My newest release, For Our Good, features a corporate pilot named Colton. I’m very familiar with this line of work since my father was a corporate pilot for many years before recently retiring. One of his experiences sparked this story.
Colton is approached by a mysterious man about carrying a parcel in his plane in exchange for a briefcase full of money and promise of another when the package is delivered. My father experienced this proposition but quickly turned it down.
I never knew exactly what it was that the man wanted my father to transport, but I assumed it was probably drug related. Thus, this is the direction I went with the story.
Colton is intrigued by the money and what he could accomplish with it. Thank goodness for his strong Christian co-pilot, Marshall. He quickly sets Colton straight, saying no amount of money is worth supporting drug traffickers.
Most of the scenes involving an air plane were first discussed with my expert – my dad. I called him several times, relating a scenario. He would work through it with me and let me know if it was plausible.
Like the saying goes: It’s good to have connections in “high” places. I’m so appreciative of my dad’s help for this book. I’m proud of his highly respected status as a pilot. I’m the most proud of his integrity, which readers can catch a glimpse of through the character, Marshall.
Paula is a pastor’s wife, mom to a college student, author, acquiring editor, and speaker. No matter the hat she wears, she strives to honor God’s plan even if it means going out on a limb and leaving comfort zones. Reviewers have characterized her writing as “thundering with emotion.” Her book, Be The Blessing, won the 2014 Selah Award in the novella category. Paula enjoys reading and reviewing Christian fiction, writing Christian romance and devotionals, and helping other authors realize their dream of publication.
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