Sunday, September 20, 2009
A Silent Fury Interview
Today we're welcoming Catelyn Clark, the heroine of A SILENT FURY, by Lynette Eason, September, 2009. 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.
I’m a homicide detective with the local police department. When someone dies, I usually get the call. Only this time I was caught off guard when the killer decided to come after me!
2. So, during the book you met Joseph Santino. Tell us a bit about him.
Joseph is an FBI agent who was in New York. He can be quite infuriating, I’ll tell you that right off.
What was your first impression?
That he hadn’t changed one bit than the last time I saw him—which was two years ago. When did you know it was love? All right, time for some honesty, I suppose. I’ve always been in love with Joseph. From the time I was a teenager up until I saw him again at the murder scene. We’d almost gotten engaged two years ago, but I…um…sort of messed that up and he left. After I sort of told him to. I didn’t really want him to go, but didn’t know how to tell him that at the time. So he left…and took my heart with him.
3. What strengths/skills do you have?
I’m tenacious. I’m good at what I do, which is catching killers and I’m loyal to a fault. What is your greatest weakness? I jump to conclusions sometimes and can hold on to a grudge better than any pit bull. A stupid thing to do in my profession, I know. I think I was really disillusioned there for a while and just had to find a way to deal with the pain in my life. But God is good and He brought me through it.
4. What scares you?
Loving and then being left.
5. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I wouldn’t be so cynical. I hide it pretty well in some instances, but I don’t trust easily. I want to be more open, more willing to accept people at face value instead of looking for their bad side.
6. Where are you in your faith at the start of your story?
I’m mad at God and don’t even really know it.
7. Where are you in your faith at the end of the story?
I’ve come to realize that God is who He says He is and I’ve changed on the journey to that understanding. I like myself and the fact that I can love and trust Joseph in a way I never thought I’d be able to.
8. You've got a scripture at the beginning of the story. Tell us why this scripture is significant.
Psalms 37:8-9 – “Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.” I had to learn to deal with my anger in a way that was honoring to the Lord. I had to turn away from bitterness and unforgiveness and that was a hard lesson to learn, but God is good and because I was obedient to Him, he blessed me in ways I never imagined.
9. If you could be a dessert what would you be and why?
Probably a lemon meringue pie. Because I can be sweet and tart all at the same time!
Thank you for sharing Catelyn with us today. This sounds like an intriguing story.