Q) What is new this season on "Big Rich Texas" and what will the season focus on for you both?
Whitney: Over the course of this season, you get to know my adorable (now) fiancÚ, Brandon Overbey (a/k/a Booger).
Bonnie: My highlight this season was my vampire themed book launch party for Fiona Frost: Order of the Black Moon, which is the second book in a series of fifteen books. The books are a collection of Young Adult genre murder mystery suspense thrillers.
Q) How do you juggle and balance being a part of the show with your on camera lives and off camera lives?
Whitney: I wasn't that great at juggling, as I had to take a leave of absence from my esthetician school. I am going back in January. I was filming nearly every day and couldn't keep up with the full time program.
Bonnie: When we first started filming in the summer, I was teaching full time - Biochemistry and Parasitology at the University of North Texas. I found that I was nearly about to pull my hair out with my company (My Mystery Party), which never stops, and the publication process of Fiona Frost. It was nearly too much, but I conquered it. I decided not to teach in the fall or spring this year, as I simply have run out of minutes in the day. I also have some charities that I'm focusing on right now with Whitney and they are also time consuming.
Q) What kind of feedback from being on the show do you receive?
Whitney: I have my share of haters, but overall, I have met some awesome people because of the show.
Bonnie: Same as Whitney, the haters can be very mean spirited, but I knew those type of people existed in the world. However, I am overwhelmed at the love and support we have received since season one of the show. I've also met some very awesome people.
Q) What is the biggest challenge you face being a part of the show?
Whitney: It's getting used to the filming schedule and trying to balance it with school.
Bonnie: My challenge is getting my students to not watch the show, especially during the semester. This is a little distracting when they are concerned with what's happening on the next episode instead of the Kreb's Cycle.
Q) Do you have a favorite or standout moment that you have had from filming the show?
Whitney: When Brandon proposed to me. It was one of the best nights of my life.
Bonnie: My vow renewal ceremony in season two. It was a gothic ceremony and even though we had our struggles in planning it around the cameras, but it was a perfect day.
Q) After three seasons of "Big Rich Texas," what do you think fans would be surprised to know or learn about you that you haven't shared?
Whitney: I don't think that anybody knows that I was a cheerleader and a two-time state champion. I was also a gymnast and trained in an Olympic training gym in California for a while when I was ten years old.
Bonnie: I was a high school dropout and received my GED. Everybody knows I have a PhD, but they don't know the struggles that I had to get there. I actually have an autobiography called From GED to PhD that details how I did it.
Q) What do you think it is about the show that continues to draw in so many viewers?
Whitney: It's definitely the drama!
Bonnie: I think we are an eclectic group of mothers and daughters. We all bring something new and different to the table and our interactions are (albeit sometimes dramatic) unique - yet something that most people can relate to.
Q) Is there anything else about the season, any charity work or events that you'd like to share?
Whitney: My mom and I are focusing on two of our charities for the holidays - Lion of Judah Church and Toys for Tots.
Bonnie: Lion of Judah Church is a small church in Dallas, Ft. Worth that we helped raise funds for so their families could have a nice holiday dinner on Christmas. The link to this charity and how to help them is on my website http://bonblossman.com under "Char'Ts" (Charities). Any amount will help and is appreciated. Second, we had an event for Toys For Tots. Most of the "Big Rich Texas" cast came to support and will be at Grapevine Mills.
Q) You are a part of the social networking site Twitter, what is it about this social media site that made you want to connect with fans this way?
Whitney: It's transparent and easy to connect with people around the world.
Bonnie: I had pen pals in the UK growing up and this is like pen pals on steroids - my dream as a child was to know people around the world. I absolutely love making friends from across the US to across the globe and experiencing their joys, talking through their struggles and making lifelong friends.
Q) What would you like to say to your fans and supporters:
Bonnie & Whitney: We hope you had a wonderful holiday season. We wish to remind you to help your communities as well. Even if you think you don't have enough to make a difference - anything helps and it all adds up. Also, we appreciate each and every one of you and what you have done to make the show a hit. We love and appreciate your support! Thank you for all the well wishes and we look for 2013 to bring us a new addition to our family (Whitney's due date is July 24) and make another addition official on Halloween 2013 (Whit and Brandon's wedding day)!