release, Just The Way You Are!

Hey Wes! Welcome to Stuff & Nonsense! Thanks for stopping in for a chat!

Wes: It’s a pleasure to join you today, Anne and Rebecca. 

Anne: What is your greatest strength/weakness?

Wes: *He flashes a grin* My greatest weakness seems to involve a certain ginger-headed mum of three, but then again, she might be my greatest strength too. *sobering* In all honesty, I have a tendency to jump to the wrong conclusions instead of trusting people, freely, which can sometimes lead to not trusting God either, so I certainly struggle with those elements of my life. I hope one of my strengths has become my desire to do what is right and the realization for quick repentance. When I’m wrong, I admit it and seek reconciliation, as soon as I can. I certainly hope that’s an area in my life that has grown and changed over the past few years.
Rebecca: You really thought about that one. Thank you. Pushing beyond your strength and weakness, in spite of what the lovely Eisley thinks about you.

Anne: What, if any, quirks do you have? 

Wes: I’m not certain. I suppose most people may not recognize their own quirks. *he shrugs* I like warm towels when I get out of the shower, but who doesn’t? I’m…punctual? *he laughs* I do sound rather boring, don’t I? Although, I do have an affinity for closets...*smirks impishly*

Rebecca: We had better change subjects here . . . . or not. 

Anne: Do you believe in love at first sight?

Wes: No. I believe in interest-at-first-sight and attraction-at-first sight, but love? Love is a cultivated emotion. It is a choice born over time, shared space, and nurtured through caring. I can’t imagine true love being something that happens on first sight, but I do believe it can happen rather rapidly afterwards. 

Rebecca: You and Eisley might have had what some would consider a rather “rapid-fire” romance.   

Anne: What caught your attention about Eisley besides her gorgeous red hair and always-tripping feet?

Wes: Her smile. It was quite disarming and…genuine. I wasn’t quite certain how to manage this unusual and lovely person because she refused to fit any of my preconceptions. Her authenticity is what truly began the interest, though. First I was suspicious, then curious, and then…well, I wanted the impact of who she was in my life. 

Rebecca: She is quite the statement-maker, I’ll agree, always thinking of others first, which put that 1,000 watt smile in your direction, didn’t it? And speaking of smiles, there are not too many women who don’t love a good bite of chocolate. 

Anne: What is your favorite chocolate?

Wes: I’m a fruit-loving sort of chap, especially apples, but I won’t turn away some good chocolate – especially dark chocolate.

Rebecca: We agree on that. Dark is the best! How about we change subjects . . . . . from daughter to father.  

 Anne: How afraid were you REALLY of Nate Jenkins?

Wes: The man is fairly intimidating and he had “home court advantage” as he would call it, so I was not only stepping into the realm of an overprotective father, but also a culture quite different than my own. His frankness and unique banter easily set me on edge at first, until I learned it was his way of showing affection. 

Anne: You said earlier that you are fond of to elaborate?

Wes: I’ll leave that to your readers’ imaginations, Anne and Rebecca, but I’m certain Eisley would be happy to elaborate on our mutual fondness for closets and towers. 

Wow! We'll have to pin her down and ask. ;) Thanks for being here today, Wes! 

Wes: It has been a pleasure.

About the Author
Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes novels inspired by her love for history and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her Penned in Time series has garnered recognition in the Inspys, Grace Awards, and the ACFW Carol Awards. Her contemporary romance novel, A Twist of Faith, received 4-stars from Romantic Times, and her most recent historical release, The Thorn Healer, received a Top Pick from RT with 4 ½ stars. Her newest contemporary romance, Just the Way You Are, releases in April 2017 and also received a Top Pick from RT! You can get to know Pepper on her website, Facebook,  Instagram or over at her group blog, The Writer’s Alley.


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What's your favorite chocolate?

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  1. Well, hello there, Wes! Lovely to see you again. Thanks Anne and Rebecca for having him :-) (No need to enter me)

  2. Sigh...Wes, he does a nice interview, doesn't he? ;-)

  3. What an interview! My husband would say dark chocolate is the only kind of chocolate (the darker the better). I aim to please so I only try to buy dark chocolate for him ;)

    I follow the blog by email.


  4. Loved his interview and his repentance insights. Chocolate is my passion(next to reading and doing genealogy, that is!) So because of the fact that I was born in Germany, I set the bar at a very high standard for chocolate. When I get desperate, any chocolate will do, but German and Swiss are at the top of the list. Good brands are Milka and Lindt. Nummy!

    1. Oops, forgot my addy! Here it is: sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

    2. Sonja, Totally agree! Desperate times and ANY chocolate will do :-)

  5. Aahhhhh, I love everything about this "interview"! Especially Wes's perspective on attraction or interest at first sight. Yes! That's a quote worth saving ;)

    (Please don't enter me in the giveaway)

    1. I liked his thoughts about that too. He's learned from experience, hasn't he? He's such a smart guy ;-)

  6. I love dark choolate. Not that I would turn down any chocolate. LOL fishingjan(at)aol(dot)com

  7. So many fun things in this interview! Warm towels!!! Closets & towers!!! I LOVE dark chocolate! lelandandbecky (at) reagan (dot) com


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