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Pat Garcia
Germany
Being an American living in Europe is interesting. It was one of my dreams, and I am happy to be living it. I am a writer and singer from the heart and enjoy losing myself in my music or my writing. Living in Germany, I speak German fluently, am very good at writing and reading in the language. I am presently learning how to speak Italian, which is also helping me to recall the French language that I learned at the university. I am a voracious reader of books written in English, German, and Italian, regardless of whether the books are fiction or non fiction.
Interests: Reading, writing, singing, learning new technology, playing my piano, playing chess and running.
Recent Activity
Thank you, Denise. Sending you a huge hug out of good, old, warm Europe. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Jemima. I really appreciate your reading the story. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Roland. You made my day! All the best to you. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Nick. Frogmen don't duck and Paolo is a frogman. That is one of the creeds of the Navy Seals. He will always make her face her demons. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, L.G. One of Janie B's biggest rewards was overcoming her fear of just being herself and accepting herself as she was. Most of the time it takes someone else to hold the mirror up and point out our beauty. That's what Paolo did for her and for himself also. He met his first class woman. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Kalpana and thank you for liking the fact that Janie B is a really large woman. That's one of the purposes in my stories. I want the normal, everyday, woman to be able to relate to them and find her identity and her own beauty. The beauty that we seemed to have forgotten about because we are so wrapped up in what the film industry classifies as beauty. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Christopher Scott. I like your description, "inspiring tale" because that's what I write, inspiring tales about overcoming. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Deniz. Yes, through her horrible experience, she found someone who really cares. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Sally. That's a technique that I learned from an established writer that has already been published. I was in a class with him. He wasn't afraid to share his expertise, and I am glad I met him. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
No problem, Michelle. I responding to you as I saw your email come in. Have a great weekend. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Michelle. Their special "duet" was the perfect nightcap, and I almost didn't go that route in ending the story. I mentioned to Elizabeth, that I almost didn't go that route. My character, Paolo, suggested it, and I said we'll see. He kept waking me up early in the morning singing that song. :-) I knew I would only get peace when I did as he asked. Funny those characters that live within me. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, DG Hudson. Yes, sometimes you do get what you need, even if you don't recognize it as exactly what is needed to help you overcome. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Elizabeth. I have to admit that my character, Paolo, brought up that song and I thought oh well... we'll see. But he won out and I'm glad he did. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Pat H. I like the description, must push through fear while embracing new life in what was a horrid place. Sometimes, you can move away from the horror. You have start pushing through right where you are. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Deborah. Yes, light after the darkness is a great description. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Shannon. So true, overcoming hardships and learning to love oneself is two of the most difficult things about life and that's why overcoming is so sweet in the end. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Olga. I personally believe that anything is possible, if we are brave enough to step out and do it and not just try. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Diane. You've given me a confirmation. I wanted so much that people feel her change of heart. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Nilanjana Bose. No, it is never easy to conquer our dragons but oh how sweet when we do. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Desk49. I love your choice of words, hope and growth. Two essential elements needed in love. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Denise. I too believe Janie B and Paolo deserve at least a novella. We'll see where these two people take me. Sometimes they just storm back into my life when I think writing about them is over. That's what they did with this story. As for the WEP, this is where I began tightening up my writing. I have learned so much from the all the writers that participate or participated. Thanks to you, Yolanda, Olga, and Nilanjana Bose for providing the opportunity and the place where writers can honed their skills. It is a sacrifice from the four of you that I appreciate. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Yolanda. Yes, this kind of healing is so hard to achieve whether someone is helping you or you're alone. I have to admit tha I believe in happy endings, even in cases of death. But that comes up in another story. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Toi, and I'm glad I surprised you. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Laura. It feels good hearing you say that. It confirms something with me about the stories I write. Shalom aleichem, Pat G
Thank you, Elephants Child. So true overcoming fear is never, ever easy. Shalom aleichem, Pat G