JQM LITERARY CHAT WELCOMES Patricia Simpson
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:
Patricia Simpson is an Amazon bestselling paranormal and dark fantasy writer from the Bay Area of California. She has won numerous awards, including multiple Reviewer’s Choice Awards from Romantic Times as well as a Career Achievement Award. Her debut novel, WHISPER OF MIDNIGHT, was a finalist in the prestigious RITA awards of Romance Writers of America. One of her more recent novels, SPELLBOUND, was nominated Best Indie Paranormal of the Year. After a long career with TOR, Silhouette and HarperMonogram, Patricia is now enjoying creative freedom as an indie author. In her spare time, Patricia is a shameless karaoke addict.
WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO WRITE YOUR GENRE(S)?
A lifelong love affair with the phrase “what if?”
WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?
Ken Follett, Anne Rice, Toni Morrison, Barbara Kingsolver, James Michener, Bram Stoker, Herman Hesse, Tom Robbins, Charlotte Bronte, Daphne du Maurier
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS?
Prince of Tides, Pillars of the Earth, Queen of the Damned, Dracula, Siddhartha, The Historian, Rebecca
WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE LITERARY CHARACTERS?
Jan Eyre, Peter Blood, Jean Valjean, Tess d’Uberville, Louis de Point du Lac
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH POTENTIAL READERS?
My favorite protagonist is one who remains true to themselves, no matter the challenges or the temptations, and that’s the kind of character I write about in my books. I’m partial to the strong, silent types, not so much the tough, fighter types!
WHERE CAN WE GO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR LITERARY WORKS?