Hello lovelies! Today on I’m bring you a great Q&A with Patricia Bowen as part of the blog tour for her book The Cure (big thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite) but first a bit about the book:
Title: The Cure: Time Heals Only So Much by Patricia Ann Bowen
Date Published: May 2019
Genre: Time travel romance/Suspense
TWO PEOPLE HARBORING SECRETS…
A stranger from the future comes to Paige’s cabin in rural Georgia with a treatment for her early onset Alzheimer’s disease. He bargains with the skeptical patient to give her The Cure if she’ll conduct a longitudinal study for him, proving his drug’s efficacy to a future world full of clients that need it. Faced with her dire diagnosis, he might be her only hope. She grapples with the side effects of his offer and learns to suppress her own dangerous truth: trust no one.
Seldom lucky in love, Paige finds herself competing with her best friend for his attention, knowing there can be no good end for their stolen moments of passion. Can she stay under the radar of the medical and legal communities to carry out his requests? And how will their complicated pasts bring them together physically, emotionally and professionally in a successful, if unethical, partnership?
Many lives will be changed, but at what cost… and to whom?
You can buy your copy here:
Q&A with Patricia Ann Bowen
Can you tell me a little bit about your book?
The Cure is my first major attempt at fiction after writing all sorts of nonfiction in the corporate world (speeches, ads, articles, training material, contracts, etc.). It’s about a woman with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease who meets a man from the future with its cure. He is not exactly the person he seems to be, and a complicated relationship develops between the two, and between the woman’s lifelong friend.
Where did the inspiration for your book come from?
I was at a meeting of Sisters in Crime when the leader asked the audience to write a quick book blurb and share it. I’d been doing a lot of volunteer work with senior citizens, and my dad had recently passed away with dementia, so the topic of Alzheimer’s was top of mind. I raised my hand with an idea, the audience applauded, and two long years later I published the book.
If you could describe your book in one sentence what would it be?
The Cure is a hopeful fantasy about a health plague that is ravishing the world.
What is a typical writing day like for you?
I try to write one thousand words each morning, or work on revisions. When I get bored or stuck I write short stories, then I come back with fresh ideas for the novel.
If you could recommend just one book to read what would it be and why?
Thoreau’s Walden changed my life. I fell in love with the writing, became an English major, wound up living in the woods for twenty-five years, and became an author of fiction in retirement from the corporate world.
Who are your favourite authors?
Pascal Garnier, Elena Ferrante, Patricia Highsmith, Flannery O’Connor, and more.
Tell me something interesting about yourself (that’s not in your author bio!)
Don’t tell anyone I just became a great-grandmother to a delightful child in Australia.
What are you currently working on?
I’m finishing a second book in the trilogy, tentatively titled Legacy of The Cure, and gathering ideas for a third.
About The Author:
Patricia Bowen writes novels, novellas and short stories, mostly about women with complicated lives. She’s been a copywriter, business owner, coach, marketing manager, and held corporate jobs in international business. She pens gardening articles for her local newspaper, and grants to support her local library. Her recent writing has appeared in the Table for Two anthology, The Sun magazine, and earned honourable mention in several contests. The Cure is her first full published work of fiction.