Interview with Patricia Josephine

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
There are two answers to this question. When I was in elementary school, they gave us blank books and we were to draw and write out own stories. I remember having a ton of fun with them. For some reason, I thought writing about how I liked making beds was a great idea. I still have some of those books, but not that one.

The second answer to this relates more to when I really got into writing in my twenties. I was bored one day, so for fun, wrote down a story I thought about nightly when I should have been sleeping. It was bad and I put people I knew in real life in it. But it was the start of writing and I haven't looked back.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle. I actually didn't want one, but my husband got one for himself and then decided I needed one too. It grew on me.
When did you first start writing?
I first started seriously writing in my late twenties. During my high school years, I was more of an art nerd and had plans on being an artist. In reality, I thought I was bad at writing due to a low grade on a college paper. I think I would have done better on that assignment if she had giving me advice like show, don't tell, but she never said any of the advice I see a lot of writers giving.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The freedom that it involved. When I started looking into publishing, I looked at both traditional and indie publishing. I made a list weighing the pros and cons, and in the end, decided to go it myself. I just didn't like the idea of being forced to change aspects of my stories because a publisher believed that would make it more marketable. I mean, I want my stories to sell, but at the same time, I have to balance that with how the story goes. I have to be true to myself.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Usually the day job is what gets me out of bed each day! ;)
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Discovering a new world or putting a new twist on a tale that's been told a million times over. I'm always getting ideas for vampire stories, but they are never the same. There's always something new about the myth.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to knit and make jewelry, so when I'm not writing, I'm doing that. Or taking a nap. I have a fatigue problem, so I get worn out easily. That really affects my writing, but I'm doing my best to be productive when I have the energy.
Published 2017-03-04.
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Books by This Author

Mistakes of the Past
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,240. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Luc seeks atonement for the actions that banished him from his home. Rose is haunted by guilt over destroying her family. Both are running from their pasts, but the past is not easily forgotten. When Luc's past finds him, Rose is caught in the middle. Luc must decide: give up his chance at redemption or lose Rose. And will she be able to reconcile the man she knows with the devil he used to be?
Path of Angels, Boxed Set
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,210. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Four brothers. One path. Michael and his brothers are archangels whose job is to send fallen angels back to Hell. All is not as it seems when they uncover a plan to unleash the most dangerous fallen of them all, The Morningstar. Now, they must join forces with unlikely allies if they are to stop Uriel and save the world. Are they willing to do what it takes? Or will they be the ones to fall?
Abducted Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,500. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Savannah Janowitz’s perfect life was destroyed the night she and her boyfriend, Evan, vanished without a trace. A year later, both are returned, but are no longer the same person. As they face what happened to them, they soon discover they aren't safe. There's more to fear than what's hiding among the stars.
Gabriel Path of Angels Book 4
Series: Path of Angels. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,810. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » New adult
To stop Uriel from freeing The Morning Star, Gabriel and his brothers must fall. Gabriel isn’t sure he’s willing to make that sacrifice. But time is running out and he may have no choice. It’s up to the Nephilims they once hunted to get Gabriel and his brothers to Hell.
Jophiel Path of Angels Book 3
Series: Path of Angels. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,870. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Jophiel was certain he knew their path. But the truth is darker than he or his brothers could imagine. The fallen plan on unleashing the most dangerous of them all: The Morning Star. They find an unlikely ally in Mariangela, a fallen angel trying to make amends by the child she is carrying. A battle is looming. This time, they may not win.
Zadekiel Path of Angels Book 2
Series: Path of Angels. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,430. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » New adult
The path is lost. With Michael gone, the mantle of leadership falls to Zadekiel. In this time of darkness, with tempers running short, Zade struggles to guide his brothers. Hope comes in the form of a green haired woman with a unique gift. She represents a way back to the path they lost when Michael disappeared. Now the path is found, but one question remains. Will it lead to further darkness?
Michael, Path of Angels Book 1
Series: Path of Angels. Price: Free! Words: 22,770. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
There is only one path. Born mortal along with his three brothers, Michael is an Archangel who must hunt fallen angels and send them back to Hell. He is determined in his mission, never straying from his appointed path, until he meets Lake Divine, and discovers there may be more to his beliefs than blind duty. Two paths lay before them, but only one has the potential to destroy them both.