Welcome to February, y’all!!! Today’s featured author is celebrating a book birthday today and she brought along a two book giveaway to celebrate!!!
About the Author
Robin Patchen is an award-winning multi-published author, but only because she can’t pursue her other dream.
If time and money were no object, Robin would spend her life traveling. Her goal is to visit every place in the entire world–twice. She longs to meet everybody and see everything and spread the good news of Christ.
Alas, time is short and money is scarce, and her husband and three teenagers don’t want to traipse all around the world with her, so Robin does the next best thing: she writes. In the tales she creates, she can illustrate the unending grace of God through the power and magic of story.
Five Favorite Vacations
Robin: 1. As I type this, I’m sitting in a condo in Silverthorne, Colorado, resting my sore knees after three glorious days of skiing with my family. (The picture is the view from my chair.) After living in mostly flat and usually snow-free Oklahoma for over twenty years, I love being in the mountains, crunching in the fresh snow, and swishing down the slopes. At this moment, this is my favorite vacation ever.
Beth: My knees are aching just thinking about it but the view is gorgeous!!!
Robin: 2. I always enjoy visiting my husband’s parents and all our old friends in New Hampshire. I also love traveling to Utah to see my sister and her three kids. Visiting family is one of my favorite ways to spend vacation.
Beth: Yes! We love to visit family in the Pacific northwest!
Robin: 3. Nature is great and family is awesome, but sometimes, I want to get a taste of different cultures. For me, one of the best places to spend a week is in a foreign city. My husband and I went to Paris a few years ago. I loved the museums and tourist attractions, but my favorite activity that week was sitting at sidewalk cafes and watching the city walk by. I could marvel at the Parisians—the kids on skateboards, the men in their scarves, the women in their stilettos—all day long. Though I think Paris may remain my favorite, there are a lot of foreign cities on my list of dream destinations.
Beth: Sounds exciting but I might be too much of a home body for travel beyond the States and Canada…
Robin: 4. My husband and I don’t get away as often as we’d like, but every year or so, we’ll take a weekend away. Generally, we head someplace within driving distance of our home—St. Louis, Kansas City, Tulsa, or Dallas. One year, we “vacationed” right in Oklahoma City and acted like tourists, though we were just ten miles from home. We’ve discovered that every city has something fun to do. Chicago is next on our list.
Beth: Creative, I like it! We staycation and do home improvement projects.
Robin: 5. I like the beach as much as the next guy, but obviously, it’s not my number one vacation destination. I do love swimming in the ocean, riding jet skis, and snorkeling, especially if I’m with my family.
Beth: I admire your adventurous spirit, Robin!
Tell us about your new release.
Robin: Twisted Lies is the second in the Hidden Truths Series and is slated to release (today) February 1.
Marisa Vega’s life as an adoptive mom in a tiny Mexican village isn’t what she’d dreamed while growing up in New York, but as the target of a man who’s convinced she stole millions of dollars from his financial firm, Marisa believes hiding is her only way to stay alive. When her daughter is snatched and held for ransom, Marisa must discover who really stole the money in order to rescue her.
Months after being kidnapped, tortured, and left with PTSD, Nate Boyle is ready to live a quiet life in rural New Hampshire. When the source of his breakout newspaper article—and the woman who haunts his dreams—begs for help, he gets pulled into a riddle that’s proved unsolvable for nearly a decade.
Can Nate and Marisa unravel the years-old mystery and bring her daughter home?
Beth: I’m on the edge of my seat just from reading the blurb!
What are you working on now?
Robin: I’m currently working on the third book in the Hidden Truths series. I’m enjoying writing this one, because I get to tell Samantha’s story—finally. She’s played the best friend and amateur computer hacker in the first two books.
Now that she’s the heroine, I’m learning all sorts of interesting things about her. The romance that first sparked in book 2 between Sam and Garrison, the former FBI agent, grows in this story.
Things aren’t all roses and champagne, though, as Garrison’s son has fallen into drug addiction. Garrison desperately wants to get his son the help he needs to be sober, but first they have to protect themselves from the dangerous people the teen has gotten involved with.
Beth: Thank you so much for sharing your book news and favorite vacations with us, Robin!
Robin Patchen has generously offered to send one fortunate reader a paperback copy of Convenient Lies and Twisted Lies.
Giveaway open to US residents only. Winner will be contacted by email and have 24 hours to claim the prize before another winner is chosen.
Tell us about your favorite vacation!