Behind the Book: Evie Shaw of Catch a Falling Star Hijacks My Blog (Sort of)
You know I’m only here because Dr. Kendall said I had to do this.
So this isn’t exactly a blog hijacking?
No, this is me listening to my boss.
She’s an imaginary boss, Evie.
And I’m an imaginary employee – and in our imaginary world in Catch a Falling Star, she’s the one in charge.
My husband is a doctor. I know how important the person who runs the front desk is.
Do you like working in a doctor’s office?
I like working for Dr. Kendall. Her patients love her because she cares about them. She’s my boss—but she’s also my friend.
Any thoughts about Dr. Heath Parker?
None that I can share out loud.
Think I should let him hijack my blog?
I think that man would hijack a plane if he thought he needed one.
Let’s change topics. How do you like being a mom?
Being a mom? It’s what I’ve wanted most in my life—and I’ve wanted to walk away from it more times than I care to admit.
But you’re not going to?
Somedays – for an hour or two. You know, to cool down. Or to get a breather. But forever? Nope.
Exactly. I can’t quit now, not when my husband Logan and I are this close to finally becoming parents. I idealized the whole process of adoption. But even knowing the reality, I can’t walk away.
No matter how you become a mom, there are challenges.
That’s what I’ve heard. I thought I was up for them—I just didn’t know exactly what we were facing. I still don’t. What’s that saying? One day at a time. Or one hour at a time—whatever it takes.
What kind of mom do you want to be?
I want to be fun—but have rules too, you know? And I want our kids to speak both English and Spanish. And … I don’t know … if I ever figure out what I believe about God, then I’ll know what to teach our kids too.
Did you know that at one point my editor thought about removing your storyline from the book?
No … I’m still here.
Yes, you are – because I felt so strongly about your story. I tried taking you out of the novel and it didn’t feel right. You had a reason for being in Catch a Falling Star.
Interesting – I’m like the actress in a movie whose part ends up on the cutting room floor—almost.
My daughter, Amy, likes Latino music. When I was looking for a song for Evie’s ringtone, she suggested Hay Otro En Mi Vida — which is a song where a woman is singing to her ex, saying how she’s moved on to someone whose healed all her wounds.
Is there anything you’d like to ask Evie — or me — as we get “behind the book?” More interviews by imaginary characters & other “Behind the Book” glimpses of Catch a Falling Star to come!
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