Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Interview & Giveaway! Anne Patrick ~ Author of Betrayal!!


Welcome to Christian Bookshelf Reviews, Anne!! Will you tell us a little about yourself?

Born and raised in Oklahoma (yep, I'm a okie), I now make my home in Kansas where I share a home with my faithful and loveable German Shepherd, Zoe, and two ornery cats, Sailor and Keisha.  My days are spent working part-time as a secretary in my church, my nights dwelling in the make believe worlds of my imagination.

What is your new book, Betrayal, about?

Army veteran Drew Presley has returned home from the war still mourning the loss of his wife who was murdered a year ago in what the local sheriff has determined a mugging.  Drew isn't convinced though.  The more he digs into her murder, though, the dangerous it becomes.  Just as troubling is his attraction to his son's teacher, Trudy.  With her help, Drew is able to conquer some of the demons from his past but they face many obstacles that could keep them apart.

What is something the average reader wouldn't know about you?

I love to travel.  Every couple of years I join some friends on short-term mission trips.  We've been to Central America several times, Jamaica, and in January we'll be going to Haiti.  I've seen some amazing things in the mission field and highly recommend it if you're ever given the opportunity to serve.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I can't remember a time I wasn't making up stories in my head.  As a kid I had a hunch I was either going to be a writer or an actor because I was always planning crazy adventures for me and my friends.  After some encouraging from my mother, when I was a teenager, I began to write the adventures down.  I didn’t get into as much trouble that way J.

How many books have you written/published and do you have a favorite?

I have fifteen published and three others under contract.  I'd have to say my favorite is Fire and Ash.

What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

Believe it or not, I do my best writing in my rocking chair.  Bet you don't know too many writers who rock and write at the same time.

Where do you like to write?

If I'm not at home in my rocking chair, I enjoy writing at the lake.

What is the best and/or worst part about being a writer?

The best part is hearing from a reader who enjoyed one of my stories.  The worst is waking up in the middle of the night with an idea or scene that must be written. 

What do you like to do when you're not writing?

Spend time with family and friends.  I also like to hike and go camping.

What is your favorite genre to read and why?

Romantic suspense.  I've loved solving mysteries since I was a kid, and who doesn't like a good romance thrown in.

Is there a place you’d like to visit, but haven’t yet?

London, England.  I'd love to see Buckingham Palace and watch the changing of the guards.

Do you have a favorite Bible verse?

"I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me". Philippians 4:13.

Do you have a favorite song and/or movie?

"Viva la Vida" by Coldplay and "Sleepless in Seattle".

What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas

A few this-or-that questions:

Snowstorms or Thunderstorms? Thunderstorms
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
Tea or Coffee?  Tea
Call or Text?  Call
Early-bird or Night-owl?  Night-owl
Facebook or Twitter?  Facebook

Are you currently working on any new novels? If so, could you give us a hint?

I'm currently working on Secrets, book #4 in my Wounded Heroes Series.  After being wounded in a firefight in Afghanistan, Caleb 'Digger' Malone retired from the army and has accepted a job at his brother's private investigation firm. Caleb's first assignment may be as dangerous as the front lines though.

Thank you so much for being here! Is there anything else you’d like to tell readers and where can we find you on the web?  

I'd like to thank my readers for your continued support.  I appreciate each and every one of you!  You can find me on the web at: http://www.annepatrickbooks.com, http://www.suspensebyanne.blogspot.com, https://www.facebook.com/anne.patrick.98, and https://mobile.twitter.com/suspensebyanne

Giveaway!!


Enter to win an eBook copy of Kill Shot, Trespasses, and Betrayal! Winner can choose between Kindle or PDF format. Open Internationally! Ends 3/12

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22 comments:

  1. Sounds like an interesting book.

    Rebekah

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  2. What an interesting book premise. I am intrigued!

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  3. Hi Anne,

    This isn't my normal genre of choice, but Betrayal sounds very interesting!

    Patty
    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. The series sounds just what would love to read. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  5. Secrets (book 4) of your Wounded Heart Series sounds interesting too.

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  6. Mystery/suspense/thriller stories are very enjoyable to read. I'm looking forward to seeing what Anne's book are like.

    I understand about waking up at night with an idea or a scene. It takes effort to pull one's self out of bed, turn on the light, and start scribbling.

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    1. Yes it is Jemimah. I've learned to keep a digital recorder handy :).

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  7. Hi Melanie and Anne! @Anne- How many books will be in the wounded series? When you are writing do you have a favorite food/drink you like to enjoy? What would you say is the most over used word in your writing? Thanks! Congrats on the release.

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    1. Hi Christine,
      There will be five books in the series. My favorite snack while I'm writing is sunflower seeds and favorite drink is Diet Coke. Over used word that comes to mind is that. Thanks for dropping by. Good luck in the drawing!

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  8. Great interview, these books sound really good! Really would love to read the.

    Alice (AJ)

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  9. Yum! I love chocolate to! Suspense is my favorite genre to read as well and your books sound really good. Happy writing!
    jennydtipton(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I'm new to Anne's books, but am excited to start reading them...they sound so intriguing!

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  11. thanks for another great book giveaway

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    mestith at gmail dot com

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  13. sound like great reads! thank you anne!

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  14. These all look interesting!
    kandrajane at bellsouth dot net

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  15. great interview...sounds like a really exciting book. haven't read this author yet but looks good!

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  16. Your books sound really good. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    Rose
    harnessrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. Thanks everyone for your comments. And thank you, Melanie for having me on your wonderful blog.

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  18. Sounds like a great read! Adding it to my to read list!
    Lisa
    Deiselbuffs@yahoo.ca

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  19. Gotta love a book hero with a past <3

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  20. Looking forward to reading the series of books. Thanks for the chance to win.

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