Thursday, July 9, 2015

Patricia Bradley, romantic suspense novel

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GONE WITHOUT A TRACE
                      by 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 In 2012 I won the unpublished Inspirational Daphne du Maurier award, the 2012 Touched by Love award, and was also a finalist for the 2012 Genesis award that went on to be her first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?
Website
FaceBook
Pinterest

Twitter: @PTBradley1
 
Where can readers purchase Gone Without a Trace?
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
CBD


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.


31 comments:

  1. If I could do anything in the world I would hike the Appalachian trail. I would love to see the beautiful scenery and meet interesting people along the way.

    Thank you for the great interview with Patricia.

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    1. Sorry I forgot to leave my email. psalm103and138[at]gmail[dot]com

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    2. Caryl, You're welcome. Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

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  2. Caryl, I've always wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail! There's a couple here in my town who did that a couple of years ago. The WHOLE thing! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I would be a professional reader/reviewer & get paid for my reviews! the perfect job :) I'd love to read/review this book...
    dkstevnesne AToutlookd OTcOM

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    1. Deanna, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

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    2. Deanna, that would be a great job. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I'd LOVE to read this book. My writing career is similar, Patricia. I too was in my late 60's when I was first published (minus all your great accomplishments, of course), but I love writing more than anything. If I could do anything in the world, I'd probably say live in the Rockies all summer and write to my heart's content, but I'd want to head south every winter (and write some more! :)) Congrats on your successes! Email is AuthorLLR@AOL.com.

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    1. Linda, thanks for reading and leaving your comment.

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    2. I know what you mean about heading south in the winter, Linda. I do not like cold. Even Mississippi was cold this year.
      Congrats on your successes, as well. I don't think age has much to do with doing what we want to do...as long as you and I don't hike the Appalachian Trail. Although that couple was in their 70s. :-)

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  5. I love to read mysteries and have read Patricia's work before. I find her story inspiring as I am in my sixties and trying to publish a book. My email address is zetler1234 at hotmail.com. Thanks, Joan

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    1. Joan, glad you came by and left your comment.

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    2. Joan, so glad you stopped by. Thank you, and don't ever give up. I wish you the best in your publishing career.

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  6. Suspense are my favorite genre to read especially if they have a little romance.
    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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    1. Karen, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

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    2. Great, Karen. I think mine have a tad more suspense than romance. :-) Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  7. Suspense are my favorite genre to read especially if they have a little romance.
    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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  8. I like the read & review as a profession, but at least we get to enjoy books we love for free! I guess I would spend a few months "back home" as my mother and uncles & aunts are well into their 80's and it is hard to be away from them now. jeaniedannheimATymailDOTcom

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    1. I know what you mean about spending a few months "back home". I wish I could, too. Thanks for stopping by, Jeannie.

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  9. Romantic suspense is a favorite genre for me... would love to win this book... haven't read any of Patricia's books yet... our library system only has one of hers and I put a request for it..... looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!
    seventysevensusieqATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Susieq--love your name. I hope you get the book soon! Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Almost 2 years ago I traveled to China. I would love to go back but my missionary friends retired and moved back to the States.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Janet, glad you read Patricia's interview and left your comment.

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  11. I would love to do a world tour, what a dream! :) I love exploring new places.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Merry, when you take your world tour, please take me with you! Thanks for leaving your comment.

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  12. Hello, Patricia. I, too, have ADHD and it wasn't suspected until my 9 year old son was diagnosed. If I could do anything in the world, it would be anything, but with an unselfish, joyful heart. I feel like I struggle with selfishness and I just want to be able to completely surrender to the Lord and his will. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. trosado, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

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  13. What a great book! Thank you Patricia and thank you Jo!
    I am a follower!
    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Melanie, you're welcome. I appreciate your following my blog! Thanks for leaving your comment.

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