Hello Phee! We’re so glad you stopped by. First question.
Which author would you never get tired of, and why?
Phee: Can I have two? I read all of C.S. Lewis’ books, fiction, and apologetics, over and over. When I have a few minutes and am not in the middle of another book, I pick up any Narnia book and start anywhere. There’s nothing I’d rather read unless it’s something by Rudyard Kipling. I love his short stories and never get tired of Kim. Kipling said, “The story’s the thing,” and they’re both great story tellers. But what delights me about them is their style. I love the way they use words.
Two wonderful authors. And they both write a great villain.
Who is your favorite fictional villain?
Phee: I don’t like this question because I hate villains. That’s one of the areas I struggle with the most in writing. I want the good to win, but I don’t like writing about the bad, so there doesn’t end up being much conflict. But since you asked, does Snape qualify? He’s so not nice to Harry and he’s snarky and so smug, but we get to see a bit of his background and I can’t help sympathizing with him. He’s surely not all bad and, of course, neither am I or anyone else.
Fair enough. Now tell us something about yourself.
What project are you currently working on?
Phee: My grandparents were missionaries in China and I am privileged to have copies of years of letters my grandfather wrote to his mother and sister. So I’m writing his biography. This project is a huge challenge because I didn’t know anything about writing biographies and didn’t even like reading them. But I’m learning as I go and it’s a great story. They lost a child in their early years, were there during a great famine, my grandfather was put in an internment camp by the Japanese during World War II, one son went blind and they eventually had to leave because of the rise of communism. But am I revealing too much?
Sounds like a worthwhile project. Thanks for taking the time to chat, Phee!
No longer needed as her father’s nurse, Mercy Lacewell attempts to step into his shoes at his acquisitions firm. That means travel, engaging strangers, and making final decisions—nothing she feels equipped to do. If her best friend has her way, Mercy will simply marry one of the single, available men she meets, but they overwhelm her. So handsome and kind. And so many. Even if she felt obliged, how could she ever choose?
Should she shove all attraction aside and focus on her father’s business, or is God warming her heart with the possibility of forever?
Unlikely Merger is available as a free download from Kindle July 1st through July 5th. It will then be available for 99¢ through the month of July.
Phee Paradise was blessed to be a missionary kid and loves to share that experience in her writing. In Miracles at Midnight, she edited her father’s stories about his years on the mission field where he saw God change lives for the Kingdom. Phee has also contributed to several books, including A Ruby Christmas, A Dozen Apologies, and her latest, Unlikely Merger. She prays that her work will be used by God to His glory. You can read some of Phee’s stories at http://www.faithwriters.com/member-profile.php?id=42864