Happy April Fools' Day
April 1, 2019
As you know, authors can burn out if they work on a series too long without a break, so I have decided to take a mental health break and put Mercy and Anna on the back burner. There are so many other people and places to explore in their world, and I'd like to try something a little more challenging.
Christy is a character to whom I've always felt drawn. She is complex and has deep down layers of vulnerability that I find very touching and compelling. And I feel that she has been underappreciated by readers -- and other characters alike. She has so many fine qualities that we haven't yet seen, and I'd love to help her change the world and grow as a person. I'm really looking forward to exploring her point of view.
Is it May yet?
Feb 26, 2019
A second snippet from Storm Cursed!
“Do we have the right to remain silent?” Mary Jo asked.
“You aren’t under arrest,” he said with a quelling look. “Not yet, anyway. As long as you didn’t kill him, you probably won’t be. But Captain Allen is coming in and asked me not to start anything until he gets here. This would have been a lot easier for you if you had called
us in the first place. Before there was a dead goblin whose head is in the back of the car. You know better, Mary Jo; why didn’t you call us in?”
She looked pointedly at me.
“The farmer didn’t want to be responsible for getting people killed,” I explained. “I agreed with him. Goblins are outside your ability to deal with.”
Renny’s eyes got cold, and he studied me for a moment. “All due respect, ma’am, you don’t know what we are capable of dealing with.”
“All due respect, Renny,” said Mary Jo, “I have a pretty freaking good idea of your capabilities. And I think Mr. Traegar’s decision to bring us in first was the correct one. We don’t really know what we’re dealing with when it comes to the fae—there is no way that the sheriff’s
office would. We had two werewolves, Mercy and the goblin king out there—and if it weren’t for the goblin king we’d have failed to bring him in ourselves.”
He gave her a look. “I am going to ignore—just for a minute—how much my geek side is loving that apparently there is a goblin king in the world. And that he is—again apparently—here in the Tri-Cities. Even knowing that David Bowie is gone, I am giddy about this.” He said all that
in a very dry, professional tone.
I was starting to really like this guy.
There's a Storm coming
Feb 15, 2019
Patty finished the final edits for Storm Cursed! The book will be released on May 7th so be sure to mark your calendars.
Anne Sowards, Patty's editor, has the advanced reading copies ready to head out to reviewers and took this great box full of Mercys picture.
Since not everyone can get an ARC we have a teaser to tide you over and you can also look forward to a more substantial excerpt closer to the release date.
Elizaveta was in Europe. She’d come to help me, and stayed when Bonarata had made her an interesting temporary job offer. But her family was still here and obliged to our pack.
I called Elizaveta’s number and a woman’s voice answered it, soft and Southern. “This is the home of Elizaveta Arkadyevna,” she said. “I’m afraid that she’s not here and her family is all tied up right now. What can I do to help you?”
No one in Elizaveta’s family had an accent like that. Elizaveta clung to her Russian accent, but everyone else sounded newscaster American, the born-in-the-Pacific-Northwest kind of voice.
I had a very bad feeling. Especially since I was pretty sure that her “all tied up” wasn’t a figure of speech. It wasn’t that I could tell if she was lying or not—over the phone, sometimes I can tell and sometimes I can’t. It was that I heard the sound of people in pain.
I cut the line. There was nothing I could say that would be useful under the circumstances. Coincidences are always possible, even if unlikely.
Wait! This Book Isn't The END of the Mercy series is it??
A few readers have asked if Storm Cursed is the end of the series. Definitely not! Patty has plenty more stories planned in the Mercyverse...
Mercy #12 in 2020
Alpha and Omega #6 in 2021
Tom and Moira #1
Where in the world is Patty in 2019?
If you want to see Patty in person be sure to check out her appearances page to see if she's coming to a location near you.
We're going to be updating that page quite a bit in the next few months especially when the Storm Cursed signing tour stops are finalized but she has two appearances coming up soon.
Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle March 14-17 and Planet Comic Con in Kansas City March 29-31.