Friday, July 17, 2015

Interview with Patty Bryant, author of Full Circle

Full CircleTitle: Full Circle
Author: Patty Bryant
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 298
Genre: Mystery
Format: Ebook/Paperback
Purchase at AMAZON

 It looks like someone left the door to the nether region open again, and reporter Molly Martindale has got another batch of otherworldly supplicants who need her help. Not long ago, Molly quite literally went to hell to help secure peace for her friend Dennis, who was born Buddy Parker in the 1920s in her beloved, adopted hometown of Oxbow, Florida. Oxbow has always felt charmed to Molly—that is, if she doesn’t count the ghostly visitors who turn her world upside down or the recent return of her ex-boyfriend Greg Richards, who brings with him the scourge of illicit drugs and a burning need to get even with her. Molly is working on acquainting her best friend Dana with Dennis’s memory. He is the father Dana has never known but always resented. Molly must tread carefully, all too aware that she could easily lose her best friend in the process. What’s more, things heat up when Dana meets Glenn Morrison, the wheelchair-bound veteran Molly kind of thinks of as “hers.” But soon Molly finds herself threatened from all sides, as residents of hell plead for her help yet again. In this sequel to Bitter Secrets, only time will tell if she can deal with worldly and supernatural problems as she fights her newest unholy foes—the advent of drugs into her world, decades of lies involving the powerful St. Claire family, and the shadows of her past.


1. Can we start out by telling us whether you are published for the first time or are you multi-published? 

Full Circle is my second book, a sequel to Bitter Secrets.

2. When you were published for the first time, which route did you go – mainstream, small press, vanity published or self-published and why or how did you choose this route? 

I tried for years to find a publisher and concentrated on small presses mostly, thinking it might be easier. I finally turned to self publishing so I could get things going.

3. How long did it take you to get published for the first time once you signed the contract? 

Well, unfortunately I’m a foot dragger from way back! I also am still working so any delays were really my fault. But to answer the question, it was probably about a year. In addition to my own slowness, I opted for a developmental edit which takes a while to complete.

4. How did it make you feel to become published for the first time and how did you celebrate?

 I remember getting my first actual book in my hand and showing it to my mother. I tend to be kind low key but it was a great feeling of accomplishment – and a feeling of responsibility to the people who (hopefully) would actually read it.

5. What was the first thing you did as far as promotion when you were published for the first time?
 I had a book signing at a local store. The owner was extremely helpful and it was a really great event!

Patty Brant honed her writing skills as a small-town newspaper reporter and editor in a rural South Florida county. Born in Canton, Ohio, she lives with her husband and daughters in Clewiston, Florida. Her first book, Bitter Secrets, earned a finalist position in the 2013 Indie Excellence Book Awards.


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