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.


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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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!

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

  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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