Today we're welcoming Scott Frasier, the hero of Survival Instinct by Rachelle McCalla, February.
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.
It was supposed to be a relaxing weekend visit to scenic Devil’s Island, but I haven’t had a moments’ peace since we arrived. We were marooned on the island and a storm blew up—and now my mother’s gone missing! We’ve suffered too many close calls for this to be any coincidence—someone is trying to kill us, and I think I might know why…
2.So, during the book you met Abby Caldwell. Tell us a bit about her. What was your first impression? When did you know it was love?
Abby is such a sweetheart! I don’t know what I’d do without her—I’d never have survived on Devil’s Island without her help, that’s for sure! Even when I got frustrated with the search for my mother, Abby stood by me and was supportive. Still, I didn’t want Abby getting mixed up in our troubles—I wanted her to be safe! But it seems God put Abby in my life right now to help me—and I’m going to need all of her help—and God’s help—if we’re going to leave Devil’s Island alive.
3.What strengths/skills do you have? What is your greatest weakness?
Sure, I’m strong. I was the star quarterback on my college football team. The only problem is, I don’t like to lean on anyone else for support. I think I’m strong enough to handle everything myself. Thankfully, Abby knows I need her.
4.What scares you?
I’m scared of getting close to people, because when I depend on someone else, they die. At least, that’s what’s always happened before…
5.If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I wish my hairline wasn’t receding. Ha-ha! No, seriously, I’ve never admitted this to anyone, not even to myself until now, but I’m tired of being alone. I’m tired of pushing people out of my life. I wish I could work up the courage to tell Abby how much she means to me.
6.Where are you in your faith at the start of your story?
I’m a Christian Counselor, so I pray all the time, and I’m used to helping people work through their problems. I just wish I knew how to fix the problems in my own life.
7.Where are you in your faith at the end of the story?
I’ve never really had to lean on God as much as I have through this experience, and it’s freeing, really, to know God is there for me no matter what. Other people in my life might have died before, but God will never leave me or forsake me. God’s love is real to me in a new way now.
8.You've got a scripture at the beginning of the story. Tell us why this scripture is significant.
I’ve read this passage from Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 many times before, but my experiences on Devil’s Island brought to light a whole new meaning.
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up, but pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they can keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
With God’s help, Abby and I endured many hardships. I know I would have been overpowered if I’d tried to do everything myself, but together, Abby and I survived…and fell in love.
9. If you could be a dessert what would you be and why?
I would be a peppermint candy cane. I’m sturdy and reliable, not light and fluffy like some deserts. And I’m ready to go anywhere, too!
Thank you Rachelle for sharing Scott with us today. Very intriguing story!