Patricia welcome to Interviews & Reviews!
For those who aren't familiar with your work, can you tell us a little about yourself?
Oh, my. Where to start? I didn’t begin writing until I was thirty-five. Up until then, I was a READER! Then these people came to live in my head and they wouldn’t go away until I wrote their stories. Now, my rescue kitty, Suzy, sits in my lap and helps me plot my stories. When I’m not writing, I like to throw clay on a wheel and see what happens.
How long have you been writing?
Many, many years. But I became serious about it around 2010 and attended several writing retreats where I really learned the craft.
What is the hardest thing about writing for you?
The first draft. Sometimes it’s like pulling teeth. But I keep telling myself, “You can’t edit what you haven’t written.” So I guess you can tell what’s the easiest for me, too.
What inspired you to write this book?
I wondered what would happen if a cat burglar fell in love with a police detective. Then I decided the cat burglar should be a security specialist and the detective catches her checking out the Pink Palace’s security system. But the only person who knows she’s legal is murdered, so right away, he believes they are on opposite sides of the law.
Do you have any other books in the works?
In the next Cold Case novel, Justice Betrayed, Elvis impersonators are being killed to cover up a murder that happened seventeen years ago. And after that, the next book involves human trafficking and brings back Chloe and David and Maggie from book one--Justice Delayed.
Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Never give up. Keep honing your craft so you’ll be ready when God opens the door.
You are stranded on a deserted island. What three books would you want with you and why?
1. The Bible, because it has it all and teaches me how to live. 2. Leon Uris’s Exodus because I’ve never forgotten it after reading it when I was in high school and that’s been decades ago. 3. To Kill a Mockingbird because I’m from the South and it’s a great book.
Great selections! Thank you for stopping by today Patricia. If you want to keep in touch with Patricia so that you never miss one of her exciting books, visit her website at www.ptbradley.com