Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Colonel's Daughter Interview

Today we're welcoming Jamison Steele, the hero of THE COLONEL’S DAUGHTER, written by Debby Giusti, an August Love Inspired Suspense. 

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. 

I’m a Special Agent with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division, currently stationed at Fort Rickman, Georgia.  The CID handles felony crimes against military personnel and crimes that occur on military property.  When Michele Logan found a woman dead in on-post housing, she called me for help.

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

Michele and I had dated previously, but ten months ago, she left Fort Rickman without saying goodbye.  As Colonel Logan, her dad, was preparing to bring his brigade home from Afghanistan, Michele returned to Fort Rickman to help her mom with the Welcome Home celebration on post. That’s when Michele called me.  I tried to pretend I had gotten over her, but I was fooling myself.  I still loved her and had to guard my heart so I wouldn’t be hurt a second time.
3.  What strengths/skills do you have?  What is your greatest weakness? 

I’m a good CID special agent and work hard to protect soldiers and their families from folks who want to do them harm.  In the past, people who knew me said I was a workaholic because the job came first.  Of course, all that changed when Michele came back into my life.
4.  What scares you? 

The thought of losing Michele scared me.  Hopefully, we will never go through anything as frightening again.
5. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I would have told Michele I loved her right from the start. I waited to ensure she was the one, but she left post before I had a chance to tell her the way I felt. 

6.  Where are you in your faith at the start of your story? 

I had a great chaplain when I first enlisted.  He helped me through some problems from the past and taught me about God’s love and forgiveness, which is what I tried to explain to Michele.
7.  Where are you in your faith at the end of the story?

My faith is stronger than ever. God blessed me abundantly when he brought Michele back into my life.
8. You've got a scripture at the beginning of the story.  Tell us why this scripture is significant.

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.  Matthrew 7:24-25

Since I joined the military, the Lord has been my rock. No matter what happens, I can put my faith in Him.
9. If you could be a dessert what would you be and why?

I like all-American desserts so I would probably be homemade apple pie ala mode.

1 comment:

  1. Yay!!! Another Debby book. Can't wait to read this one. Loved the interview. The book sounds great.