Lindas Book Obsession Interview With Patricia Perry Donovan, Author “At Wave’s End”

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Lindas Book Obsession Interviews Author Paticia Perry Donovan “ At Wave’s End”

 

Linda:

  1. Have you yourself lived through a hurricane and if so, what were the consequences?

Patricia:
Yes.  I live at the Jersey shore. Five years ago this month, Hurricane Sandy devastated our coastline. Our home escaped damage, but hundreds of others in our town were not so fortunate. The most immediate assistance volunteers could provide was home cleanup and preparation of meals.  That’s why food is so central to AT WAVE’S END.  Even today, many homes remain untouched and “under water” financially while the rebuilding and lifting of homes to meet more stringent flood insurance requirements continue, often at great expense to families.

 

Reconstruction and recovery after traumatic events such as the recent natural disasters in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and California continue long after the headlines fade. Survivors will need support for months and years to come.

Linda:

2.I notice that you are a journalist that speaks about healthcare. Do you have any suggestions for healthy changes to out “Diets” or way of life?
Patricia:
I generally cover the business of healthcare rather than clinical developments, but one thing that has caught my attention is the impact of social isolation on health.  Being socially isolated, as many elderly are, can be as detrimental to health as obesity or smoking.  That means we should make a point of checking on distant or homebound loved ones, friends and neighbors. It also means self-care is required so that we fill our own lives with a healthy mix of activity and socialization. This is especially important for writers, who tend to isolate themselves during the creative process.

Linda:

  1. When you have time what hobbies do you have, or what types of relaxation do you do?

Patricia:
I absolutely make time to run and practice yoga several times a week.  I enjoy cooking, and am trying to carve out more time to read for pleasure.

Linda:

  1. What are your favorite genres?

Patricia:
I’m drawn to literary fiction and compelling family dramas.

Linda:

5.Can you give us any hints of your new book?

 

Patricia:
I’m working on another tale of domestic suspense influenced by my work in healthcare. Tentatively titled EXPLANATION OF BENEFITS, it’s the story of two siblings with a rocky history that attempt to get to the bottom of their mother’s untimely and somewhat suspicious death.

Linda:

6 Do you base any characters in your books on anyone that you personally know?
Patricia:
Not consciously, but my ideas come from everywhere. Writers are like sponges, always observing and listening and making mental notes.  I saw a magnet once that said something along the lines of “Be nice to me, or I’ll put you in my next book.” That’s good advice for anyone who knows a writer!

Linda:

  1. What would you like the reader to walk away with after reading your books.

Patricia:
I would hope that even if they don’t like every character, they would at least feel I told them a compelling story. Also, even if things aren’t wrapped up tidily by the last page, that they close my book feeling hopeful that I’ve left the characters in a good place.

Linda:

  1. What are the best ways for readers to keep in touch with you or ask questions.

Patricia:
There are several! I love interacting with readers. Subscribe to my Readers Crew newsletter and blog at patriciaperrydonovan.com, or connect with me on Twitter (@PatPDonovan), Instagram (@patriciaperrydonovan) or Facebook: (@PatriciaPerryDonovanBooks).

 

 

Patricia Perry Donovan, Author

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Thank you so much Patricia for your generosity in the giveaway on Lindas Book Obsession, and letting us know more about you. Heartfelt thanks for the Interview.

 

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