Monday, March 3, 2014

Big Welcome to Mallory Prescott from Dancing in the White Room by Ute Carbone

An Interview with Mallory Prescott


Tell us about yourself. What are you like?


My best friend once told me that skiing was in my blood. He’s probably right about that—I learned to ski around the time I learned to walk. I’m still skiing as a professional ski patrol woman at Whiteface Mountain near Lake Placid. These days, there’s more to my life than just skiing, though. I’m also a mom to Emily, who is the most terrific four year old on the planet.




What do you think is your strongest point?


I take pride in what I do. I’m pretty tough, too. Ski patrol is a boy’s world, so you have to be tough to get respect.





Do you have a weakness? (If so, what do you think it is? What does your lover think it is? What does your enemy think it is?)


PD Bell is my weakness. I’ve lived with him for seven years, we have a child together and I still don’t really understand some of the decisions he makes.  Bell would say stubbornness was my worst quality. He may be right about that. And my enemies? They think I’m a bitch. I think they’re wrong about that.




What drives you to do the things you do? What makes you want to be the "good guy?”


On the whole, I love my life. I love my daughter. I’d do just about anything to protect her and the people I care about.




What's your favorite guilty pleasure?


I like sitting on my porch and just breathing. The air around our cabin is crisp and we have a terrific view of Mt. Marcy, the highest peak in New York. Bell once told me the Native Americans called it Tahawus, which means ‘cloud splitter’. The name is apt.




If you didn't know how old you were how old would you be?

I guess I’d still be about sixteen. Though some days I feel more like sixty.



A biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less?

It might be the woman who loved to ski. Though I hope it would be the woman who did everything for love.



If money were not an object, where would you most like to live?

I love where I live, in a cabin in North Elba with the high peaks of the Adirondacks all around. I can’t imagine wanting to be anywhere else.



What song would best describe your life?

Shotgun Down the Avalanche, by Shawn Colvin



If you were a tool, what would people use you to do?

Wow, I don’t know. I’d probably be a hammer, use me to build something lasting.



Picture yourself as a store. Considering your personality and lifestyle, what type of products would be sold there?
 I would be a ski shop, of course.



As a child, what was your favorite thing about school?

I really like math. Go figure. I kinda like numbers.



Tell us an embarrassing story that has to do with a pet. If you have no pets, a story about a significant other will do.

Our dog, Chance, would sit on his doghouse and howl. The echo would howl back and then he’d howl at the echo.  It’s a good thing we don’t have close neighbors.



If you came with a warning label, what would it say?

Caution. Flamable.
Mallory thanks so much for being with us today, it was a pleasure spending time with you !!!
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Dancing in the White Room
Ute Carbone
New from Turquoise Morning Press
Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Dancing in the white room is slang for skiing or boarding in deep powder snow. The dancer is PD Bell, one of the best extreme skiers on the planet. Mallory Prescott, the woman who lives with him and loves him, is used to Bell’s exploits. A patrol woman at Whiteface Mountain near Lake Placid, New York, Mallory is no stranger to risk. But this time Bell is taking on the West Rib of Denali, highest and most dangerous mountain in North America. It’s a descent that has never been done, though it’s been tried. Five years ago, Bell had tried it. The attempt nearly killed him. Five years ago, he promised Mallory he wouldn’t try it again.
     Over the six weeks in which he’s gone, Mallory begins to question her relationship with Bell. Does he really love her? Is he in it for the duration? What has loving him cost her?  Mallory’s life choices are thrown into stark relief when her daughter Emily takes a terrible fall. Together with her life-long friend Creech Creches, she must work her way through a maze of uncharted territory at a hospital miles from home.
          Dancing in the White Room is the story of the love we keep, the price we pay for that love, and the forgiveness it takes to hold on to what is precious.
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Ute (who pronounces her name Oooh-tah) Carbone is an award winning author of women’s fiction, comedy, and romance. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, where she spends her days walking, eating chocolate and dreaming up stories.
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