Shadows of the Past, by Patricia Bradley

Please welcome my friend and author, Pat Bradley, and be her fan today!

I met Pat years ago in Florida at a retreat with Susie May Warren. She and I kept in touch and she’s one of my biggest supporters here at Random, commenting more than any other subscriber. Thank you, Pat!

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Patricia Bradley lives in North Mississippi and is a former abstinence educator and co-author of RISE To Your Dreams, an abstinence curriculum. But her heart is tuned to suspense. Patricia’s mini-mysteries have been published in Woman’s World, and her debut novel, Shadows of the Past, is the first of three set in Mississippi and will release February 4, 2014. She will present a workshop, Writing 50,000 words in 30 days, at the Midsouth Christian Writer’s Conference in Collierville, TN on March 8, 2014.

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What  fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself?

When I’m not writing, I like to throw mud on a wheel and see what happens. Sometimes I craft  jewelry from pieces I create out of porcelain, and when the temperature is above 65 degrees I like to ride my bicycle instead of driving my car.

Please describe yourself with three words.

Contented extroverted writer

If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus), who would it be? Why?

I would love to have dinner with Agatha Christie so I could pick her brain.

Please tell us about Shadows of the Past.

Psychology professor and criminal profiler Taylor Martin prides herself on being able to solve any crime, except the one she wants most desperately to solve—the disappearance of her father twenty years ago. When she finally has a lead on his whereabouts, Taylor returns home to Logan Point, Mississippi, to investigate. But as she is stalking the truth about the past, someone is stalking her.

Nick Sinclair pens mystery novels for a living, but the biggest mystery to him is how he can ever get over the death of his wife—a tragedy he believes he could have prevented. With his estranged brother the only family he has left, Nick sets out to find him. But when he crosses paths with Taylor, all he seems to find is trouble.

What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading this book?  

I want readers to see that God watches over us even when we don’t see him, and that our self-worth comes from him, not others.

Please tell our readers where they can get your book.

Christian     Amazon     Barnes and Noble

Please tell our readers where they can find you online.

My website—, Twitter—,

Facebook—, and I contribute to two other blogs: and

I have posted Discussion Questions for Shadows of the Past  on my website

Any parting comment?

I’ve long been an admirer of your blog and wish to thank you so much for having me.

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  1. Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Michelle! It’s been fun and I hope your readers enjoy our conversation.

    • Hi Pat – Thanks so much for being our guest today. I’m excited about your novel and hope to read it soon! I love the cover. It looks and sounds like my kind of read!

      Have fun this week on your tour!


  2. I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this great book and have already read it twice–the second time to track excellent character development and plot development. I applaud your accomplishment here, Pat, and can’t wait to have the next book in this series in my hands!

  3. Janelle Leonard says:

    Patricia – I love that you say Contented Extroverted writer…that word content with writer is very powerful. And that our self-worth comes from Him alone! What great themes, very relevant! Thanks for sharing! I really look forward to reading this.

    Michelle – thanks for posting this. Really needed to see this today. 🙂

  4. I love your theme re self worth. It’s so important but so easy to get confused. It shouldn’t be. Can’t wait to see how your explore this. Mick, thanks for this post!

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