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Patty Wiseman

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in Tacoma, The United States



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Let me introduce myself...My name is Patty Wiseman. A lifetime ago, as a child, I found myself lost in the stories my 1st grade teacher opened up to me. Over the years, my love of reading deepened and another interest formed-the love of writing. I have several short stories published and a few poems. I am a history buff and love to read and write in past eras. My Velvet Shoe Collection Series includes "An Unlikely Arrangement" and "An Unlikely Beginning" ,"An Unlikely Conclusion." The 4th book in the series was released in Aug. of 2016. "An Unlikely Deception." They are based in 1929 and shadows a story of my grandparents arranged marriage. This work is fictional,. One idea sparked a whole series of fictional works. My plan is for 6 books i ...more

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Patty Wiseman I am a creator of habit. I set my day up as if I was going to my day job. I'm retired now, so it IS my day job. I take the first hour for social media…moreI am a creator of habit. I set my day up as if I was going to my day job. I'm retired now, so it IS my day job. I take the first hour for social media and then go to my writing. After lunch a write a couple more hours. Evenings are set aside for family, but I am never idle in my mind. No matter what I'm doing, I look at it from a writer's perspective, so by the next day I have new inspiration. Some people need music or silence or other types of inspiration. I just need to be on an organized schedule. (less)
Patty Wiseman The best thing about being a writer is the freedom to do what I love. Creating those fictional stories, fictional characters that come to life under y…moreThe best thing about being a writer is the freedom to do what I love. Creating those fictional stories, fictional characters that come to life under your hand. Creating worlds that readers can get lost in. I can't think of anything else I'd rather be doing. (less)
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Somewhere Between

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“On getting lost in a book.

Set adrift
A life unknown
Connections form
Love is sewn”
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“Trust that little voice in your head that says wouldn't it be interesting if....; And then do it.”
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“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.”
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“On getting lost in a book.

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Connections form
Love is sewn”
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“If you read one book a week, starting at the age of 5, and live to be 80, you will have read a grand total of 3,900 books, a little over one-tenth of 1 percent of the books currently in print.”
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Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Patty. It may interest you that one of my books, "Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom", is now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)

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Well, thanks!! I love a bit of humor!

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Rick Reed Hi Patty. Thanks for adding me as a friend. I believe we are facebook friends as well. I hope you will check out my books, The Cruelest Cut and The Coldest Fear. The Cruelest Cut has now been licensed in Germany and Poland. I'm waiting anxiously for copies of those. Take care, and again, thanks.

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Patty Nely wrote: "Hi, Patty! Thanks for the friendship.
-Nely Cab"

Thank you. too! I look forward to your posts! :)

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Nely Cab Hi, Patty! Thanks for the friendship.
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Lorian Jones hey can u comment my new pics i need ur true opinions bout them i want 2 kno wat u see and wat is saying 2 u
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Thanx u!!! :)

Gwendolyn Gage Hi Patty! Thanks for your friend request! I look forward to discussing books with you here on Goodreads!

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Gary Revel My Memoir - Includes details of my Martin Luther King Jr. assassination investigation -

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Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, Patty.

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Gusto Dave Hi Patty! Thanks for approving us as friends.

I’m Gusto Dave Jackson, Publicity Chair for Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and I wouldn’t be worth my salt if I didn’t tout our blog and organization. Chiseled in Rock features side-splitting satire, cartoons, and some flash fiction for intellectual readers.

Check out this week’s humor of E.C. Stacy’s Stupid Writing Rules!

We also plug an occasional book and interview bestselling authors. For writers, we offer tips and agent/editor interviews. RMFW has several bestselling authors such as Mario Acevedo, RITA Award finalist Joanne Kennedy, NY Times Bestseller C.J. Box, and Julie Kazimer. You are invited to follow “The Rock” for contests, entertainment, and an insight to the world of writing! Let’s follow each others’ blogs!

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Patty Thank YOU, Joanne, Same here!

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JoAnne Kenrick Hi, Patty xx Thanks for the friend add! I look forward to chatting about books with you, and catching your updates in my newsfeed!

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Patty Hi Ellen!:)

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Ellen Maze Hi Patty!!

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Patty Thank you for accepting! Have a wonderful day!

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William O'Brien Thank U for your friendship!

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Tom Wiseman Hi Patty,

Thanks for accepting my friend request.
If you would ever like to promote your book on my blog or website, please let me know. I'm always up for doing favors for other authors.

Talk with you soon,
Tom M. Wiseman

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Lisa Kessler Hi Patty -

Thanks for your interest in my new eBook release "Across the Veil"!!!

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As an indie author, I couldn't make any of this happen without you! :)

I really appreciate your support, and I hope you love the story!!!

Lisa :)

Harlequin Books Hi, I'm very happy to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves, please ask away. I'll be happy to answer them. I’ll also share news when I can for example; did you know that in March Silhouette Desires will be putting out their 2000th book? The authors are celebrating with a special blog on .

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Patty Thanks for asking me! Ohh, it's gonna turn really cold here in Texas the end of this week. Wish I were IN the Caribbean! May you have a wonderful 2010!

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Liane Spicer Patty, thank you for accepting my invitation! Greetings from the Caribbean, and all the best for the 2010!

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Pamela Hi Patty,
Thanks for adding me as a friend!

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D.A. Schneider Hello,

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

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Patty Hi Vanessa,

Thanks for the friendship!

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Vanessa Hi Patty,

Thanks for the connection!


Jennifer Salaiz Thank you for the add Patty! Hope you have a great day!

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Rita Thanks for your friendship, Patty!
All best wishes from Rome,

message 29: by Tracy

Tracy Hi Patty. Thanks for the friend invite. I look forward to looking at your cook books.

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Andrea Kulman Hi, Patty. I just wanted to drop in and see how everything is going.

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Lisette Brodey Hi Patty:

It's so very nice to meet you. I'm in catch-up mode with a lot of projects & emails at the moment, but I really do want to check out your web site and hope to do so very soon.

Take good care,

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Patty Hi! Thanks for adding me! Always good to find new friends! Patty

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M. Thanks for the friendship Patty! ;-)

~M. King

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Andrea Kulman Have a very Merry Christmas!

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Rosemary "Diana Gabaldon Books!" Gabaldon was a featured speaker at the Historical Novel Society Conference in 2007--such a witty woman.

Thanks for the invitation.

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Maria Hi Patty

Thanks for showing interest in my novel. Best of luck in the book giveaway!

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Blair Hi Patty,

Thanks for the friend request!

Blair Kilpatrick
Accordion Dreams: A Journey into Cajun and Creole Music, University Press of Mississippi (January 2009.)

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Sheila Hi Patty. Thanks for the add request. :)

Chel ♪ Hey Patty
Thanks for adding me
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Laura Hi, Patty!
Thanks for the friend invitation. Always wonderful to meet another fan of romance novels. Yay!

BTW, when you get a chance, check out my books blog (the Laura Stamps link in my sig below). You'll find the first few chapters of all my published novels there. Lots of fun, free reading! And for reading that is a little naughty, check out my Author blog at LJ (also in my sig below). I post daily. That blog is a hoot! *wicked grin*

Happy reading and magickal blessings!

Laura Stamps
Author of Paranormal Romance and Erotica Novels (to read excerpts from my novel series) (my naughty Author Blog/updated daily)

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

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Catherine Hi Patty - nice to meet you! :-)

message 13: by Ed

Ed Thanks for the invite, Patty. Happy reading and writing to you.



message 12: by Karen

Karen Thanks for befriending me. So exciting that you are starting your writing journey. I'll tell you what my favorite prof told me. "Use the BIC method. BIC = bum in chair." (In front of your computer or writing desk, that is.)

Best of luck,

K. Harrington

SassyMama Hey, Patty...WELCOME to goodreads...thanks for the invite into your circle of of luck with the writing...hope you have much success...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...have a blessed weekend...Happy Reading & Writing :-)

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