Thank you so much for joining us today, Patricia! I appreciate you taking the time to chat with myself and our readers!
PM: What was the most unique inspiration you have had for one of your stories?
PB: Hmm…probably my first book. I’d put writing on hold for a few years as I worked in the abstinence program in our state, but one morning as I sat on my sofa reading my Bible a woman popped into my head. She told me someone was trying to kill her. I pumped my fist–God had given me my suspense stories back! You see, the whole eight years I worked in the abstinence program I hadn’t had one creative fiction thought. I’d been writing, but it hadn’t been fiction.
PM: If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
PB: I probably should say something that would bring world peace, but since I don’t know what that would be, I’ll go with what I’ve always wanted to do since first seeing Superman– I’d love to be able to fly!
PM: What is it you hope most to get across to your readers in your books?
PM: I am extremely shy and cannot speak in front of crowds, I see you do a lot of speaking engagements. Is this something that comes natural to you, or do you need to “work up the courage” to get in front of a group?
PB: I am an extrovert–never met a stranger. That doesn’t mean I don’t get nervous before I speak sometimes, but once you’ve stood in front of 30 seventh graders to talk about abstinence, you can talk to anyone about anything. lol
PM: What’s your favorite song?
PB: It would be hard to narrow it to just one…how about my favorite hymn–“In the Garden”– and one more–Say “You’ll Love Me” from the Phantom of the Opera.
PM: When researching information for your suspense novels, do you ever feel a little ‘creeped out’ about what you are looking up, lol?
PB: Absolutely! Especially when I research things like autopsies and how to blow up a car…and I’m not the only one creeped out–I got a strange look from a mechanic one Saturday morning when I showed up at his garage at 7:30 to ask how to loosen the bolts on the tie-rod on a car…
PM: Did you realize at a young age you wanted to be a writer?
PB: No. I was a reader first. It wasn’t until I was thirty-five that I got the writing bug.
PM: What is your favorite go to snack, midnight or any time?
PM: What was the last movie you went to see/favorite movie/favorite song?
PB: I’m not much of a movie-goer, preferring to read when I get the chance, but the last movie I went to was I Can Only Imagine. I loved it!
PM: Tell us your favorite part of living in the Deep South of Mississippi.
PM: What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?
PB: That’s usually my prayer time, especially on trips. Or, I work on my story in my head–try to see it, Sort of like watching a movie.
PM: How can readers keep up with you and your new releases?
PB: Sign up for my newsletter! http://eepurl.com/bHjhWj Or visit my website, www.ptbradley.com. Every Tuesday I have a Mystery Question for my readers to solve and on Fridays, I review a book I’ve recently read.
PM: Finally, coffee or tea? Cream, sugar?
PB: Coffee in the morning with Bailey’s Vanilla cream, Earl Grey in the afternoon with a dab of honey.
Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog. I look forward to visiting with your readers!
About Patricia Bradley:
A 2018 Carol finalist and winner of an Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award in Suspense, Patricia Bradley lives in North Mississippi with her rescue kitty, Suzy and a new arrival, Tux. Her romantic suspense books include the Logan Point series and the Memphis Cold Case Novels. Justice Delivered released April 5, 2019, and she’s hard at work on Standoff, book one in the Natchez Trace Park Ranger’s series.
Writing workshops include American Christian Fiction Writers online courses, workshops at the Mid-South Christian Writer’s Conference, the KenTen Retreat, and Memphis ACFW. When she has time, she likes to throw mud on a wheel and see what happens.