Today we learn five secrets and more about Patty Wiseman (they're in her intro)
and her latest book, That One Moment.
Greetings L.A.. Thank you so much for having me on your blog! I’m tickled to be here.
You asked me to open with something about myself… well, I’m that person who decided baking cookies and vacuuming every day didn’t much appeal to me after retirement. Instead, I now have time to pursue my life-long dream. With my husband’s encouragement, I plunged in. Eight years later, I have eight award-winning books to my credit with more on the way.
My journey took a long and winding road with very little encouragement. It wasn’t until my second husband flung the door open wide and pushed me through it that I let myself believe I have talent.
As a child, I was the one with the flashlight under the covers until the wee hours of the morning, reading adventure after adventure. I knew then I wanted to write stories. In contrast, my father told me the safest thing for me to do was become a wife and a mother. Learn to cook, sew, etc. All good things to do, of course. Without the fortitude I would eventually acquire, I didn’t argue. But there was a part of me that refused that edict.
From my birthplace in Tacoma, Washington, to college in Oklahoma, to the move to Texas for my first husband’s career, my journey finally led me to where I am supposed to be. The first husband is long gone. He’s the one who told me I could never become an author.
Yes, I’ve been blessed with two sons, many grandchildren and now, even great-grandchildren, all of them my joy. I’ve run a household, enjoyed a twenty-five-year career in an administrative career for a financial industry all of which led me to where I am today.
Married twenty-five years to the man of my dreams, Ron, I embrace retirement, for in these years of endless days and freedom to do what I want, I found what I looked for all my life.
My favorite quote is from Dolly Parton, “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”
Patty please tell us Five Secrets we may not know about That One Moment but will after today!
1) Ricki Sheridan carries a gun, is trained to use it, but it’s little comfort when it comes to learning to trust again.
2) Kory Littleton’s ex-wife almost died because of his mistake. He won’t involve another woman in his isolated life in the Rocky Mountains, until Ricki signs up for a survivalist camp.
3) Evil follows Ricki up the mountain in the form of the man who betrayed her. He’s not going to let her go and terrorizes the camp forcing Ricki to put her trust in Kory’s hands.
4) A grizzly bear finds Kory tied to a tree.
5) Wolf, a crusty old lodge owner high in the mountains and a refined English woman in the town’s valley teach Ricki about true love.
Blurb: Ricki Sheridan traveled a long way to seek refuge at Wolf Den’s Lodge high in the mountains after a devastating betrayal. Heartbroken, she signed up for a survivalist backpacking trip to live off the land and forget.
An injury on the first day puts her in the capable hands of the handsome trail boss, Kory Littleton. The attraction is instant, mutual, and terrifying. She trusted her emotions once and vowed never to make the same mistake again.
Kory’s heart, trampled and bruised, is unprepared to ever love again, until his unexpected reaction to Ricki reveals some things are worth taking a chance on.
When evil finds its way back into Ricki's world, their fragile bond is tested, forcing them to face their greatest fear: can a wounded heart ever trust anew?
Betrayal. Desire. Revenge. Which one prevails?
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