Summer News

It’s been an incredibly busy summer at the White House. We started off with demolition and reconstruction of my outside office aka the deck. I love to write outside here in Seattle, even in the rain!
 

After that project I needed a vacay so I hopped into Little Blue (don’t we all name our cars?) and headed for the mountains. There’s no better place to find inspiration and story ideas!   discovered a lovely waterfall on the way, and stopped at the windy but gorgeous Lake Wenatchee. (Left)
 

Books

I’m neck deep into the first book of my new romance series about personal assistants and the men (or women) they serve. The PA series features a fun tone with slightly suspenseful plots. To research this world I’ve interviewed personal assistants (it’s not as glam as you’d think) and worked as PA for a successful businesswoman.
 

The first book will be released later this year. If you’ve read my novella The Perfect Match you’ll recognize a familiar character, Ruby Mae, from the WHAK wrestling organization. She has left pro-wrestling and is struggling to figure out what comes next in her life.  Her cousin convinces her to take a post as a personal assistant in Seattle where Ruby finds herself paired with a wealthy and brilliant scientist who is book smart, but lacking street smarts. When random things start happening to her boss, Ruby suspects that someone is out to destroy Jax Remington, and she is the only one who can protect him.
 

Screenplays

Breaking news on the script front — Love on the Ropes made the Semi-Finals in the Page International Screenplay Competition! What's this story about?  A cocky DEA agent bucking for a promotion is ordered to go undercover as pro-wrestler Jack the Stripper, and falls for his prime suspect. Love on the Ropes was one of 25 semi-finalists from a field of 1,141 scripts entered.  

I’ve had consistent interest in my movies scripts — 3 of my scripts are currently on producers’ desks as I write this! 

I've got two scripts in the planning stages, one is a paranormal thriller about two people from opposite worlds who are catapulted into the other person’s body and the other is a comedy about family drama at the holidays. Writing a scary script and funny one at the same time creates an odd sort of balance I suppose. 


Thanks for stopping by!



Happy Spring! And you know what that means? Contest season for screenwriters – yahoo! Page, Nicholl, Austin, Scriptapalooza, and the list goes on!


This year I’m entering my romantic comedy Love on the Ropes in major contests, plus my female-Rambo-Fugitive script, Hunted.  My psychological thriller, Watch Me, is nearly ready for submission, but I have to put a few finishing touches on the script about a single mom who fears she’s a serial killer. What? Yep, she starts waking up in strange places with blood on her hands and can’t remember how she got there. 

In the meantime, alter ego Hope White is finishing up the sixth book in the search-and-rescue romantic suspense series, due out next January, and her next book, Witness Pursuit will hit the shelves this fall.

Don’t forget, you can pick up the light-hearted comedy, The Perfect Match, for free in digital formats. Don’t wait to download this fun story today about a former ballerina who becomes Triple DDD—Dynamic Dancing Delila—in the ring, and the macho wrestler she tames with her charm.

Sunbreak! Gotta run. Can't keep Fiona waiting...  








New Release and Free Books!

I love this time of year because it feels like we all get a do-over, yes?  Have you made your resolutions for 2016?  I’m going to engage in forest bathing (look it up!), will see more movies in the theatre, and read more fiction.  Of course, I will also write more books and screenplays! 

I’m thrilled to announce the release of my contemporary romance boxed set, Ringside Romance, in digital format on all platforms.  This set includes four romances (a novella and 3 full length books) for only $7.99!  If you’re trying to decide if the set is right for you, The Perfect Match novella is free on most digital platforms.  Why not pick up a copy and give it a try? 

Readers are loving ThePerfect Match!  Here’s a snippet from a recent review on Amazon:  "I read through with a giant smile on my face and laughed quite a few times at the antics."

The second book in the series, Got a Hold on You, was a Top Pick from Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine, and book three, Ring Around My Heart, was named Best Contemporary Romance of the year by RT Magazine!

Okay, I’m off to write the next story in the series and revise the screenplay for book four, Love on the Ropes.

Cheers!

Pat
 


New Covers, Free Book, Screenplay Achievements

Book News

Fall 2015 — I’m excited to share new cover designs for my Ringside Romance series, starting with The Perfect Match.  And guess what?  You can pick up a digital copy of this novella for FREE on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes and Kobo! 

The Perfect Match features an injured ballerina so desperate for money she signs with a pro-wrestling promotion.  The main event is Marco the Magnificent, who was her childhood tutor and…was secretly in love with her all those years ago.  Marco wants to protect Julianna from the dark side of pro-wrestling, but Julianna has been managed all her life and needs this job to prove her independence! The Perfect Match starts off the series, followed by Got a Hold on You, Ring Around My Heart, and Love on the Ropes.

I’m busy at work on my next young adult thriller in my “Mind” series.  The first is Out of My Mind, and the next book will be titled Lost in Her Mind. I hope to release that book early next year.

In October, my alter ego Hope White releases Christmas Undercover, a romantic suspense featuring search and rescue volunteers.  This book received a four star review from RTBookclub Magazine and is will get a big promo push from the publisher.  You can check out all the books in this series at hopewhiteauthor.com.

Script News

Hunted (my female Rambo movie) made the quarterfinals of the Nicholl Fellowship Screenwriting Competition (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences), and the second round of the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition!  This is a first for me in both these competitions, and I’m thrilled because the competition was fierce.  Austin had over 8,627 entries, and the note on my notification letter read:  “Our readers loved the pacing of the script and how fluid it was.”  YAY!

I’m still tweaking the script version of my book, Love on the Ropes, for a producer, and am working on my thriller, Watch Me, about a single mom who fears she’s a serial killer because of black-outs, and friends from her past start showing up dead. 

My last bit of news… I’ll be adding “teacher” to my resume this fall.  I’m teaching a continuing education class at Bellevue College, Washington, called “From Concept to Publication.”  I’m going to try and cram 15 years of novel writing experience into an 8-hour class.  Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by!  

Pat

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