Who Wrote Whom: Meet the Authors of Unlikely Merger: Phee Paradise
Today, our guest is Phee Paradise, who 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 FaithWriters.com.
Phee shares how she came to write hero, Steve LeClerc for Unlikely Merger:
When I was asked to create a business, I immediately thought of my hero, my husband of forty years. He’s driven a truck most of our lives, so it kind of rubbed off on me. Trucks were his first love, although God and I have pushed them down the priority list. Since we lived in Western Massachusetts, it was natural to set the business in the beautiful Berkshires. But, like most writers, my characters emerge while I write, and they are sometimes uncooperative. I was very surprised to learn that Steve LeClerc is a farmer at heart, but not surprised by his compassion and desire to serve God with all he has. I like him, but my heart still belongs to my trucking hero. Maybe Mercy will fall in love with him.
More About Unlikely Merger:
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?
Other great multi-author collaborative novellas from Write Integrity Press: A Dozen Apologies and The Love Boat Bachelor; and great Christmas reads: The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt and A Ruby Christmas. Heart Bouquets, romantic short stories is also available.
Phee is the editor who assisted missionary, John Shackelford in writing about his missionary journey in Miracles at Midnight:
“Had God provided a miracle just for us?” In thirty years as missionaries in Columbia and Guatemala, John and Esther Shackelford saw God work in big and small ways. Read about the Mayan men who knocked on the door asking to accept Jesus Christ. Smile at the enthusiastic bandit who encouraged others to come to Christ – at gunpoint. See how God provided protection when Esther was robbed, and escape from an isolated town during a revolution, and help during a major earthquake. John’s primary work was youth leadership development at his camp, Monte Sión, and you’ll be moved as you see how God changed lives for the Kingdom. John delights in praising God in these stories of the people he loved and served with joy and hopes his readers will too.