Patricia Bradley is one of my favorite suspense authors, and I’m so honored that she is a blog follower here at RimSP too, but today I’m honored to welcome her as a guest to chat about Justice Delivered!
A 2018 Carol finalist and winner of an Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award in Suspense, Patricia Bradley lives in North Mississippi with her rescue kitty, Suzy and a new arrival, Tux. Her romantic suspense books include the Logan Point series and the Memphis Cold Case Novels. Justice Delivered released April 5, 2019, and she’s hard at work on her first two books in the Natchez Trace Park Ranger’s series – Standoff and Crosshairs.
Writing workshops include American Christian Fiction Writers online courses, workshops at the Mid-South Christian Writer’s Conference, the KenTen Retreat, and Memphis ACFW. When she has time, she likes to throw mud on a wheel and see what happens.
SERIES: Memphis Cold Case #4
GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
RELEASE DATE: April 5, 2019
Carly Smith came by her trust issues honestly. A victim of sex trafficking, she’s been at the mercy of merciless men, ignored by law enforcement officers who should have helped her, and seemingly rejected by her family. She can’t even trust herself to do the right thing. Though she escaped her captors and is working hard on building a new life, the past continues to haunt her when she discovers that the man she couldn’t bring herself to report to police for fear of reliving her captivity is still out there, luring vulnerable girls under the guise of being a modeling agent.
When her own niece is kidnapped, Carly must overcome her fears and come forward with the information she has before it’s too late. When that proves to be not enough, she’ll have to go after the perpetrators herself.
Award-winning author Patricia Bradley keeps the suspense taut and the stakes high in this fast-paced story that will have readers turning pages long into the night.
Hi Patricia! Welcome to the blog!
Patricia: Apples-Honeycrisp or Fuji
Carrie: yum! Excuse me while i go grab a honeycrisp from the fridge because now my mouth is watering for one lol.
Patricia: SUMMER…I know you aren’t a fan of summer but cold windy weather kills me!
Carrie: haha i loathe summer but I also am not a fan of wind during winter, especially as I grew up near Chicago which is called the windy city for a reason. So I’ll give you this one 😉
Patricia: I had dogs as a child, but now am owned by a rescued kitty named Suzy.
Carrie: Aww rescue animals are the best, even if they are cats 😛 Suzy doesn’t seem to be pleased about the addition of Tux though haha!
Patricia: How about a mountainous ocean? Although I do tend to get to the ocean more often than mountain because my daughters live in South Florida.
Carrie: I am a firm believer that ‘both’ is a perfectly acceptable answer to this question 🙂
Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?
Patricia: Pilates. I can still put my hands flat on the floor with my legs straight and do a hundred crunches without stopping…(I almost said killing people, figuratively of course. lol)
Carrie: Wow! I’m super impressed. I’m not sure if I got down on the floor that I’d ever be able to get back up again haha.
Q: Who is your favorite book character from childhood?
Patricia:Alec Ramsey from the Black Stallion. He’s the only character I can remember. Lol Now if you’re asking which book from my teen years, it would be Exodus by Leon Uris. I love that book!
Carrie: Black Stallion comes up so much in this question – I should probably read it at some point LOL
Q: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever Googled while researching a book?
Patricia: Let’s see…how much noise does a suppressor make…No, not weird enough…How about how to build and detonate a bomb. I’m quite certain Homeland Security has a file on me.
Carrie: I would be surprised if they didn’t 😉
Q: Which character has been the most difficult to write?
Patricia: Of my ten published books, the sociopath in Justice Betrayed was the hardest to write. I had a hard time getting into her head, but I did.
Carrie: … and you did it well!!
Q: Do you have the whole plot outlined before you start writing, or do you let the characters dictate what comes next?
Patricia: Me outline? Hold on a sec while I get up off the floor. I generally have a beginning and an ending, except I don’t always know who did it. The characters do the rest.
Carrie: Hey – at least you can get up off the floor… LOL
Q: What do you most want readers to take away from Justice Delivered?
Patricia: While God allows us to go through difficult times, he gives us the strength and peace to do it.
Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.
Patricia: I am working on books eleven and twelve, the first two stories in my Natchez Trace Park Ranger series.
Carrie: yay! Super excited about this series!
Patricia Bradley is offering a copy of Justice Delivered to one of my readers (US only for print, internationals eligible for ebook copy except where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.
What about you? What interests you most about Patricia Bradley and/or Justice Delivered?