Episode 250: Crafting an Amish Romance — Interview with Patricia Davids

by Gabriela Pereira
published in Podcast

Hey there word nerds!

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Patricia Davids on the show!

Born and raised in Kansas, Pat was an NICU nurse for forty years, before switching careers to become an inspirational writer.

She is now a USA Today best-selling author of Amish romance, enjoys playing with her dogs (who think fetch should be a twenty-four hour a day game) and happily dreaming up new stories.

Her latest book, The Wish, is the first in her new romance series The Amish of Cedar Grove, and is now available.

So listen in as Pat and I chat about this amazing book and how to craft a realistic and romantically charged Amish romance.

In this episode Pat and I discuss:

  • Crafting the feeling of anticipated grief within your characters.
  • How to weave Amish culture into your romance naturally.
  • Why you should drop your reader directly into the story and how to do it right.
  • Adding romantic tension when your characters can’t be physical with each other.
  • Tips and techniques to put emotion on the page internally instead of verbally.

Plus, Pat’s #1 tip for writers.

About Patricia Davids

USA Today best-selling author Patricia Davids was born and raised in Kansas. After forty years as an NICU nurse, Pat switched careers to become an inspirational writer.

She enjoys spending time with her daughter and grandchildren, traveling and playing with her dogs, who think fetch should be a twenty-four hour a day game. When not on the road or throwing a ball, Pat is happily dreaming up new stories.

Pat’s latest book, The Wish, is the first in her new romance series The Amish of Cedar Grove and is now available.

To connect with Pat check out her website at patriciadavids.com.

The Wish

Second chances come at the most unexpected times…

Widow Laura Beth Yoder longs for a family of her own. So much so that she’s preparing to leave the sleepy Amish town she calls home to find love. But a terrible storm washes out the creek, forcing her to wade in and save the life of an Englisch man and his adorable infant son. As they recover at the farm, the baby brings sunshine and joy, while the handsome outsider is filled with shadows…and secrets.

Joshua King owes his life and his son’s to Laura Beth. Still, lingering at her farm is out of the question. He must fulfill a promise he made to his estranged wife on her deathbed: to deliver their son to his Amish in-laws. With his dark past, Joshua has no other choice. But his plans never took this sweet and surprising Amish widow into account. She just might be his second chance at happiness…and love.

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