Celebrating Women of Excellence #IntlWomensHistoryMonth, Day 2 @PTLPerrin @NonnieJules @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC #RWISA
Today I’m celebrating…
AUTHOR, PTL PERRIN
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.)?
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
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.
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