Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Protector's Promise Interview

Today we're welcoming Grayson Sinclair, the hero of THE PROTECTOR'S PROMISE, Shirlee McCoy, November 2008 Wow, you've just had quite an adventure.


1. Tell us a little about yourself and how you came to be in the midst of such suspense.
As district attorney, I lead a hectic life. When my brother Jude was nearly killed in a hit and run accident, I dropped everything to go to New York to be with him. When I returned home, someone had moved into the house behind mine. I was pretty sure the person was a vagrant. After all, who in his right mind would live in a house that had seen its best days a half century ago? I knew I couldn't heal my brother, but I sure could boot the squatter out of that house. Imagine my surprise when I knocked on the door and a very respectable and quite beautiful woman opened the door? I like to say that if I'd known the kind of trouble that woman would bring into my life, I'd have turned and run, but everyone who knows me knows that's the farthest thing from the truth. That day changed my life. The danger that followed was just part of the deal.

2. So, during the book you met Honor Malone. Tell us a bit about her. What was your first impression? When did you know it was love?
First impression? That she was gorgeous and strong. That she'd fight me if I meant any harm to her family and that she thought she'd win. See, Honor is all about family and faith. Those are the things that drive her and the things that help her through the tough times. She's a nurse and the compassion she has for her patients is just an extension of what she has for those closest to her. It hasn't been easy to raise a daughter alone or to shepherd a teenage sister-in-law, but Honor has managed beautifully. As for love, I think I knew it was coming the minute I looked into her eyes. Of course, it took me a little longer than that to admit it!


3. What strengths/skills do you have? What is your greatest weakness?
I'm independent and strong. Those are my greatest strengths and my biggest weaknesses.

4. What scares you?
The thought of someone I love being hurt.

5. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would be more committed to helping those in need rather than building my career.

6. Where are you in your faith at the start of your story?
I was coming to the realization that my relationship with God wasn't nearly as strong as it should be. I'd spent years thinking I was too busy to worry about where God wanted me to be. As a result, I wasn't pursuing His will for my life.

7. Where are you in your faith at the end of the story?
I've realized that it's never too late to live the life God wants for me. I also realize that living that life means a daily commitment to doing what He wants rather than what I want.

8. You've got a scripture at the beginning of the story. Tell us why this scripture is significant.
James 1:3-4 is a reminder that no matter what I'm going through, God is there. That He's constantly working to make me the best person I can be. The trials and struggles Honor and I have been through have strengthened our faith and our bond. I can't regret them because of that.

9. If you could be a dessert what would you be and why?
Isn't that the kind of question a woman should answer? Okay, if I've got to pick something, I'll say English shortbread cookies because they're Honor's favorite.

This sounds like such a good read! I can't wait. Thank you, Shirlee for sharing Grayson with us today.

4 comments:

Abi said...

Nice interview.

Ellen said...

Interesting interview.I'll have to see about ordering this book.

Debby Giusti said...

Shirley,
Congrats on your 4 1/2 stars from RT!

PamelaTracy said...

I started the book last night. It has a compelling beginning. Way to go!