How was it collaborating with Earl Sewell?
The collaboration with Earl Sewell was simply amazing. At first he was a little skeptical about teaming up with me, but I won him over with my persuasive personality! wink! wink! In the end, we turned out to be a great writing team, feeding off each other and helping each other excel as writers.
Tell us a little about A Social Affair and why do you think readers will be interested in reading it?
Anyone who uses social media can relate to A Social Affair. Codi and Quinn are very unhappy with their married lives, and are unable to get a do-over in real life, so they create one on Facebook. The story takes readers to the ugly side of online dating, when two people meet on Facebook and create false personas. Their charade turns into a torrid love affair, but they neglect to tell each other they’re married in real life. Online dating statistics indicate more than 40 million people date online, despite the possible pitfalls involved, online dating continues to grow in popularity. Social media sites like Facebook, and online dating sites such as, Match.com, and others, have become the new singles bars.
Do you plan on any more books with the characters Codi and Quinn?
Earl and I will do more books with the characters the readers want! If readers go out in droves and buy this book, then spread the word, not the book to their other book loving friends, we will give the readers what they want. But for now, our next project Loyalty Among Friends introduces us to a slew of new characters.
What advice do you have for anyone considering online dating?
My advice to people who are considering online dating is proceed with caution, have realistic expectations, and always practice safety when moving offline.
What’s one of your favorite pastimes, when you’re not writing?
One of my favorite pastimes when I’m not writing is reading. I’m a bookworm.
What advice do you have for aspiring writers?
I think the best advice I can give to aspiring writers is to read and write a lot! That may sound simple, but the best writers in my opinion are those who read. And you can only grow by practicing your craft as much as possible. Also, don’t judge or rate yourself by anyone’s standards, we all have our own unique voices, allow yours to grow and develop.
What’s next for you?
My next book which drops this fall is Sideline Scandals. I love football and this is going to be another Football Widows tale. I’m so excited about the story because it’s drama-packed and centers on women of the NFL. Earl and I are also gearing up for Loyalty Among Friends where the main character’s childhood friend begins a torrid affair with her best friend’s husband! I know right!
About A Social Affair:
Online dating is quickly becoming the norm…
In A social Affair (Atria Books/Strebor Books; Feb. 2013) readers get a glimpse into the ugly side of online dating, when two people meet on Facebook and create false personas. Their charade turns into a torrid love affair, but they neglect to tell each other they’re married in real life. Online dating statistics indicate more than 40 million people date online, despite the possible pitfalls involved, online dating continues to grow in popularity. Social Media sites like Facebook, and online dating sites such as, Match.com, and others, have become the new singles bars.
About Pat Tucker:
Many of Pat’s stories are ripped from the headlines. Her work has been featured on The Nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning show, Essence.com, Ebony magazine, YahooShine, and a slew of radio and TV stations. By day, Pat Tucker Wilson works as a radio news director in Houston, TX. By night, she is a talented writer with a knack for telling page-turning stories. A former television news reporter, she draws on her background to craft stories readers will love. With more than fifteen years of media experience, the award-winning broadcast journalist has worked as a reporter for ABC, NBC and Fox affiliate TV stations and radio stations in California and Texas. Visit www.authorpattucker.com
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