Welcome Back, Patricia Gligor!

Today I’m thrilled to welcome Patricia Gligor back to Reade and Write. Pat is the author of the Malone Mystery series, and if you’ve read any of those books you already know Pat can weave a compelling tale. She’s here today to tell us about her new release, Secrets in Storyville. Here’s a quick synopsis:

Kate Morgan, a single mother, lives in the small town of Storyville, Ohio, where she grew up. A want-to-be author, she works as a sales clerk in the town’s only department store doing what she describes as “a job a monkey could do.” Although she’s bored with her job, she’s reluctant to consider making any major changes in her life. However, she’s about to find out that change is inevitable.

When Kate’s ten-year-old daughter, Mandy, tells the family she plans to do a family tree for a school project, the negative reaction of Kate’s parents and grandmother shocks her but also arouses her curiosity. Why are they so against Mandy’s project? Surely her family is too “normal” to have any skeletons in their closet.

Kate decides to support her daughter even if that means defying her parents. As she searches for the truth, she discovers some long buried secrets that, if she decides to reveal them, will change her life and the lives of the people she loves – forever.

 

Pat wrote a quick post for Reade and Write–I think you’ll like it:

“We all know that laughter is cathartic. No matter what’s going on in our lives and in the world, a good laugh or even a chuckle has the power to make us forget about whatever challenges we’re facing if only for a short time. The more we laugh, the better we feel.

Kate, the main character in Secrets in Storyville, has what she calls “a healthy sense of humor.” I have to agree with her because I found myself laughing out loud as I wrote many of the scenes in the book. I hope, as you escape into Kate’s world, you will too.”

And here’s an excerpt from the book:

I pushed the button on my radio for our local oldies station. As I drove back to work, I cranked up the music and sang along to the strains of Frosty the Snowman.

The song reminded me of the “anatomically correct” snowman Bobby had built in our front yard when we were in our early teens. As long as I lived I would never forget the expression on my mother’s face – a combination of shock and rage – when she pulled into the driveway that day and saw the snowman.

She slammed her car door, stomped over to us, grabbed one of the two carrots Bobby had used – it wasn’t the one for his nose – and tried to pull it out. That carrot must’ve really been stuck because she yanked and yanked before it came out in her hand.

 Bobby and I exchanged glances, trying so hard not to laugh out loud because we knew better than to do that. Somehow we managed to control ourselves until my mother had stormed into the house. Then we both lost it. Thinking about it now as I drove back to work, I couldn’t stop laughing. 

And here’s Pat’s bio:

Patricia Gligor is a Cincinnati native. She has worked as an administrative assistant, the sole proprietor of a resume writing service and the manager of a sporting goods department but her passion has always been writing fiction.

Ms. Gligor is the author of the Malone Mystery series: Mixed Messages, Unfinished Business, Desperate Deeds, Mistaken Identity and Marnie Malone.

Secrets in Storyville, a small town mystery, is separate from her series.

Her books are available at:

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007VDDUPQ

  

 

I have Secrets in Storyville on my Kindle and I’m eager to start it. Best wishes, Pat! The book sounds great.

Until next time,

Amy

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34 comments on “Welcome Back, Patricia Gligor!

  1. The excerpt you shared is literally laugh out loud funny. I must get this book. Oh, so many TBRs and this is going to the top for that day I need humor and laughter. Wait! I always need that. So looking forward to this one.

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  2. Reblogged this on Author_Iris_Chacon and commented:
    If you haven’t sampled Patricia Gligor’s mysteries yet, Now is the time! Pick one from the list below. Thanks, Amy Reade, for this article.

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  3. Another must-read for my TBR list. Congrats on another successful release, Pat. As Amy says, you always create such compelling stories – I’m looking forward to this one 🙂

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  4. Reblogged this on DSM Publications and commented:
    Check out the new release by author Patricia Gligor. Secrets in Storyville is featured in this post on the Reade and Write blog.

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  5. Marja McGraw says:

    Secrets can really keep a story moving, as is the case with this book. Most enjoyable!

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  6. maggie8king says:

    It’s on my list. I wish you much success, Patricia.

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  7. I just deleted the “p” at the end of “Gligor.” Not sure what I did to have that happen. LOL

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  8. Another one to add to the TBR list. Congrats on the release, Pat. With the interest in genealogy, this sounds like a natural.

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  9. Read all of Pat’s books… and I am working on, Secrets in Storyville now. Due to my vision issues, it is taking me a bit longer…But, I already know that this is a 5 Star book. Love Kate!

    Have a wonderful day ladies!

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  10. I’m seven chapters into the novel and totally absorbed. I would never know this book is self-published because it’s so professionally written, as good as any Big Five novel. I’m excited about finishing the book and wish I could just sit and read non-stop. It’s a mystery I don’t want to put down.

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    • amreade says:

      I have been hearing great things about the book–I’m very excited to get started! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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    • Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, Jacquie!
      I always work hard to produce a “clean” copy before submitting a manuscript. This time, with no editor – only beta readers, I was especially careful. Maybe even a bit paranoid because once it’s in print, it’s in print. LOL

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  11. Amy,
    Thank you for inviting me to be your guest today. The publication of “Secrets in Storyville” was another milestone for me. It was the first book I self-published, which was a daunting but very worthwhile endeavor. I hope you enjoy the book!

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