Sunday, January 10, 2010
Twin Targets Interview
Today we're welcoming Jade Summers, the heroine of TWIN TARGETS, by Marta Perry, January.
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 a librarian, I should be living the most quiet life imaginable. But when my twin, Ruby, went into Witness Protection, it changed things for both of us. I moved to Montana in the hope of seeing her again, but it was too late.
2. So, during the book you met Deputy US Marshal Micah McGraw. Tell us a bit about him. What was your first impression?
I have to admit my first impression was very negative. The Marshal Service was supposed to keep Ruby safe, and she died. How could I possibly trust him, knowing that? When did you know it was love? When I realized that this man would willingly sacrifice his life to save another, I knew I could love him and trust him forever.
3. What strengths/skills do you have?
As a librarian, my most useful skill is the ability to find out about almost anything! That’s how I learned where Ruby died, allowing me to attend her funeral and say my final goodbyes. What is your greatest weakness? My life has taught me not to trust anyone. I always thought that was a strength, until I met Micah.
4. What scares you?
Trusting someone and being betrayed. Also guns, snakes, thunderstorms, and nightmares! I’m really not well suited for adventure, but it was good to learn I can cope if I have to.
5. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I’d love to be more open with people.
6. Where are you in your faith at the start of your story?
Questioning. I had faith once, but so many bad things had happened that I didn’t understand how God, if He really cared, could allow them.
7. Where are you in your faith at the end of the story?
When every other prop was stripped away, I discovered that God was all I could rely on, and He was enough.
8. You've got a scripture at the beginning of the story. Tell us why this scripture is significant.
That passage from the Twenty-Third Psalm was the first scripture verse I memorized as a child, and when I truly was in the valley of death, I saw that it was true.
9. If you could be a dessert what would you be and why? Apple Pie. It symbolizes to me the kind of everyday safe life I never had.
Thank you Marta for sharing Jade with us today. Can't wait to read this exciting story!