Sunday, July 18, 2010
Running Scared Interview
Today we're welcoming Kane Dougherty, the hero of Running Scared, Shirlee McCoy, July.
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.
Five years ago, my four year old son Eli was abducted. I’d nearly given up hope of finding him when I received a phone call that changed my life.
2. So, during the book you met Maggie Tennyson. Tell us a bit about her. What was your first impression? When did you know it was love?
Maggie is the reason my son and I were reunited, and I owe her everything. We met hours after I arrived in Deer Park, Washington, and I knew immediately that she was hiding something. It took a while for her to feel comfortable enough to share her story, and when she did, I knew I couldn’t go back to my life and leave her to face her past alone.
Loving Maggie was easy. I’d been a widower for nine years when we met, and maybe I was looking for love again. The moment I met Maggie, I knew she’d be a part of my life. I just didn’t know how difficult it would be to keep her safe!
3. What strengths/skills do you have? What is your greatest weakness? I’m a man of strong convictions, and I’m driven to help those in need. After my son was abducted, I opened a PI firm and made it my life’s work to reunite people with missing loved ones. Sometimes, I work too hard and focus on others when my focus should be on family. Falling in love with Maggie and learning to father Eli again has taught me the importance of building strong family relationships.
4. What scares you? The thought of losing someone I love again.
5. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would spend more time enjoying my new family and less time worrying that they’ll be taken from me.
6. Where are you in your faith at the start of your story? I have a very strong faith, but I’ve stopped believing that God cares enough to perform a miracle and bring my son back to me.
7. Where are you in your faith at the end of the story? My faith is stronger than ever. God has shown me His faithfulness, and I pray that I am as faithful to Him.
8. You've got a scripture at the beginning of the story. Tell us why this scripture is significant. Psalm 56:13 reflects both my journey and Maggie’s. It says: For You have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.
God’s compassion, forgiveness and grace has brought both of us out of the darkness and into the light.
9. If you could be a dessert what would you be and why? I think I'd be a brownie sundae. To me, that's celebration food, and I want to spend the rest of my life celebrating what God has done for my family
Thank you Shirlee for sharing Kane with us today. I understand you have a prequel out the 19th on eharlequin. How great!