Tell us about the story. What prompted you to write this story and where did you get your ideas for the plot?
The idea for Callum’s Compass came originally from a local myth here involving whether or not “black panthers” live in the remote mountains. The idea changed and grew over time and with a lot of prayer. It now involves a treasure hunt, which is something near and dear to my heart. My uncle, Jim, left treasure hunts for his kids growing up and included my brother and I on a couple of them at family vacations. They are some of the best memories I have!
Once those two items were tied together, the plot flowed from there. When Kat receives the first clue and decides to find out if it is real or not, she takes a step into a world of danger and mystery. And, once I set her on that path, we couldn’t stop before we saw what waited at the end of the tunnel! Add a handsome wildlife officer, Ryan, into the mix, and I had a story I couldn’t wait to tell.
Ooo, this sounds so good, Sara. I know readers will want to get your book.
KAT WILLIAMS’S brother died in a gruesome accident in the mountains of East Tennessee. She blames herself.
RYAN JENKINS’S fiancée was murdered. He couldn’t protect her.
With the death of her brother, Kat believes she is unworthy of love from anyone—even God. When a good friend elicits a promise that she will stop living in the past and then leaves her clues to a real-life treasure hunt, Kat embarks on an adventure chock-full of danger. To find the treasure, Kat will have to survive wild animals—and even wilder men. Can she rely on Ryan, the handsome wildlife officer assigned to protect her . . . without falling in love?
Ryan swore off love when his fiancée was murdered, but feelings long-buried rise to the surface around Kat. He volunteers to help with her treasure hunt, vowing to keep her safe. Together they venture deep into caves and tunnels . . . and even deeper into the depths of their unplumbed hearts.