Joyce Lavene Interviews Chuck Sparks
An interview with Chuck Sparks
Q. Tell us about yourself, Chuck?
A. I used to be a real estate salesman. I enjoyed my job until I made the mistake of crossing the line. I didn’t want to try and cheat that old woman out of her house, but the money was too good. I have a daughter, Betsy. She lives with her mother, except for recently when her mother was relocating to
. It was a bad time to leave her
with me. Richmond, Virginia
Q. Why do you say that, Chuck?
A. Well, I made another mistake. I won’t go into that right now. Times have been tough. I was willing to try anything. I ended up dead. That’s right. Dead as a doornail. I made the mistake. Betsy shouldn’t have to pay for it.
Q. Is that why you contacted Mayor Dae O’Donnell?
A. That’s right. I needed her help. No one realized Betsy was missing. Those scums that killed me took her. Dae is good at finding things. I’m sure she can find Betsy before it’s too late. She found me. Well, she found my body. She’ll help Betsy. I wish I could be more help to her. I just don’t have this whole ghost thing down yet.
Q. What would you tell other wrong-doers who could end up in your place?
A. I’d say, look at what you’ve got. Believe me, it’s better than the alternative. I wish I had it to do over. My little Betsy will grow up now without a daddy. When you know you’re about to cross that line, take a step back. Nothing is worth it.
The mayor of Duck,
Dae O’Donnell, is a woman with a gift for finding lost things. When her boyfriend Kevin’s ex-fiancée Ann arrives in Duck
looking for a second chance, Dae suddenly finds herself facing certain
heartache. And while her romantic life is in shambles, she’s even more
concerned by the sudden change in her gift. After touching a medallion owned by
a local named Chuck Sparks, Dae is shocked when her vision reveals his
murder—and a cry for help. Dae doesn’t know what to make of the dead man’s plea
to “Help her,” until she has another vision about a kidnapped girl—Chuck’s
daughter, Betsy. With a child missing, the FBI steps in to take over the case.
But Dae can’t ignore her visions of Betsy, or the fact that Kevin’s psychic
ex-fiancé might be the only person who can help find her.
Joyce Lavene writes bestselling mystery with her husband/partner Jim. They have written and published more than 60 novels for Harlequin,
Berkley and Charter Books along with hundreds
of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. She lives in
rural North Carolina with her family, her cat,
Quincy, and her
rescue dog, Rudi. Visit her at www.joyceandjimlavene.com,
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