Your first pet’s name?
Cinder, because she looked like she’d just rolled around in a fireplace.
If you were stranded on a desert island what one object would you want with you? (Besides your Bible)
What did you want to be when you grew up?
An astronaut or a tillerman. Though I’ve always wanted to be a garbageman for a day.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Peace Like a River, A Moveable Feast, Ender’s Game
Growing up it was Return of the Jedi. Now, I’m not so sure.
Heroes, Bones, Lost or Emergency?
Ha. Lol. Hard to compete with Roy and Johnny and Squad 51.
Captain Jack Sparrow, Indiana Jones or Jason Bourne?
Was Indiana Jones for Halloween in third grade. He’s probably the least troubled in the head out of the three J
Baseball, basketball or gridiron? (I’d put cricket in there but don’t like my chances!)
First of all, I had to look up gridiron. Is that what they call American football Down Under? Baseball is my favorite.
Where’s the most interesting place you have been?
Remember, you’re talking to a paramedic. You don’t want to know where I’ve been.
Great Barrier Reef, Uluru (Ayers Rock) or Sydney Harbour Bridge?
A favourite Bible verse and what does it mean to you?
Psalm 32:8 I will teach you and instruct you in the way you should go. I will counsel you and watch over you.
Through the Fire
From firefighter to paramedic to author ~ how was that transition?
They’re two very different professional fields, but the experiences and people I’ve encountered in emergency service have provided great fodder for writing.
Do you find it difficult putting your real life experiences with fire and trauma into words?
I do use a mosaic of experiences to create many portions of the scenes in my books, and have found it to be a cathartic experience. –Like some things are just waiting to be brought out on the page.
Describe each of your main characters with one word
Aidan O’Neill – fiery
Julianne Caldwell – pure
Benjamin Sower – mentor
What do you hope readers take away from your story?
That faith is the key to walking in peace with Christ.
What‘s in your writing pipeline? A sneak peek, please!
Tomorrow We Die – About a Reno paramedic who feels like he’s chasing the Angel of Death. It’s set for a summer 2010 release.
Thanks Shawn for taking the time to spend time at Relz Reviewz. I’m looking forward to Tomorrow We Die – the cover is great (as I’m sure its contents are as well!)