I am excited to get to know another awesome author, Patricia Loofbourrow! An MD with a Bachelors in Microbiology and Chemistry, Patty wrote her first novel during the 2005 National Novel Writing Month, going on to write nine novels, four novellas, and well over 100 short stories, mostly speculative fiction. Her debut novel, The Jacq of Spades, was self-published in 2015. She has been a long-time member of the Forward Motion Forums, and was the founder of Fifty Word Fiction on DeviantArt. She has also worked as a freelance non-fiction writer and editor since 2000, and currently runs an informational website on edible landscaping.
Wow! Now you can see why I'm so excited to get to know her, right! Let's jump on in.
Patricia, welcome to An Angell's Life. So excited to have you. Where are you from?
Originally? Southern California. I've lived in central Oklahoma for the past 10 years, though.
My husband is from SoCal. He wants us to go there, hopefully someday soon. What are some of your hobbies outside of writing?
Reading (of course!), spinning, costuming (I mostly do steampunk, but I love making Halloween costumes too), ornamental food gardening, and building stuff (I built my rabbit's hutch a couple of years ago). I love power tools. :)
You really are quite the Renaissance woman! Who are some of your favorite authors?
I love what George RR Martin has done with the Game of Thrones series. I also like the writings of Frank Herbert, Dan Simmons, Tad Williams, Tananarive Due, and of course, Tolkien.
Such a great list! We're big GoT fans too! Does your taste in movies and shows line up with your taste in books? If they differ, how so?
I'm a very action movie kind of gal. I love thrillers, historical dramas, and SF military movies, especially if there's a lot of political intrigue. My favorite TV shows right now are Scandal (which I'm convinced is really a neo-noir), House of Cards, and of course Game of Thrones, although the show is deviating significantly from the books in a couple of ways I don't like.
If you could have your book made into a movie, who would you want to direct it?
Quentin Tarantino. He's really good at stories with lots of moving parts.