Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Dead Ringer Interview
Today we're welcoming Lucy Kimbol, the heroine of Dead Ringer,by Sharon Dunn, released this May.
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 live in a small town in Wyoming and work as fly fishing guide. I became the focus of a serial killer investigation because I look a great deal like the previous victims.
2. So, during the book you met Detective Eli Hawkins. Tell us a bit about him. What was your first impression? When did you know it was love?
My first impression was not a good one and it had nothing to do with Eli. Eli was a cop and because of some things that happened when I was younger, I didn’t really trust cops. Eli was just sort of relentlessly gentle and I grew to trust him. I think the thing that made a big difference was when he helped me get a runaway boat out of the water. He ended up saving my life. I had tried to talk him out even helping me.
3. What strengths/skills do you have? What is your greatest weakness?
I love the outdoors. My grandfather taught me how to fly fish and I feel pretty confident out on the river. It’s also when I feel closest to God, being surrounded by his creation and beauty. As for weakness, my friends all say that I have trouble asking for help. I think it is because I have been on my own since I was eighteen. I love helping other people, but I can be so hesitant to ask for help. I think that was the thing that was so special about Eli. He didn’t wait for me to ask. He knew what I needed even if I didn’t know myself.
4. What scares you?
Losing the people I love and care about. I never knew my father. My mom died when I was eighteen and my grandparents before that, I almost lost my brother because of some bad judgment by the local cops here in Mountain Springs. Until I met Eli, I think there was a part of me that was afraid to love.
5. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I can be a little stubborn sometime. I will say that since I met Eli, I am learning to laugh about that.
6. Where are you in your faith at the start of your story?
I became a Christian a little before my mom got sick. My relationship with Jesus has always been strong. He carried me through some hard times.
7. Where are you in your faith at the end of the story?
I think the missing piece in my faith was learning to be interdependent on the Christian community. It ties back into learning to ask for help when I need it.
8. You've got a scripture at the beginning of the story. Tell us why this scripture is significant.
The verse is from Isaiah 41:10 and it’s about not being afraid because God is with me. Because of the losses in my life, I think I operated from a place of fear all too often. Falling in love with Eli taught me that you have to risk loss if you want to find love. It was so worth it.
9. If you could be a dessert what would you be and why?
I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. I love fresh fruit. Apricots are my favorite.
Wow, sounds great. Thank you Sharon so much for sharing Lucy with us.