I’m so excited to feature Patti Lacy as my guest today! I met Patti through blogging a while back and had the joy of being her roommate at the ACFW Conference in September. Let me tell you, this lady is the real deal. She and I bonded over organic soaps, almond butter, and God’s Word. She’s the epitome of encouragement, and I can’t wait for you to get to know her better here. Let’s start with the basics, shall we?
At the age of fifty, Patti traded in her grade books for a writer’s pen after the Still, Small Voice encouraged her to novelize the story of her best friend. Patti’s first three novels, An Irishwoman’s Tale, What the Bayou Saw, and The Rhythm of Secrets, explore the secrets women keep and why they keep them.
Patti’s fourth book, Reclaiming Lily, a Bethany House title, transports readers to the steps of a Chinese orphanage, where two cultures and two women collide. Claiming writers as diverse as Francine Rivers and Jodi Piccoult as influences for this novel, Patti weaves a story of grace and God’s mercy with an insidious hereditary disease and a rebellious teenager. Reclaiming Lily transports the reader from Fort Worth to China to Boston in a quest journey of faith, of love…of Joy.
Patti soothes her itch to teach by leading seminars, facilitating writing classes, and speaking at women’s events. Patti and her husband, Alan, a college administrator, live in Normal. They have two grown children and a dog named Laura.
Welcome, Patti! Let’s get to the questions.
Opener Question: What seven words best describe you? Shattered pieces reassembled with God’s redemptive grace.
1) Indoors or outdoors? Outdoors! In nature, God chats with me, especially if I’m jogging!
2) Spring or fall? Fall, when the leaves whisper their wave to the cooling earth.
3) Out on the town or Take-out and a movie? Take-out and a movie, snuggled on the couch with my man!!!
4) Cereal and milk or eggs and toast? Homemade granola? Organic oats, sesame and sunflower seeds, a tincture of honey, wheat germ, coconut, walnuts, cranberries, rye flakes, cinnamon, nutmeg…you name it, it’s sometimes found in my granola!
5) Food Network or Cartoon Network? Oops! We have no TV, but if we did, FOOD NETWORK!!!
6) Convertible or pick-up truck? Convertible. Can’t get that mind’s eye image of wind-blown hair outta my head!!!
7) Snoopy or Garfield? Snoopy!!!
You know I’m salivating over your granola, right, Patti? I have four different varieties of granola in my house at the moment, but yours sounds better than all of them! 🙂 I can totally picture you with that wind-blown hair, and wow, I loved your seven-word description. Powerful.
Thank you so much for being my guest today!
Blog Readers: Let’s talk…What five ingredients would be a must-have in your granola? If you rode in a convertible, would you have your hair tied in a ponytail, or would you let the wind have its way?
*flower photo by Twigy Posts