Celebrating Women of Excellence #IntlWomensHistoryMonth, Day 2 @PTLPerrin @NonnieJules @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC #RWISA

Women of Excellence banner

Today I’m celebrating…


NJ:  Hi, Patty, thanks for joining me today!  First, a few questions to warm the atmosphere and for us to learn some things we probably don’t know about you.  I’m short on time and I’m sure you are, too, so let’s make this a quick one.  First question… when is your birthday?

Patty:  October 9

NJ:  If you have siblings, which child are you (first, second, third, etc.)?

Patty:  First

NJ:  When did you begin writing?

Patty:  My first article was published in 2008, but I wrote for fun long before that.

NJ:  Why did you begin writing?

Patty:  I’ve always loved to write, but never thought I was good enough. My husband encouraged me to take a course called Writing to Publish. Seeing my article in print was exciting enough to make me want to publish more.

NJ:  Please put these in order of importance to you: Faith, Family, Friends, Loyalty, Honesty.

Patty:  Faith, Family, Friends, Honesty, Loyalty

NJ:  What is the one thing people who really know you might say about you to a stranger?

Patty:  That I love the Lord.

NJ:  Awesome. In three paragraphs or less, if you could, how would you change the world?

Patty:  I would make the USA energy independent and an exporter of energy to Europe, as we were and did just over a year ago. As of now, we and Europe buy our oil from Russia and Middle Eastern countries that hate us, which means we are financing Putin’s invasion of the Ukraine and every attempt by Arab nations to take down Israel. I would reestablish the Keystone pipeline, put the 70,000 workers who lost their jobs last January back to work, and stop all restrictions on our energy industry.

I would end all restrictions on free speech that the cancel culture has imposed on Americans in violation of our First Amendment rights. I would make sure people who voice opinions I don’t agree with won’t lose their jobs over it or be banned from social media platforms, and that people who don’t like my opinions cannot try to impose their views on me with the threat of losing my job or being banned.

I would end all vaccine and mask mandates immediately, especially where they concern our children, healthcare workers, first responders, and federal workers. No one should lose their job for refusing to allow untested substances to be injected into their bodies, especially since the vaccinated are as contagious as the unvaccinated.

NJ:  Describe yourself in ONE word

Patty:  Passionate

NJ:  THREE words that others might use to describe you

Patty:  1. Stubborn 2. Conservative, right-wing, or Constitutionalist, depending upon where they stand 3. encouraging

NJ:  What do you see when you look in the mirror?

Patty:  A vibrant, eternal spirit temporarily stuck in an aging body.

NJ:  Three women that you admire – famous or otherwise. What do you admire most about them?

Patty:  Donna Carbone, author, playwright, managing director of Palm Beach Institute for the Entertainment Arts. She’s courageous, generous, loving, supportive, and talented. She is an advocate for women’s safety and has appeared on numerous talk shows with her daughter, who survived a brutal rape and was nearly beaten to death. Her daughter survived and thrived, in part thanks to her mother’s bravery.

Yvette Calleiro, author, poet, teacher, mother. Despite a series of challenges, including having had to teach simultaneous online and in person classes while wearing a mask during Covid, Yvette is raising an outstanding young man as a single mom, and still writes her poetry and excellent novels. I admire her courage, commitment, honesty, and talent.

Nonnie Jules, author, poet, creator, and leader of an online community of supportive authors. Although we disagree on some issues, Nonnie is willing to overlook our differences. She’s relentless in fostering an environment in which writers can grow and support each other. She values honesty, she’s generous, supportive, and pushes her people to be their best selves.

NJ:  What is the legacy you’d like to leave behind?

Patty:  I want everyone to love the God I know. He created a world populated by unique people, each with gifts and talents, each one beloved and with immeasurable potential. I hope I’m remembered as one who valued everyone, and both recognized and loved the fact that we are all different from each other and yet share the same humanity.

NJ:  What contributions, if any, have you made to society?

Patty:  Together with my husband, we contributed eight wonderful people to society. They, in turn, contributed another 25 beautiful humans. The power of multiplication in action.

NJ:  If at all, how has belonging to RRBC and RWISA helped you as a writer?

Patty:  It has helped me become a better writer through the critique group, and a more well-rounded reader through the many genres our members write. I’ve learned to use Twitter as a marketing tool, written some short pieces I would never have attempted before RRBC, and had a lot of fun getting to know the remarkable people I’ve met in RRBC and RWISA.

NJ:  What has belonging to RRBC and RWISA brought to your life?

Patty:  New friends, new books, and a better understanding of the power of mutual support.

NJ:  Patty, I am honored to know you.  Please accept these flowers from my heart to yours.

Untitled design (16)

Friends, please visit Patty’s RRBC Author Page to learn more about her and follow her social media.  More than anything, I’d like to ask that you pick up a copy of her book, “REFLECTIONS OF A MISFIT.”

Reflections of a Misfit by PTL Perrin

Please click HERE to join me at, or after 12 midnight CT for Day 3 of my Women of Excellence Salute!


  1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    Oh, Patty, I forgot … CONGRATULATIONS! You were chosen so good for you. The interview was very enlightening.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    Patty, I want to share this with you. I was at church on Sunday yesterday and the sermon from the visiting priest was profound. He said, “I am white and privileged and was a recipient of the benefits that come from being white. Putin is also white and privileged and that’s what led him to believe that it’s okay to destroy an entire country on a whim; because he could.” He wanted it and so he did it. It’s like a white person helping a black person and being punished by the white establishment for it. Most whites were victims of that privileged system. My point is this, Trump was fed from the extreme right wing and felt he could overturn our democratic elections and overthrow the government with no fear of punishment. That is what being white and privileged is about. Changing the rules and moving the goal post when something doesn’t go your way is not a nice thing to do. I don’t think I would want to align myself with that group. Most people are proving every day that they want to be on the right side of democracy. They voted Trump out the American Way. And this is my opinion!

    No one should have to lose their life because of the selfishness of one individual. Some things have to be done for the benefit of all. That’s the rule of social order. Germs don’t care who you are, they will kill you. The pandemic is under control because of mandates. Now you may not necessarily die whereas at the beginning, the guarantee was death. Those who hesitated caused the virus to mutate. Life is awesome. It must and will be respected, or you will suffer the consequences.

    Thank you for your honesty. We may not agree but we can agree to disagree.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Shirley, thank you for your honesty. I know you deeply believe everything you said, and I respect you for being true to yourself. I obviously see things from a completely different perspective. We can certainly agree to disagree. If we were all the same, what a boring world it would be! I’m glad you’re in it, and you’re making a difference.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Hi Patty–Great interview! I can relate to being an “eternal spirit trapped in an aging body!” Every day it seems there are more creaks! Wish they had WD-40 for human joints, not just for cars and hinges!

    I too admire Yvette and Nonnie, mostly for the reasons you cite. During Women’s History Month, which is winding down, I am proud to be associated with so many outstanding women here in RRBC, led by the inimitable Nonnie Jules, supported by women from all over the world. I love your writing. You must get energy from your 25 grandchildren. What a whirlwind! We only have six and that’s like having a part-time job!

    Keep writing and we’ll keep reading. Great to get to know you better.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you so much, Wanda! The first person to invent human WD40 will be the next billionaire. Who wouldn’t purchase that? Thank you for your kind words. Sounds like your quite a whirlwind, yourself!


  4. Hi Patty, I enjoyed reading your interview with Nonnie. You and I share a birthday. However I do not share your views about face mask wearing and vaccination.No problem with disagreeing about that. It in fact has givem me my next topic for my blog. I shall call it WHY WE SHOULD ALL BE VACCINATED. With my best wishes to you and yours.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Thank you, Joy! I look forward to reading your blog post. We have a mix of opinions in our family, too. I also wish you all the best!


  5. HI Nonnie, thank you for this insightful post. Patty is definitely passionate, you can see that from her well though out response to your question about saving the world. Thank you, Patty, for sharing more about yourself here.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Hi, Robbie! Thanks for dropping by and doing more than just liking the post. Authors appreciate when you take the time to really engage with their thoughts and writing. 🙂

      Yes, Patty is passionate – and you just have to love it when someone is so passionate and staid in their beliefs and dreams. Patty is that person. 🙂

      Liked by 3 people

      • Hi Nonnie, yes, that comes across clearly and she is also honest and forthright which are admirable qualities.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you, Robbie! Your kind words mean a lot to me. I’m so glad you stopped by!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Thank you, Nonnie, for highlighting PTL on Women of Excellence!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Thank you for stopping by, Linnea! It’s always good to see you, and I appreciate your support!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Aw, Patty! You are so sweet to include me in your list. ❤ Your words warmed my heart. You know my life better than most, so it means even more that you see me that way. Thank you! XOXO And I love how you describe what you see in the mirror. It's perfect! Nonnie, thanks for including Patty as one of your women of excellence. She truly is an incredible woman, and I'm happy to see her highlighted here. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    • Hi, Yvette! Thanks for dropping by and doing more than just liking the post. Authors appreciate when you take the time to really engage with their thoughts and writing. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

    • Yvette, I meant every word, and there’s so much more to you. I love your heart and how you reach out in so many ways to support and teach the kids in your sphere. I was a single mom for five years before Bill and I met, and I know how challenging it can be. You rise to the challenge with grace and spirit. Your kind words mean so much to me! Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Loved learning more about Patty and celebrating with you and all of #RRBC/RWISA! Thanks, Nonnie. Sharing…

    Liked by 3 people

    • Hi, Bette! Thanks for dropping by and doing more than just liking the post. Authors appreciate when you take the time to really engage with their thoughts and writing. 🙂 And thanks for sharing the post, as well!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you, Bette! We have much to celebrate, don’t we?

      Liked by 1 person

  9. WOW…25 grandchildren??? I enjoyed reading your innermost thoughts and feel a kinship with you and others within the book club. Keep on keeping on!

    Liked by 3 people

    • Hi, John! Thanks for dropping by and doing more than just liking the post. Authors appreciate when you take the time to really engage with their thoughts and writing. 🙂

      When Patty said 25 grandchildren, I thought “WOW! I love it! I don’t have my first grandchild yet, but, as a mother of only a couple of children, one of my biggest regrets is not having more so that one day I’d be the grandmother of a huge lot, and a larger family filled with all this love we have flowing between just the few of us.” Congrats, Patty! Until I get my own, I’ll have to live vicariously through the stories you share with us about your journey as a grandmother.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Hi, John! I need spreadsheets for everything! Birthdays, Christmas gifts, special occasions. Imagine what the next generation will bring. Kinship is a great word. It certainly describes the camaraderie and support we share here. Thanks, John.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Nonnie, I wish you great joy when your grandchildren arrive. You’ll make an awesome grandmother. I suggest reading Grandma Force to prepare you!


  10. Reblogged this on PTL Perrin Writes… and commented:
    I woke up this morning to the sweet scent of flowers and discovered THIS! I’m deeply moved that Nonnie Jules selected me for this honor.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Hi, Patty, you were selected, only because you deserve it! Another no-brainer for me 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

  11. Thank you so much, Nonnie, and thank you my friends for your kindness. This was quite a happy surprise this morning! I am surrounded by excellent women and men in this community, and I thank the Lord for each one of you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Patty, I want to thank you – for each day I have seen you drop by each of your fellow member’s WOE page and show your support of them, not just with a LIKE of their posts, but with heartfelt comments, reblogs to your own blog, and shares to your social media! Why would I not select you for my WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE profile? You’re just so amazing 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • I wish these blogs had a LOVE button! Thanks Nonnie. The love you’re spreading will have far-reaching effects in many lives and will come back to bless you in ways you can’t imagine. Thanking the Lord for you.

        Liked by 1 person

  12. Beautiful flowers for a beautiful woman, whose Faith Patty, the encouragement of others and the caring words that you so often express are, no doubt, appreciated by many. Nonnie, thank you for sharing some thoughts from this exceptional woman!

    Liked by 3 people

    • Hi, Karen! Thanks for dropping by and doing more than just liking the post. Authors appreciate when you take the time to really engage with their thoughts and writing. 🙂

      Liked by 3 people

    • Thank you so much, Karen! You plant seeds of love and encouragement everywhere you go.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. authorrandyoverbeck

    It was interesting getting to know Patty and I can appreciate her passion, even when we may have different perspectives.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Hi, Randy! Thanks for dropping by and doing more than just liking the post. Authors appreciate when you take the time to really engage with their thoughts and writing. 🙂

      That’s honorable, Randy – appreciating someone in spite of differences. Keep that up!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Our differences keep us interesting, Randy! I appreciate you and love your books.


  14. Rox Burkey

    Ladies what a delightful honor to learn even more about each of you. Your accomplishments and success are well-deserved. Great discussion.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Hi, Rox! Thanks for dropping by and doing more than just liking the post. Authors appreciate when you take the time to really engage with their thoughts and writing. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Rox, you’re one of the most supportive women I know. Thanks for your kind words!


  15. Hi, Patty, Hi, Nonnie,
    Patty, I enjoyed learrning more about you. Keep growing with your passionate spirit.
    Nonnie, thank you for introducing this woman of excellence.

    Shalom aleichem

    Liked by 3 people

    • Hi, Pat! Thanks for dropping by and doing more than just liking the post. Authors appreciate when you take the time to really engage with their thoughts and writing. 🙂 It was my pleasure to celebrate Patty in this way.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Thank you, Pat! You’re a prime example of how distance is no real barrier to love and friendship.


  16. Patty, first, I’d like to thank you for your kind words. 🙂 I, too, believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinions, thoughts, lives, loves, and liberties. I’m not a fan of cancel culture, either, unless someone is promoting hate… that, I have zero tolerance for, and if it’s in my sphere, I will always appreciate someone escorting it to the door. The older I get, I am appreciating more the many opportunities God continually presents me with to just allow others to speak their peace, without the need to say a word. When I’m successful in those times, I know that I’m growing in the direction I want to go. Whether in agreeance or not, in those situations, I’m now nodding my head with a smile as I practice “letting go and letting God.” I’ve never been one to get into a war of words with anyone or a debate that could end up going “right” (smile) for that matter, and I’ll never be pulled into one. I am learning more and more to show grace to others, especially when their thought-processes don’t align with mine. (That doesn’t mean that I’m no longer standing up to foolishness, because I am. All would-be trouble-makers, make note.) 🙂

    I don’t see our differences, Patty, because all you show me is love, kindness and respect… I hope that’s all you feel coming from me, as well. In the end, it’s all about how someone treats you, right? Political differences aside, I think we share something huge in common… our God.

    I hope that you will enjoy your day in the WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE spotlight, and I hope that you can smell your flowers, too. They came straight from my heart 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    • Nonnie, your words brought me to tears. I feel the same about you. God created us to be unique, which means we will all be different from each other. He also gave us the path of love to unite us in the ways that count. I am grateful for you.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Thanks, Patty! The path of love is always the most beautiful path to travel, isn’t it? It leads us right into the hearts of so many.


        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: