Today we're welcoming Jocelyn Gold, the heroine of What Sarah Saw, January 2009 by Margaret Daley.
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.
One of my good friends, Leah, went missing and her three year old daughter might know something. A former colleague from New Orleans when I consulted with the FBI asked me to help him find out what Sarah saw since I'm a child psychologist.
2. So, during the book you met Sam Pierce. Tell us a bit about him. What was your first impression?
Sam is an FBI agent who works out of New Orleans. We worked together on some cases. The mistake we made was dating. I cared about him a lot (okay, I was falling in love with him), and he wasn't able to open up to me. He shut me out, especially on a kidnapping that ended badly. We both were hurting and couldn't turn to each other. I decided it was time to leave and start a new life because what I was doing was tearing me up inside.
When I first saw Sam several years ago, he exuded strength and confidence. Still does.
3. What strengths/skills do you have? What is your greatest weakness?
I understand what people are going through. I can get to the bottom of their problems, except I couldn't help Sam in New Orleans. He wouldn't let me in.
My greatest weakness is caring too much and getting emotionally involved when I shouldn't.
4. What scares you?
Being alone for the rest of my life. I want a family.
5. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I need to be in better shape--exercise more. But you see I don't like to exercise so it's hard to be in good shape without doing it.
6. Where are you in your faith at the start of your story?
I'd given up on the Lord. I'd seen so much suffering I couldn't see Him at work.
7. Where are you in your faith at the end of the story?
I now know the Lord is with us always. We just have to learn to listen to Him when he speaks, which I'm still working on.
8. You've got a scripture at the beginning of the story. Tell us why this scripture is significant.
Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the Lord our God is holy. Psalms 99:9
Our Lord is awesome. He often works behind the scenes but He's always there. This verse is one of praise which I think is so important in our worship. We often ask him for help but sometimes we forget to stop and just praise Him for being there for us.
9. If you could be a dessert what would you be and why?
Pecan pie with vanilla ice cream--I'm from the deep South and pecan pie is one of our favorites.
This is going to be an exciting continuity and Jocelyn and Sam are terrific characters. I can't wait to see what happens to them.
Thank you Margaret for share Jocelyn with us.