Saturday, March 15, 2014

Interview with Patricia Bradley Plus Shadows of the Past Book #Giveaway!!

So everyone, have you found a couple new authors the past week or so? I have plenty more coming up and am excited to introduce them to you. Today I have author Patricia Bradley. You might remember her book that I reviewed earlier this year, Shadows of the Past? Well, one of you will be winning a copy of that book here! But before you enter, take time to read through the interview. I always enjoy finding out more about my favorite authors and their work.

Thank you for being with us today, Patricia!!

How long have you known you wanted to be an author?
I’m not one of those authors who always wanted to be a writer. I was a reader first, then when I was 35, these people came to live in my head and they wouldn’t go away until I told their story.

Can you tell me a little bit about your newest book? 
Shadows of the Past is the story of victimologist Taylor Martin and her search to find her father who abandoned the family when she was eight. When she finally has a lead on his whereabouts, Taylor returns home to Logan Point, Mississippi, to investigate. But as she is stalking the truth about the past, someone is stalking her.

Nick Sinclair pens mystery novels for a living, but the biggest mystery to him is how he can ever get over the death of his wife—a tragedy he believes he could have prevented. With his estranged brother the only family he has left, Nick sets out to find him. But when he crosses paths with Taylor, all he seems to find is trouble.

When a reader gets done with your book, what do you want them to come away with? 
I want them to see that God is there even when we don’t “feel” him. And I want readers to understand we don’t get our worth from others. Our worth comes from being a child of God and that Christ thought us worthy enough of love to die for us.

Is there a place you have always wanted to visit? A vacation spot, historical monument, overseas, etc? 
I don’t think you have enough space to put everywhere I want to go. J. Hawaii, Ireland, Grand Canyon, Alaska… to name just a few.

If you could have dinner with 2 people, who would they be? 
I am going to combine these two. To have walked with Jesus on the road to Emmaus and then sit at the table when He broke bread.

Do you have a favorite hobby?
I am a potter and I make jewelry and knit. Not sure which is my favorite. J

Is there something about you most people wouldn't know? 
I didn’t finish high school, but I do have college hours. And I never stopped learning. I subscribed to the Reader’s Digest and when it came in each month, I would do the “It Pays to Increase Your Word Power.”

Do you have any suggestions for the aspiring writer? Don’t.Give.Up. I had been writing for 30 years when I was offered a 3-book deal. What if I had given up after 29 years?

Any last thoughts for your readers? 
Lay your writing on God’s altar and then pick it up as He directs. Remember it’s in His timing and not ours. If I had been published in book form any earlier, my work would not have been ready. Keep writing and honing your craft so that when He opens a door, you will be ready.

And how can they connect with you?
Links to buy book:
Available at CBD: and Amazon: and B&N:

Thanks so much for being a guest here today!

Thank you so much for having me! I’ve enjoyed being here.

This book is one of my favorite suspense books. Probably top 10 this year! So please, enter below for your very own copy! The giveaway will end 3/31 and winner will be chosen through They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

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DEBIJOT said...

My favorite hobby is collecting books for my "library".

Patricia Bradley said...

Thanks so much for having me here, Charity! Love your blog.

Patricia Bradley said...

I love that you are a reader Debijot! Thanks for stopping by. From the size of my TBR table, I believe I may have started a new hobby. lol

Cozy in Texas said...

Great interview. I especially loved the "last thoughts for your readers" very true. No matter what your passion, you should never give up.

Pam K. said...

My favorite hobby is card making. Patricia's book looks great. Thanks for the interview with her and the chance to win it.

Patricia Bradley said...

Ann and Pam, Thanks for stopping by. I make cards, using a program called PrintMaster. I wish I had the time to make some like a friend who does scrapbooking!

Mary Hart said...

My favorite "hobby" is probably reading, but I also like to play word games,either online, or with friends.

Sherrylinn said...

Definitely reading! Nothing like jumping into a new book

Patricia Bradley said...

If I had the time, I would read all the time. As it is, I only get to read for pleasure for an hour or so before I go to bed now. Thanks Mary and Sherrylinn for stopping by!

Nancy said...

My favorite hobby is reading. I also like card making, scrapbooking, and volunteering.

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Robin Mongold said...

My hobbies are crocheting and scrapbooking

Patricia Bradley said...

Nancy and Robin, I wish I had time for scrapbooking! And I think cardmaking goes along with that. I've seen some beautiful cards made by scrapbookers. I do crochet and I used to volunteer, but now I don't have time.

Gala said...

Gardening and reading -- two things without them life would be too boring

Patricia Bradley said...

I love reading, but unfortunately have black thumbs when it comes to gardening...if you want to kill a plant, just give it to me. :-)

Robyn-coolestmommy R said...

I love reading. It's my favorite hobby. But I also enjoy scrapbooking and visiting museums.

Bamabooklover said...

Reading, reading, and reading....and reading while traveling......

Cozette said...

reading of course

But also love being on the beach. Not exactly a hobby but something I love to do.

Mary Jo Robertson said...

Reading and crafts

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