Dani Pettrey is a wife, homeschooling mom and author of the best seller book, Submerged which was #1 on Barnes & Nobles Bestselling Nook Books on 4th January 2013. Her second book, in the Alaskan Courage Series, Shattered, will be available in February 2013. Dani is JournoNews.com’s ‘Off the Cuff’ guest this week.
My secret pleasure is … dark chocolate mochas.
My first job was … a babysitter.
My most annoying habit is … I’m easily distracted.
A clear childhood memory is … cracking my head open when I was three. I was in a rocking chair on the second story of our home in front of a bay window and I was told to stop rocking. Didn’t listen and rocked right through the window with my head. Definitely learned my lesson.
What makes me really nervous is … heights, but I climb them anyway.
The best advice my parents gave me was … Love deeply.
If I wasn’t an author, I’d be … a travel agent, perhaps. I LOVE to travel and to learn about new places.
I’m most thankful for … my Savior.
My favorite meal is … cheese enchiladas with red chile from Los Cuates in Albuquerque, NM.
I know it’s good for me, but I hate … brussels sprouts.
A book I love is … Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin.
A song that resonates is … Redeemed by Big Daddy Weave.
My ‘happy place’ is … the beach.
My most embarrassing memory is … Ah, there are so many to chose from. I’m quite klutzy. Most embarrassing … falling down the stairs at my daughter’s play with my skirt flying up. That’s gotta be high on the list.
My hidden skill is … I have an inner honing beacon for coffee shops.
If I was a dog, I’d be a … Lab. They love to run and play, but are also really affectionate and cuddly.
It’s a bit corny but I love … romantic comedies.
I’m most at peace when … I’m at the beach.
Country I’d love to visit … England.
Favorite quote … “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming – “WOW – What a Ride!” ~ Bill McKenna