Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Meet VP Hamilton from Danele Rotharmel's Time Search

Today, I’m talking with Vice President Andrew Hamilton from Danele Rotharmel’s new book, Time Search. Time Search is the third book in The Time Counselor Chronicles. Mr. Vice President, it’s nice to meet you.

Thank you, Lisa. It’s a pleasure to be here. Please, call me Andrew.

Andrew, I know you’re an avid supporter of TEMCO. Can you explain why you think the TEMCO program is so vital to our nation?

The statistics speak for themselves, Lisa. Last year, the TEMCO program directly led to 122 murderers vanishing from death row—and that’s not even counting the number of petty crimes and suicides that TEMCO time surfers have prevented. When a TEMCO counselor travels back through time and stops a young person from taking their first steps toward a life of crime, we all benefit. Supporting TEMCO just makes sense.

It’s rumored that you were time counseled by Zeke Masters when you were a teenager. Is that true?

At this time, I’m afraid that I cannot confirm or deny those rumors.

I understand. I know that TEMCO is currently facing a crisis. Drake Procerus, one of TEMCO’s senior cadets has gone rogue. People across the nation are understandably concerned. I’ve heard that you’re helping the TEMCO team and that you’ve assigned agents to track Drake down. Is there anything you’d like to add?

Because of the ongoing nature of this investigation, I’m unable to comment about Mr. Procerus. At this point, saying anything could be potentially detrimental. I’m sure you understand.

Of course. Let’s talk about something else, shall we? Nation Today has just named you “America’s Most Eligible Bachelor.” Congratulations!

Thank you, Lisa. But although the title is quite an honor, I’m afraid that it may make my life more complicated.

How so?

Many women are already intimidated by my political job and security concerns. Throwing a title like “America’s Most Eligible Bachelor” in the mix may ensure that the only ladies who will look my way are publicity seekers. Being grouped with playboys, rock stars, male models, and movie stars has its drawbacks.

I suppose that could be true. By your comment, it sounds as if you’re looking for love. Would you like to be married some day?

Of course. Marriage is a wonderful gift from the Lord. I would love to start a family.

Has any particular lady caught your eye?

Perhaps. But she’s not available.

Why? Is she already married?

Of course not! I would never proposition a married woman! The lady in question is simply residing in another country.

You’re blushing, Andrew. Who is this mystery woman?

Lisa…this will sound strange, but I don’t really know.

If you’ve never met, how do you know that you like her?

She’s a violinist traveling through Europe, and at night, I’ve been watching her televised concerts. I haven’t learned her name yet, but she is lovely… I suppose I sound like a fool.

Not a fool—a romantic.

Thank you, Lisa. That’s generous of you to say. I’ve been told that dream girls don’t exist—but I’ve found mine. I just wish I knew her name.

I may’ve seen one of your violinist’s televised concerts last night. Is she currently preforming in Ireland?

Yes! Lisa, this is wonderful! Did you happen to catch her name?

Yes… But I’m not sure that Danele would approve of me telling you. I think you should learn your dream-girl’s name on your own.


On another subject, I’ve heard that you’ve been asked to keep an eye on Angelina Ableman, Dan’s younger sister. Have you met her?

No… Lisa, can’t you give me a hint about my violinist’s name?

As much as I’d enjoy being known as the matchmaker for “America’s Most Eligible Bachelor,” I’m afraid that I shouldn’t say anything else. I wouldn’t want to spoil your surprise.

I’m disappointed, of course—but I understand. Would you like to ask me another question?

I’ve heard that your sister, Jessica, was in a serious car accident. How is she doing?

Not well, I’m afraid. As you know, Jessica was a rising star in the dancing world. Her injuries were severe, and they’ve put an end to her career. She’s living with me now, and I’m doing all that I can to help her recover.

I’m so sorry. Would it be possible for me to speak with her?

At this time, Jessica isn’t well enough for visitors. But I’ll send her your regards.

Thank you. On another topic, you and President Freemar are running for reelection. The last time you ran, you won in a landslide victory. You’re currently holding steady at an 84 percent approval rating. Do you feel that winning the upcoming election will be easy?

Lisa, nothing is ever easy when it comes to politics. But I’ve done my best to serve this country, and if the people of the United States would like me to serve another term, I will be honored.

I wish you well in the upcoming election, Andrew. Thank you so much for being here and talking to my readers.

Thank you for having me, Lisa. It’s been a pleasure.

About the Book - Time Search
The Time Counselor Chronicles #3

A nameless evil lurks in the shadows…

In the wake of a recent wave of violence, TEMCO employees are left reeling. While some of the staff are put into hiding, others are left behind to discover the true identity of the mysterious nemesis who is determined to destroy them all. While Crystal, Marc, and Zeke search for clues to unravel the mystery of his real name, their enemy is lurking in the shadows searching for TEMCO’s missing leaders. It’s a race against the clock! And as the hours and seconds tick away, it’s anyone’s guess whose search will be completed first. It’s a classic battle of good versus evil, and the stakes couldn’t be higher!

Read my review here.
Prism Book Group, an imprint of Pelican Books
Print - $16.99
Ebook - $4.99

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About Danele Rotharmel

Danele RotharmelDanele Rotharmel grew up with a love of the literary word, and by age five, she knew she wanted to be a writer. However, her life took an unexpected turn when a mysterious illness brought her close to death. Eventually, she learned that a low-level carbon monoxide leak from a faulty furnace in her home was slowly poisoning her. This poisoning triggered severe Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and partial amnesia.

During this time, the hardest thing she faced was a crisis of faith. She had to quit her job and stop going to church. She couldn’t write, couldn’t drive, and could barely remember who she was. To say she was upset with the Lord was an understatement. She began reexamining her faith in light of her illness, and eventually, she came to the firm conclusion that God is real, God is good, God is interested and involved, and God is trustworthy regardless of tragedy.

When her illness became even more severe, she was put into quarantine and could only talk to friends and extended family through the glass of a window. This quarantine lasted for seven years. During this time, she wrote the first six books in The Time Counselor Chronicles.

Danele currently lives in Colorado where she continues to write. Although her journey back to health was long and difficult, it provided her with the opportunity to grow closer to God and to write her books. For that, she is forever thankful.

You can learn more about Danele by visiting her blog at https://dragonflydanele.wordpress.com/


  1. Thank you so much for having me, Lisa! I really enjoyed Andrew’s interview! I thought it was TONS of fun! And for those of you who are following “Time Search’s” blog tour, DANELE’S 13th MYSTERY WORD is ROMANCE!

  2. Another fun interview! Can't wait to read Andrew's story!

    1. I'm so glad that you enjoyed this interview, Becky!! I have SO MUCH FUN with character interviews! They make me smile! I'm glad you like Andrew. In my next book, "Time Awakening," he and Angelina finally meet. I hope you have a fabulous day! Thanks for commenting!

  3. Loved hearing things directly from the character! :-)

    1. I'm so glad that you enjoyed Andrew's interview, Lynn! I always love character interviews. I think it's TONS of fun to pretend to be one of my characters. I hope you have a terrific day! Thanks so much for commenting!

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    1. I'm so glad that you enjoyed this interview, Caryl!! Character interviews are such a BLAST to write! When I do them, I can't help but smile. They are writing and acting all rolled up into one. I hope you have a great day, Caryl! Thanks for commenting!

  5. Danele,
    You do great character interviews!
    Love it and so much fun thanks.
    Lisa you did great and I am sure Andrew was tough but charming. Unlike um...... well you know who. ;~}

    1. Dear Renette, I'm so glad that you enjoyed Andrew's interview! I have so much fun with character interviews, and I'm glad that you think they're fun too! I hope you have a fantastic day! Thanks so much for commenting!