Tuesday, December 1, 2009
CHASING SHADOWS INTERVIEW
Hi, Terri Reed here. I'm posting the character interview for my November 2009 release because on the weekend that I should have posted it, I was out of town. I hope you enjoy getting to know Kristina Worthington.
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.
Well, the suspense sort of found me. Or rather my grandmother. See, Sadie, that’s my grandmother, lives in a retirement center. She loves it there. And she also loves to read mystery books, so when she said that people were disappearing I wasn’t sure if I believed her. But she’s my grandmother and I love her so I gave her the benefit of the doubt. And she was right. People were disappearing in the dead of night.
2.So, during the book you met Gabe Burke. Tell us a bit about him. What was your first impression? When did you know it was love?
Gabe and I have a history. See, we dated back when he was fresh out of the police academy and I was on my way to college. It didn’t end well. But when Sadie and I needed help proving that people were missing from the retirement center, Gabe was the only person I could think of who might listen. He’d changed since I’d known him. He’d become a jaded Homicide Detective. But he still made my heart pound. I don’t think I ever really stopped loving him, though when I thought I was going to die at the hands of a murdering villain, I realized I didn’t want to die without telling him I loved him.
3.What strengths/skills do you have? What is your greatest weakness?
Strenghts...well, I guess I’m tenacious and determined which would also be my greatest weaknesses because I sometimes don’t know when to back off.
4.What scares you?
Spiders. Big, fat hairy ones.
5.If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I tend to make assumptions and come to conclusions without knowing all the facts. I’m going to start working really hard to change that. See, I had made several assumptions about my family that just weren’t true and it was a bit of shock when I realized how wrong I was.
6.Where are you in your faith at the start of your story?
I have faith and I thought it was strong but through this ordeal I realized it didn’t run as deep as I thought. Another assumption debunked.
7. Where are you in your faith at the end of the story?
My faith is definitely stronger and deeper. And thankfully, so is Gabe's.
8.You've got a scripture at the beginning of the story. Tell us why this scripture is significant.
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
I found myself in a place of fear several times during this adventure but this verse promises that God is always with me and will always protect me. I find comfort from God’s word.
9. If you could be a dessert what would you be and why?
Hmmm, I’d have to say Boston Crème Pie because this dessert is rich in unexpected layers just like me.
Sweet, creamy filling between layers of moisture, resilient cake and topped with a glaze of chocolate.