Welcome back, Lee. What would you like for our readers to know about you personally?
I lived in one house in a small
Alabama town with a lot of brothers until
going to college. Since marrying Darrel, we’ve lived in eight states, seven
countries, and traveled to over forty countries. We retired to Texas to care for his
parents at the ends of their lives.
Tell us about your family.
We have an adult son and daughter and five grandchildren between age 7 and 16. Unfortunately, they live in distant states. Last summer the three teenagers came for Granny Camp. We flew them out and had a blast from Cowtown (
to . Galveston Beach
Have you written other nonfiction books?
Yes, though it’s nothing at all like Flying for Jesus. The Most Excellent Adventure is a fun book, complete with imaginative cartoons, of anecdotes of life in foreign countries. These and my first novel, Love’s Second Verse, are all available in print and Kindle by Amazon.com.
Do you have any other books in the works right now?
I’ve had trouble finding a traditional publisher for two novels because of their foreign settings, so now I’m writing a light contemporary story with a romantic thread set entirely in
Texas. After treating several heavy
subjects, like World War II, this book is a delight to write.
What kinds of hobbies and leisure activities do you enjoy?
The list is long, including lots of home crafts—sewing, quilting, crocheting for Prayer Shawl Ministry, and gardening. I sing in the choir and a women’s chorus and play piano. My newest challenges are mentoring a troubled fourth grader and studying to become a Stephen Minister, which is adult Christian mentoring. Other writerly activities include freelance copy editing, formatting, and uploading authors’ books for print and ebooks.
Why did you write the featured book?
Hundreds of people asked me to tell the amazing journey of leaving the world of international banking to be volunteer missionaries in the Brazilian Amazon. At the time, rumors flew that Darrel bought the plane for smuggling or drug running, I think because a calling from God made no sense to them. We wanted our children and grandchildren to understand that calling and, as I wrote in the Preface, why we spent their inheritance in the jungle. The book is being sold without profit, because I want everyone to be able to read it.
What do you want the reader to take away from the book?
If God calls you to do something amazing, something so totally off the wall, do it. That will be the most awesome adventure of your life.
Where on the Internet can the readers find you?
On FaceBook as Lee Carver
Two web sites:
Thank you, Lee. I'm really excited about your new book.
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