Main Character Monday: Olivia Rae Miller

Hello! Welcome to Main Character Monday. I know I haven’t posted a main character interview in a while, but I hope to remedy that.

Today’s guest is Olivia Rae Miller from my newest book, Cake That!. Welcome Olivia.

Please call me Livvy. I was only Olivia when I was in trouble. Olivia Rae if I’d really messed up.

Okay, Livvy. Let’s get started. If you could visit one place in the world, where would you go?

I want to ride historic Route 66 on my vintage inspired Indian Scout motorcycle. I mean, I got a little taste of it on my ride from St. Louis to Los Angeles to compete on Cake That!, but I was riding in November and parts of the ride were a little chilly!  Next time, I want to take my time and really explore. Find some old diners and visit quaint little antique shops.

That sounds like a lot of fun. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Which of these traits do you find easiest to display in your life?  Which of them is the hardest to display?

That’s hard. I hope I’m a genuinely kind and good person. And baking does involve a good deal of patience. So maybe that one’s easiest? Of course, I think my kryptonite would have to be self-control. I tend to be a little impetuous or maybe more impulsive at times. I can definitely remember times when I’ve acted before thinking things through. It smarts when those kinds of actions lead to the need to apologize to others in my life. But hopefully, I’m learning. 

What is your favorite story from the Old Testament?

This may come as a surprise, but I enjoy the story of the widow and Elijah. Or is it Elisha? I can never remember. Anyway, she had a bit of oil and flour and was preparing to make a last meal for her and her son. They’d run out, and a drought prevented getting more. The prophet, whichever one he was, asked her to make bread for him. He told her God would provide ingredients as long as she was faithful to do what God asked of her. She did, and the oil and flour didn’t run out. There was enough for all three of them throughout the drought. Her trust in God to provide her needs is inspiring. Having trust in God as my provider in all situations is something I want in my own life.

I can’t help noticing you chose a story about someone baking something. That has to make the story resonate even more. Now, what about the New Testament? Another baking story as a favorite?

No, actually. I think it would have to be the story of Peter walking on the water. Again, it’s all about trusting God to take care of you when you can’t see the path ahead or the way He’s going to provide. Of course, more often than not, I think I’m more Peter when he’s sinking into the depths than Peter focused on Jesus and doing the impossible. Jesus has had to pick me back up out of the water more times than I care to admit. I’m definitely a work in progress.

Aren’t we all. Livvy, if there was one message you would want to leave with readers, what would it be?

God loves you. He cares about all the things going on in your life. Big and little. Even the ones that haven’t managed to get on your radar yet. Trust Him to take care of you, even when it seems impossible.

Before we end, let’s have some rapid-fire fun questions.

Sunrise or sunset?

Sunrise. It’s a new beginning.

Pie or Cake?

Duh. Cake of course. I do own a cupcake truck.

Tulip or Iris?

Neither. I’ll take a crazy daisy any day.

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Chocolate. Vanilla is only good because you can dress it up with other things. 

What three words would you use to describe Heather Greer?

Wow! I bet other characters and their authors cringe at this question. It’s so hard. You should really be nicer to them and drop this one from the list. Okay, let’s see. Introverted. Creative. And just a bit socially awkward! She’s more like my best friend Tabitha than she is me. 

Thank you, Livvy for joining me today. If readers have any questions for Livvy, please leave them in the comments. I’ll see to it she answers them. And to find out more about Livvy and her time on Cake That! you can check out Cake That! at the following link.

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  1. Hope Toler Dougherty says:

    Hey, Heather (and Livvy)! I love that Livvy can’t remember if her favorite Old Testament story is Elijah or Elisha! And I think she’s wrong about you. You’re introverted, yes, but you aren’t socially awkward. You’re also open to new things…like learning new tech stuff. Great job!

    • Heather Greer says:

      Thank you! Livvy said to let you know she’s never been great with the details, unless it’s related to a recipe! I appreciate your vote of confidence on my social awkwardness and my learning new things. I do try to be open to learning what I need to know. Thanks you for stopping by and taking time to comment.