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Add a Little Murder: An Interview with Patricia Bradley – ENCORE

Episode 172I Add a Little Murder: An Interview with Patricia Bradley - ENCORE


Interviewing the lovely Patricia Bradley was an exercise in paradoxes. Hearing this sweet Christian woman pronounce in her soft, Southern drawl, “Oh, I love to talk about murder. It’s just fun” was just the beginning of my mind bending to look at things differently. 😀 But I should have expected nothing less after I read the tagline for her website: Where love and faith cross paths…with murder.

Patricia writes romantic suspense and says that murdering your characters is a great way to kill off your anxieties. (I think I’m going to try that! 😀 ) What follows is a fun conversation about how she writes – an encouraging look at writing for pantsers!

My biggest takeaway was when I realized that Patricia writes the scenes with the murderer or psychopath’s point of view without knowing who the bad guy is – so it’s just “he or she” – and later she’ll have an ah-ha moment about who that person is in her story. I can’t wait to try this!

Patricia has a lot of great stuff on her blog, and she also suggests several other blogs/websites including:

Suspense Sisters:…

Learn How to Write a Novel:…

Writers Police Academy:

Alicia Rasley’s site:

Harlequin Heartwarming blog:

The Crime Scene Writer Yahoo Group:…

She also loves to use James Scott Bell’s book, Super Structure, as she writes.

You can follow Patricia Bradley on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter and on her blog:

About the author, Kitty

Kitty Bucholtz writes superhero urban fantasy and romantic comedy, often with an inspirational element woven in. After earning her M.A. in Creative Writing, she formed Daydreamer Entertainment and began self-publishing. Founder of the WRITE NOW! Workshop and the new WRITE NOW! Workshop Podcast, she loves to teach in person and online. Learn more at

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