Thursday, March 20, 2008

Ask Five with....PATRICE WILTON!!!


1. Tell us about your latest release.

DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSIE was written as a chick-lit
with a paranormal twist. Susie is whacky, adorable,
and slightly desperate. She's also a huge
disappointment to her plastic surgeon father. Her life
is a series of calamities until the special gift of
magic, and a firefighter named Brett, enter the
picture. Armed and ready to live life on her own
terms, once again she is defeated. A fire nearly
claims the life of the man she loves. Can she save
him? Will Susie ever find the happiness she
desperately seeks?



2.How long had you been writing before you sold your first story?

I'm embarrassed to say that I've been writing for
nearly 18 years! I wrote my first romance in
long-hand, before I even knew how to use a computer. I
never took any writing courses, but thought how hard
can it be? Well, I learned exactly how hard, but every
rejection only got me closer to my dream.


3. So far, what has been the biggest thrill for you as an author?

I think getting an agent was probably the first big
thrill, and then having The Wild Rose Press accept my
story for publication was a close second.


4. Which friends or authors have influenced you over the years, whether for their writing or for their friendship?

I studied many of the great Women Fiction authors, and
enjoy a huge variety in genres, but a few of my
favorites are Mary Higgins Clark, Joy Fielding,
Barbara Taylor Bradford, Nora Roberts, and who could
ever forget Sydney Sheldon's The Other Side of
Midnight?

5. Finally, what is coming up next for you?

I have had a request for a book that I wrote a few
years back, entitled The Mars Club (Men Are Rotten
Scoundrels) It's a First Wives Club meets Reality TV.
I also have another book, Cater To Your Heart, that my
agent is representing. It is now making the NY rounds.

Learn more about Patrice Wilton by visiting her website at patricewilton.com

You can purchase her book at thewildrosepress.com

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