~~Patti J. Smith was born in Wimpole Park, England but considers Moses Lake, Washington, her hometown. She was a federal auditor, served in the U.S. Army Reserve with her final assignment in a Criminal Investigation Division, and recently retired as a background investigator. She lives in Vista, CA, and serves as a Regional Coordinator for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, Co-leads Rachel's Hope After-Abortion Healing Retreats and sings in her parish choir.
Her writing includes devotionals, light romance and suspense/thrillers, and her strong faith is reflected in each genre.
She is a prolific blogger and reader, and proudly admits to being a diehard Seattle Seahawks fan and Fantasy Football fanatic.
You can follow Patti J. Smith at the following links:
Amazon Author's Page: http://amazon.com/author/pattijsmith
~~In your writing, are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? My rosary meditations were all inspired by personal experiences and "And God Still Loves Me", is my personal testimony of redemption. The light romance and suspense/thrillers are inspired by daydreams and, unfortunately, nightmares.
~~If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? Actually, I have two: Max Lucado, because of his exceptional ability to bring God's word to life, and James Patterson whose books have consistently kept me up all night reading.
~~When did you first consider yourself a writer? I actually consider myself an inspirer and entertainer. My devotionals are written to inspire readers to develop a personal relationship with God. The light romances and suspense/thrillers are designed to take readers on an emotional roller coaster ride, needing to hold on before turning the page.