Saturday, April 29, 2017

Happy To Meet You by Patricia Forsythe


This month, the Sweet Romance Reads authors have been reintroducing ourselves to our readers and today, it’s my turn. Like most writers I know, I would rather listen to other people talk about themselves (I’m always on the hunt for new stories), than to talk about myself, but here goes.
My hometown is the small copper-mining town of Morenci, in southeastern Arizona. Like almost every one of my friends, my dad worked in the mine. It was a good place to grow up, but it wasn’t until I was grown that I realized one of the best things about it was the diverse population and the interesting, and sometimes downright nutty, characters in the area. When I became a writer, I remembered these people and used them in my books.

After college, marriage, teaching school, and having four children, I began to pursue my lifelong dream of being a writer. That was in the days of typewriters and white correction fluid. In order to avoid having to retype an entire page, I often wrote my first drafts in longhand on yellow legal pads while standing by the waist-high pass-through from the kitchen to the dining room. My children seemed to need my undivided attention less if they could see me standing in the kitchen – where they knew moms were supposed to be.

Since those days, I have written more than thirty books and currently write sweet romances for Harlequin Heartwarming. I’ve discovered that, as I publish more books, it becomes both harder but also more fun to write compelling stories. It’s harder because I have to come up with ideas I haven’t used before and because I want to write the best book possible. It’s more fun because I’ve met so many people, heard so many of their personal stories, and incorporated amusing incidents into my books.
Currently, I’m working on a new series for Heartwarming. The third book in my Oklahoma Girls series, His Twin Baby Surprise, is available for pre-order and will be released on May 1st.

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Patricia Forsythe is the author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, with many more to come, and eight self-published e-books.  She loves creating stories with interesting characters and happy endings.




  1. Wow, Patricia. Your writing bio is so impressive. Best wishes with your latest release!

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    1. Thanks, Lyn! I hope the book lives up to the cover!

  3. Nice to learn more about your growing up.