Patricia Sands lives in Toronto, Canada, when she isn't somewhere else. An admitted travel fanatic, she can pack a bag in a flash and be ready to go anywhere ... particularly the south of France.
Her award-winning debut novel The Bridge Club was published in 2010 and her second novel, The Promise of Provence was an Amazon Hot New Release in April 2013, a USA Best Book 2013 Finalist and a 2013 Finalist in Literary Fiction, National Indie Excellence Awards. A new release is scheduled for Summer 2014.
Celebrating the rewarding friendships and bonds women share, her stories examine the challenges life often throws in our paths. Location features prominently in all of her novels.
The Love In Provence series ~ The Promise of Provence (2013); Promises To Keep (Summer 2014) ~ allows readers to lose themselves in the beauty of the south of France without leaving home.
Frequently invited to speak with women's groups on the subjects of writing and self-publishing, topics also cover the importance of valuing our personal stories and seeing ageing as opportunity. At other events along with her Sommers & Sands speaking partner, author Susan Sommers, through keynotes, workshops and conferences, audiences are encouraged to embrace change and see challenges as opportunities.
Her philosophy is that it's never too late to begin something new, to seize each day and be a possibilitarian! As the saying goes, just do it! Hearing from readers (both men and women, from ages 20 to 84) is her greatest reward.
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Hi Patricia, oh no problems at all! I found your message in my normal e-mail box but couldn't locate it on the site until now. The best way for me to stay in contact is probably though my messages, rather than via my profile page...speaking of which I really ought to have a peep at it to check if anyone else has been in touch...oh dear, oh dear! :-) xxx
Hi Patricia, Yes, I wasn't sure how to navigate my way around at first and admit, it is a bit of a labyrinth this site, where/how to find the gems in an other than random way?? One of the things that helped me the most was to ask a question via a group, when I started a blog and didn't have much of a clue and suddenly I found a community of like minded souls.
It's a great resource and wonderful helpful members and so many gems of advice or pure inspiration. Nice to meet you and hear of your french encounters.
You're welcome Patricia. I am having the same problem. I don't have much time and there is so much going on at SW that it is hard to focus on what would be best for me to be involved in. I want to connect more to others on this site, but I barely have time to write, so I also am on here sporadically and don't contribute as I would like. When you have a chance, write back! Take care.
I wonder where you draw the line between historical fiction and more contemporary war stories? Would it be WWI? That's one war that interests me and in comparison to WWII I think it has been less used for fiction. See More