So glad you dropped by, Patty! First question:
Which author would you never get tired of, and why?
Patty: Hmm, that’s a tough question because I read so many authors. But I’d have to say Gilbert Morris–he wrote a wonderful historical series around a young woman doctor(Cheney Duvall) and her nurse, a Civil War veteran called Shiloh Irons. Think Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman on paper. My favorite books EVER–and one of the reasons I started writing. The first short story I ever wrote was a fan fiction piece based on this series.
Cool. I’ve heard others mention how fan fiction was important to their writing career. Now when it comes to interesting characters…
Who is your favorite fictional villain?
Patty: There are so many good ones to chose from, but I have to say, Cate Blanchett’s performance as the Evil Stepmother in Cinderella. She was positively EVIL but the way she played it gave us a glimpse into the WHY behind her nastiness. I almost felt sympathy toward her because I could relate to how her own loss had made her the way she was. Almost!
Great choice! Last question…
What project are you currently working on?
Patty: I just published a novella in the Christmas Mail Order Angels series and am in the middle of editing a manuscript based in the Georgia gold rush of 1830. After that, I have three novellas as well as the second New Hope book and a new series proposal for Love Inspired Historical to work on. And I have a Love Inspired Historical, The Baby Barter coming out in January!
Wow. You’re one busy lady. Thanks for joining us today! 🙂
Patty has graciously offered to give away a digital copy of New Hope Sweethearts as well as a physical copy of her new LIH release, The Baby Barter. Please leave a comment to be entered to win.
New Hope Sweethearts
She’s ready to take back her life . . .or what’s left of it.
After ten years of caring for her invalid grandfather, Kallie Huffman is ready to claim her life as her own. Taking a job in the laboratory of New Hope Community Hospital seems like a logic choice while she waits for her nursing license to be reinstated. That is until she meets Lab Director Jefferson Muster. Kind and intelligent, the handsome doctor is everything Kallie has ever wanted in a man. But what about having a life of her own?
He’s never needed anyone’s help. . .until now.
Patients are dying at New Hope Community Hospital, and Jeff needs help to discover the culprit before another family loses a loved one. When help comes in the person of Kallie Huffman, the walls Jeff has constructed around his heart after a family tragedy start to crumble. But Kallie craves a life on her own terms. Can two people shaped by heartache trust in a love to last a lifetime?
Patty Smith-Hall is a multi-published author with Love Inspired Historical and Heartsong. She currently serves as president of the ACFW-Atlanta chapter. She lives in North Georgia with her husband of 30+ years, Danny; two gorgeous daughters and a future son-in-love. Her next release, A Home for Christmas is now available on Amazon.