Dear Readers, I’ve known Lisa Harris since before she was ever published. She is a member of the critique group that meets in my home. Her writing is awesome. She writes suspense novels with a strong romantic thread. Her books have garnered a number of awards. Lisa and her husband are missionaries in
. We’re thankful for the
Internet, because we can easily keep in touch Mozambique
Welcome back, Lisa. Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
I have a wonderful, supportive husband and three beautiful children. We’re in the middle of a lot of transition as my oldest heads off to university this month, but I’m also so excited for him! We’ve lived in southern Africa for almost twelve years now where we are involved in discipleship, church planting, and humanitarian work. And while it’s hard to believe it, I started writing over eighteen years ago and am thrilled to still be able to keep writing down the stories in my mind.
How did you become interested in writing? I had always wanted to write a book, from the time I was young. As a teen, I wrote a few chapters of stories, but never finished anything. That desire ended up being put on the back burner as life took over. Eventually, when my oldest was born, I found myself at home with him and without a car, so I decided to take advantage of the extra time and write a book. Which is exactly what I did!
What compelled you to write a book on this subject?
This book is set in
and deals with drug trafficking and land mines. I’ve always been very
interested in the issues that effect people on a daily basis and using subjects
like this as a backdrop for a story is also a way to make people aware of
things that are happing throughout the world.
What is the main theme or point that you want readers to understand from reading your book? Are there any other themes present in the book?
This is a story about justice, faith, and trust. I’ve always loved writing stories that show people forced into difficult situations, and then discovering that God is faithful and that he can use their weaknesses as strengths.
Are there some specific lessons you hope readers will learn and apply to their lives after reading your book?
Our need to trust in God no matter what the circumstance.
What makes your book different than any other books similar to yours that are in circulation today?
Definitely the setting. I’m really enjoying the chance to write book with Love Inspired Suspense that are set in various locations around the world. I just signed a contract with them for four more books that will be set in the Sahara,
Italy, Amsterdam, and Brazil.
It’s wonderful how many places you’ve been privileged to visit. How does the book intertwine with God’s call on your life and how you are currently serving Him?
Being set in
definitely intertwines with my own life and I love the chance to share stories
set on a continent I’ve come to love.
Do you have a favorite Scripture verse?
My favorite scripture changes, but I love Romans 8:18 because it’s such a wonderful reminder. “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us.”
I like that one for what I’m going through right now. Having total knee replacement will bring suffering, but at the end, I’ll be able to walk without pain. When you are not writing, what do you like to do? Do you have any hobbies?
Things have been so busy for our family lately that there hasn’t been a lot of free time between writing, ministry, and homeschooling. But when I can, I love reading, cooking, and photography.
I love the photographs you take at the wild game park. As we close, is there anything else you would like to add?
Thanks so much for inviting me on your blog,
When Dr. Maddie Gilbert is kidnapped by rebel forces in
West Africa, special ops agent Grant Reese races to
rescue her. But the ruthless drug traffickers holding Maddie hostage have
powerful connections—maybe even inside the US government. And they’ll go to any
lengths to silence her—permanently. Grant knows that getting Maddie free and
safe is just the first step of this mission. Because he’s fallen for the
spirited beauty, and as her enemies pursue them, Grant must face a second
battle—the one to win her heart.
Thank you, Lisa, for sharing this new book with us. I know I'll love it when it arrives. My blog readers will love it, too.
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