Chatting with the lovely Pat Bradley today, who shares about her favourite season, the first Christian novel she read, and choosing her latest character’s name. Be sure to enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter from below.
Please describe yourself in three words (ask your best friend or family if you are struggling!)
Energetic, thick-skinned, and creative are words that my friends use to describe me. I would lean toward smart, witty, and humble.
What’s your favourite season, and why?
Fall-Spring…if I say it really fast, it’s one season. Actually, fall used to be my favourite, but after the winters we’ve had lately, I can’t wait for spring. Did you know there are as many shades of green in the spring as there are orange in the fall?
What is the best part of your day?
I jump out of bed ready to go, and if I can spend the first hour on my screened-in deck listening to the birds, all the better.
What do you miss most about your childhood?
The time and freedom to roam the woods, play-acting. One summer my cousins and I were Robin Hood and her merry men. Guess who was Robin Hood?
Which TV talk show host would you like to be interviewed by? Why?
Dr. Oz. He always has such interesting programs. But for my novels…Oprah.
You are at a fruit market – what do you reach for first?
I would reach for a honey crisp apple.
What was the first Christian Fiction novel you read?
I read Christy as a young adult and loved it.
What is one author and/or book you always recommend?
I read Exodus by Leon Uris when I was fifteen and recommend it to just about everyone when the conversation turns to books.
What book character has stuck in your mind from a book you have read this year?
Gwen Marcy from Carrie Stuart Parks’ series by the same name has stayed with me since I finished the first book. I love that series.
It’s been eighteen years since TV crime reporter Andi Hollister’s sister was murdered. The confessed killer is behind bars, and the execution date is looming. But when a letter surfaces stating that the condemned killer didn’t actually do it, Detective Will Kincaide of the Memphis Cold Case Unit will stop at nothing to help Andi get to the bottom of it. After all, this case is personal: the person who confessed to the crime is Will’s cousin. They have less than a week to find the real killer before the wrong person is executed. But much can be accomplished in that week–including uncovering police corruption, running for your life, and falling in love.
With the perfect mixture of intrigue and nail-biting suspense, award-winning author Patricia Bradley invites her readers to crack the case–if they can–alongside the best Memphis has to offer.
What was the working title?
The one that it was eventually given—JUSTICE DELAYED.
Describe your book in 5 adjectives:
Fast-paced, tense, suspenseful, Christian, and satisfying.
Which character took you by surprise?
The murderer. I’m writing along and suddenly stop and think, so that’s who did it.
What was the latest you stayed up working on this story?
I usually started writing around 5 am so the latest I wrote on JUSTICE DELAYED was 10 pm.
Which character’s name was the hardest to choose? Why?
It was hard to find a name that fit my heroine. Nothing seemed to fit her, and then out of the blue the name Andi came to me. When I saw it on the page, I knew it was the right one.
What’s something that didn’t make it into the final copy?
Because I’m a lean writer, scenes are rarely cut from my books. But Andi was a little snarky, and I had to soften her up
Patricia Bradley is the author of Shadows of the Past, A Promise to Protect, Gone without a Trace, and Silence in the Dark. Bradley received the 2016 Inspirational Readers Choice Award for the third Logan Point book, Gone without a Trace, and has been a finalist for the Genesis Award, a winner of a Daphne du Maurier Award, and winner of a Touched by Love Award. Bradley is cofounder of Aiming for Healthy Families, Inc., and she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime. Bradley makes her home in Mississippi.
Relz Reviewz Extras
Pat’s Reading Habits
Character spotlight on Leigh & Ben (A Promise to Protect)
Review of Shadows of the Past
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