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Patty Smith Hall

Patty grew up just outside of Atlanta, hearing family stories of gallant men and gutsy ladies. Those early tales whetted her appetite for history and by the age of eleven, Patty had plowed through all the history books and biographies in the county library. At age fifteen, Patty wrote her first novel, a satire of a gothic novel, for her tenth grade English class. She received an A plus, but even more, her teacher encouraged her to keep writing.Patty received her degree in nursing from Kennesaw State University and worked in various areas such as research and high risk infant care. But even with her love of nursing, Patty still studied the craft of writing, listening to writing tapes during her daily commute. With the birth of her daughters, her attention shifted to her home life and raising two busy little girls. Between church activities, volunteer work and extended family, her life was full.But the desire to write never wavered. In 2000, with her girls growing up and life settling into a routine, Patty began studying the craft of writing. She first found publishing success with her short stories in the God Allows U-Turns series as well as Chicken Soup for the Nurses Soul; a Second Dose and Guidepost magazine. Her debut novel, Hearts in Flight, won the 2008 American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award in historical romance and was picked by Publishers Weekly as a top inspirational read for the 2011 spring and summer season.Patty lives with her husband of 31 years in North Georgia and finds her greatest joy in spending time with her family and friends.

Genres: Inspirational, Historical Romance
   Christmas Traditions (2015) (with Jennifer AlLee, Darlene Franklin, Cynthia Hickey, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Niki Turner and Gina Welborn)
   Love Inspired Historical January 2016 Box Set (2016) (with Janet Dean, DeWanna Pace and Regina Scott)
   Love Inspired Historical February 2016 Box Set (2016) (with Janet Dean, DeWanna Pace and Regina Scott)
   Second Chance at Love (2016) (with Mary Alford, Bonnie Engstrom, Cynthia Hickey, Jo Huddleston, Gail Gaymer Martin, Christina Rich, Martha Rogers and Diane Dean White)
   The American Heiress Brides Collection (2017) (with Lisa Carter, Mary Davis, Susanne Dietze, Anita Mae Draper, Cynthia Hickey, Lisa Karon Richardson, Lynette Sowell and Kimberley Woodhouse)
   Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands Romance Collection (2017) (with Susan Page Davis, Susanne Dietze, Darlene Franklin, Cynthia Hickey, Carrie Fancett Pagels and Gina Welborn)
   The Captive Brides Collection (2017) (with Jennifer AlLee, Angela Breidenbach, Susan Page Davis, Darlene Franklin, Cynthia Hickey, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Lucy Thompson and Gina Welborn)
   Christmas Mail Order Angels (2018) (with Jennifer AlLee, Lena Nelson Dooley, Darlene Franklin, Anne Greene, Cynthia Hickey, Teresa Ives Lilly, Martha Rogers and Tanya Stowe)
   The Southern Belle Brides Collection (2018) (with Lauralee Bliss, Ramona K Cecil, Dianne Christner, Lynn A Coleman, Grace J Hitchcock and Connie Stevens)
   Summer Love's Vintage Victories (2019) (with Darlene Franklin, Lisa Helen Gray, Anne Greene, Cynthia Hickey, Diane Kalas and Lana Lynne)
   The Underground Railroad Brides Collection (2018) (with Barbara Tifft Blakey, Ramona K Cecil, Lynn A Coleman, Cecelia Dowdy, Terri J Haynes, Debby Lee, Darlene Panzera and Penny Zeller)
   Love and Hope at Christmas (2019) (with Darlene Franklin, Anne Greene, Cynthia Hickey, Teresa Ives Lilly, Gail Gaymer Martin, Debra E Marvin, Debby Mayne, Martha Rogers, Tanya Stowe, Niki Turner and Gina Welborn)
   Crinoline Cowboys (2019) (with Cynthia Hickey, Marilyn Turk and Kathleen Y'Barbo)
   Carousel Dreams (2020) (with Susanne Dietze, Cynthia Hickey and Teresa Ives Lilly)
   The Heart of the Midwife (2020) (with Darlene Franklin, Cynthia Hickey and Marilyn Turk)
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