Sunday, January 16, 2011

Danger on Her Doorstep Interview

Today we're welcoming Gideon Bromley, the hero of Danger on Her Doorstep, by Rachelle McCalla, January 2011. 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.

An old friend of mine called me up to tell me he’d found something suspicious—that I wouldn’t believe it until I saw it with my own eyes. Twenty minutes later I arrived at the old Victorian home he was working on and found him dead on the floor with his pockets turned out. I have no idea why he may have been killed or what the suspicious item was that he wanted me to see—but I believe it may be somewhere in that old house.

2. So, during the book you met Maggie Arnold. Tell us a bit about her. What was your first impression? When did you know it was love?

Maggie’s father is the man I found dead. She’d returned to Holyoake after years away hoping to settle her father’s estate. But before she can unload the house he died in, it has to be returned to a habitable state. That’s where I come in. I’m going to help Maggie fix up the house—and hopefully discover who killed her father, and why.

3. What strengths/skills do you have? What is your greatest weakness?

I’m a pretty clever handyman when it comes to fixing up the house. But I can’t forgive myself that Glen Arnold died in this house—and that I didn’t get there in time to save him.

4. What scares you?

Whoever killed Glen Arnold is still out there. Strange things have been happening around the house—like someone is trying to scare us away. My biggest fear is that something will happen to Maggie. I failed to save her father. How could I live with myself if I fail her, too?
5. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I wish I had the kind of faith Maggie has. I got a Bible from her father years ago, and I’d like to learn more about faith, but I don’t want to look foolish in front of Maggie.
6. Where are you in your faith at the start of your story?

It worries me that Maggie thinks God can protect her. God didn’t protect Glen, did he?

7. Where are you in your faith at the end of the story?

God really can protect us—if we trust Him. I’ve learned to trust God, and that makes me feel a lot better about the future.

8. You've got a scripture at the beginning of the story. Tell us why this scripture is significant.
“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.” Glen Arnold marked this verse from Psalm 127:1 in the Bible he gave me. For a long time, I thought it was about building houses. But then God opened my eyes to see the true meaning—that it’s not just about a physical building, but a household, a family. I want to have a Godly family, and I want Maggie to be a part of that.

9. If you could be a dessert what would you be and why?

Chocolate lasagna. I have a lot of layers.


Lynette said...

LOL, love the idea of chocolate lasagna. Great sounding book, looking forward to reading it.

tarenn98 said...

Great post. This sounds like a great story.