Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

First Dates: Patricia PacJac Carroll

sunset-691995_1280The love story blooming in my second book, Grime Wave, inspired me to explore some first dates by some of the best in Christian fiction romance and suspense. Before I put them on the spot, I shared one of my experiences HERE.

Today, I have a prolific writer of sweet western historical romances. And Patricia PacJac Carroll is also one of my dear friends. In fact, you’ve probably seen her name at the back of my books where I thank my critique partners. She’s outstanding! And so are her books! Make sure you read to the bottom so you can learn about her latest, Nettie’s Love!

Patricia’s Story

Head shotMy first date with my sweet husband, you ask? Well, he was taking me to our university’s football game. (University of Texas @ Arlington) And it just so happened that he had won the beast portion of a Beauty and Beast contest for his fraternity. So he came to pick me up looking dressed like a gentleman, then when it was close to half-time, he changed into his werewolf costume to go on the field.

Fortunately, he changed back into my sweet guy after his performance as the beast. He is the best and supports me, and my writing. So, I dated a beast and ended up with the best on my first date.

Oh, and the PacJac in my author name ~ that is our initials. (That is so SWEET! – Marji)

Don’t miss out on Patricia’s Latest!

New book out for Preorder.  Releases August 6, 2015.

Netties LoveNettie’s Love is a Sweet Historical Western Romance  (Mail Order Brides of Misfit Ranch Bluebonnet, Texas  Book 1) and it’s available for pre-order now. The release date is August 6!

Nettie felt as cold as the ground her father was being laid to rest in. Alone. Always alone. Now, as the spinster sister, she was to live out her life helping her three brothers and their wives. The farm was gone. Sold by her brothers. She had nothing but the ad for a mail order bride.
Sheriff Reed Andrews stared at the paper the judge handed him. Seems the town wanted him to retire. Too old to chase outlaws they’d said. The hollow feeling in his heart told him what he already knew. He needed a wife to share the nights, to wake and see the Texas sun in the mornings, and to love. But could he convince a woman to come to Bluebonnet Texas and marry him?

Your Turn: Like Patricia uses her and her hubby’s initials in her author name, do you have any little souvenirs like that?

Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

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