Tuesday, May 17, 2022
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A sixth-generation Texan, storytelling is in Pat Haddock’s blood. Those earlier, resilient generations provide stories worth repeating—some embellished with time, but more colorful for the effort. Her work often carries two underlying themes: First, life mirrors attitudes and actions, shaping what boomerangs back. Hence, a positive outlook and generous actions yield a rich life. Second, nobody gets out of this life alive, so have fun muddling through it. With a dual writing personality, she can dish out punishment for wrongdoing in one piece, and frolic through another, as evidenced by published short stories in Dallas Writers Journal and Texas Writers Journal.

She and Cody, a Yorkie-Poo house dog live north of Dallas. Cody is nothing like Petey Pup, one of my early rescues. Dear Aunt Peggy, Emails from Petey Pup is written as if by Petey, a Lhasa mix, in his vernacular. This little rascal tells of his escapades in emails to my sister, Peggy. 

A second book, Amelia’s Gift, is for YA girls, or even mature women who wish to reminisce. It’s set in the 1950’s and is somewhat modeled after my experiences in that timeframe. Amelia works through failures and successes as she challenges the norm to save a beloved movie theater from demolition.

Pat Haddock Video Playlist