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Patricia Sands

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Bestselling author Patricia Sands lives in Toronto, Canada, when she isn't somewhere else, and calls the south of France her second home. An admitted travel fanatic, she can pack a bag in a flash and be ready to go anywhere … particularly the south of France. With a focus on travel, women’s issues and aging, her stories celebrate the feminine spirit and the power of friendship.

Her award-winning 2010 debut novel, The Bridge Club, is a book-group favorite, and The Promise of Provence, which launched her three-part Love in Provence series (followed by Promises to Keep and I Promise You This), was a finalist for a 2013 USA Best Book Award and a 2014 National Indie Excellence Award, an Amazon Hot New Release in April 2013, and a 2015 nominee fo
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Patricia Sands I'm so glad you asked this question! The first time I was given this piece of advice, I felt incredibly liberated. I had never thought of the word…moreI'm so glad you asked this question! The first time I was given this piece of advice, I felt incredibly liberated. I had never thought of the word "aspiring" in this way. If you have a desire to write, you are a writer. Don't ever use the word "aspiring" to describe what you do in connection with writing. Coincidentally, I have a great post bookmarked that addresses dropping the use of "aspiring" and I am happy to share it with you here.
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For a writer just beginning to get serious, I recommend reading Stephen King's book "On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft" . This book is included in a list I am giving you here of the top ten books about writing and I can't impress enough how important it is to read about the craft of writing as you work to find your own voice.

Write every day and believe in yourself. When you feel you have something you want to publish, work with an editor and proofreader. This is an absolute necessity.

Connect with other writers online and join a group that shares information, critiquing, and support. You will find writers to be a very friendly, encouraging global community. Writing is hard work but the rewards are incredibly satisfying when readers connect with you to say how much they enjoy your work.

Good luck and don't hesitate to send me any other questions you may have.
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Patricia Sands My most recent book, Promises To Keep, is a sequel to The Promise of Provence which I published in 2013. When I published The Promise of Provence, I…moreMy most recent book, Promises To Keep, is a sequel to The Promise of Provence which I published in 2013. When I published The Promise of Provence, I had no intention of writing anything more about that story. However, I received a deluge of emails from readers saying they wanted to know what happened next! So I had to figure that out.

What has happened is that The Promise of Provence is now being developed into the Love In Provence series. Promises to Keep is Book Two of the series and there will be four more novels that follow Katherine's adventure in the south of France.

I'm delighted readers became so engaged with the story and feel fortunate that I can continue to write about the south of France, since I love it there! I've become fond of the characters and had a good time developing new personalities that had to enter the story to move it forward. Who knows what will happen next? That's part of the great fun and challenge of writing fiction.
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Patricia Sands C.J. wrote: "C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Patricia,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,
CJ"


C.J. wrote: "C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Patricia,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,
CJ"

Thanks for connecting here!
Cheers, Patricia


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C.J. Heck C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Patricia,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,
CJ


Nicole Dunlap Thanks for finding me on here. When I get on IAN I will certainly check you out


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Naomi Patricia...I will send you a PM tomorrow re: Author Member status. Thanks for the friend request.


Savannah Patricia, thank you for the friendship.


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