A Reluctant Interview with Jack

“So, Jack?”

“Yes, Ma am.”

“Tell us about the inspiration for your characters in your new book, Mahina.”

“Oh…I don’t think that is a good idea!”

“Why not?”

“They may be reading this.”

“Oh, go on!”

“OK! You asked for it.”

“Where are you going?!”

“Get my false teeth…”

“Everyone loves Aunty Rosa, tell us about her first.”

“First of all, all my characters are fashioned on everyday heroes/heroines and everyday villains. Aunty Rosa is inspired on a real life Aunty Rosa who runs an orphanage for children in Papua New Guinea. She is an amazing woman, with an amazing story. Check her out on the link.”

“Interesting. What about Damon?”

Jack shifts uncomfortably in his seat. “Um… you sure you want to know?”


“O…K!  Across my street, lives a plumber and his partner…. Are you sure you don’t want me sing or something?”


“Alright…Damon is inspired, like I said, by the plumber who lives across the street from me and the Editor. I had just pulled out of my driveway and was slowly driving past his house, when one of his dogs ran out in front me and I had to jam on the brakes. The dog got out of my way, uninjured and I continued on up the street. In my rear vision mirror I saw the plumber standing on the curb with his hands on his hips and a pout that would make Kim Jong Ill look like a maths teacher. I reversed up and he berated me in front of the Editor and like the true Christian I am, I offered him the four spiritual laws and Proverbs 29:5.”

“So… You wrote him in as a character. Is he good or bad?”

“You will have to read my book to find out.”

“O…k! Dare I ask about Kenneth Davis?”

“Kenneth Davis’ character was taken verbatim from the CEO of a company I worked for. He was a copy and paste character.”

“Really! What about Patch?”

“Patch is inspired by a wonderful friend who lives in Northern United States. He plays with poisonous snakes, wrestles with moose and takes black bears on his honeymoon. He is married to a lovely lady who has a permanent booking with a therapist.”

“So all the characters have an inspiration from your friends and acquaintances?”


“You are writing a new book, Paradise Warrior?”

“Yes, Ma’am.”

“Is it anything like Mahina?”

“No, Ma’am. All my books are individual and have their own themes and signatures. Paradise Warrior will make your head spin.”

“Is that the end of the interview now, Mum? I feel like a cuppa!”

Don’t forget: Mahina launches on Monday 25th November 2013. Have a read. You won’t be disappointed.











Jack Dey, born to adventure, lives in the tropical rainforest of North Queensland, Australia. He has three loves in his life: Jesus; the Editor (his wife of 30 something years); and writing adventure novels. He is the author of MAHiNA; Paradise Warrior; Aunt Tabbie's Wings; The Secrets of Black Dean Lighthouse; The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq, The Valley of Flowers; La Belle Suisse (co-authored with Dodie La Mirounette); Zero; and Naive. His new novel, Brindabella's Prophet, is currently being researched and written. Jack writes only to please Papa God and considers his writing a ministry, demanding nothing from the reader for his e-books. If you like Jack Dey’s books and would like to support his ministry, please consider praying for the team at Jack Dey and telling your friends about his titles. New books are constantly being written with the intention of being a pencil in Jesus’ hand and bringing joy and encouragement to you, the reader.

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2 comments on “A Reluctant Interview with Jack
  1. Marie says:

    Love your little interview XX


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Zero by Jack Dey; Christian fiction suspense
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