Interview with PatAnn Harner

Author of Possibly Charlie



Where are you from originally and where do you reside now?

Pennsylvania, USA
New Jersey, USA

If you currently reside somewhere besides where you were born, what’s the story that lead from there to here?

I became widowed and decided to move closer to my daughters and grand children.

What made you decide to write and publish your first book?

I had something to say about trying again to discover a loving partner in my seventies. I felt younger and healthier at once.

How would you describe your books to first time readers?

It’s a story about awakenings and unexpected joy and sadness. I think it begins with newly found hope.

Who do you feel is most likely to connect with the topics you write about?

Romantics. Persons with courage to start over. Women in particular who want to be part if a pair.

What unexpected or surprising thing did you learn during the process of writing and publishing?

To trust my intuition and to be very authentic and revealing.

If you could, what advice would you give to your past self before embarking on this journey?

As above.

How many people would you ideally like to reach with your books?

As many as possible.

What has been the biggest challenge and frustration during the process to date?

Publishing and marketing, because it simply is not personal.

What’s your biggest strengths when it comes to book a) writing, b) publishing and c) marketing?

I love to write and the words and sentences really write themselves. As
I think, I speak through the pages and chapters. There is very little re-writing and editing for me. Publishing and marketing are not my strengths. I’m a creative person, not a business person.

What’s your biggest weakness when it comes to book a) writing, b) publishing and c) marketing?

As above.

When do you think you will write your next book?

I have no plans. (but a couple of children’s books are in my mind.)

Are you self published or did you use a hybrid publisher, or a traditional publisher?



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