Patrice Wilton

About Patrice Wilton

Patrice Wilton knew from the age of twelve that she wanted to write books that would take the reader to faraway places. She was born in Vancouver, Canada, and had a great need to see the world that she had read about. Patrice became a flight attendant for seventeen years and traveled the world. At the age of forty she sat down to write her first book—in longhand! Her interests include tennis, golf, and writing stories for women of all ages. She is a mother of two, has four lovely grand-daughters, and a wonderful man at her side. They live in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he teaches her golf, and she teaches him patience. Her best selling books are the CANDY BAR series, SERENDIPITY FALLS series, and most recently PARADISE COVE and A CHRISTMAS COLLECTION series. She is a New York Times best selling author.  View website

School Violence – Protect our children

School violence

Whether you’re a Republican, a Democrat,  simply an American–or a Canadian like me, we must all be suffering for the tragedies our children face each and every day. The fear that life does not go on, there is no safe place in the world, that when they wake up in the morning they may never come home.  I hope each and every child and school across the nation stand as one and declare that it’s time for a change.

I know that a blog is not the place for a political statement, and I’m not making one. I just want to see a better world, a safer one for us, for our future generations.

Do I have a solution? No, of course not, but please, stricter regulations is only common sense. I’m a romance writer, a peaceful person who believes or wants to believe in happily ever afters and that good will triumph over evil.

If you agree, like this blog and tweet. I’m a mother, a grand-mother, a woman who wants violence to end. That’s all.

 

Patrice Wilton

Patrice Wilton knew from the age of twelve that she wanted to write books that would take the reader to faraway places. She was born in Vancouver, Canada, and had a great need to see the world that she had read about.

Patrice became a flight attendant for seventeen years and traveled the world. At the age of forty she sat down to write her first book—in longhand! Her interests include tennis, golf, and writing stories for women of all ages.

She is a mother of two, has four lovely grand-daughters, and a wonderful man at her side. They live in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he teaches her golf, and she teaches him patience.

Her best selling books are the CANDY BAR series, SERENDIPITY FALLS series, and most recently PARADISE COVE and A CHRISTMAS COLLECTION series. She is a New York Times best selling author.

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Weight Loss Miracle Soup

 

 

Happy New Year everyone!

Are you feeling bloated after the holidays, and want to shed some weight safely and quickly? Join the club. I’m with you!!! So I googled something to help.

Happy Healthy Weight Loss Magic Soup is a combination of a couple of weight loss soup recipes that have been around for years – Weight Watchers Garden Vegetable Soup and the Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe.   The addition of a can of kidney beans adds fiber and protein which helps with feeling fuller for a longer period of time.  Feel free to add or subtract vegetables to your taste.  The benefit of this soup is that it tastes great and it really does help you lose weight.

Makes 20 cups–refrigerate or freeze

Ingredients:

32 oz of low sodium chicken broth

3 cups V8 juice

28 oz Italian diced tomatoes

1 small onion

2 cloves minced garlic

8 oz sliced mushrooms

3 carrots sliced and peeled

1 zucchini sliced and 1 squash

2 cups green beans

14 oz kidney beans

3-4 cups shredded cabbage

1 tsp Italian seasoning

salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1.Saute the onion, garlic, mushrooms and carrots in a large sprayed frying pan for 5 minutes.

2.In a large crockpot add the sauteed vegetables to the other ingredients and cook for 2-3 hours.

If you are looking to lose a few pounds fast this healthy, low calorie soup takes wonderful and will fill you up. Eat a normal breakfast and Miracle soup for lunch and dinner. Add a slice of toast, if you wish, and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrice Wilton

Patrice Wilton knew from the age of twelve that she wanted to write books that would take the reader to faraway places. She was born in Vancouver, Canada, and had a great need to see the world that she had read about.

Patrice became a flight attendant for seventeen years and traveled the world. At the age of forty she sat down to write her first book—in longhand! Her interests include tennis, golf, and writing stories for women of all ages.

She is a mother of two, has four lovely grand-daughters, and a wonderful man at her side. They live in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he teaches her golf, and she teaches him patience.

Her best selling books are the CANDY BAR series, SERENDIPITY FALLS series, and most recently PARADISE COVE and A CHRISTMAS COLLECTION series. She is a New York Times best selling author.

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Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma has devastated many of the beautiful Caribbean Islands and is now wrecking havoc on the Florida Keys. The rest of Florida comes next. I have lived in West Palm Beach since the year 2000, and have lived through 8 or more significant storms of hurricane strength. We had four storm in 2005, and at least that many in 2006. The picture above is from the last hurricane that swept through. We hadn’t boarded up, thinking foolishly that a Cat 3 couldn’t hurt us. Heck, our home had survived worse. We actually went golfing the day before the Cat 3 was ready to hit and noticed everyone outside putting up their shutters. We were so wrong. A Cat 4 was a direct hit to the golf community where we lived, and we were in the eye of the storm.

Without shutters we watched in horror as our patio windows bowed in, our pool enclosure broke apart and swung towards our windows. The frame crashed into our second bedroom window, and we didn’t go into check, but shut the door tight, and trembled in fear. The storm lasted about 2 hours then we had the calm. We checked on the damage and was relieved it was over. Then it shifted direction and came back, hitting the front of the house. My husband and I laid on the bed, holding hands and prayed hard.

The message I’m sending is never under estimate the power of the hurricane force winds. They are unpredictable mothers, and can change on a dime. Follow the instructions that the law enforcement, emergency responders, firefighters, and media warn you about–their emergency preparations could save your life. Evacuate if you can, go to a shelter or stay with friends who have shutters, impact glass. Help neighbors or senior citizens who might be alone. Stay indoors and don’t venture out until the hurricane is well past. And please don’t try to hold the glass doors as they bow in, like my husband tried to do.

Be safe everyone, and best of luck. Floridians are tough and we will get through this. God bless.

 

Patrice Wilton

Patrice Wilton knew from the age of twelve that she wanted to write books that would take the reader to faraway places. She was born in Vancouver, Canada, and had a great need to see the world that she had read about.

Patrice became a flight attendant for seventeen years and traveled the world. At the age of forty she sat down to write her first book—in longhand! Her interests include tennis, golf, and writing stories for women of all ages.

She is a mother of two, has four lovely grand-daughters, and a wonderful man at her side. They live in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he teaches her golf, and she teaches him patience.

Her best selling books are the CANDY BAR series, SERENDIPITY FALLS series, and most recently PARADISE COVE and A CHRISTMAS COLLECTION series. She is a New York Times best selling author.

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Conflict and more conflict!

Hi everyone!  I thought today I’d talk about conflict. None of us want it in our real lives but when it comes to a book or a movie, we sure do!  I’m a peacemaker at heart, and creating two lovely people at odds with each other can be challenging for me.  I’m working on my third book in my Heaven Christmas series, and it should be easy, right?

But some books are more stubborn than others! The second book in the series practically wrote itself, and I know the beautiful town of Heaven, PA, and all the lovely people that live there, so what’s my problem? CONFLICT!! Everything is so nice and the people are great, but where’s the tension, the holding my breath, wondering what will happen next?

It’s not there, I tell you!! So I plod along, knowing that without conflict there is no story. I wait for inspiration to hit. It always does. Sometimes I go for a walk and figure things out, sometimes it takes a while and is stubbornly hiding from me, but I always find the resolution to my problem.

Today I googled conflict and came up with a short list that we as writers already know — but a refresher might be good for you, as well as for me!

  1. First -no one wants to read about people living happily ever after–not even in a fairy tale. Bring on the angst!
  2. And yet a good novel isn’t just one big conflict. In romance, it’s not about car scenes or catching the bad guy–heck, we want to stay away from them unless we can somehow make the sexy bad-ass guy into a reformed hero. But good conflict is not so much about action, but comes from within. A classic formula of action, reaction, and complication.
  3. A scene can move the plot forward by unfolding action or revealing information. But it must also have a specific goal the main character wants to achieve–develop conflict that blocks the character from getting what she wants, and add complications to the plot as the character fails to reach her goal.
  4. things writers should think about :–who’s POV matter’s most?—-what are the external goals?—-what are the internal goals?–how will the internal and external goals oppose each other?–how do these goals fit into the overall plot?

AND THAT’ S JUST FOR STARTERS

So writers — what do you do to get your story fired up??

Tune in later this month for another saga about a writer’s woes, and the subject that makes every book come alive, and live on in your memory — CONFLICT.

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Patrice Wilton

Patrice Wilton knew from the age of twelve that she wanted to write books that would take the reader to faraway places. She was born in Vancouver, Canada, and had a great need to see the world that she had read about.

Patrice became a flight attendant for seventeen years and traveled the world. At the age of forty she sat down to write her first book—in longhand! Her interests include tennis, golf, and writing stories for women of all ages.

She is a mother of two, has four lovely grand-daughters, and a wonderful man at her side. They live in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he teaches her golf, and she teaches him patience.

Her best selling books are the CANDY BAR series, SERENDIPITY FALLS series, and most recently PARADISE COVE and A CHRISTMAS COLLECTION series. She is a New York Times best selling author.

 View website