Reader Interview: With Lirva Bean who lives in Colorado.
Lexi: How did you get into reading romance
Lirva: I started with Harlequin way back as
a teen. I received some free paperbacks by Diana Palmer and other romance
authors and then received a Kindle for Christmas in 2004. Since then, I
am addicted to romance novels.
Tell me about your
We have had two dogs,
both purebred Siberian Huskies. We have lost both of them and since we are
now retired and travel in our Airstream, we don’t have a pet now.
Traveling in your
airstream sounds fun! What are you good at?
Being a mom and wife.
Lexi: Those are great occupations to be
good at 😊 If you could name a character in a
romance novel, what would you name him or her? Why?
Chance, because I
think rodeo cowboys always take chances at bull and bronc riding.
Lexi: Good point. What makes you happy?
My husband and
Lexi: Aww. Tell me about your husband.
Met him 39 years ago
on a blind date. We were set up by mutual friends. We dated and
lived together for almost 11 years before we married in 1990. We have
been married for 28 years. He was an electrical engineer and owned his own
company for 43 years before he sold it in 2014. I worked for the company
for 24 years.He served in Vietnam for one year in 1966-1967, six months of his deployment was as a helicopter door gunner.
Lexi: A blind date that worked! That’s
awesome! What’s your favorite dessert?
Yumm.What types of romances do you like to
Cowboys and Military
(SEALs) - not a big fan of paranormal or historical romances.
What are you proud
Being a wife and
What’s your average
day look like?
Coffee, read, get
ready to either go to gym or my part-time job.
What’s your perfect
day look like?
Sitting in front of a
fire and reading in the winter when it is snowing outside or sitting out on the
deck and reading in the summer.
Lexi: Hmm, I think you like to read 😉 How many hours a week do you spend
20 - 30
Lexi: I’m jealous. Who made the biggest
impact on your life?
My father, he was
kind, humble and hard-working.
If you could go on an
all-expense paid vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?
beautiful and down under.
I’d love to see New
Zealand. How many books do have in your “To Be Read” pile (means you’ve bought
them but still need to read)?
Wow! If you could
give someone what they wanted most, what and who would it be?
The gift of the cure
for breast cancer to my cousin who is battling an aggressive form.
I wish I could grant
your wish. How many romance authors are on your auto-buy list?
What kind of car do
you drive? If you had your choice, would it be that one or a different
I liked my Lincoln Navigator so I would probably go for another one since
Landrovers are so expensive to repair.
How many children,
grandchildren, great grandchildren all total do you have?
One daughter (24 and
Unmarried yet 😉 What do you do for fun (besides
reading romance novels)?
Snowshoe in winter,
hiking in the summer.
You must be in good
shape! What did you think you’d be when you grew up?
Me too! What don’t
most people on social media not know about you?
I don’t have social
LOL.What’s your favorite holiday? Why?
and the Christmas tree smell.
Oh yeah. My hubby
loves Christmas, too. What mistake have you made that you learned the most
Buying a house in the
80’s when interest rates were 14% and having to sell it at a loss (this was
before I got married).
I think a lot of
people made that particular mistake.What
color eyes do you have?
How old do you think
is perfect for a hero?
30 - 40
Do you collect
anything? If so, what?
Books, although not
as many as I now have a Kindle.