Over to you, Lisa:~
Dr. Paige Ryan has straight, shoulder length dark brown hair and gray/blue eyes. She’s slender and strong. Think of Angelina Jolie with a bit softer, more innocent look.
My pilot, Nick Gilbert, has dark brown hair that he wears short, often with a baseball cap. He’s tanned and muscular, former military. Think of Matthew Fox.
Strengths and weaknesses
Nick is laid back, but able to react quickly to situations. One of his weaknesses comes from guilt he holds over a deadly situation in his past he wasn’t able to stop.
Quirk (if any)
Your inspiration for the character
I wanted real characters that readers could relate to in some way, not just super heroes going in to save the day. Because of that, I suppose, Paige is a lot like me. In the beginning, she felt too small to do what God was calling her to do, which I can certainly relate to at times. In the end, though, she realizes that it is through our weaknesses that we can be made strong because of Christ’s power.
Background to the story
When I started writing the series, I wanted each book to be an adventure set against the backdrop of current issues that are facing the continent of Africa. Blood Covenant follows this pattern and takes place primarily in a refugee camp where hundreds of people have recently fled due to political upheaval in the country.
After spending the last three months serving with Volunteers for Hope International, my heroine, Dr. Paige Ryan, is ready to head home when she is called in to help deal with the humanitarian crisis and lead an emergency medical team. While she expected to have to face the challenging situation head-on, she didn’t expect that her own life would be completely changed in the process.
Always a pleasure to have you visit, Lisa! Thanks for sharing.
Relz Reviewz Extras
Review of Blood Ransom
Character spotlight on Natalie & Chad
Interview with Lisa