Please welcome Patricia Bradley!!
Where did you get the idea for Justice Delivered? A volunteer from Advocates for Freedom came to our church and spoke about human trafficking. I had no idea it was so prevalent and knew right then and there I had to write about it.
How long does it take you to write a novel? Usually about four to six months.
Who’s your all-time favorite character? That’s like asking me which one of my children I like the best! I usually like the character I’ve just finished writing about best. So that means I like Carly best…oh, wait! I just finished the first book in the Natchez Park Rangers…so maybe I like Brooke best!
I heard you had a new release on April 5th. Do tell!: Ah, yes. Justice Delivered just released!
Carly Smith came by her trust issues honestly. A victim of sex trafficking, she’s been at the mercy of merciless men, ignored by law enforcement officers who should have helped her, and seemingly rejected by her family. She can’t even trust herself to do the right thing. Though she escaped her captors and is working hard on building a new life, the past continues to haunt her when she discovers that the man she couldn’t bring herself to report to police for fear of reliving her captivity is still out there, luring vulnerable girls under the guise of being a modeling agent.
When her own niece is kidnapped, Carly must overcome her fears and come forward with the information she has before it’s too late. When that proves to be not enough, she’ll have to go after the perpetrators herself.
Tell us a little bit about your typical day. I usually get up between five-thirty and six and grab a cup of coffee on my way to the computer. After I’ve written 500 words, I stop for breakfast and my quiet time, usually around 8:30. Then it’s back to the computer until I have my word count for the day. That varies, depending on where I am in the story. At the beginning, I’m happy if I get a 1000 words. But once I have the beginning, I shoot for 2000 words a day…or 10,000 words a week. I usually break around five to go to Pilates or water aerobics, then come home and make supper. If I’ve reached my word count, then I take it easy until bedtime. If not I go back work. The next day I start all over again.
When did you start writing? When I was thirty-five. These people came to live in my head and wouldn’t go away until I told their stories.
When did you receive your first book contract? October 12, 2012.
What is the hardest part about being an author? How long it takes! Publishing is so slow. From the time I turn my book in, it’s another 12 months before it comes out.
Who is your favorite author? You’re trying to get me in trouble, aren’t you? Any of the great suspense writers.
What is your favorite book? Exodus by Leon Uris
Anything you want to brag about? God has blessed me more than I could have ever imagined. All I wanted was one book published, but He had other ideas!
Now for the important questions:
Pepsi or Coke? Depends on whether I’m craving something extra sweet. If I am it’s Pepsi, if not it’s Coke.
Candy, cookies, or cake? Candy
Favorite food? Other than Brussels Sprouts, I haven’t met a food I didn’t like.
Coffee or Tea? Both. Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon.
Favorite vacation? What’s that?
Favorite TV show? Right now it would be Broadchurch—the BBC version.
Favorite Movie?. I Can Only Imagine
Any hobbies or pets? I’m a potter and love to throw mud on a wheel and see what happens. I also like to make jewelry from my porcelain clay. And I have two rescue kitties—Suzy and Tux. And maybe another one if we don’t find a home for her.
THANK YOU, PATRICIA!!
Patricia Bradley is a 2018 Carol finalist and winner of an Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award in Suspense, she lives in North Mississippi with her rescue kitties, Suzy and Tux. Her romantic suspense books include the Logan Point series and the Memphis Cold Case Novels. Justice Delivered, her fourth Cold Case Novel releases April 5, 2019. When she has time she likes to throw mud on a wheel and see what happens.
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