Patty, can you tell us what books you have written?
An Unlikely Arrangement
An Unlikely Beginning
An Unlikely Conclusion
What genres do you write? What audience are your books aimed at?
They are classified as historical fiction, but I like to emphasize the mystery in them.
The target? Anyone who loves mystery, history, a touch of romance. I have a lot of men who read my books.
What prompted you to write what you did? What message do you want readers to take away?
I am fascinated with history, especially that of my own family. I had a very colorful grandmother and her stories intrigued me as a child. She lived in the exciting era of the “roaring twenties,” a time when women were taking charge of their own lives. She had dreams and aspirations, and was determined to achieve them, regardless of the consequences. I admired her tenacity. The message I want readers to take away is to take those challenges presented to you, conquer the self-doubt and fear of failure, and change your life for the better.
What is your background? What do you do outside of writing?
I am retired from a 25-year career as an administrative assistant for a financial advisor. I actually retired in order to pursue my dream of writing. Now I can also lend my time to our local women’s group, Texas Federation of Women’s Club, Marshall Chapter. I also like to bowl and currently belong to two leagues. I spend a lot of time reading, as well.
Do you write short stories, articles, or have a blog? Where can we find them?
I have written several short stories and write a blog.
My short stories can be found on Angie’s DIARY
The link to my blog.
What do you find the hardest about writing? The easiest?
The hardest thing about writing for me is the continuity. I want to make sure my story flows well, that the time line is correct. In a novel, I often have to go back to make sure I didn’t leave any gaps.
The easiest thing? Is there an easy thing about writing? I suppose 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.
Where do you get your inspiration?
As I mentioned before, my family is very colorful, and even though I heard these stories as a child, I also felt the need to write about them. I have no end of great material because of the way I grew up.
What’s next for you after An Unlikely Conclusion?
I am working on two new series. Both contemporary. This is new territory for me, as I write more easily in a historical setting. We’ll see what happens!
What special thing about yourself would you like to share with readers?
Special? I don’t know if you could call it special, but I enjoy helping and supporting other authors. I feel like we all need each other to navigate around the pitfalls in this publishing world. I love animals, and I like to travel.
Do you have anything else you would like to include?
Yes, I hope everyone will sign up for my newsletter and interact with me. I love talking to those interested in my writing. You can find the sign up information on the home page of www.pattywiseman.com
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