We are so happy to have Patricia Bradley with us today.
Thank you so much for inviting me on your blog!
I’m often asked why I became a writer and did I always want to write? I was a reader first, then when I turned 35 I had trouble sleeping. I would go to bed and toss and turn. One night as I stared at the ceiling, a man appeared (in my mind) and he stood at a window with belching smoke stacks in the background. He turned and looked at me and said, “This wasn’t the way my life was supposed to turn out.” He went on to tell me a lot about his life and that’s when I wondered if I could write his story. I bought a Writers Digest magazine and started learning the craft of writing. I started out with short stories and my very first one was published by Woman’s World. I thought I had it made and would soon have a book released. Thirty-two years later, I did.
I started writing Christian fiction when I couldn’t find any romantic suspense in the general market that didn’t embarrass me or make me cringe. Then after I read Kristin Heitzman’s Free Fall, and saw how well she blended in God’s word, I wanted to do the same.
I’ve learned so much along the way and am still learning. Just this month I’m taking two courses online—Passive Voice and What do your Characters Fear. There’s always so much to learn.
Several of my books are on sale in January and February, 2018. My first book, Shadows of the Past is free as an e-book, and the second book in my Memphis Cold Case Novels—Justice Buried is only $1.99 as an e-book. You can find the buy links here.
In an effort to get her security consulting business off the ground, Kelsey Allen has been spending a lot of time up in the air, rappelling down buildings and climbing through windows to show business owners their vulnerabilities to thieves. When she is hired to pose as a conservator at the Pink Palace Museum in order to test their security weaknesses after some artifacts go missing, she’s ecstatic. But when her investigative focus turns from theft to murder, Kelsey knows she’s out of her league–and possibly in the cross hairs. When blast-from-the-past Detective Brad Hollister is called in to investigate, Kelsey may find that he’s the biggest security threat yet . . . to her heart.
Right now I’m working on the third book in the Memphis Cold Case Novels—Justice Betrayed. It’s my Elvis book—I mean you can’t have a Memphis book without Elvis! In it, Elvis impersonators are being murdered. You can preorder it!
It’s Elvis Week in Memphis, and homicide Detective Rachel Sloan isn’t sure her day could get any stranger when aging Elvis impersonator Vic Vegas asks to see her. But when he produces a photo of her murdered mother with four Elvis impersonators–one of whom had also been murdered soon after the photo was taken–she’s forced to reevaluate. Is there some connection between the two unsolved cases? And could the recent break-in at Vic’s home be tied to his obsession with finding his friend’s killer? When yet another person in the photo is murdered, Rachel suddenly has her hands full investigating three cases. Lieutenant Boone Callahan offers his help, but their checkered romantic past threatens to get in the way. Can they solve the cases before the murderer makes Rachel victim number four?
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