Main Character Monday – Character Interview Jess Thomas from October Outlaw

Welcome to Main Character Monday where I have the pleasure of helping you get to know main characters better by interviewing them. Today’s guest is Jess Thomas from October Outlaw by Debbi Migit. Thank you for joining me. Let’s get right to the interview.

If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go?

I think I’d like to go to Scotland. My friend Cole’s dad is Scottish and has been there a few times. He took some amazing videos, especially of the Isle of Skye. It’s beautiful in a fierce kind of way.

I’ve never been there myself, but I’m with you. I think it looks beautiful.

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Which of these traits do you find easiest to display in your life? Which of them is the hardest to display?

Yikes, that’s a little discouraging. I guess love and faithfulness are my best ones. I really love my family and friends and I’m definitely loyal, so that counts as faithfulness, right? The weird thing is those are the things that can mess up my self-control. If I think someone I love is in trouble I’ll do anything I can to help them. Sometimes I act before I think which has been a problem for me. I’m working on it though!

Interesting take on it. That your easiest ones to display also provide the stumbling block for the one you struggle with. I wonder how many of us are in the same boat on that. What is your favorite story from the Old Testament?

A few weeks ago, our pastor read the story of Jael, the woman who killed a bad guy named Sisera by putting a tent peg through his head. Ok, I know it’s gruesome, but I wish I could be that brave! She helped God’s people that day. I’m sure afterwards her family was like, “Jael, what were you thinking? What if Sisera woke up just as you got ready to, you know, end him? You could have died!” At least that’s what my family and friends would say to me. Not that I’ve ever been in that situation, exactly, but I guess I’ve taken a few risks. Anyway, I like Jael, even if she’s kind of a hot head.

I’m sure you’re right about her family. I’ve never thought about that before.What is your favorite book in the New Testament?

Again, this probably sounds weird, but I like Revelation. It’s so different from the rest of the Bible and it’s really hard to understand, but that’s why I like it. I love mysteries, and Revelation seems to be the biggest mystery of all. Did you know that it says right at the beginning that anyone who reads and studies Revelation is blessed by God? So, it must be important to at least try and understand. Plus, there is the verse that says, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to break its seals?” And later an angel says, “The Lion from the Tribe of Judah overcame so He could open the scroll and its seven seals.” Wow. There is just something about that scene that makes me want to cry and laugh at the same time.

Good choice. If you could leave us with one message, what would you want us to know?

“But God.”  My mamma said that a lot. Whenever something bad or hard would happen, and it looked like there was no way out, she’d say, “But God.” I looked it up one time and there are over thirty times when that’s mentioned in the Bible. I know I’m young, but I’ve already had to face some really hard things, especially when our parents died. But every single time it looks like things won’t work out, somehow God steps in and takes care of us. My sisters and I remind each other all the time now-if something looks impossible, we say, “But God.” And He always shows up. Always.

That’s a beautiful reminder and a wonderful spiritual heritage your mother left you. Thank you for sharing it. Now, I have one more fun question and then some rapid fire questions for you.

If you could have one exotic pet, what would you choose?

A sugar glider. I like their huge eyes, and the fact that they can fly -kind of. You can even carry them in your pocket!

Sugar gliders do look like sweet, fun pets. Now on to our rapid fire questions.

Sunrise or sunset? sunset

Pie or Cake? Chocolate cake

Tulip or Iris? Tulip

Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla (can I add toppings?)

What three words would you use to describe Debbi Migit?

Nosy. Quirky. Nocturnal.

A big thank you to Jess for her time and to Debbi for allowing me to interview her. October Outlaw is out now, and you can keep reading for more information on the story and its author. 

More about Debbi Migit:

Debbi Migit lives in Illinois, surrounded by pumpkin patches and cornfields. She writes stories filled with faith, authenticity, and humor. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and avoiding arithmetic. Her favorite color is turquoise and if playing Candy Crush was a paying gig, she would be rich.


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More about October Outlaw:

“If I’d known my evening included being stalked by a cougar, I would’ve worn different shoes.”

Jess Thomas

Jess Thomas is being tracked by Outlaws- one is a man, and one is a beast.

When Jess uncovers new evidence concerning their parents’ deaths, the Thomas sisters gain the attention of a very dangerous man. And when a cougar terrorizes Justice, Montana, Jess risks her life to save those she loves.

Cole McBride respects Jess’s courage, but he fears someday she will take one risk too many.

Sly Thomas is adjusting to her new responsibilities as guardian of her two sisters. But just as she begins to hope for the future, her blossoming relationship with Deputy Nick McBride is threatened.

Two sisters. Two brothers. Two Outlaws. All headed for Justice.

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