Interview with Patricia Dunican

Where did you grow up and how did it influence your writing?
I grew up in the seaside town of Bray, County Wicklow which is about twelve miles south of Dublin, Ireland's capital city. It is an area of exquisite natural beauty. On the eastern side it is washed by the waters of the Irish Sea, while on the west it is protected from the prevailing winds by the majestic Wicklow Hills. For me it is a very special place. It is the setting of my book Even Lame Ducks Can Soar because I believe that natural beauty is a huge positive factor in maintaining good health. I believe that tuning into the positive energy of creation is essential therapy.
What's the story behind your book?
It is a story of empowerment. It advises readers on the use of simple natural strategies which have been scientifically proven to help alleviate the negative effects of stress, guilt, depression, anxiety, and fear.
What inspires you to get out of bed in the mornings?
Having a focus and a dream.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote.
No I can't remember the first story I ever wrote but the first story I ever made up was more than likely an oral one for the entertainment of my younger siblings. It would have featured talking animals, beautiful fairies and wishes being granted.
What is your writing process?
I usually write in the mornings. When I'm just starting to write a new book I get up at six because my head is full of ideas and I want to get them down on paper as soon as I can before they disappear into thin air. As the story progresses and I need to refine or alter it I lie down and try to relax totally and let the resolution come to me.
Published 2017-07-20.
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Books by This Author

Even Lame Ducks Can Soar
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 79,210. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Inspirational
Every Tuesday evening eight people meet in the community center of a seaside town on the east coast of Ireland. Each one is desperately trying to cope with a devastating blow which has destroyed their life. So they have come to Tara’s Good Vibrations Course hoping to discover the secrets which have transformed her from a depressed, anxious recluse to a vibrant happy young woman. Will they soar?