1. How did you get involved with Dave
was under contract to write another book when I
was asked to put it aside to work on Aruba with
Dave Holloway and Larry Garrison.
2. How did Dave convey his story to you?
While I have met Dave on a couple of
occasions, the information that he gave me
was through the use of numerous emails and
phone calls and through communications with
Larry Garrison. Dave shared his personal
struggle with us to find out what happened
to his daughter and we did our best to
translate that into his own words.
3. What was it like working with Dave
Dave is an incredible man. He has carried
himself with grace and dignity through what
must be the hardest time in his life. It is
clear that Dave is an extremely dedicated
father. He did and still does everything in
his power to find out what happened to
Natalee. It was truly an honor to work with
him on the book.
4. Why did Dave write the book before
there was a resolution in Natalee's case?
Dave had been contacted by several people who
wanted to write a book about Natalee and he
realized that someone was going to write it,
with or without him. He wanted to have some
control over what went into the book. He also
wanted to raise awareness regarding what really
happened in Aruba after Natalee went missing,
and he is hoping that the book will spark
someone's memory and encourage them to come
forward to help solve the mystery.
5. Many people say that Dave shouldn't be
profiting from Natalee's disappearance. What do
you think about that?
Dave's motive is not profit. He has created the
"Natalee Holloway Foundation" which will be
funded with proceeds from the book. The
Foundation's purpose is to further Dave's search
for Natalee and also to help others in their
search for missing loved ones.
6. Why is there so much more
media attention on Natalee's case than on other
missing persons' cases?
The way the Aruban and Dutch officials
mishandled the case has a lot to do with all of
the coverage. Members of the media grabbed onto
every report coming out of Aruba because there
were so many twists and turns in the case and
too many questions left unanswered over and over
7. Do you agree with the travel boycott that
some states have imposed on Aruba?
believe that the boycott was one of the important
factors that went into the Aruban government's
changing of the guard. In other words, there has
been a definite shake-up regarding who is handling
Natalee's case now. The world is watching a lot
more closely and the Aruban officials are aware that
they can never allow something like this to happen
again. So, as much as I don't want innocent Arubans
to suffer, I think that any pressure that we can put
on the Aruban government encourages them to continue
searching for answers in Natalee's disappearance.
Do you believe that everyone in the Aruban
government is corrupt?
believe that Natalee's case was hindered by
a cover-up. Every step of the way, it was obvious
that things were not being done correctly. Evidence
was destroyed, suspects were allowed to walk free
for far too long, no follow-up questions were asked
of the suspects when they made incriminating
statements, and many lies were told. Yet, nobody has
been held accountable for Natalee's disappearance
and there is still no trace of her. There is a good
reason why Deputy Police Chief Dompig was removed
from the case. He made statements that were pure
speculation and very incriminating to both Natalee
and her family. It was clear that he was trying to
divert attention away from the criminals.
9. What do you think happened to Natalee?
think that there are at least two realistic
possibilities. However, I don't feel that I
should reveal them before you read the book.
10. Do you think Natalee will ever be found?
can't answer that. The only people who can are those
responsible for her disappearance and those who
helped cover it up. However, I continue to pray that
you have any questions that I have not answered
here, please feel free to email them to me and I
will do my best to address them.