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Kathleen Irene Paterka

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Kathleen Irene Paterka is an Amazon Bestselling Author of Women's Fiction. Her women's fiction novel, THE OTHER WIFE, was released February of 2015, while her novel SECRETS OF THE ROYAL WEDDING CHAPEL provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of Las Vegas wedding chapels, royalty, romance and brides. Readers of women's fiction will enjoy Kathleen's other novels, including FATTY PATTY, HOME FIRES, LOTTO LUCY and FOR I HAVE SINNED. Kathleen lives with her husband in the beautiful north country of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, where she is busy working on her next novel.

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Kathleen Irene Paterka Hi Karen, thanks for reaching out to me! I'm not very talented at Goodreads, either, but I'm doing my best to learn the way around the system. I see…moreHi Karen, thanks for reaching out to me! I'm not very talented at Goodreads, either, but I'm doing my best to learn the way around the system. I see from your Author Profile that you grew up reading the Nancy Drew mysteries. Loved Nancy Drew, but it was Trixie Beldon who turned me on to books, and made me want to be an author. The author of the Trixie Beldon series couldn't write fast enough to suit me; I couldn't wait to grow up and write more Trixie Beldon books.

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Kathleen Irene Paterka I love writing about interpersonal relationships and the struggles of everyday people and their lives (ex: Patty and her overweight hero, Sam, in…moreI love writing about interpersonal relationships and the struggles of everyday people and their lives (ex: Patty and her overweight hero, Sam, in Fatty Patty). Dieting and dating were problems for me while I was growing up. By the time I graduated from high school, I weighed 300 lbs. I lost the excess weight long ago, and I knew that someday I would write a book about what it felt like to live fat in a world that worships thin. Fatty Patty (May 2012) is that book. Even today, I still receive emails from readers who've read Patty's story and tell me how much it helped them with their overweight or food issues. The best thing about being a writer? Knowing that I've helped make a difference in someone's life.(less)
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When I was a teenager, I spent lots of time alone in my bedroom listening to music. Growing up in the late 60s / early 70s, who didn’t? And, depending on my mood, my taste in music varied wildly. Some days it was hard rock (Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin), while other days I listened to rhythm and blues (Earth, Wind and Fire was my favorite band) or the sweet mellow crooning of folk/pop/rock (James T...

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“It went against the natural order of things. Parents give; they do not receive. “Mom,”
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“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.   ~ Benjamin Franklin ~”
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“Jeffrey’s face, noting how the skin under his eyes was puffy and red, underscored with deep circles. Even as a child, he couldn’t sleep when something troubled him. Now this foolish thing his father supposedly had done was keeping him up at night. But Jeffrey couldn’t afford to worry about her. He had his own family and his own problems. “Things will work out. You’ll see. Call the bank and talk to them.” She forced a bright smile, though she felt like crying. Funny how you managed to find it in your heart to do things”
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