Tell us about Holy Mayhem.
"Holy Mayhem"...Two church-ladies-turned-sleuths who are sure to raise more than a little hell when they decide to make crime-solving miracles.
How did you come up with ideas for this book?
Several influences: the political climate of today. The prospect of getting a second chance to do what you really love if lay off. And what could possibly go wrong when a prophecy is taken out of context, by of all folks; church folks. Did you have to do quite a bit of research for this book? I didn't have to do much. The character Percy, the famous detective godson of Joy and Patience's was based partially upon the investigative/law enforcement career of my husband. He is a highly decorative JTTF/Justice Department veteran.
What do you hope readers will learn/discover from reading Holy Mayhem?
I want the reader to take away that the power of prayer, faith and ones perceived reality differs from God's. I want the reader to understand that all they have NOT done is just as real as all that they HAVE. Faith is what pleases God. Obedience will always be better than sacrifice. The characters in my book find this out as they travel several very different paths.
Okay, a not-so-fun question.
How important are reviews to you as a writer? Initially, when I began writing, reviews were very important. At this junction, reviews are still important but in a different context. There are professional reviews such as Essence, PW or Romantic Times, etc., that are not as important to me as those I received from the everyday reader or book clubs. I pray when I write. When I've done what I believe is what God wants me to write about...then I'm good with the good and the bad reviews.
About the Book
They'd been laid off, they're broke, and their faith is really being tried. But dedicated Mount Kneel Down Church members Patience Kash and Joy Karry figure now is the perfect time to pursue their other true calling--becoming private detectives. And if that means putting up with their thug-wannabe cousin Porky's delusions while hilariously interfering with their famous detective godson Percy's investigations, it's still a heaven-sent opportunity to hear all the town dirt and find customers... When a thief steals the prized family Bible right out from under Porky's nose and church funds are missing on Patience's watch, these sisters-in-God find themselves sleuthing out the strangest family and church secrets--and up against someone more than ready to send them to their heavenly reward. Now, they'll need their most inspired hunches, their not-real-fierce dog Felony, and their license-to-missionary to uncover the truth and crack this holy case...
They don't have a clue but they've got plenty of faith!!!
About the Author
Pat’s comedic gifts range from a southern folk humor laden with parables to an intelligent wit that appeals to a wide-variety of audiences. Her gift as a storyteller has attracted a diverse and loyal fan base. Moreover, she is a captivating speaker who is as every bit as poignant as she is funny.
Pat G’Orge-Walker has paid a high price for the ever-present smile on her face. This Mt. Vernon, New York PK (preacher’s kid) has survived a raging house fire; a violent assault; a car crash that mangled her body and a viral infection that left her temporarily blinded. Through it all, Pat quietly soaked in material from her father’s Baptist congregation and her mother’s Pentecostal assembly to create the stories that keep readers and audiences howling with laughter.
The First Lady of Gospel Comedy is a national and Essence Best Seller, multi-award winner forged a successful career, as author and comedian; and has paved the way for many in both fields. Pat’s storytelling has been likened to Zora Neale Hurston’s folklore—a documentation of American culture and church life in literature.
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