Friday, October 8, 2010
LETS CHAT FRIDAY with PATTY HICKMAN
(Patty) I’m currently promoting my seventeenth book, The Pirate Queen, including a fun sweepstakes called The Pirate Queen Treasure Trove. I developed the give-away project by first laying out some personal values. The give-away grew out of the values. I wanted the “treasure trove” to be generous and also fun. I’m married and have two great sons who are both in arts colleges. I’m about to adopt a morkie puppy. That is one of those hybrid dogs, part Maltese and part Yorkie. Maybe my readers would like to help me decide on a name. I’ve thought of Flannery if a girl and Pip if a boy. Guess why.
(Robin) Since you have walked with the Lord has there been a time you struggled in your faith? If so, would you please share?
(Patty) “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness!” Lam. 3:22,23
(Robin) When life seems to go crazy, what is one thing you do to bring comfort and peace?
(Robin) What are a few of the things you love surrounding you?
(Robin) What are your deepest passions?
(Robin) In the legacy you leave, what is one thing you hope out shines before all others?
(Patty) I don’t know. Sometimes I wonder what my epitaph should say. She struggled, But She Made It, or Grace Sustained Her, Maybe You Should Try it Too. I guess that’s too long. But I love stories and how they affect me. I hope I leave behind some Jim-dandies that people tell about me, no-holds-barred, you know? I don’t want anyone making me out to be something I wasn’t or embellishing because they have to, because my choices and actions weren’t enough. Some people will be glad I’m gone and the ones who understood me will mourn. A legacy is a deposit made in the heart of another, so I hope I’ve left a bankroll in human resources stretching from this earth to eternity. In that case, only God can see it. It isn’t for us to lay claim on it.
(Robin) What are you currently working on?
(Patty) A novel set in modern times, coming-of-age. It’s set in the South, like all of my novels. I hope that in this WIP I can create some thoughts in the readers mind about the people around us we might overlook, to cause the reader to realize the human ore that sets parked at their own back door waiting to be mined. In one sense, there is that subtext embedded within The Pirate Queen too. But this current WIP is completely different. I hope that the readers find every story I write unlike the others.
(Robin) How do you define success?
(Patty) Success is the love I pour into another that fills their sails like a great, refreshing wind. And I stand quietly watching them go off on their journey, just like the people who filled my sails watched me.
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