Sunday, June 6, 2010
Interview from SABOTAGE with Derrick Randall
Today we're welcoming Derrick Randall, the hero of SABOTAGE, by Kit Wilkinson, June 2010.
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.
After I lost my scholarship to veterinary school, I took a job as groom to a rich equestrian, training for the Olympics. She thought the previous groom had left; but on my first at the new job, she and I found him in the stable and he'd been murdered.
2. So, during the book you met Emilie Gill. Tell us a bit about her. What was your first impression? When did you know it was love?
Well, at first, I thought Emilie was rich, spoiled, and only interested in winning. She was also beautiful and smart and kind, although guarded with her feelings. I think I knew all along it was love, but it wasn't until I had to leave the farm that I knew my heart would broken without her.
3. What strengths/skills do you have? What is your greatest weakness?
On a good day, I love life. I'm thankful for every day the Lord gives me. I try to live one day at a time.
On a bad day, I tend to jump into things before thinking them through. I sometimes have trouble finishing the things I start.
4. What scares you?
Living outside of the Lord's will.
5. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I wish I'd think more before speaking sometimes. I guess that goes along with the jumping into things.
6. Where are you in your faith at the start of your story?
I was a little confused about where God wanted me to be and what he wanted me to do with my life.
7. Where are you in your faith at the end of the story?
I have a pretty good handle on my calling now. I'm sure things will go up and down from time to time, but I know the Lord will be there and He'll guide the way through the tough times.
8. You've got a scripture at the beginning of the story. Tell us why this scripture is significant.
"Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God." Ps. 20:7
At the start of the story, Emilie's whole purpose is to win, to be an Olympic champion. She believes that will give her life meaning and make people love her. But once Emilie experiences the love of God, she knows she needs only Him. And that there is nothing she can do to merit this love. Win or lose, it is hers.
9. If you could be a dessert what would you be and why?
Wow, this is a hard question, but I think I'd be an apple pie, a deep dish one. I guess I just think of myself as pretty simple and very all-American. And deep dish because I'm tall.
Kit, thank you so much for sharing Derrick with us today. This story sounds like an exciting read!