Desiree’s life has been less than perfect. All she wanted was to find true love. To everyone on the outside she was beautiful, fun loving, and the life of the party. On the inside Desiree is afraid. Her fear of rejection places her in situations that will alter her life forever and possible tear her family apart. She has the love and support of a good friend, but more importantly she has her prayers. As Desiree makes changes in her own life, she slowly realizes that her dreams are within her reach. Journey with Desiree as she reflects on her life, through both good and bad times, to discover what is really preventing her from having the ultimate dream. True love!!!
For today’s featured author, Naty Matos, we’re bringing you something with a twist. Naty’s latest novel, The Road Home, just released and we thought you might enjoy a character interview with Desiree – the main character. Enjoy!
Susan: We have the pleasure to have Desiree with us this afternoon here at Women’s Magazine. Desiree has had quite an interesting life and we thought that many of us could relate to her life experiences. Desiree thanks for agreeing to talk with us
Desiree: My pleasure
Susan: Tell us, what was your childhood happiest memory?
Desiree: I remember sitting in the living room playing Candyland with my father for hours. I know that he would let me win all the time. He was always very attentive to me.
Susan: Do you have children? If so, please tell us something about them?
Desiree: Yes, I have three children. My oldest is Daniel. I’m so proud that he is a good of a son as he is. He has been a witness to most of the insanities in my life. I guess it just helped him mature quicker. Then my daughter Maryann, she’s the wildcard. My poor baby girl has had a rough life and she’s so confused and lost. And my baby Benjamin, he’s the only one that has had some sense of a normal life. He’s so funny and takes so much after his dad.
Susan: Do you have any regrets?
Desiree: I do. I regret my bad choices in relationships, not so much for the things that I went through, but because of the things my children had to endure due to my bad decisions, especially my Maryann.
Susan: Do you like where you live?
Desiree: I love it! My husband and I live in a house by the lake. My mother in law’s house is on this huge piece of property that she gave my husband the choice of where he wanted to build his house for us. He chose to build the house closer to the lake. It is fantastic, I have a wooden chair in my backyard, where I love to sit and read. I like to sit there to reflect and spend time talking to the Lord out there. I also have a garden with beautiful roses. It’s the closest to my dream life that I’ve ever been.
Susan: We are about to run out of time, but before we go, Are there any final words you have for our readers?
Desiree: All I have to say is this, love your kids with all your heart. Learn to love them in the same way God loves us, in spite of ourselves.
Susan: Thanks Desiree for your words and for being here with us.
Naty Matos was born in the city of New York, from Puerto Rican descendant parents. She grew up in the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico and now lives in the city of Atlanta. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with a Minor in Mass Media Communications and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Naty writes Christian fiction and non-fiction. She maintains a blog on Christian Living Topics at www.therisingmuse.com