Beach Chat—15 rapid-fire questions asked of a writer.
Name: Patricia Yager Delagrange
Book you are reading right now: Home for Christmas by Thomas Kinkaide
Preference, print or ebook: Print
Current work in progress: Brenda’s Wish
Favorite place to write: On my couch with my
Labrador Jack sitting next to me with his ear hanging over the side of my MacBook
Biggest writing challenge: Thinking of what book to write next
One author, living or dead, with whom you’d like to sip Mai Tais with on
: Jodi Picoult Waikiki Beach
Three of your favorite things: My horse, Maximus; my two kids; my two dogs. If you mean things as in objects, then my three faves would be my MacBook, my English saddle, and my couch
Worst non-writing job you ever had: Cleaning the ladies’ bathrooms at the Penny Market after it closed for the day
Dream car: Brand new GMC
One guilty pleasure: Eating See’s candy with a cup of coffee
Pet peeve: Dirty pots and pans and dishes left for me to clean up in the kitchen
Favorite quote or saying: If you don’t have an iPhone, you don’t have an iPhone.
Best beach memory: Laying on the beach with my girlfriends at 16 year’s old, slathered in baby oil, trying to get a tan but succeeding in frying myself red
Bio: I was born and raised in the small city of
Alameda, across the bay from . After attending St. Mary’s College, I spent my junior year at the San Francisco University of Madrid then transferred to U.C. where I received my B.A. in Spanish. My Master’s degree in education is from Santa Barbara . I’m married with two teenage children, a boy and a girl, and we have two very large chocolate labs and a huge Friesian horse, Maximus. Oregon State University
My book Moon Over Alcatraz was released on January 6th by Musa Publishing.
I also write a blog every Wednesday that’s rather eclectic that you might enjoy. I can be found at: http://www.patriciayagerdelagrange.com/