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.

Actress Zoey Saldana, the inspiration for Evie Shaw in Catch a Falling Star

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.

Thank you.

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?

Would you?

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?

Evie loves wearing fun scrub tops. (FInd this one at

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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  1. April 23, 2013, 6:47 am   /  Reply

    I love this character. So glad you fought to keep her in! Do I see a heroine role in her future?

    • April 23, 2013, 11:26 am   /  Reply

      You never know …

  2. April 23, 2013, 6:52 am   /  Reply

    I love these interviews and look forward to them. Makes me wonder what other fun things you have up your sleeve (LOTS, I’m sure).
    Thanks & blessings, Beth.

    • April 23, 2013, 11:26 am   /  Reply

      I’m trying to make things more fun for my readers, Dee. And yes, more things planned …

  3. April 23, 2013, 8:37 am   /  Reply

    This was so fun to read, especially the part about her story almost hitting the cutting room floor. Can’t wait to read the book, Beth!

    Nice ring tone. lol

    • April 23, 2013, 11:25 am   /  Reply

      I learn so much from my kiddos, Jessica!

  4. April 23, 2013, 11:38 am   /  Reply

    Love the interview.
    It’s fun to hear a different voice on your blog!

    I love Latin music. One of the silly things we enjoy when we’re in Bolivia is watching South American music videos. There is a certain pizza place we go to, when we’re not out in the mountains, that has a giant flat screen. The video styles are just like North American ones, but umm, they don’t umm, sing in English. What is up with that?

  5. April 24, 2013, 1:31 pm   /  Reply

    I enjoy Latino music as well. One of my favorite Christian singers is Jesus Adrian Romero. His lyrics move me to worship God. He sings “balados”–ballads, with some upbeat music. I’m loving your interviews, Beth!

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