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GONE WITHOUT A TRACEby Patricia Bradley
I’m a Romantic Suspense writer living in North Mississippi.
My short-stories have been published in Woman’s World, and my fifth novel, Gone Without a Trace is out. In 2012 I won the unpublished Inspirational Daphne du Maurier award, the 2012 Touched by Love award, and was also a finalist for the 2012 Genesis award that went on to be her first release—Shadows of the Past.
I teach writing courses both on-line and at conferences. When I’m not writing or speaking, I throw mud on a wheel and try to make something beautiful. I can be found on the web at http://www.patriciabradleyauthor.com
Welcome, Patricia. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be?
I’m sure this isn’t what you had in mind, but if I could have dinner with one person from the past it would be with my mother. She’s been gone a year and a half, and I’d like one more day to spend with her.
What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself?
I’m ADHD; my first book was published after I turned 69; and I’ve been dating the same guy for 17 years.
Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Vacation? What’s that? I’ve written 6 books since 2012 and haven’t had time for a vacation. But if I had time I would go to the beach.
Please describe yourself with three words.
Jesus-loving, ADHD, energetic
What do you enjoy doing for relaxation?
See favorite vacation spot question above. Seriously, I knit for relaxation. Or sit on my deck.
What is your favorite Bible verse?
I have to give you two. Psalm 37:4, 7a: 4) Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. 7a) Wait patiently for the Lord…
What do you enjoy most about writing?
I don’t know. Maybe the sense of joy when I realize I’m living my dream.
Do you have a dedicated place to write, or a nook or corner of a room, or the kitchen table?
In the mornings when it’s warm enough, I like to work on my deck.
What can your readers expect from you next?
My third book, Gone Without A Trace, in the Logan Point series just released as I finish the fourth book—Silence In The Dark, and I’m writing a short story to go in a Christmas book being published by several Heartwarming authors. And I’ve started work on the first book in my next series, The Cold Case Files—it’s set in Memphis. Whew. That makes even me tired.
What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Tell others if you like it. Reviews are awesome, but I know how hard that is for a lot of people to do.
Please tell us a little about your novel, Gone Without a Trace.
The past is repeating itself--and time is running out.
It's been more than two years since homicide detective Livy Reynolds's cousin disappeared from Logan Point. Unlike most people in her hometown, Livy has never believed that Robyn left voluntarily. When Dallas private investigator Alex Jennings contacts her concerning a senator's missing granddaughter who was last seen in Logan Point, Livy notices eerie similarities between the two disappearances. With self-doubt plaguing her and an almost instant dislike of the self-assured PI, she's finding this investigation an uphill battle. But with the prospect of finding her cousin on the horizon, she'll have to find a way to work with Alex--before it's too late.
Award-winning author Patricia Bradley keeps you on the edge of your seat with a case--and a relationship--that is anything but certain.
Where can readers find you online?
Where can readers purchase Gone Without a Trace?
Barnes and Noble
Any parting comment?
I’d like to encourage anyone who wants to write to adopt Nike’s slogan. Just Do It! Claim God’s promises in Psalm 37:4. But do the hard work of learning the craft so that when God opens the door, you’ll be ready.
Patricia, thank you for spending time with my readers. One of the commenters will win a print copy of Gone Without a Trace, which you've graciously offered.
Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?
The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Over My Dead Body by James Callan is Karen H. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
Till next time … keep on smiling.