Friday, January 3, 2020

Exciting News from Pat

Hi Friends! Have I got some exciting news to share. I'm a published author! 
Yes, that's what I've been up to and why you haven't seen too many posts on my blog for a while.

My book is called "Secrets from the Past." 
Below is a short preview giving you a little taste of what it's all about.

"Twenty-eight-year-old Cassie Hart finds herself unemployed, broken-hearted and still feeling the emotional scars of early childhood abandonment. She channels those feelings into saving a one-hundred-thirty-year-old cottage that is slated for demolition in the old part of Denver, a city that is rapidly losing its charming old neighborhoods in favor of progress and profit. She's stunned to find out a ruthless but sexy developer has purchased the cottage and is on a fast-track to clear the lot and build condos. As she explores the property, she encounters a small child who appears to be a ghost that only Cassie can see. Why is this ghost, who mysteriously died in the house a hundred years ago, guiding Cassie to find cryptic clues about her traumatic death? While Cassie unravels questions that have plagued her for years, she begins to realize she has more in common with the developer than just real estate and finally understands why she's inexplicably drawn to this old cottage."

I published my book on Amazon Kindle; I think this is a link to it below. (This is my first attempt at self publishing so I'm not 100% sure I'm doing the link right.) Maybe you can let me know if it worked. I hope you enjoy my book and would appreciate your comments and support. Thanks so much.

Love and hugs, Pat Shipley


  1. Congratulations, it sounds like a good read i am saving it for later on tonight. The link was perfect, worked just fine for me.

  2. Congratulations Pat! So thrilled for you and I hope your book does well. I'm interested in the self publishing too....and is your book in print also? I have one half're inspiring me!

  3. Congratulations Pat! Looks as if your new year started out with a bang. Great accomplishment you should be proud. I know several people who have self published - interesting how Amazon makes this happen to aspiring authors. Wishing you great success. Hope you continue with your blog.

  4. Kudos Pat,...I still have 4 novels, rolling down the pike, and just can't manage the 100K+ monsters into something publishable. But, that is my goal for 2020 to get my historical novels in shape for publishing! I do miss your blog, but I know how hard it is to keep at writing! Premise for your story is interesting, I hope to give it a read later in the month. A blog is definitely a feeder for your own enterprises. I love Diana Galbadon's blog site, where she speaks of research and gives small bits of story, while she is still working on book 9 of the "Outlander" series!

    Happy Writing and super congrats for getting it DONE! Sandi

  5. Congratulations! Here's to continued success in 2020.

  6. Congratulations, that's such an accomplishment!!! Good luck!!

  7. Somehow I'm not surprised! This is awesome...!! BTW you haven't changed a bit... picture looks GREAT.