It’s not about turkey, yams, or stuffing,

Thanksgiving 2016

But the pleasure of gathering to share a meal.

It’s not about money, expensive toys, or outrageous shopping,

But the realization that grace has been extended to see another year almost past and go.

It’s not about closing our doors to visitors and hugging everything for self,

But opening the heart as we reach out to the unfortunate in some unique way. 


An opportunity to show gratitude,

Instead of just talking about it. 


Becoming conscious of the reality that there is Someone more significant than you and me,

Who knows more than we could ever fathom to understand,

And whose love for us is boundless.


A day set aside to give special thanks to God. 

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! 

Be blessed.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia

Shout Outs To The RRBC Writers’ Conference & Book Expo, And The Romance Writers’ Of America Conference By Pat Garcia

After an extremely busy August, it is time for me to sit back and reflect and send out a shout of gratitude for the two excellent writer conferences that I attended.


August 10th thru the 16th was the RRBC Writers Conference and Book Expo. To say that it was professionally done is an underestimation. There are not enough superlatives to describe what took place in me at the conference. It was an online conference that was superbly executed and had much to offer. Not only books but fun things as well, like Bingo. Yes, Bingo. I didn’t win anything, but it was fun to be among authors and share or listen to their day-to-day routine.


The conference was engaging. I lost sleep following it, but it felt soooo good. I personally have it on my calendar for next year, and I hope that two or three of my books are published so that they can be exhibited on an author’s stand that I will have at this great event.


The second writer’s conference was held by the Romance Writers of America. This was their first digital conference, and it was fantastic. The keynote speakers, the live sessions over marketing and planning, and the appearances of agents willing to share their know-how and experience were excellent.


Each of these conferences expanded my writing expertise. I left each of them more knowledgeable than I was before I attended, and that is what conferences are all about.


Shout outs to all the leaders and teams who made these two conferences possible.


Shalom aleichem,




Pat Garcia

The Rave Reviews Book Club’s Fifth Annual Writers’ Conference and Book Expo by Pat Garcia


The  RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB’S Fifth Annual Writers’ Conference and Book Expo starts today and runs through August 16th.  There are a lot of good things happening at this Online Expo. Besides the authors having their own bookstands featuring their books,  there is a scavenger hunt, Amazon Gift Certificates, fantastic classes being offered at a price that we writers can afford, and Bingo with prizes.

This Writers’ Conference and Book Expo provides educational information that lets you know what is happening in the publishing field. I personally attended a conference four years ago and was wowed at how professional the Writers’ Conference and Book Expo was conducted.

For those interested in attending, I have put the title in a hyperlink below, which will connect you directly to the venue when it goes live.


Shalom aleichem,





Pat Garcia

Many Thanks! It Is Encouraging To Be Encouraged



Hello Everyone,

The WEP Winners have been announced. The competition was stiff. There were so many great entries. Every year the step ladder of the WEP rises higher.

Congratulations to the Winner, Kalpana, and to the Runner-up, Cyndi Summerlin. As for the Encouragement Award, it went to me, Pat Garcia,  and I am truly thankful.

Have a great day.

Shalom aleichem,





Pat Garcia

Me, Myself & I


Having entered into this world early on a Tuesday morning, I am an early getter-upper. Getting up pass seven in the morning gives me the feeling of having missed some part of the day. So, I am usually up and about by five in the morning.

As a writer and singer this sometimes bring me into conflict with myself. If I am in my world, my writing flows and time does not exist. I’ve stepped outside of time zone and before I know it, the next day has appeared.

According to some people in the medical field, eight hours of sleep a day is mandatory for the human being. If so, then I differ from the norm. I have appointments to be at, practices for concerts, or have tasks and responsibilities that only I can settle.

Thus, the website project the image of me as a writer and may sometime connect with my musical world. So many times, we think that artists do not encounter the daily challenges, frustrations, problems, and disappointments that everyone else encounters. But that is not true. Artists who strive for excellence  grapple with challenges, changes, disappointments, frustrations, hurts and loss. We go through deep valleys.

Our success does not lie in the fact that these things are alien to our lives, but to the fact that we are learning how to master them, by facing daily the events that confront us, even if we are afraid of the outcome.


Shalom aleichem,





Pat Garcia