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Patty Smith Hall to speak at CAG Meeting

Author Patty Smith Hall will speak at the next meeting of the Christian Authors Guild on July 3.

Surviving in a Changing World? Patty Smith Hall knows about having to change writing methods, marketing, and writing platforms to keep pace with what readers and publishers want today. She will be sharing her experiences and suggestions with meeting attendees.   

About Patty Smith Hall

IMG_1250 (Copy)Patty grew up outside of Atlanta, hearing family stories of gallant men and gutsy ladies. Those early tales whetted her appetite for history. By the age of eleven, Patty had plowed through all the history books and biographies in the county library. At age fifteen, Patty wrote her first novel for her tenth grade English class. She received an A plus, but even more, her teacher encouraged her to keep writing.

Patty received her degree in nursing from Kennesaw State University and worked in various areas such as research and high risk infant care. But even with her love of nursing, Patty still studied the craft of writing, listening to writing tapes during her daily commute. With the birth of her daughters, her attention shifted to her home life and raising two busy little girls. Between church activities, volunteer work and extended family, her life was full.

But the desire to write never wavered. In 2000, with her girls growing up and life settling into a routine, Patty began studying the craft of writing. She first found publishing success with her short stories in the God Allows U-Turns series as well as Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul; a Second Dose and Guidepost magazine. Her debut novel, Hearts in Flight, won the 2008 American Christian Fiction Writer’s Genesis Award in historical romance and was picked by Publisher’s Weekly as a top inspirational read for the 2011 spring and summer season.

Patty lives with her husband of 31 years in North Georgia and finds her greatest joy in spending time with her family and friends.

Writing News:

 Patty is currently working with a great bunch of authors on a new collection from Barbour! 7 Brides for 7 Mail-Order Grooms is set for a July 2017 release! Patty also signed with Barbour Publishing and released a novella for their American Heiress Bride collection! Her novella, Hometown Heiress released in January, 2017.

More about her books may be found on her website http://www.pattysmithhall.com

 Meeting Notes:

The Christian authors Guild meets monthly on the first Monday at 7 PM. members and visitors gather at Prayer & Praise Christian Fellowship, 6409 Bells Ferry Rd., Woodstock, GA. Dues are $30 per calendar year.

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