Hero Interview from The Christmas Witness by Susan Sleeman

» Posted on Dec 20, 2011 in Blog | 8 comments

This week I’m hosting Susan Sleeman with The Christmas Witness and Barbara Phinney with Souvenirs. If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (December 25th) evening.

Hero Interview from The Christmas Witness by Susan Sleeman:

1.  Reid Morgan, tell me the most interesting thing about you. I run a resort right now, but at one time I was an FBI agent working on the elite Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team. It was hard to see so many children abducted, but there was nothing more special than when we brought home a missing child and reunited them with their parents.

2.  What do you do for fun? All my real fun times are with my daughter Jessie. She’s ten and I figure I only have a few more years before she becomes one of those teenage girls with no time for her father. So I’m enjoying it by hiking, bowling, miniature golfing, skiing, and just playing games while I can.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it? I hate doing paperwork at the resort. Even talking about it gives me the creeps so let’s move on.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life? My wife died from cancer. It was awful seeing her go through all the treatments and the struggles. Seeing my daughter suffer as she watched her mom lose her life. So I’m afraid of seeing someone I love going through that again. I can’t do that again. I just can’t.

5.  What do you want out of life? Happiness, pure and simple happiness. And to me that means, a loving wife, children, my brothers and their wives near by along with my parents and of course, it also means a relationship with God.

6.  What is the most important thing to you? My daughter Jessie is important to me, but I don’t think about her as a thing. So I guess my faith would be the thing. I’d never make it through a day without God.

7.  Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book? Oh, yeah, I read. I love thrillers. Guess that’s the FBI agent in me coming out, but I love to see the bad guys get it in the end.

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Maybe being more content managing the family resort. I quit my job at the FBI when my wife got sick so I could be with her and with Jessie. I love being close to Jessie and I don’t want to jeopardize that, but I really miss being an agent. Hopefully someday it’ll work out in our lives for me to go back to that job.

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet? Jessie has a dog named Bandit. We got him as a puppy after Jessie’s mom died and a neighbor’s dog that she loved was killed in a fire. I wasn’t keen on the idea, but let me tell you, it has been the best thing for Jessie. She trained him to be a therapy dog and takes him to visit children in the hospital who are ill with cancer. That’s my Jessie. Finding a way to take the loss of her mother and make something good out of it.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why? I’d like to go back to the time when my great-granddad built the family resort I now manage. I’d like to talk with him to see his vision for the resort and see if I’m following through on what he would want for the place.

8 Comments

  1. I love the occupation given to the hero: “an FBI agent working on the elite Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team”. Such a worthy & noble endeavor.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    • Thanks for stopping by today, Mary! I am in awe of the many men and women who defend us in so many different ways and finding abducted children tops that list for me.

  2. You have to admire people that put their lives on the line for other, that can be done in so many ways, and an FBI agent searching for missing children is one of them. This was a great interview with “Reid” and makes the book sound even more interesting.

    wfnren at aol dot com
    wrensthoughts.blogspot.com

    • You are so right, Wendy! There are so many ways people put there lives on the line for others. We are truly blessed to have men and woman willing to do so.

  3. This is a marvelous book. I recently finished reading it, so don’t enter me in the drawing.

    • Aw, Lena you are so nice to stop by and leave such a nice comment about The Christmas Witness. You are so sweet. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to do so.

  4. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story 🙂

  5. I absolutely love the Love Inspired Suspense line of books. I also love books set during the Christmas season so Susan’s book would be an awesome book for my wishlist! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

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