News, updates, & pronouncements from Pat Ballard, the Queen of Rubenesque Romances
Nobody can make you feel inferior
without your consent.
Something to think about....
I don't make New Year's resolutions. But I do set new goals—or renew the goals that I didn't accomplish the year before.
But if I were going to make a New Year's resolution, this year, it would be in accordance with one I read in today's paper.
Duane Eddy, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, said, "Everything I read about junk food claims it is fattening, bad for you, and bad for your health. So I have resolved...to stop reading about it."
To that I give a hearty "Amen!" I think we're all sick and tired of reading and hearing about the "bad" foods and the "good" foods." I think we're sick and tired of the constant hype of "getting in shape" and trying to become super-humans.
So, as January sets in and all the renewed propaganda starts—because January is the month that we'll be bombarded with all the "let's get in shape" brainwashing from the media—let's join Duane Eddy and just not read about it or listen to it!
A Word From Pat
Happy New Year!
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daughter said she just didn't understand what all the fuss was about when
it came to fat women being able to find dates. She said she'd never had
that problem, and the guys she was dating liked her just the way she was.
I commented that it was because she was confident in herself and that was
why she didn't have any trouble finding dates. Her aunt agreed with me.
can only eat 9 ounces of food at a time and had lost 25 pounds in two
weeks! Any health professional with any training at all knows that this is
too fast to lose weight.
to shoot us down because maybe someday, somehow, we'll become ashamed
enough, scared enough or just tired of hearing about it and finally do
whatever it takes to lose the weight.
Pat's newest book, Abigail's Revenge, is featured on the Beautiful
Calendar of Events
Pat will spend the next few months promoting Abigail's Revenge. She's in the process of setting up booksignings with local Borders Bookstores, and others.
You can still hear the taped radio shows from Size Matters with Veronica, WCRS Radio, on Pat's website.
discusses Pat's romance novels
Books — Existing and Upcoming
Abigail's Revenge, my fifth novel, is published! My publisher, Peggy Elam, pulled a few rabbits out of the hat and the book debuted at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville the weekend of Oct. 7-9. In fact, it was delivered to the booth on Friday after the festival had started. That is where I saw my first copy... hot off the press!
It's a Romantic Suspense, and is different than any other novel I've written. It's also a good bit longer.
Abigail Avery was falsely
convicted of the murder of her father and sent to prison when she was only
eighteen years old. The supposedly good citizens of Leaky Springs,
Mississippi were silent as an innocent young woman was orphaned, accused,
swiftly tried and locked away. Her only clue in the travesty of justice is
that a bunch of crooked "good ole boys"—headed by the judge who presided
at her trial—keep pestering her to sell the family farm.
I'm continuing to work on my first nonfiction book, The 10 Commandments of Self-Love, a motivational book on accepting ourselves as we are instead of obsessing over trying to look like some unrealistic actress or image we see in a magazine.
Meanwhile, my short story collection Dangerous Curves Ahead is available through Pearlsong Press (www.pearlsong.com). After its May 2004 publication, Dangerous Curves Ahead received a glowing review from Cindi Appel on the Fearless Books review website. Appel wrote:
Ballard doesn’t pull punches. She shows her heroines exhibiting ample will and tenacity to tell off those who would shame them into becoming something they aren’t just to blend in with society's narrow-minded notions of beauty.
To read the entire review, go to www.pearlsong.com/dangerouscurvesahead.htm. You can also read an excerpt from Dangerous Curves Ahead's title story, Dangerous Curves, by clicking on the title link in this sentence.
Pearlsong Press has also re-released my existing books, Wanted: One Groom, Nobody’s Perfect, His Brother’s Child and A Worthy Heir.
The Pearlsong Press edition
of Nobody's Perfect was called
"a charming, witty love story with a twist"
in the July 2004 Small Press Bookwatch section of Midwest Book Review.
Read the whole review at
www.pearlsong.com/nobodysperfect.htm, or an excerpt at
I’m extremely happy that
my books are now available in both print and eBook format. (The eBook
edition of Abigail's Revenge has not yet been published,
however.) Please visit Pearlsong Press and check out all the options that
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