Patty, what makes you passionate about writing?
As a small child, stories of my colorful family intrigued me. I would sit and listen to the tales the adults spun while I hid under the stairwell in my grandmotherâ€™s house. As I grew older, I wanted to spin stories, too, and fell in love with the reaction I generated from my mythical lore. I donâ€™t write to make a statement, I write to surprise, to intrigue, and to fuel curiosity.
Do you have a writing routine?
I do have a routine. Early on, I got caught up in all the social media and realized it was eating up so much time!
I now start writing at 6:00 a.m. and donâ€™t quit before I have at least 1,000 words. Then, and only then, do I get on social media for a bit of marketing. After lunch, I go back and try to do another 1,000 words. It works for me. Evenings are spent with my husband.
What is the title of your book?
What genre does your book fall under?
The best genre to describe my books are Historical Mystery/Romance Fiction. They are based on a true story, however. They are â€˜flinch freeâ€™, also.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
The male lead would probably be Matt Damon. He has a sexy appeal, but with a sense of responsibility. The actress would have to be someone with a saucy look like Angelina Jolie. Maybe Megan Fox.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
One moment in time, on what should be the happiest day of her life, changes everything.
Is your book self-published or represented by an agency?
I am represented by Desert Coyote Productions.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It took me about a year. That was quick compared to my 1st book! That one took about 5 years. I was still learning.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Probably â€œThe Vixenâ€ by Jillian Larkin.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
My grandmother. She was quite a rebellious 17 year old bombshell in the 1920â€™s. An original â€˜flapperâ€™! Hers are the stories I listened to as a child. Her life intrigued me and started me on the journey to writing.
What else about your book might pique the readerâ€™s interest?
In this series, you will find the Mafia, kidnapping, murder, and secrets from the past that come back to haunt Ruthâ€™s future. Her life is in danger and only one person can save her.
Where can we find your book?
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