Pat Alvarado


Pat es oriunda de Abbeville, Luisiana, donde reinan los pantanos y los bayous; pero es en Panamá, el paraíso tropical, donde vive con su esposo, su gata elegante y su perrito callejero.

Pat is a native of Abbeville, Louisiana, where swamps and bayous reign; but it’s in Panama, the tropical paradise, where she lives with her husband, their elegant cat and their little mutt.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When am I NOT writing? The connection between brain and paper is a magnificent process, whether it's from keyboard to screen or pencil to paper, from grocery lists to character dialogue to first liners, I love to write! In fact, sometimes I write in my head! On the other side of that coin, I love to read what other people have to say. So when I'm not writing, I'm reading. And to keep myself "balanced" - I walk with my dog and swim.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember the stories we read in First Grade, those "Run, Dick, run! See Dick run. See Jane run. Run, Jane, run!" stories. I remember thinking, Who talks like that? No one I knew did, for sure. To me, those stories needed more action than cheering on Dick and Jane. They needed interaction - dialogue - a plot!
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Where to find Pat Alvarado online

Where to buy in print


The Writer
Price: Free! Words: 31,430. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2017 by Piggy Press Books. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Dissatisfied with his life and trapped in what has become a mundane and unrewarding job, the writer returns to his home town in an attempt to rectify his life and come to terms with the choices he has made. The past and the present blur in his memory, and he discovers that his future depends on how well he can write his own script. This time the writer chooses his characters more carefully.
Price: Free! Words: 14,750. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2017 by Piggy Press Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Guilt is a matter of conscience, taught and learned. Deceit, on the other hand, is a deliberate act of the will, and temptation is its conduit. When Martha Tanelli and her husband take separate vacations, doubt and suspicion cast long shadows on their marriage. Standing at this crossroad, Martha must face her demons and decide which path to follow.
Convicted at Six
Price: Free! Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012 by Piggy Press Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
A brief memoir of growing up as a middle child in south Louisiana during the 1950s.
Revolución en el recreo * Recess Revolution
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,980. Language: Spanish. Published: April 14, 2012 by Piggy Press Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Bullying, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
Changing schools is not so pleasant for Eric when he meets up with Hank ‘the Tank’ Granger. Find out how Eric and his friends solve their problem. Bilingual juvenile novel in Spanish and English, with Ideas to Think About. Approved by Panama's Ministry of Education.
Lost in Cognito
Price: Free! Words: 22,400. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012 by Piggy Press Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Undaunted by the skimpy information given for his latest case, Jake Brown, private investigator, finds himself in Cognito, a grid of connecting streets and avenues, a place designed for the lost and the transitory.

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