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Clare writes inspirational romance, usually of a suspenseful nature. Her books are available through her publisher Pelican Book Group and Amazon. She is married with three kids and lives in the UK. She loves watching sci-fi, crime drama, cross stitching, reading and baking.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Meet a character - Pastor Jack Chambers

Today we chat to Pastor Jack Chambers - the male lead from my upcoming release Cassie's Wedding Dress.

Tell us your name and a little bit about yourself?
I'm Pastor Jack Chambers. I'm co-pastor of Headley Baptist Church, a church of around 400 members. I'm a single parent. My daughter, Lara, is seven now. Her mum died a few hours after she was born. I've been in Headley Baptist for almost eight years. Before that I was pastor at a church in Cumbria.

Tell us about where you live and why you choose to live there?
I live in Headley Cross, Berkshire, England. I live here because that's where I was called to minister. It's a beautiful place, a small town, yet busy.

What is a quirk of your personality that most people wouldn't know?
You seriously expect me to answer that question? Good job your readers can't see me right now. (Jack shifts awkwardly on his chair, his fingers pressed together and resting under his chin.) Okay, but they have to promise not to tell. I use different voices and accents when I read to Lara each night. And if I forget or get it wrong, she tells me off for it.

What obstacles did you have to overcome in order to reach your Happily-ever-after?
Dating a parishioner brings a whole host of problems. Including a police investigation. Hmm, that sounds terrible put that way.

Tell us about your special lady. What makes her special?
Her name is Cassie...Cassie Hinton. She's a former jockey - actually rode in the Grand National. She's my best friend Danny's sister. So a couple of years younger than me.

The first time you saw her, what did you think? Did you like her immediately, or did she have to grow on you?
We grew up together, but the first time I really noticed her she was 12 and I was 14. We never really dated, Danny was always around and I was more his friend than hers. I went to college and when I came home, she'd left. We lost touch over the years, I moved away, got married, moved back...Then she came home and ... well, the rest is in the novel.

And now some silly questions.
Silly questions? Ummm, okay.

Pepsi or coke

tea or coffee
coffee - pastors live on this. At least the ones I know.

elephant or tiger

roast dinner or burger and chips (fries for our US readers)
roast dinner - especially on a Sunday. Nothing beats it.

classical music or pop
to be honest, I prefer gospel.

sunrise or sunset

walk or run
run - used to do that a lot. Don't really have time now.

chocolate or crisps (chips for our US readers)
crisps. I'm a savoury bloke.

Thanks for stopping by, Jack. Next week, Cassie will be dropping in to answer the same questions. Their story releases from Pelican Book Group on October 14th.


Tanya Stowe said...

Love you, Pastor Jack! My kind of hero!

Mary Manners said...

Pastor Jack...you sound like a fascinating man! Can't wait to learn more in Cassie's Wedding Dress.

Dora Hiers said...

Great interview, Pastor Jack. Can't wait to learn more about Cassie. Clare, I'm looking forward to reading Cassie's Wedding Dress! How exciting! Congrats.

Tanya Hanson said...

Awesome interview, Pastor Jack. You're definitely my kind of minister. Clare, looking SO forward to this book. Congrats and hugs...

Marianne Evans said...

Great interview! And, I'm already loving Pastor Jack - halfway through CWD and am loving it! :-D God bless - and cool pic of him, too! ;-)

Donna B said...

Nice meeting you Pastor Jack. I hear you have a wonderful little girl, and Cassie sounds like a sweetheart. Blessings to you all!

Clare Revell said...

He says thank you all for your comments :)

LoRee Peery said...

Blogger wouldn't let me leave a comment Monday.
This was a clever way for us to meet Pastor Jack. Good job! Sounds like another terrific story.

JoAnn said...

Can't wait to read it!

Anonymous said...

The interview is very intriguing.