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November 14, 2021

Please Follow My Blog at this Link

Aloha, Readers,

Thank you for following me on Goodreads. My latest blog post is a tribute to our dog, Lord Byron, so-named because my husband Bill loves the real Lord Byron's poetry. To keep up with my blog, please click on the links below:

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Again, many thanks for reading and rating my work! Enjoy your good reads!

Pat Dunlap Evans
Pat Dunlap Evans
Author of:
To Leave a Memory by Pat Dunlap Evans TO LEAVE A MEMORY
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Out and In by Pat Dunlap Evans OUT AND IN (a romantic mystery-thriller)
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BACKSTORY Behind the Scenes of a Famous Film-Thriller by Pat Dunlap Evans BACKSTORY: Behind the Scenes of a Famous Film-Thriller
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Published on November 14, 2021 13:48 Tags: pat-dunlap-evans-blog

September 7, 2021

Are You a Good Joiner?

Are you a good joiner? I don't seem to be. See my newest blog post at this link:

https://www.patdunlapevans.com/post/i...

As always, thanks for reading and rating my work!

Pat Dunlap Evans
Pat Dunlap Evans
Author of:
To Leave a Memory by Pat Dunlap Evans TO LEAVE A MEMORY
and
Out and In by Pat Dunlap Evans OUT AND IN (a romantic mystery-thriller)
and
BACKSTORY Behind the Scenes of a Famous Film-Thriller by Pat Dunlap Evans BACKSTORY: Behind the Scenes of a Famous Film-Thriller
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Published on September 07, 2021 19:01 Tags: joining-clubs, membership-clubs, writers-groups

July 30, 2021

Beta Readers Get a Free Signed Copy!

Pat Dunlap Evans is hard at work on her newest novel ICE AND FIRE—a sequel to her mystery-thriller OUT AND IN. If you would like a FREE peek at Pat's novel in progress, sign up at this link to be one of Pat's 25 "beta readers." The first 25 beta readers who enroll will be eligible to receive a free, signed copy of the printed work.


FIRST STEP: A.M. Chai Literary (promos@patdunlapevans.com) will email you a PDF of the first few chapters of ICE AND FIRE, along with several easy-to-answer questions. All you have to do is read the chapters (approximately 12 pages total), answer the questions via email, and provide any added suggestions.


SECOND STEP: Once the novel is complete, A.M. Chai Literary will provide you with a PDF of the full novel in published-book format. Your comments and suggestions will also be requested.



To show our appreciation, all 25 beta readers who provide input for both steps will receive a free signed paperback copy of ICE AND FIRE: a mystery-thriller.


What's It About?

ICE AND FIRE is a stand-alone mystery-thriller and a sequel to OUT AND IN. In ICE AND FIRE, readers will find the lovely cellist Marie (Donovan) on the Big Island of Hawaii, where she and her handsome attorney Ryan Ingles find themselves unexpectedly embroiled in the resolution of OUT AND IN, as well as a new mystery involving some of the world's most famous astronomers.

Click here to enroll. The first 25 are eligible to participate, although data from all entries will be retained.

Pat Dunlap Evans
Pat Dunlap Evans
Author of:
To Leave a Memory by Pat Dunlap Evans TO LEAVE A MEMORY
and
Out and In by Pat Dunlap Evans OUT AND IN (a romantic mystery-thriller)
and
BACKSTORY Behind the Scenes of a Famous Film-Thriller by Pat Dunlap Evans BACKSTORY: Behind the Scenes of a Famous Film-Thriller
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Published on July 30, 2021 18:53 Tags: beta-readers, mystery-readers

July 29, 2021

Lots of New Entries on My Blog

Aloha,

My blog is located on my website. Simply click this link to see the most recent posts below. Thank you for following me! Please subscribe to my blog to receive updates, as I do not maintain the blog on this site.

Some of the Latest Posts and Topics:

Oh, Yes, Let's Keep a Horse in the House — A review of the film "Concrete Cowboy"

Of What Use Is a Dining Room in Hawaii? — After spending a fortune on dining room furniture, no one sits in our dining room in Hawaii.

Small World — A visit to Austin leads to a chat with a guy from Maui.

Do Websites Really Save Time? — Trying to solve a problem via the Internet often takes more time than if you simply called a human.

Found It in a Stupid Place! — My terrible track record of losing expensive jewelry.

Should Historical Dramas be More True? — Questioning the admitted inaccuracies of PBS's "Atlantic Crossing"

My Final Road Trip Was a Doozy — My husband, I, and our dogs finally made the trip to live on the Big Island.

As always, thank you for reading and reviewing my books. Your honest input is always welcome.

Pat Dunlap Evans
Pat Dunlap Evans
Author of:
To Leave a Memory by Pat Dunlap Evans TO LEAVE A MEMORY
and
Out and In by Pat Dunlap Evans OUT AND IN (a romantic mystery-thriller)
and
BACKSTORY Behind the Scenes of a Famous Film-Thriller by Pat Dunlap Evans BACKSTORY: Behind the Scenes of a Famous Film-Thriller
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Published on July 29, 2021 15:27

May 22, 2021

From Hawaii to Lost Jewelry to Masterpiece Theater

Hello,

I've meant to provide blog updates via this Goodreads dashboard, but I had surgery in March. After hobbling around for almost three months, only now am I catching up with readers and anything related to writing.

Below are links to several new posts I hope you might enjoy. If you follow my Amazon Author Page, you may see blog updates there as well. Or sign up to be a member of my blog and receive email alerts when new blog posts are added.

FOUND IT IN A STUPID PLACE -- If you are as careless as I am about losing jewelry, you might find solace in this blog post.

SHOULD HISTORICAL DRAMAS BE MORE TRUE? -- Masterpiece's "Atlantic Crossing" is entertaining, but it's over the line in terms of being more fiction than truth.

MY FINAL ROAD TRIP WAS A DOOZY! -- You would not believe the trials and travails of moving to Hawaii during a worldwide pandemic.

As always, thanks for following me on Goodreads! I appreciate your readership, interest, and reviews.

Pat Dunlap Evans
Pat Dunlap Evans
Author of:
To Leave a Memory by Pat Dunlap Evans TO LEAVE A MEMORY
and
Out and In by Pat Dunlap Evans OUT AND IN (a romantic mystery-thriller)
and
BACKSTORY Behind the Scenes of a Famous Film-Thriller by Pat Dunlap Evans BACKSTORY: Behind the Scenes of a Famous Film-Thriller
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Published on May 22, 2021 16:43 Tags: hawaii, jewelry, masterpiece-atlantic-crossing

November 15, 2020

My Final Road Trip Was a Doozy

My husband and I just moved to Hawaii. Please see this post about our harrowing road trip at this link: https://www.patdunlapevans.com/post/m...

Again, many thanks for following me, and especially for reading and rating my work!

Pat Dunlap Evans
Pat Dunlap Evans
Author of:
To Leave a Memory by Pat Dunlap Evans TO LEAVE A MEMORY
and
Out and In by Pat Dunlap Evans OUT AND IN (a mystery-thriller)
and
BACKSTORY Behind the Scenes of a Famous Film-Thriller by Pat Dunlap Evans
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Published on November 15, 2020 17:00 Tags: freeways, l-a-freeways, moving-to-hawaii, road-trip

September 1, 2020

Now Live: BACKSTORY

Now live on Amazon / Kindle, a literary suspense novel called BACKSTORY: Behind the Scenes of a Famous Film-Thriller. Join struggling screenwriter Merry Mayfield as she searches for success and new love, unaware that a serial murderer is stalking her and her daughter.

Only $0.99 on Kindle, now through September 30. Please leave your star ratings ... so important to all authors. Kindle downloads also include a free chapter of my mystery-thriller OUT AND IN.

Again, many thanks for reading and rating my work! Did you also leave your rating on Amazon? Remember to page thru all pages of a Kindle download, so that the author gets paid, and lest Amazon suspect you did not read it. Enjoy your good reads!

Pat Dunlap Evans
Pat Dunlap Evans
Author of:
To Leave a Memory by Pat Dunlap Evans TO LEAVE A MEMORY
and
Out and In by Pat Dunlap Evans OUT AND IN (a romantic mystery-thriller)
and
BACKSTORY Behind the Scenes of a Famous Film-Thriller by Pat Evans BACKSTORY: Behind the Scenes of a Famous Film-Thriller
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Published on September 01, 2020 12:06 Tags: literary-suspense, new-novel, women-s-fiction, women-s-thriller

August 16, 2020

Now on Pre-Order: BACKSTORY

My newest novel BACKSTORY: Behind the Scenes of a Famous Film-Thriller is now available for PREORDER on Kindle only for $0.99, now through Sept. 1.

What's it about?

FADE IN: to the edgy, funny, and scary world of Backstory—a single mom’s quest for love and screenwriting fame. But wait: A serial killer is stalking her and her daughter.

YOU’LL WORRY, laugh, and cheer for Merry Mayfield, a mid-life Columbia University film school grad, who relocates to Austin, Texas, after a devastating divorce. Through her letters to her adored professor Roland Holmes, you’ll share Merry’s pains, joys, and passions——especially for the charming teacher who inspires Merry’s love for drama and film. You’ll also meet her domineering brother and zany sister in law, who try to exorcise Merry’s demons. And you’ll be amazed by the offbeat characters who enter Merry’s life as she struggles to support her three unhappy teens and find a way to succeed.

AS MERRY RESISTS her brother’s demands to forgo writing for sales, she wallows in too many martinis, flings with Mr. Wrongs, and brazen acts that lead to trouble. Naively, Merry even dates her stalker, until he sets his sights on her daughter, Nora. What happens next will shock and surprise readers who love a story that “unravels with a wry smile.”

TO PRE-ORDER, GO TO THIS LINK.

Again, many thanks for reading and rating my work! Did you also leave your rating on Amazon? Hope so, and enjoy your good reads!

Pat Dunlap Evans
Pat Dunlap Evans
Author of:
To Leave a Memory by Pat Dunlap Evans TO LEAVE A MEMORY
and
Out and In by Pat Dunlap Evans OUT AND IN (a romantic mystery-thriller)
and
Backstory, live Sept. 1, 2020
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Published on August 16, 2020 11:58 Tags: literary-suspense, new-novel, women-s-fiction, women-s-thriller

March 4, 2020

Here's a $10, Buddy, Now What?

Check out my new blog post at this link: https://www.patdunlapevans.com/post/h...

Again, many thanks for following me, as well as reading my work!

Pat Dunlap Evans
Pat Dunlap Evans
Author of:
To Leave a Memory by Pat Dunlap Evans TO LEAVE A MEMORY
and
Out and In by Pat Dunlap Evans OUT AND IN (a romantic mystery-thriller)
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Published on March 04, 2020 13:39 Tags: austin-homeless, homeless, mental-illness, panhandler, texas-homeless

February 24, 2020

In Praise of Mayo

I'm having a mayo moment, when all I want is mayonnaise on everything. So I wrote a blog post about it, which you can find at this link on my website. Hope you enjoy it, and I'd love to hear your comments.

Again, many thanks for following me, and especially for reading and reviewing my work!

Pat Dunlap Evans
Pat Dunlap Evans
Author of:
To Leave a Memory by Pat Dunlap Evans TO LEAVE A MEMORY
and
Out and In by Pat Dunlap Evans OUT AND IN (a mystery-thriller)
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Published on February 24, 2020 12:17 Tags: history-of-mayonnaise, mayo, mayonnaise

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