Hi. My name is Patricia PacJac Carroll and I am a writer. Yes, I am addicted to telling stories. Well in reality, stories attack me. Wrestle me away from whatever it is I am thinking and boom another story is born. Sometimes they come from playtime where I just let my brain go and have some fun. Other times they begin in a dream. A name. A place. Weather. The stories are everywhere.
However, historicals are my favorite. I grew up watching Westerns and just can’t get them out of my mind. I love that period in American history. The wild country. Opportunity and danger. Adventure and … yes, romance.
Oh and of course horses. You just can not have a Western without a horse. I’ve read that cowboys didn’t name their horses but mine all have names. In Liberty Belle, I have Fuego, Banjo, and Southern Star. In Golden Dreams, I have Fancy and Galahad.
Along with horses, I am an animal lover from my earliest memories. I used to get excited when Mom said, “It’s raining cats and dogs.” What delightful pictures that brought to my mind. Although he didn’t come from a thunderstorm, Jacs, my twenty pound, overgrown and highly spoiled Papillion, is my constant writing companion.
I also love the open road. Years ago after I looked at my supply of started stories but none finished, I decided I had to write to the end on one of them. I chose the one that takes place on the California Trail. An Old West road trip. Golden Dreams is the book that will come out in March.
One day the movie How the West Was Won came on. I turned to my husband. “If you lived in those days, wouldn’t you want to go on a wagon train? Go West for the adventure?”
He popped a piece of popcorn in his mouth and gave me one of those you’ve-got-to-be-kidding looks. "No."
Oh, well. Guess I will be content to write about the adventures that come to my mind.
My goal is to write stories that entertain and encourage readers. Maybe you won’t cross the country on a wagon train, but you can identify with Katy and Rev as they realize they can’t outrun their pasts but have to face them to reach their dreams. You can read their story in Golden Dreams.
I will be giving away a copy of Liberty Belle in March. You’ll enjoy Liberty’s story. She wanted an adventure and wasn’t disappointed.
I hope you’ll make this blog a regular morning stop. I am sure you’ll find plenty of interesting information and meet some wonderful writers.
Happy reading and may God bless you.