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Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Getting to Know Patricia Guthrie
Topic: Blog Tours
Patricia Guthrie The Person:

1. What three words do you think describe you as a human being?

 Writer. Lover of animals. Musician and artist.

Impulsive and procrastinator.   

2. How do you think others would describe you?

Driven, determined, impulsive, procrastinator   

3. Please tell us what you are most passionate about outside of writing.

Horses and dogs, music, reading, Tudor England,   Cnn/Fox  History Channel, Biography Channel

Lover of true crime TV documentaries,  reading,  

4. Do you have any pets?  If so, introduce us to them.

Jackson is a four-year-old gray quarter horse. I've owned him a little over a year.

Alex is  thirteen-year-old blue merle collie who I rescued from the Porter County     Animal Shelter twelve years ago. He's earned his CD with the American Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club and has acted as a therapy dog. .

Roxanne is a eleven-year-old tri-color collie.  She's earned her CD title, trained in agility and acted as a therapy dog. 

Zuri is an eight-year-old tri-color collie who I bought from a friend who's a collie breeder. Zuri has trained in obedience and acted as a therapy dog.

All three dogs have excellent dispositions and life-long curiosities about everything, especially what I'm doing.   

5. What is your most precious memory?

When Roxanne was born, she dropped into my hand. When I first met Zuri she was protecting the runt of the litter who was smaller than all the rest. She was standing over her while they both drank from the water bowl. Singing leading and supporting roles in European Opera Houses.

I have other memories but those are the ones that come to mind.

6. What is your most embarrassing memory?

Too many  of them to determined which caused me to suffer the most.

7. If you weren't a writer, what would you be doing with your life?

I'd probably still be a music teacher.  I'd probably still be riding my horse and playing with my dogs and be a member of a dog obedience club and work more with dog therapy. I might go to horse shows which I don't have time for now. I'd read a lot more. I might follow politics more than I do.

8. In two paragraphs or less write your obituary.

I'm not sure I can. My journey is not finished. There's too many things yet to be added.  

Patricia Guthrie The Writer:

9. Can you describe the time you realized you were indeed a "real" writer?

When Light Sword Publishing took me on and released In the Arms of the Enemy. Then, suddenly, I was an "author" not just a "writer." What a feeling to see your book in print. Wow.

10.    What is going on with your writing these days?

This months I've been on Nikki's blog tour, which has taken quite a bit of time. I'm enjoying this. I've been doing final edits for Waterlilies Over My Grave due out in the Fall.

11.    What are your future goals for your writing?

I'm working on a paranormal romance and another horse based story, which is trying to determine its genre. (grin)

12.   Can you describe a typical writing day for you?

I plan out my day. What needs to be done now! I try to divide my day between marketing and the creative work. Lately, I've been leaning on the marketing, but the creative side is constantly working in my head. Of course, that organization and planning doesn't mean I always follow through. I might do half a project and discover six months later I forgot to finish the darn thing. Sigh.

13.   Why do you write?

I love to tell a good story.

14.    What writer most inspires you?  Why?

So many. Love Janet Evanovich because her Stephanie Plum is one of the most human characters I've ever met. Agatha Christie because I grew up with her mysteries. Joanna Wayne because of her atmosphere in her romantic suspense novels.

15.   How do you define your writing?

I'm a fiction writer, specializing in mystery/suspense, broken down further into paranormal and/or romantic suspense.

16.   In one sentence-what do you want people to say about your writing in fifty years?

She told a darn good story.

Patricia Guthrie The Details:

17.  Can you tell us where to find more information on you? Website?  Blog?



My Space: 

18.   Is there a place where readers can reach you? 

19.   Can you list all your book titles so people can look for them?

In the Arms of the Enemy (Light Sword Publishing 2007)

Waterlilies Over My Grave (Light Sword Publishing 2008 fall)

20.  For new readers-what can they expect when they read your book(s)?

Love and hate, good and evil and justice for those wronged.  

In conclusion:

21.  Take as much space as necessary to speak to our readers-what would you like them to know about you and your writing?

I think you can look at question 20 to get the essence. I love a good romance with conflicts, while the hero and heroine are conquering forces of evil and trying to get justice for those wronged or struggling to prevent something horrible happening to someone.

Posted by joyceanthony at 12:01 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 26 March 2008 1:05 AM EDT
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