Tuesday, July 24, 2018

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT - Patricia PacJac Carroll +BONUS + Giveaway

UNDER A MULBERRY MOON is a beautifully crafted anthology compiled by talented authors. 

For the next nine days, each author will have a turn letting us get to know them. But first... the ladies have a gift for EVERYONE who stops by... a free download of MEDLEYS & MUSINGS - a sampling of every story from Under the Mulberry Moon.  Go HERE to download your copy

But that's not all!!!!   Three of the participating authors will each be giving away a copy of UNDER A MULBERRY MOON to lucky visitors who leave a comment. You MUST leave a comment ABOUT THE ANTHOLOGY to qualify. So comment about one or all of the stories the authors share. Each comment will be assigned a number. Then on Thursday July 26th, I will select 3 winners using Random.org

Let's meet Patricia aka  'PacJac':

Thank you for joining me in the studio today. Let's get right to the questions.
Here's my Five:

I’ always asked ‘where do you get your ideas’. So, where do you get yours? No one place. Some attack me and hold me captive until I start the story, some whisper on the wind ~ what if, some make me laugh and I have to write that line down, or a character will march onto the scene and throw a line that I can’t refuse to write.  I love writing and the stories that come my way.

Which comes first, the story, the characters, or the setting? Varies with the story. Since I am a total seat-of-the-pants writer, I would have to say that characters are the driving force. They entice me into their story and then I am along for the ride to discover what is going to happen. I love surprises.

Which of your heroines most represent you, or the ‘you’ you’d like to be? Why? That is a hard one. Although sometimes, the hero is more me than the heroine. But I am sure you can find me in one or the other.  If you see one of my characters say, “How hard can that be?” That is all me.  Just ask my husband who hears it frequently. The first book I published, Liberty Belle, has a lot of me in there. She’s independent and not waiting for others to begin living her life and strikes out on her own.

What is the single most important part of writing for you? I desire to make my readers happy. And as a Christian writer, I want to encourage and give them hope without preaching, just telling the story about characters who are facing their own troubles and trials and how they overcome them.

What’s the most romantic thing a guy can do (or has done) for you? Lay down his life for me.  Not just die but be attentive to my wants and desires.  (My husband is all of that)

Here's your three:

City Girl or Country Girl  ~  A suburb girl in the country.  LOL I love the country, but don’t want to be too far out in the sticks.
Favorite TV show ~ I like to watch TCM and older movies. I grew up watching westerns and still love them.
What do you do to relax and recharge your batteries? I love my family and friends. Time solving the world’s problems with my best friend, or times with my writing friends talking about writing recharge my batteries. The Lord told me as I started this writing career, people come first. So if someone needs to go to lunch, I’m ready.

Your contribution to the anthology is WORTH THE WAIT

NOTE: I'm sorry I don't have any further information. Patricia and I have not been able to connect. However, download the free copy of Medleys & Musings for a complete excerpt.

You can purchase a copy of UNDER A MULBERRY  MOON by clicking one of the links below:


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  1. Hi Angela and Patricia (PacJac) Carroll;
    nice to hear what makes Patricia tick when it come to writing. I luv hearing about writers & what they do in their spare time.

    Thanks, Angela, for featuring her book too: Worth the Wait in Under A Mulberry Moon western romance anthology.

    Best, Keta

  2. how fun to learn more about Patricia. I've been reading her stories for years. Thank you for featuring this anthology that includes another one. I finished it last night. That hero is so male, and that heroine of hers is a firecracker.

  3. Thank you for the post on my book today! Such fun

  4. Patricia writes from the heart and I've fallen in love with her stories. They're filled with love and compassion. Thank you for sharing with readers, I think they'll love them as well!

    Angela, it's been wonderful reading about each author in the anthology. Thank you so much!

  5. Hi Angela - Thanks for giving our anthology a plug! AS far as Patricia goes, one can never go wrong with one of her stories! She never disappoints!

  6. So nice to learn more about Patricia today. Thank you for featuring her and our other authors!

  7. Hi Patricia and Angela. I love reading your blog and finding out more about my friends! Thank you, Angela for hosting us on your blog!

    1. My pleasure, Carra. Great getting to know all of you!