Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Sisterhood with Patty Smith Hall


Family Status:  My husband and I just celebrated my 31st wedding anniversary June 17th! We have two daughters—one who works in the medical profession and who is getting married next year, and our youngest who is a junior in college.

What Is Your Favorite Beverage: McDonald’s Sweet Tea with two lemons

What Is Your Favorite Food: Bread—I love just about any kind of bread!

What Is Your Favorite Thing to do During Free Time: I’m big into reading, walking the parks around my house, visiting with family and friends.

Who Has Been the Most Influential Person in Your Life:  That’s a hard question! My parents, obviously, but my maternal grandmother too. I’m like her in many ways and seeing that, she was able to guide me through some life-changing decisions.


First Book You Fell in Love With: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I read this book every year from the time I was in 3rd grade until I graduated from college-I wanted to be like Beth(without dying, of course!)

A Book You Wish You’d Written: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. To write that beautifully is truly a gift!

First Book Published: Hearts in Flight, July, 2011 

Most Recent Book: Hearts Rekindled, Feb, 2014

Out Next: Winning the Sheriff’s Heart hasn’t been assigned a release date.

How Many Have You Written:  6 total; four published, one looking for a publishing house; one I’m self-publishing. 

What Do You Know Now That You Wish You’d Known Then: The business side of publishing—it’s important for every aspiring author to have a good handle on contracts, royalty statements and marketing.


What is Your Favorite Bible Story: The story of Paul—as a person who struggles with pain on a daily basis, his ministry while dealing with a ‘thorn in his side’ has special meaning for me. 

What is Your Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:28(which is also my life verse.)

What is Your Favorite Hymn: Another hard question! Because I love them all!

What is an Ongoing Prayer Request You Have: That the Lord would work in our girls' lives as well as our future son-in-law’s life.



9 comments:

  1. Great to get to know you better, Patty! I missed you at the WORD meeting on Tuesday. Yes, I was finally there! :)

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  2. Nice to hear about your life, Patty. I think we met at an ACFW conference years ago. :)

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  3. Hi, Patty. I'm looking forward to reading your first western! Let us know when it's coming out.

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  4. Hi Patty! How fun to learn more about you. Thirty-first anniversary? I had no idea you were a child-bride, LOL. Congratulations on the upcoming release.

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  5. Hi Patty,
    I love bread too! If I had to lose one - bread or chocolate - I'd give up chocolate.

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  6. Great to get to know you better, Patty! And I'm right there with you on loving bread! :)

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  7. Hi Patty,

    When touring Rome, the guide told us Paul had a hunched back, which must have caused him pain.

    Of course, everyone has their own idea of what his "thorn" really was.

    Will you be at ACFW? Hope so!

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  8. Hi Patty, great to learn more about you! Have fun with your daughter's wedding!

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  9. Loved your interview, "Patty with a Y" (*wink*). I just wish we lived closer here in Georgia!

    Hugs, Patti Jo ("Patti with an I")

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