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Patricia A. Guthrie

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in New York City , The United States


British mysteries, romantic suspense novels, suspense and horror

Member Since
January 2008


A retired music teacher from the Chicago Public Schools and former opera singer, author Patricia A. Guthrie is an avid horse owner, dog obedience trainer reader and writer. Ms. Guthrie lives with her feisty collies who act as “ghost writers” and help her write at every given opportunity.

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE NOVEL: Waterlilies Over My Grave. LSP Digital. Available at and other online booksellers: Borders, Barnes and Noble and LSPDigital (publisher). May be ordered at a bookstore near you.

A women leaves her home and a lucrative career to escape the obsessive madness of her ex-husband, only to find he's followed her with deadly intentions.

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE NOVEL: In the Arms of the Enemy is available online at: http://

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Patricia A. Guthrie Good question. Sometimes I didn't deal well with it at all. Shame on me. I joined a writer's group (RWA local chapter) I went to writing conventions…moreGood question. Sometimes I didn't deal well with it at all. Shame on me. I joined a writer's group (RWA local chapter) I went to writing conventions (although not for a while) I read another book, I wrote short stories (some of which I'll put on Amazon when I get up the courage) I try to write in my blog (I'm reinstating my previous blog and going at it again) I read Anne Bird's "Bird by Bird" (for some reason this books puts me back to writing) I'll talk to other writers.

My publisher is putting out a .99cent promotion from Nov 28 8am until Nov 30 8 am. For all LSP Digital's electronic books. That's given me inspiration to get my tail down into writing position and finish Legacy. (less)
Patricia A. Guthrie Hard to answer that. The answer lies in the day, time of day, time of year, degree of mood. But, I think, being a novelist I can make stuff up. I can…moreHard to answer that. The answer lies in the day, time of day, time of year, degree of mood. But, I think, being a novelist I can make stuff up. I can go to anywhere I like, if not physically, through books, photographs, the Internet and discover new terrain. You can get into people's heads, go into their homes. Build imaginary doll houses to place them. Build wardrobes for your characters. Have casting sessions (online--I usually use actors and actresses, but anyone with the kind of face and body you want) You can interview them like a reporter might do.

So, I'd say, wearing so many different hats: story teller, wardrobe mistress, director, actor, travel agent, house decorator, and ruining make-believe people's lives and putting them back together again.

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In the Arms of the Enemy

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Today I'm going out to have a new adventure. I'm traveling into Indiana to give a presentation, talk, workshop about "Waterlilies Over My Grave" to a senior citizens residence's book club. I've given talks before, but never to a book club before. Bringing alone lots of questions and ice breaking ideas that I got from an Internet article. (A couple, actually.)
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In the Arms of the Enemy (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: When the death of a racing stable’s horse and trainer is blamed on the stable’s owner; his son, Adam Blakely, goes undercover convinced that the trainer’s partner, Maggie McGregor is the killer. Determined to leave the tumultuous world of horse racing, Maggie returns home to try and find peace. When a handsome owner moves his horse into her father’s boarding stable and asks Maggie to train his horse, family finances dictate that Maggie accept--and that’s when the accidents begin. Drowning in deception and lies, Maggie and Adam search for a killer and uncover an insurance scam so insidious, it threatens to rock a horse racing empire and bring the killer to their doorstep. They need to learn to: Keep your friends close; but your enemies closer. Review magazine "Affaire de Coeur" says, "With a strong mystery and a sizzling romance, Ms. Guthrie captivates readers from the start. This is an enjoyable thriller with a plot that will keep you guessing until the climactic end.” Affaire de Coeur gives In the Arms of the Enemy" *****
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Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Just breezing through! Much love!!

message 11: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Hi Patricia,
Thanks for the friendship on Goodreads,

Rosemary How wonderful that your dogs and horses inspire your writing! Thanks for the invitation.

Sundang Saputra Hi Pat.. thanks 4 invite me

Dianne Ascroft Thanks for adding me to your friends. I hope your collies don't try to lie across you as you write like my cat used to do! I read out in the field with my goats and that can be hazardous to the pages of the book - have to keep it held high to avoid losing pages...

Dianne Ascroft,
author, 'Hitler and Mars Bars'

message 7: by Lee

Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, Patricia. Congratulations on Water Lilies Over My Grave!

My new romantic suspense, The Twist is a Bookstrand #1 Bestseller! A story of mind-bending control and unnerving metamorphosis, The Twist unravels the tale of a hotshot consultant as he struggles to foil a plot to steal $12 million and to rescue the feisty, female scientist who has stolen his heart.



Lee Silver
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Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Patricia and thanks for the add. I love your 'ghost writers'! If you have time, I'd love for you to visit my web site, I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too!

message 5: by Mary

Mary Thanks for adding me as a friend, Patricia.

message 4: by Daniel (last edited Mar 04, 2008 11:32AM)

btw Patricia, I've added your book In the Arms of the Enemy to my to-read list.

message 3: by Heidi

Heidi Hi, Patricia. Thanks for the add! Hope you have a nice weekend.


Patricia LOL I'm trying. I'm trying.

Wanna buy a book??????????? grin.

Let me know what you're reading.

Patricia Guthrie
Proud mama of:
In the Arms of the Enemy
Waterlillies Over My Grave 2008 spring.

Keep on writing and signing those books, Patrica.

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