Meet The Author Moment With Patricia Sands / @patricia_sands / @CarolineJames12 / #LLm

Hello! Welcome to another Meet The Author Moment! Today we have the wonderful Patricia Sands with us. Read on for the full interview…

The Interview

150626-432-Edit-sm-CarmenBlike-R3[AC]: What inspired you to write your first book? 

[PS]: I was inspired by the lifelong friendship I’ve shared with the women of my real-life Bridge Club and a crisis that occurred with someone I knew. The latter affected me profoundly and I felt it was an important and current issue to create a dramatic ending to the book.

[AC]: Do you have a specific writing style? 

[PS]: I’m told by friends that I write just like I talk. I know that I write in order to tell a story in very clear terms. I would not call my novels literary fiction.

[AC]: How did you come up with the title?

[PS]: The title for The Bridge Club was a no-brainer. The Promise of Provence title emerged as I got further into the story. I had no idea what the title would be at first. As Katherine’s journey unfolded and her life changed, I began to have some ideas for a title. I narrowed it down to three and then finally knew which one was right.

The Bridge Club by Patricia Sands[AC]: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? 

[PS]: I write to an older demographic and all of my novels have the underlying theme of positive attitudes toward life and change. The Bridge Club highlights the importance of women’s friendships and how much we bring to each other’s life.

[AC]: How much of the book is realistic?

The Bridge Club is based on actual facts and I would say is 80% true to life. I received signed releases from my friends and they were very forthcoming in reminding me of details from the past. They’ve also been my biggest cheerleaders for all of the novels I’ve published. True friendship!

Patricia’s real-life bridge club sounds wonderful! Keep reading to learn more about her other books and for today’s giveaway!

Author: Patricia Sands
The Bridge Club

The Bridge Club

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Genre: Contemporary
Everything is put into perspective and the strength of their friendship is truly tested when one of these women faces a life-altering decision. Her choice profoundly affects all members of the group, pushing the limits of their beliefs and values. The unique alliance they share is confronted with a crisis none of them might have imagined. More info →
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The Promise of Provence (Love In Provence #1)

The Promise of Provence (Love In Provence #1)

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Series: Love In Provence, Book 1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Surprise, shock, and a shift in her comfortable life tumble into Katherine Price’s world when least expected. The future she has imagined suddenly vanishes, leaving little to focus upon beyond her career and the caregiving her elderly widowed mother might require. Fate has other plans. More info →
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Promises To Keep (Love In Provence #2)

Promises To Keep (Love In Provence #2)

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Series: Love In Provence, Book 2
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Falling in love with the south of France was no surprise to Katherine. Choosing to walk away from her past and start over was completely unexpected. A new country, a new lover, and the promise of a bright future beginning in mid-life … who knew? More info →
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I Promise You This (Love In Provence #3)

I Promise You This (Love In Provence #3)

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Series: Love In Provence, Book 3
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
With sunlit backdrops and plot twists as breathtaking as the beaches of Antibes, author Patricia Sands brings her trilogy about second chances to a provocative and satisfying close that proves that a new life just might be possible—if you’re willing to let your heart lead you home. More info →
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