About Me

My Photo

Patricia Shipp Lieb; published by Twilight Times Books, Solstice Publishing, Xlibris Press and Amazon Kindle.

 I like lots of space; photography, writing, reading, diddling around on the computer, playing Poker, spending time with family and friends, walking on the beach, and hiking through the woods. Author of: The Adventures of a Squirrel Named Peanut, Twilight Times Books; My Eighteenth Birthday, 1960 suspense-adventure; Solstice; Danger In The Cliffs, Solstice; Saying I Love You, poetry on Amazon's Kindle; The original version of Murders In The Swampland is available in hard-back books from Xlibris.com; Murders in the Swampland (third edition, updated) true crime now on Amazon Kindle.   
 
 

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

My 18th Birthday, reviews

My 18th Birthday.....

By LAS Reviewer on March 24, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Today is the big day and Annie Jo is eagerly awaiting the arrival of six PM. Upon that magical hour, she'll be officially eighteen. In celebration, she's decided to pack up all that is important to her and hit the bus station - with a one way ticket out of her sleepy little town. Unfortunately, the universe has more in store for her than just a simple bus ride from Texarkana to Memphis. It's never quite that easy though, is it? Welcome to adulthood, Annie Jo, better hold onto your hat!

Annie Jo is a pretty uncomplicated character and her simplicity makes her endearing and likable from the start. Even while nursing a broken heart and carrying around the weight of things she can't change, she still manages to look life in the eye and see it for what it is - a rollercoaster ride of emotion and experience. Annie's a small town girl and it shows. She does the right thing for no other reason than because it's right. However, her small town outlook does lean towards naiveté at times, only reinforcing her innocence. Sometimes this makes her even more likable and sometimes it makes you shake your head. But she's always true to herself and that's a big part of why she's so interesting.

I enjoyed the way the author told Annie Jo's story leading up to her decision to leave Clover. She makes the flashbacks into instances of daydreaming while traveling on the bus. It was a creative and non-intrusive way to give us the back story we needed without slapping us in the face with it. I was also very impressed with the way she incorporated Annie Jo's awakening social consciousness into the story without making it overtly obvious she was doing so. There were two issues I did have with the story. One was the sometimes simplistic sentence structure and the other being the too often repeated descriptions and phrasing. However, it wasn't enough to completely distract you from the story, only slightly hindering your enjoyment for the moment.

My 18th Birthday is a great coming-of-age story set in the very turbulent times of the 1960's Civil Rights Movement. It brings the trials of the times front and center and shows you how one courageous, if a bit naïve girl, might have handled the situation. So much is packed into the twenty-four hours of Annie Jo's birthday, that you really have to read it to believe it.

Originally posted at LAS YA Reviews



 Julie Lence, author Western Historical Romance
Young Adult coming-of-age novel. Life in the small tri-states town of Clover, AR-LA-TX, was wonderful until the year 1960; then heartaches of the worse kind led the young guitarist, Annie Jo, to catch a Greyhound bus headed to the city lights of Memphis, TN—there she might be discovered by a talent scout. While riding through Arkansas, she tries to ignore the handsome man giving her more attention than he should. And soon action starts to pop. Annie Jo joins with members of the Civil Rights movement, gets stalked by a drunk, jailed, and kidnapped—all on her 18th birthday. Caption to photo: Patricia Lieb, former award-winning newspaper reporter, now spends her time writing novels, poetry, travel articles and just enjoying life. Reviews Annie Jo is a pretty uncomplicated character and her simplicity makes her endearing and likable from the start. Even while nursing a broken heart and carrying around the weight of things she can't change, she still manages to look life in the eye and see it for what it is - a rollercoaster ride of emotion and experience. Annie's a small town girl and it shows. She does the right thing for no other reason than because it's right… she's always true to herself and that's a big part of why she's so interesting. My 18th Birthday is a great coming-of-age story set in the very turbulent times of the 1960s’ Civil Rights Movement. It brings the trials of the times front and center and shows you how one courageous, if a bit naïve girl, might have handled the situation. - LAS YA Review My Eighteenth Birthday will draw you in to Annie Jo's teenage antics and mature heartaches and keep you turning the pages as she strives to forget and begin anew. With a cast of interesting secondary characters and a backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, it’s an enjoyable read and one book you won't forget. – Julie Lence, author Western Historical Romance

By LAS Reviewer on March 24, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Today is the big day and Annie Jo is eagerly awaiting the arrival of six PM. Upon that magical hour, she'll be officially eighteen. In celebration, she's decided to pack up all that is important to her and hit the bus station - with a one way ticket out of her sleepy little town. Unfortunately, the universe has more in store for her than just a simple bus ride from Texarkana to Memphis. It's never quite that easy though, is it? Welcome to adulthood, Annie Jo, better hold onto your hat!

Annie Jo is a pretty uncomplicated character and her simplicity makes her endearing and likable from the start. Even while nursing a broken heart and carrying around the weight of things she can't change, she still manages to look life in the eye and see it for what it is - a rollercoaster ride of emotion and experience. Annie's a small town girl and it shows. She does the right thing for no other reason than because it's right. However, her small town outlook does lean towards naiveté at times, only reinforcing her innocence. Sometimes this makes her even more likable and sometimes it makes you shake your head. But she's always true to herself and that's a big part of why she's so interesting.

I enjoyed the way the author told Annie Jo's story leading up to her decision to leave Clover. She makes the flashbacks into instances of daydreaming while traveling on the bus. It was a creative and non-intrusive way to give us the back story we needed without slapping us in the face with it. I was also very impressed with the way she incorporated Annie Jo's awakening social consciousness into the story without making it overtly obvious she was doing so. There were two issues I did have with the story. One was the sometimes simplistic sentence structure and the other being the too often repeated descriptions and phrasing. However, it wasn't enough to completely distract you from the story, only slightly hindering your enjoyment for the moment.

My 18th Birthday is a great coming-of-age story set in the very turbulent times of the 1960's Civil Rights Movement. It brings the trials of the times front and center and shows you how one courageous, if a bit naïve girl, might have handled the situation. So much is packed into the twenty-four hours of Annie Jo's birthday, that you really have to read it to believe it.

Originally posted at LAS YA Reviews

Saturday, June 07, 2014

New cover for MURDERS IN THE SWAMPLAND, 3rd edition.... updated

           updated 3rd edition; new cover... newsroom
        


Cover Photo is of the Daily Sun-Journal newsroom where I was Crime Reporter.

Project Summary
Murders in the Swampland-- West-Central Florida True Crime Cases of 1980s & '90s: from a reporter's notebook
Authored by Patricia Lieb
List Price: $12.95
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
506 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1493544158 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1493544152
BISAC: True Crime / Murder / General
Serial murders, hate crimes and torture... Who would have expected such violence in the quiet countryside of Hernando County, Florida? Initially covered by award winning reporter Patricia Lieb during her tenure with The Daily Sun Journal, she recounts these and other shocking true crime events in MURDERS IN THE SWAMPLAND. Putting a face on big crimes in the Nature Coast is what Patricia Lieb has done in her book, MURDERS IN THE SWAMPLAND. Chris Van Ormer, Citrus County Chronicle

...all of them are true. All of them terribly grizzly. All of them ripped from the front page headlines of area newspapers. Lara Bradburn, Hernando Today
CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/4491231          

Monday, April 21, 2014

Aaryn of the High Islands available in print at Create Space

Aaryn of the High Islands
https://www.createspace.com/4767285
Published by P.A.L. Books
Now available in print from Create Space



Aaryn of the High Islands


Aaryn of the High Islands
 

Authored by Glenn Robert Swetman
Edition: second publishing company
There is treachery afoot in Randast. An evil plot to harm the Pantocrator, Alan the Just, is being hatched and Aaryn is summoned from the High Islands to thwart those involved. Using his various magical talents and powers, he must ferret out the conspirators and bring them to justice. Before he reaches the City, however, he finds himself rescuing a mysterious young woman, Jordana, and a dubious thief named Zompre from a band of vengeful gypsies. Together the trio entered the imperial city on the eve of the Banquet of the Gathering and Aaryn enlists the help of Zompre to gather the information he requires. But he soon learns the evil the pursues is more dangerous than he imagined.


Publication Date:
Apr 20 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1499189788 / 9781499189780
Page Count:
108
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6.14" x 9.21"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Fantasy / General


 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Qaqortoq, Greendland


Amazing Greenland

Greenland, the largest Island in the world, is a country I never expected to visit but I am so glad I had the opportunity. Kindergarten children have a break from school to enjoy visitors from the Carnival Legend cruise ship. The beaded cape worn by the Eskimo woman shows her wealth.






Thursday, April 10, 2014

Scotland

Got to love hanging out in Scotland




Walked about some then stepped into the Legends Pub for local stuff and met the nicest people ever!













Bermuda


A Trip Across the Island of Bermuda

We were in Bermuda for only a day but would love
to return for a week or more. However, I must say,
the Island is a bit costly.










Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Come With Me To Iceland

Phil and Pat

Camille and Paul

Hope you enjoy the photos I have put together taken during out April trip to Iceland. See the following two submissions titled Iceland and Geysir Area of Iceland.

Geysir area of Iceland

The Geysir field is situated at the northern edge of the southern lowlands, at an altitude of 105-120 m above sea level. Until recently, the area was called Hverasandar. The hot springs are located to the east of a little mountain called Laugafell, according to Extreme Iceland website.



Got to enjoy
the wonders of Iceland.

Iceland



Stonehenge

Stonehenge, England
April 1013
We enjoyed an afternoon at Stonehenge, England; it was truly a sight to live in one's memory.




Sorry it has taken so long to post photos from our April 2013 trip to the U.K.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

"Sundown"..... A book of poems...... Love from the Deep.......

Sundown
Love from the Deep

Sundown


At sundown, a shadow
of a dream rises
to caress the crust of my earth;
it is a shadow of you looking at me.

I reach through air to grasp a brief moment
of you, a moment
that turns on it axis, slides into me
the taste of your breath in my hair,
the hum of your lips on my breast,
poetry you whisper
on my face.

Slides all of you into a moment,
into a dream,
into a shadow
that does not vanish in the night.

Sundown
Love from the Deep
by Patricia Lieb
contains 12 previously unpublished poems
and 
one poem published in 1985
in a collection of greeting poems
by Patricia Lieb 
$6.95 with color nature shots paperback

Sundown
 

Love from the Deep

Authored by Patricia Lieb
Edition: One
Patricia Lieb's latest collection of sensual poems transcends time as they confront human passion and the unquenchable thirst of the heart. They speak to the shadows of love won and love lost, and the undying echoes between each line pulsate with embraces yet to come.- Carol Schott, author Schott at Sunrise


Publication Date:
Nov 20 2013
ISBN/EAN13:
1493763970 / 9781493763979
Page Count:
26
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Language:
English
Color:
Full Color
Related Categories:
Poetry / Native American