Today I’m chatting to the lovely Lisa Harris, all the way from Mozambique! We talk family, raspberries, and character name changes. Be sure to enter the giveaway of her latest suspense novel, Pursued, via the Rafflecopter form below.
Please describe yourself in three words (ask your best friend or family if you are struggling!)
Disciplined, loyal, adventurous (says my hubby!)
What’s your favourite season, and why?
I love spring when the weather’s perfect and the flowers are blooming.
What is the best part of your day?
At night, when my family’s home, and we can spend some time together.
What do you miss most about your childhood?
Life was simpler in so many ways. While I’m grateful for the opportunities we have today, I miss the slower pace.
Which TV talk show host would you like to be interviewed by? Why?
Hmm. . .I honestly never watch talk shows, so I have no idea.
You are at a fruit market – what do you reach for first?
The berries. While I love tropical fruit, I really miss strawberries, blueberries, raspberries. . .
What was the first Christian Fiction novel you read?
I’m not sure, but probably either a Dee Henderson or Francine Rivers.
What is one author and/or book you always recommend?
Just one? That’s always so hard. It always depends on what genre someone loves, because I have favourites in different genres. Right now I’m listening to a classic, This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti. Definitely an author and novel not to be missed.
What book character has stuck in your mind from a book you have read this year?
I loved Lynette Eason’s Always Watching’s Olivia Edwards. A great romantic suspense!
Nikki Boyd’s flight into Nashville was routine–up until the crash landing at the airport. When the dust settles, Nikki discovers that the woman who had been seated next to her on the plane is missing–and no one will admit she was ever there. Erika Hamilton had been flying to Nashville with an air marshal as a key witness in an upcoming grand jury trial. When she flees from the crash, is she running from trouble or straight into it? Before Nikki can even see her family, she and her team are pulled into a missing persons case where the motives are as unclear as the suspects.
What was the working title?
Describe your book in 5 adjectives
Hair-raising, suspenseful, chilling, spine-tingling, exciting (At least that’s what I was after when I wrote the book!)
Which character took you by surprise?
The book is about a missing woman Nikki Boyd and her team are trying to find, and there were a lot of things that surprised me as they looked for her. (No spoilers, though!)
What was the latest you stayed up working on this story?
Probably mid-night. My brain usually shuts down about nine unless I have coffee in hand which I rarely drink.
Which character’s name was the hardest to choose? Why?
I changed the missing woman’s name a couple times, which I often do, just until I felt it fit her.
What’s something that didn’t make it into the final copy?
While I definitely have stories where I’ve had to cut out chapters, threads, or even characters, there wasn’t anything major that didn’t make it into this story. Which always is nice when you’re going through edits!