Here’s a short bio: P.T. Macias (Patricia) was born in San Jose, California. She is a first generation Mexican American. She graduated from high school and married in 1981. Patricia graduated from the University of Phoenix with a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management/Administration in 1999. Patricia always dreamed of writing and is delighted to be achieving her dream. Patricia currently lives in Sacramento, California with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Her three children and three grandchildren are her pride and joy. Patricia enjoys reading romance and paranormal novels. She enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.
Thanks for joining me today, P.T. Tell me, when did you start writing? What inspired you?
I recall reading a book when I was young and thinking that I can write a love story. I especially thought about writing when I didn’t like the ending.
What do you like best about being a writer?
I love writing the story. I love the characters. Iâ€™m constantly amazed on how the characters communicate their story. I love meeting amazing authors and readers.
How many books have your written? Do you have a favorite?
My first novel is Hot & Spicy. I also was compelled to write the De la Cruz Saga. The saga is about the twelve cousinâ€™s love story. The cousinâ€™s stories interlocked. Hot & Spicy is the first book of a twelve novel series. The other eleven novels in the series were written concurrently. I have nine of the novels in the series approximately three quarters completed. The second novel is Hot & Forbidden and is now my new release.
What inspired you to write [this story]?
It all began with a dream. I dreamed my story over and over again. I decided to write these novels after several weeks of dreaming about all of these characters. The characters truly motivated me to write their stories, lol. They wouldn’t leave me alone. I started brainstorming and organizing it into outlines. I developed each characterâ€™s personalities, interests, and personal love story. I wrote the De La Cruz Saga that is a twelve novel series.
Do you have any advice for those authors just beginning this journey?
I would advise fellow writers to be proud of their work and to own it. We all make mistakes. I have read lots of books and they always have some type of mistake in them. There will always be people that will love it and people that will hate it. You will meet awesome fellow writers and readers that will make your day, lol.
Tell us about Hot & Spicy
(taken from Amazon) Jose Enrique De La Cruz the CEO of the De La Cruz, Inc. needs a fiancÃ©e in time for the 25th anniversary celebration. La familia is anxious to meet his fiancÃ©e, but he doesnâ€™t have one. His hermana Patricia agreed to obtain una novia for him. Paty enticed her amiga to pretend to be his loving fiancÃ©e.
Jessica Maria Acosta agreed to be his fiancÃ©e for two reasons. One, she has always loved him and prays she can make him love her. Two, this is a great opportunity to achieve her dream of working as an Interior Decorator Design Manager.
What are you working on now?
Hot & Wild is a work in progress, lol. Iâ€™m attempting to also have this one out in Dec. 2012. Itâ€™s an awesome story. This story is about Christian Arturo De La Cruz and heâ€™s a Navy Seal. It has awesome, exciting action. Itâ€™s a thriller and has hot alpha male romance.
Here is the list of the series. They are not in order. I have not decided which one will be published after Hot & Wild. I might start publishing the primas, lol.
Hot Angel 2013 Erica De La Cruz & Gabriel
Hot & Adorable 2012 Alejandro Andres De La Cruz & Carolina
Hot & Sexy 2013 Patricia De La Cruz & Carlos
Hot & Spoiled 2012 Sebastian Antonio De La Cruz & Cynthia
Hot & Lovable 2013 Isabella De La Cruz & Gregory
Hot & Sassy 2013 Veronica De La Cruz & Christopher
Hot & Dangerous 2013 Claudia De La Cruz & Roberto
Hot & Naughty 2013 Javier De La Cruz & Gabriella
Thanks so much for visiting today, P.T.
You can find Hot & Spicy on Amazon now