Saturday, June 23, 2012

Liberty Belle by Patricia PacJac Carroll Ends July 2nd

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, 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.

DOUBLE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING by following my blog with Powered by FEEDBURNER on the right, and don't miss any giveaways (the button with the flame). If you already follow my blog go ahead and follow by FEEDBURNER so you can be entered twice. If you're not getting an email telling you I have a new giveaway you're not following through Feedburner. Just mention that you follow through Feedburner when you leave a comment with each giveaway and you'll be entered twice.
Be sure to leave your email address. Please check your junk mail on and the day after the drawing. I've had to redraw because of no responses. Subject box will have: winner of (book title). I'll email the winner and they'll have seven days to respond. If I don't hear back I'll draw another name. USA shipping only. Thanks so much and please stop back again! Drawing will be held Monday,  July 2nd . Offer void where prohibited. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants.


  1. I am a follower by feedburner. I have seen this book on a few blogs and am interested in winning!

  2. Thank you, Debbie.
    I enjoyed stopping by your beautiful site.

  3. I'm sure the setting in Colorado makes this a wonderful book. I enjoy reading about this time period. Thanks!

  4. I am a feedburner subscriber.

  5. This novel sounds great! i am a feedburner subscriber (glad you explained that, because i wouldn't have taken note otherwise.) Email is my choice of following.

    marianne dot wanham at gmail dot com

  6. Hi Ruby and Marianne,
    Hope you are keeping cool this summer day. I'm in Texas and we're playing tag with a 100 degrees today. And supposed to catch and surpass it the next three days.

    Time for a cool read. : )

  7. Wow sounds like a awesome book...can't wait to read..'Liberty Belle' writer Patricia Carroll...and I am also a feedburner

  8. Thanks, is it eyeball or lucy lol I am going to have to check out your blog. You have me totally curious.

  9. Very cool! :) Lovely book cover...and beautiful blog background, too. I'm a new visitor via Fiction Addiction Fix. :)

    biblioprincess15 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  10. Thanks Rachelle, on the book cover : ) Hope you get a chance to read Liberty Belle.

    I like Debbie's background too, Makes me feel cool and refreshed.

  11. Great interview. I am now a subscriber via Feedburner to your blog, Debbie. I would love to win Libery Belle since I was in Pat's critique group when she started writing it. (waving frantically at Pat)


  12. Hi Patricia, Great interview and I love the cover of "Liberty Belle". I added to my wish list after first review I read and look forward to reading "Liberty Belle".
    Thanks for stopping by to chat and share with us.

    Old email/feedburner follower and GFC follower

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  13. Thank you for the great interview, the Book also sounds real good and I would love to be included in the Giveaway. I'm a follower.


  14. Patricia, thanks so much for an awesome interview. I love to know that I'm not the only one whose story changes from what you thought it would be.

    ginger dot solomon at gmail dot com

  15. Waving at Pat Gonzales,
    So good to reconnect with you.
    Also nice to meet Ladette, Miss Kallie, and Ingrid.

    And Ginger - don't you find it fun when your'e characters set you straight? LOL
    Have a blessed weekend all.

  16. This sounds like an interesting book, one I would like to add to my 'collection', lol.


  17. I am a subscriber and I follow you blog.


  18. My daughter loves historicals and I'd love to win this book for her! It sounds like a fun story.