Patti Romero is a longtime friend, someone I admire for her gifts of creativity, attention to detail and commitment to excellence. And I like her personally. She is a wonderful sounding board, a soul-sister sojourner in the world of writing and someone who gets it when it comes to writing and all things related. Click here to read a review of her book, Prairie Madness.
Q. What genre do you work in?
A. Fiction, non-fiction (Las Vegas, NM history), and memoir.
Q. Why that genre?
A. I feel most comfortable with prose and research.
Q. What inspires you?
A. My daughter.
Q. What is your preferred work environment?
A. I used to love writing in cafes, but cannot write by hand anymore, so love my study with its electronics, keyboard, and daybed.
Q. Who do you most admire and in what ways were you influenced by the individual?
A. Authors Edna O’Brien, S. J. Parris, Diane Setterfield, for their writing styles, diverse characters, intricate plots; Anthony Trollope for his humor and sentences. Personally, my daughter Rachel–for overcoming many adversities and reshaping her life as desired.
Q. What do you most want visitors to the show to know about you as a writer?
A. I continually check facts and writing mechanics, and experiment with a variety of ways of composing sentences. I love the revision process. I wanted “to be a writer” since high school and wrote throughout my life; first published four years after retiring.