I am a writer, Christian first, and blessed beyond my imagination. I live in the Dallas-Ft Worth area in Texas with my wonderful treasure of a husband, my spoiled dog Jacs, my 90 yr old Father in law, and my awesome grown son, Josh. Did I say I was blessed?
The PacJac is from my initials and my husbands. I wouldn’t be able to write if it weren’t for him. I belong to American Christian Fiction Writers, http://www.acfw.com/ And two wonderful critique groups who help me hone the craft of writing.I write Inspirational stories filled with adventure, romance, and hope.
Patricia has graciously offered to give away a copy of Liberty Belle. Be sure to leave a comment to be entered and don't forget to leave your email addy and let me know if you are a follower.
Humor me as I always ask the first and the last question. =o)
Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth. In my office wearing my standard blue jeans Tshirt and tennis shoes.
Do your characters ever give you surprises when you are writing? Can you give us an example if they do and if they don’t do you know why? Do they ever! In my current WIP, I thought the main character, Abigail, was going to marry the sheriff, Bret. But then I noticed that Bret kept talking about the fire in Hannah’s eyes. Hmm, then someone pointed out that Abigail was a city girl, Bret would not make in the big city. So along comes Rade Sterling. He’d been waiting in the far corner of my imagination to sweep Abigail off her feet.
Many writers will say they see stories all around them. Is there some place you found this story? Actually, I found Liberty Belle in a joke. A friend wanted me to write an email saying I had a story about a schoolteacher, lame boy, and a sheriff. And Liberty Belle was born. Of course, the story took some turns from the original but that was where she started. I have had stories attack me in many different ways. Abigail’s story came from a line that kept going through my head until I wrote it down.
Do you have a favorite scene in this book and what would it be? Now that is a tough question. One thing that always sticks out in my mind is Libby’s aunt, Flora. Originally, she was only going to be a bit part in the first chapter, but she threw me a line – “Nobody ever notices me, but I notice everything.” She wrote herself into the story, and now, I don’t see how Libby would have ever gone west without her.
What was something you did as a kid that was just plain crazy? I loved to ride my horse. We would ride to a racetrack and get our horses in the starting gate and burst out like we were on Secretariat. Of course, most of the time we rode bareback.
What is something that very few people know about you? I am pretty much an open book.
If you could have written any piece of literature in history, be it books, speech, poetry, what piece would you want to say Written By Authors Name here
Since I write historicals, I guess I will say Gone with the Wind.
What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair) I love my techie toys. One of my good friends and I regularly visit our toy stores – Best Buy and Staples.
Set in 1859 Denver, Liberty Belle is a story of finding freedom and forgiveness. A jilted bride, a wayward sheriff, a small boy, outlaws, and a gallows provide plenty of action, romance, and hope.
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