About Patti J Fiala:
I am a wife of thirty years, a mother of four grown children and the grandmother of three lovely grandchildren. When not writing a new story, I can be found riding my motorcycle and exploring this fabulous country of ours. My writing revolves around people anyone would love to spend time with. No self-absorbed billionaires for me.
Earning my Bachelor’s Degree later in life fulfilled a dream for me. Then, I found the courage to write and I haven’t looked back. Currently I have four published books, Designing Samantha’s Love, Dog Days of Summer, Rydin’ the Storm Out and Danny’s War. I also serve as the VP of Communications for WisRWA and devote a large amount of my time helping other authors slog their way through this thing called publishing. I love to hear from fans, so look me up and touch base.
I come from a family of veterans. My grandfather, father, brother, two of my sons, and one daughter-in-law are all veterans. Needless to say, I am proud to be an American and proud of the service my amazing family has given.
What inspires you to write?
People inspire me. People are interesting, funny, sad and always inspirational. I watch people and think, “I’ve got to write this one in a story.”
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m a total pantser. I think about where I want my stories to go and the different elements I want to have in them, but in the end, I simply sit down and write.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Always. My characters talk to me and I talk to them. And, yes, I do think they are real.
What advice would you give other writers?
You must love to write in order to stick with it. Writing a great story is hard work. It isn’t about simply sitting down and putting words on a page. It’s about creating characters that readers will think are real. It’s about creating a setting that readers would love to visit and it’s about pulling it all together to create an interesting, riveting story that readers will be excited to tell others about.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’ve always wanted to write a book. The thought of having someone I didn’t know sitting in a coffee shop reading my book and being moved by it is a dream. I’ve always had stories running through my head and in an effort to tell their story, I have to write it!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the future is wide open and ever-changing. With indie publishing comes the ability for readers to read stories that they wouldn’t have had the opportunity to read before indie publishing came about. With innovative, creative minds writing stories and changing what readers want to read, I think we will continue to see this industry change and evolve.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Romance – Contemporary and soon a paranormal.
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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