Patricia PacJac Carroll
Patricia PacJac Carroll~ I am a writer, Christian first, and blessed beyond my imagination. I live in the Dallas-Ft Worth area of Texas with my wonderful treasure of a husband, my spoiled dog, Jacs, and my awesome son, Josh. Did I say I was blessed? The PacJac is from my initials and my husbands. I wouldn't be able to write if it weren't for him. I love adventure and the open road. The stories of the western era have always been a favorite of mine. I enjoy writing, and my goal is to write stories readers will enjoy.
An Interview with Patricia PacJac Carroll
Where did you grow up, and where do you live now? Tell us something a lot of people don’t know about your home town.
I was born in Dayton, Ohio, moved to Oklahoma City when I was five, and then to Texas when I was eleven. And I’m still here in the Lone Star state. I live in the Dallas Fort Worth area.
What is your favorite part of writing Sweet Romance?
I love the process of writing. How the story comes and whispers what if, and then the characters take on a life of their own and surprise me.
Who or what inspired you to become an author?
I often wonder why I didn’t begin writing sooner, but God has his timing. I began my writing career by sending a letter to the editor and they printed it. I enjoyed that so much that I began going to conferences and learning the craft. And then the stories came, and came, and came. My critique group started calling me the book of the week author. Not that I finished them, just started story after story.
If you weren’t an author, what would you be doing?
I’m not sure. I think I’d be lost without working on my stories.
Do you have any pets? Please tell us about them!
Do I have pets! A dog, Jacs, he’s a papillon but he’s a throw back to something because he’s twice the size they normally are. He’s 17 and getting old. I hate to think of losing him, but I can see it’s coming. Then we have a horse, John Deere, named after a lawn mower because that’s what he does. And five chickens and five cows.
Have you found your own real life happily ever after?
Yes, my husband is the best. He loves me and takes care of me. We enjoy each other more each year and we’ve had a lot of them together.
What is one book that impacted or changed your life that you think everybody should read? Tell us about it.
I think I would have to say Francine Rivers Echo in the Darkness. It was such a gripping tale of God’s love told in story form. I don’t think I had ever read a book so powerful. Her whole series Mark of the Lion is exceptional.