Linda’s Book Obsession Interviews Author Patrice Wilton and Traci Hall of “ Mrs.Morris and the Ghost”
“Mrs. Morris and the Ghost” is written by Patrice Wilton and Traci Hall
What was your motivation in becoming an author and writer? What did you do before you were a writer?
Patrice – I was a flight attendant for 17 years, a Rodeo Queen, yes it’s true! and a mother and housewife who played tennis and golf on the side.
What motivated or inspired you to write?
Patrice – I was inspired by my love for reading. From the time I was 12, I knew that if I had one gift it would be to write stories and give back the joy of reading that I had discovered.
. How did you go about researching for your book?
Patrice – Traci Hall and I went to Salem and did several of the tours and got a good feel for the place and the people.
Did you base any of your characters on people that you know?
Patrice – We liked one of our tour guides very much and used her (Kass) as one of the main characters in book number two, Mrs. Morris and the Witch.
What is a typical day of your life?
Patrice – for me it is having coffee at my computer first thing. Going through emails, tweeting, etc, and 3 days a week I play tennis – still competitively, even at my age. Then I work on writing, promoting, and keeping up with my email for nearly 8 hours a day. It’s hard work being a writer!
What are your hobbies or things you do in your downtime?
Patrice – see above. I also love to travel but now my husband is no longer able. I have a daughter and 4 grand-daughters that I love to visit.
What can you tell us of any new writing projects that you might have?
Patrice – I am doing another Christmas story, romance, based in a fictional town called Heaven. I have a very successful series that I’ve written and I love it so much–but now my grand-kids are getting older so I don’t want to write love scenes any longer. My new books will be clean –Hallmarkish!
What are your favorite genres of books that you like to read?
Patrice – I love suspense! Like Sandra Brown, and Linda Howard.
What advice can you give to someone that wants to be a writer?
Patrice – Don’t do it!! No seriously, it’s extremely hard work, poor pay, with no guarantees. But if it’s your life’s dream, then go for it. What do you have to lose? I did, and I’m so grateful that people are reading and enjoying my books.
How would you like the readers to connect with you?
Patrice – personally, I like email. firstname.lastname@example.org