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Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels MADAME ZEEZEE'S NIGHTMARE, UNFINISHED, LIGHT BRINGER, DAUGHTER AM I, MORE DEATHS THAN ONE, and A SPARK OF HEAVENLY FIRE. Bertram is also the author of GRIEF: THE GREAT YEARNING, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.”

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Pat Bertram I don't. I simply don't write. I'm not one of those writers who believes that a writer writes always. To me, living is important. Personal growth is…moreI don't. I simply don't write. I'm not one of those writers who believes that a writer writes always. To me, living is important. Personal growth is important. All that adds to the work when I get around to writing.(less)
Pat Bertram I don't really have much advice for aspiring writers because all it takes to be a writer is to write. If someone wants to be a good writer, however,…moreI don't really have much advice for aspiring writers because all it takes to be a writer is to write. If someone wants to be a good writer, however, my advice is to read, both the books in your genre and books about writing/editing. Reading gives you a sense of the flow of words, a feel for story, and knowledge of what's out there. (So often, new writers come up with what they think is an innovative idea but is actually similar to a thousand other stories. If they read, they would know how trite their plot line is and would then be able to figure out how to twist their story to make it irresistible.)(less)
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A Spark of Heavenly Fire

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More Deaths Than One

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Daughter Am I

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Light Bringer

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Grief: The Great Yearning

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[image error]I’ve been working on my book about grief, which is why you haven’t seen me here much. I’m spending most of my words on the book; most of my time, too, so I haven’t had anything much to talk about.


Until today.


In my research for the book, I keep stumbling upon a particularly odious phrase, “complicated grief.” We all know grief is complicated, straining, as it does, all our physical,...

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Pat Bertram is reading Vicious Circle: Indescribably horrible. I loved River God and Seventh Scroll and enjoyed almost everything else, but this is a badly written, perverted story. Like everyone else, I have a hard time believing he wrote this crap. I've marked the book finished, but I will never finish it.
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Shalonda Williams-McClendon Just stopping over to say hello. I'm glad we are friends. I pray that all is well. Many Blessings.


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Nurture Your BOOKS™  - Bobbie Crawford Hello Pat,

Thanks so much for friending Pinnacle: Author & Book Promotion on Goodreads!


message 31: by Gail

Gail Koger Hey Pat

Got chocolate?


Christine Hi Pat,just dropping by for a visit. I would like to invite you to check out Shadow Forrest Authors for charity and help support illiteracy issues. We also have a SFA group here on goodreads. Have a great week.
Blessing CJ



message 29: by Dana

Dana Davis Thanks for the friendship, Pat. Have a great week!


message 28: by Elise

Elise Crawford Hi Pat, thank you for the friend request. I look forward to sharing with you. Blessings, Elise


Christine Hi Pat, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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Join shadow forest authors and help stop illiteracy worldwide.
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message 26: by Ilyn

Ilyn Ross Hello Pat,

How are you? Thank you for being my friend. Good fortune on your books. I wish you all the best.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: Happy & Brainy Group, To the Glory of Man, Reason Reigns, and Goodreads Tea Party. Have a wonderful Independence Day. Warmest regards.


message 25: by Cindy

Cindy Thanks for the friend request :)


message 24: by Dianne

Dianne Ascroft Nice to meet a fellow writer, Pat. I admire your attitude - write your own books if you can't find what you'd like to read. Keep it up!

Dianne Ascroft,
author of 'Hitler and Mars Bars'


message 23: by Terry

Terry Odell Thanks for adding this author to your Goodreads friend list.


message 22: by Rita

Rita Webb Thanks for the friends invitation. I'll be checking out your books.


message 21: by D.A.

D.A. Schneider Hello,

My new book The 9 Ghosts of Samen's Bane is available now at amazon.com. I hope you have a great holiday.

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message 20: by L.B.B.

L.B.B. Hi Pat
Thanks for the friend request.
You are a very busy lady.
Your books look wonderful.
Linda



Catherine Hi Pat - thanks for the request! Looks like a great interview you've got going above so I'll be checking that out. :-)


Authorsandexperts Dear Pat,Glad to meet a author in this site...I thanks to the goodreads.com..Where we can find different peoples of different taste of reading...



message 17: by Liane

Liane Spicer Dear Pat,
Thank you for accepting my friend request. Congrats on being Kindled!


message 16: by Ed

Ed Thank you for the friend invite, Pat. All best for your two books. Have a great week. Best, Ed


Barbara ★ Congratulations Pat. I will check them out. Good luck!


message 14: by Pat

Pat Bertram Alice wrote: "Hi Pat
Congratulations! Are you a print on demand author?
Alice"


Alice, my books were published by Second Wind Publishing LLC



message 13: by Holly

Holly Jacobs Hi, Pat!!

Holly


message 12: by Andrea

Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend.


message 10: by Alice

Alice Hi Pat
Congratulations! Are you a print on demand author?
Alice


message 9: by Angie (last edited Mar 08, 2009 04:46PM)

Angie McCrae Hi Pat. Nice to meet you. I see you're reading Cold Fire. I read it a few years ago; always been a big Koontz fan, so we have that in common.


message 8: by Ellen

Ellen Hi Pat!
I'm delighted to meet you---thanks so much for the friend request. I'm also a huge fan of Norah Lofts :)


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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message 6: by E.A.

E.A. Thanks for the friendship.


Jessie Hi Pat, how are you tonight?


message 4: by Ida

Ida Plassay Hello Pat,
Thank you for befriending me on goodreads too!


Freesoul Hello Pat
thanks for your friendship request.
I hope I'll more from you, I've noticed that you have written your own books! great and congratulations.
Yours
bia


Rosemary Thanks for the friend invitation. Wishing you the best with your books!


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Pat,
Thanks for befriending me here, too!
- Beth


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