How exciting to have Sheriff Nick Bradley the hero from A HOME FOR HANNAH, by Patricia Davids with us. A HOME FOR HANNAH is an August, 2012 release from Love Inspired Romance.
- Nick, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
I guess you could say my job is the most interesting thing about me. I'm the sheriff of an Ohio county that has a lot of Amish residents. I'm always trying to keep a balance between the Amish old ways and our "English" new ways.
- What do you do for fun?
I go fishing. Standing hip deep in rushing water and casting out a line is my idea of the perfect good time. I don't get to do it often. The next best thing is going to the weekly farmer's markets. It gives me a chance to get to know the Amish in my community and for them to get to know me. Mutual respect goes a long way in my business.
- What do you put off doing because you dread it?
Not much. I believe in doing what has to be done, no matter how I feel about it.
- What are you afraid of most in life?
I once made a decision that cost a young man his life. He was my friend. I live my life determined not to make the same mistake twice. I don't want his life and his death to be meaningless.
- What is the most important thing to you?
Knowing that God has my back. In my job I know that I may be called to put my life on the line anytime. Faith gives me the strength to face a bad situation without fear.
- Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book?
I love to read. It helps me unwind after a long day. I enjoy a good mystery as much as the next cop. I like it when the author gets the procedural details right. I hate it when they don't.
- If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
If I could change one thing about myself, I'd be less devoted to my job. Law enforcement, even in a rural community, can be tough on family life. Of course, I'm single yet, but if things go right, that may chance soon.
- Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
I didn't have a pet until Miriam Kauffman came back into my life. Her dog, Bella, has taken over a spot in my office and no one's lunch is safe when she is around. She is eighty pounds of couch potato until there is food in the room.
- If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?
That's a hard question. I have several moments in time that drastically altered my life. The first one was when my father was killed in the line of duty. I'd go back to that day and tell him that I love him before left the house. I told him, "See ya later, Dad." If I could just add, "Love ya," to the end of that sentence it would make a world of difference to me.