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Thursday, October 6, 2016

 

Guest Author Interview - Patty Wiseman 

 

 

 

 

I am happy to have Author Patty Wiseman as my guest today. Thank you, Patty, for joining me on my website.

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      Author Patty Wiseman

 

Patty, can you tell us about yourself and your background? What do you currently do outside of writing?


 

Thank you so much for having me today! I grew up in the Seattle, Washington area where I graduated from high school, got on an airplane and landed in Bartlesville, Okla. to attend college. I married, raised two wonderful sons and eventually migrated to Texas where I’ve lived now for 35 years.

 

I waited until I retired to pursue my dream of writing. Finally, I could take a deep breath and concentrate on the stories burning in my heart all these years. This is a very special time in my life. To do what you love full time is such a blessing.

My husband and I live out in the country with our crème lab, Cutter. We love to travel, love the Texas Rangers, ( I secretly still love the Seattle Mariners, too). We attend as many games as we can. I’m a league bowler and have been for over 40 years. I love museums and places of interest around our state. 

 

What books have you written, and what are their genres? What audience are they aimed at?

 

My 1st novel is called An Unlikely Arrangement. It’s set in the 1920’s and is based on a true story. They are called historical suspense. I like to put the emphasis on the suspense. They are what I call ‘flinch-free’ and the target audience would be anyone between 17 and 100. An Unlikely Arrangement was supposed to be a ‘one and done’ novel, but I received so much feed-back from people who wanted to know what happened to the other characters that I turned the one book into a series. I now have four in the series and plan to finish up with six books before I move on to something else.  The books are as follows:

 

 

An Unlikely Arrangement  An unlikely begining An Unlikely Conclusion An Unlikely Deception

 

Books by Patty Wiseman

 

An Unlikely Arrangement

An Unlikely Beginning

An Unlikely Conclusion

An Unlikely Deception

Success Your Way

 

What prompted you to write what you did?  Where do you get your writing inspiration? What message do you want readers to take away?

 

When I was a little girl of about four or five I used to sneak out of bed and hide under the stairwell in the hallway of my grandmother’s house. She would tell stories about the ‘roaring twenties’, the mafia, the ‘flappers’, and the dance called the Charleston to the adults. They were fascinating stories and they stayed in my memory for years and years until I had to write about those times. That era is a favorite of mine. I loved the fashion, the mystery, and the women who began to assert their voices. Women began to pursue careers, fulfill hidden dreams, and realize that being a wife and mother wasn’t their only option in this world. The message I would want to have the readers take away is that it is okay to pursue dreams, to realize their strengths, to let their voice be heard. A strong, independent woman can have it all…marriage, children, and a career. My female characters are strong in an era when that was frowned upon.

 

My motto is "Challenge, Conquer, Change. Make a wish, then make a plan!"

  

Do you write short stories, articles, or have a blog? Where can we find them?

 

Romance Award

 

I have a few short stories out there. A Summer Tale won 1st place in a short story contest for Angie’s Diary. A Summer Tale 

 

My other short stories can be found on www.angiesdiary.com  and the link to my blog is Patty Wiseman Blog

 

What do you find the hardest about writing? The easiest?

 

Continuity is difficult when you write something as long as a novel. You have to make sure your story flows well, that the time line is correct. Don’t leave gaps!

 

I think the original idea is the easiest thing to come up with. You can roll it around in your head, but getting it down on paper is totally another matter. 

 

What’s next for you after An Unlikely Deception?

 

Of course, I am working on Book Five of the series. That book will explore the life and times of Fanny, the gun moll in the series. She’s a fascinating character and I get a lot of questions about her. So the next one is dedicated to her!

But I am also trying my hand at a contemporary romance. I want to branch out and try new things. 

 

How can we follow or contact you?

 

Patty Wiseman.com

Patty Wiseman Fan Page Facebook

 

Where can readers buy your books?

 

Patty Wiseman at Amazon 

And, of course, you can purchase them directly from my website.

Pattywiseman.com/books

 

 

 Awards  & Recognition
 2nd place award 

An Unlikely Arrangement – won 2nd place in Forward National Literature Awards 2011 

 

 2013 Romance Award An Unlikely Beginning, won 1st place in Texas Association of Authors in Romance 2013
 Romance Award An Unlikely Conclusion – won 1st place in Texas Association of Authors in Romance 2014 
 50 Great Writers  Finalist and Winner in:  50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading Contest 2013    
  

 



 

 

 


              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-JSH

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