Guest Author Kim Watters: On Wings of Love ~ Book GIVEAWAY!

Happy Monday! We're starting the week with our guest author Kim Watters. Kim has a new Steeple Hill Love Inspired story, On Wings of Love, and she's here to chat with us about it. So, as usual, grab your favorite cuppa, a bowl of oatmeal or a bagel and let's visit with Kim.

Kim, you've got a great story here. I really enjoyed the immediate tension, yet attraction, between the two main characters (Noah and Ruth) in your Love Inspired book On Wings of Love. If you would, give us the hook on this story. 

A nurse dedicated to helping others, discovers the man who steals her heart doesn't want her help. 

What kind of research did you did you need for writing this book? 

I spoke with a donor coordinator from both the Phoenix area and Little Rock. I did lots of on-line research about the process of organ donation from both the donor and recipient side. I also spoke with a pilot about the plane scenes and strove to get them as accurate as possible. 

Ruth is the heroine in On Wings of Love. Tell us about her job.
 

Ruth is an Organ Procurement Coordinator. Her job starts after a donor has been found. She finds the recipients and then goes in and coordinates the various surgeries with the surgical teams coming to retrieve the organs. She will also accompany a surgical team herself and bring back the organs for the recipient. 

Did you have anyone in mind that you modeled her after? Is there an actress you'd cast as Ruth? Who would play Noah? 

I usually use pictures from magazines for my characters. I cut them out and create a small story board with my characters that I set next to my computer so I can look at them as I write their story. An actress for Ruth? Kate Hudson. Noah. Hmmm. How about Gerard Butler. A gal can dream, can't she?

What does she first notice about Noah that draws her to him so strongly (physically and inwardly/emotionally?
 
First she notices his eyes. Then she senses his sorrow. She feels the need to help him with his struggles and bring him back to his faith that he rejected years ago. 

What's Noah's first impression of Ruth? There's something about her that tugs at him, can you share what he feels/senses?
 

He thinks she's a vulture because of what she does for a living. But underneath her lab coat, he senses a vulnerability that calls to his sense of duty. 

Tell us about Noah's profession. 

Noah is a charter pilot who owns his own company. He doesn't want the contract with the donor network, but he has overhead  and employees to pay so he doesn't have much choice in turning down contracts. 

Noah has two co-pilots, what can you tell us about both of them?
 

One is his best friend Brad, his late wife's cousin. They've been friends for over a decade. The other is Houston, his late son's dog, who goes with him everywhere because Noah hasn't been able to let go of his son's death. 

What would you like readers to come away with after reading On Wings of Love

That organ donation is a wonderful gift the each and everyone of us has to give to someone else when we don't need them anymore. 





Ruth Fontaine's job is to deliver lifesaving organs to those urgently in need. But the gruff pilot of her charter plane has no kind words for her work. And then she discovers the heartbreaking reason why. Noah Barton lost his wife and young son. Grieving, he gave in to pressure to donate his child's organs—a decision he regrets. He's bitter against those who "take advantage" of people's anguish. Yet he still flies her on her missions, with his beloved family dog, Houston, as his copilot. Now Ruth will have to show Noah he has two other copilots: the Lord and her love.

Kim is offering a giveaway of her book, On Wings of Love
You'll enjoy it, so I hope you'll answer this question & leave a comment
with your email address in this format: 
yourname[at]web[dot]com

Here's Kim's question: What type of pet do we have?

The answer is on Kim's website or blog

This giveaway closes Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi folks, Sounds like a great story. Today is the start of Organ Donor Awareness Week in Australia so it's appropriate to see this book 'in the news'. I am a bereavement counsellor and this evening I have been seeing the parents of a boy who was murdered whilst travelling overseas and they gave permission for him to be an organ donor. I would be very interested to read On the Wings of Love and hear of the pilots 'journey'. I trust your pets (dog and two high-strung hamsters) also help you understand his connection to his dog.

Mal
mal(at)bereavementcare(dot)com(dot)au

Tina Dee Books said...

Mal,

Thank you for sharing. These parents are most certainly in my prayers today. Lord bless you in your work.

I usually enjoy historicals, but this storyline is very interesting and the characters have experiences that would help one another through life, you want to see them together. But of course, Kim makes it fun for the reader as she keeps the characters seeing reasons it isn't possible for them to get together.

Linda said...

It would interesting to hear about the 'behind the scenes' story of an organ donor worker. It must also be a sad story, as someone has to die in order to get an organ. But the gift of life (in an organ donation) is wonderful to the receiver. Please enter me for this book.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Abi said...

Oh, I love Love inspired books.

Right now we don't have a pet. Our last has been a dog. We've had birds and fish at times too.

Thanks for the giveaway.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

A J Hawke said...

Sounds like a good read.
Your pets: Frisbee® dog and two high-strung hamsters

Would love to win a copy of Kim Watters: On Wings of Love.

A J Hawke

AJHawkeauthor[at]aol[dot]com

Ginny H. said...

I enjoyed this interview. I'm an organ donor and encourage others to do the same. I love the name "Noah" for the character. I prayed for God's favor on this book. ;)

aimymichelle said...

aimymichelle[at]gmail[dot]com

Kim Watters said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone. Thanks Tina for having me. I love the pictures you included on the interview.

Mal, my hat's off to you for your caring and compassionate job.

Hi Linda. Not all donatins com from deceased donors. Last night I was invited to an intimate function where a few years ago, four donors gave kidnesy to four recipients. Last night the donors, recipients and their families met for the first time. Very emotional.

Hi Abi. Sometimes I long for the days when we'll be pet free. But it's a very short time.

Hi AJ. Thaks for stopping by. Good luck!

Hi Ginny. Big hugs to you. I'm a donor too. We need more of us. Thanks for the prayers for this book.

Hi Aimy Michelle. Thanks for stopping by.
Okay I'd better get back to work now:)

Anonymous said...

a wonderful posting/interview...would love to read this fabulous book...and Kim and her family have a frisbee dog and two hamsters :)

karenk
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)Com

Kim Watters said...

Hi Karen,
Thanks for stopping by. Good luck.

Rita Hutcheson-Cobbs said...

Frisbee® dog...but what is a Frisbee dog? Curious...Love Inspired are amazing books. Thanks for offering this giveaway!! Hope I win! WOOT! Great interview btw!! =)

Kim Watters said...

Hi Rita. Thanks for stopping by. A Frisbee dog is a dog thatcatches Frisbees! Good luck.

Laura said...

This looks like an interesting book to read and thanks for the opportunity to enter into your give-a-way! Found this blog by way of Sara Markley.
lauratawney7 [at] gmail [dot] com

Laura said...

I forgot to comment on the type of dog:
Frisbee dog!
Lauratawney7

Kim Watters said...

Thanks for stopping by Laura. Good luck.

Trinity Rose said...

Greetings,
Love the interview and would love to read your book.
You have a dog and two hamsters.
Have a blessed day,
Trinity Rose aka Wanda

wandaelaine AT gmail DOT com

Kim Watters said...

Hi Trinity Rose/Wanda. Thanks for stopping by. God luck.

Minabucket said...

Your pets are Frisbee dog and two high-strung hamsters.
Hope to win!!
Melinda
minabucket2 at verizon dom net

Buukluvr81 said...

I absolutely LOVE LI books! And this one sounds FABULOUS!!!

Her pets are: a frisbee dog and 2 hamsters, in which they are very high strung so I will not say that I wish I had hamsters....lol!

Thanks for entering me!
Molly
Mollydawn1981ATaolDOTcom

Kim Watters said...

Hi Melinda and Molly. Thanks for stopping by. Good luck! :)

Edna said...

I would say that Kim and her family have a dog, that seems to be the pet most people really like except me, I can't stand the barking it really gets on my nerves.

mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net