By Patricia Bradley
Most of us are writers here on the ACFW blog, but first we were readers, at least I was. I’ve read several blog posts lately that talked about what our favorite books as children were, and when I come across a book that was a favorite of mine, I’ve had a delightful stroll down memory lane.
Every summer when it was too hot to rip and romp, my cousins who were boys, by the way, and I sat under the trees and read. Some of my favorites were the Black Stallion books by Walter Farley. After I read all the early books (those written before I was born or old enough to read) I couldn’t wait for a new book to release.
Before the Black Stallion books, the Bobbsey Twins was a favorite of mine…and the Trixie Beldon Mysteries…not sure I ever got into the Nancy Drew stories since I don’t remember reading a single one although I’m sure I did. By the time I was twelve, I was reading anything I could get my hands on. Then in my teens I discovered Daphne du Maurier, Phyllis Whitney and Mary Higgins Clark. I’m certain these authors are why I write romantic suspense.
So my question is: Was there an author, a book, or a series you read in childhood that inspired you to become a writer?What book influenced you to become a writer? @ptbradley1 #ACFWBlogs #amwriting Click To Tweet
A 2018 Carol finalist and winner of an Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award in Suspense, Patricia Bradley lives in North Mississippi with her rescue kitty, Suzy and a new arrival, Tux. Her romantic suspense books include the Logan Point series and the Memphis Cold Case Novels. Justice Delivered released April 5, 2019, and she’s hard at work on Standoff, book one in the Natchez Trace Park Ranger’s series. Find Patricia on her blog, Facebook, Twitter: @ptbradley1, and Pinterest.