Sunday, September 13, 2009
Race to Rescue Interview
Today we're welcoming Anita Teel, the heroine of Race to Rescue, Dana Mentink’s September release. 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.
My name is Anita Teel and I’ve spent my career researching endangered bat populations all over the world. While in the Seychelle Islands, I got a call from my brother. The connection was bad but I heard just enough. He was in trouble and I knew I had to return to Arizona to find him. He’s all I have left.
2. So, during the book you met Booker Scott. Tell us a bit about him. What was your first impression? When did you know it was love?
Oh boy. Booker was the last person I wanted to see when I returned to Arizona. During our last encounter I basically broke his heart and ruined his livelihood, but that’s another story. It took almost losing myself and my brother to enable me to see Booker for the honest, gentle soul that he is.
3. What strengths/skills do you have? What is your greatest weakness?
I am ruthlessly determined, which is both my greatest strength and my greatest weakness.
4. What scares you?
Trusting the wrong man again and losing my brother.
5. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would a calmer person, a person who is led by the head and not the heart.
6. Where are you in your faith at the start of your story?
I am very sure of my faith at the beginning of my adventure. In actuality, I use my faith as a means of judging other people, a fact that I’m not proud of.
7. Where are you in your faith at the end of the story?
8. You've got a scripture at the beginning of the story. Tell us why this scripture is significant.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
It’s was a difficult process to let go of the bad things that happened to me in my life. It took almost dying in the desertand losing Booker for me to realize that God never left me, and He’s always been working for my good.
9. If you could be a dessert what would you be and why?
Gingerbread, because it’s sweet but with a hint of spice, just enough to warm you up inside!
Dana, thank you so much for sharing your story with us. Interesting and exciting! Can't wait to read it.