Thank you for reading this series of Q&A interviews with artists and writers participating in the Pendaries Art League 16th Annual Art Show to be held July 6 – 7. An opening reception is set for July 5. The show will feature a robust body of work by talented creative spirits. Consider it Christmas shopping in July for a unique gift for yourself or someone special in your life. And you will be supporting the arts in the best possible way, by purchasing something created with love and dedication.
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.
Q. Is this your first year as a P.A.L. participant and what appeals to you about being in this show?
A. My first year; I love the idea of merging the literary and visual arts; in today’s world, the PAL gives artists another venue for reaching the public.
Q. What is your one-line invitation to the Pendaries Art League show?
A. Be there once; you’ll always come back.
You are invited:
Pendaries Art League
Friday, July 5, 2019
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 6, 2019
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 7, 2019
10:00 am – 3:00 pm