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About A Social Affair:
Online dating is quickly becoming the norm...
In A social Affair (Atria Books/Strebor Books; Feb. 2013) readers get a glimpse into the ugly side of online dating, when two people meet on Facebook and create false personas. Their charade turns into a torrid love affair, but they neglect to tell each other they’re married in real life. Online dating statistics indicate more than 40 million people date online, despite the possible pitfalls involved, online dating continues to grow in popularity. Social Media sites like Facebook, and online dating sites such as, Match.com, and others, have become the new singles bars.
Many of Pat’s stories are ripped from the headlines. Her work has been featured on The Nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning show, Essence.com, Ebony magazine, YahooShine, and a slew of radio and TV stations. By day, Pat Tucker Wilson works as a radio news director in Houston, TX. By night, she is a talented writer with a knack for telling page-turning stories. A former television news reporter, she draws on her background to craft stories readers will love. With more than fifteen years of media experience, the award-winning broadcast journalist has worked as a reporter for ABC, NBC and Fox affiliate TV stations and radio stations in California and Texas. Visit www.authorpattucker.com
Q & A with Pat Tucker
A&RBC: Thank you so much for this interview, Pat! Can you tell us where you are from?
Pat: Although both my mom and dad were born in Belize, Central America, I was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, and am a proud graduate of Crenshaw High School, and San Jose State University.
A&RBC: How did you come up with your title?
Pat: Most of the times, my titles come before the story. I will often ask my facebook friends to help me decide whether I’m working with a great title. This one, came from those FB friends.
A&RBC: They say you can judge a book by its cover. Can you tell us a little about your cover and who designed it?
Pat: My cover was designed by the great and talented Keith Saunders at Marion Designs in Atlanta. He usually takes my vision and brings it to life, however this time, I told him to surprise me, and he did!
A&RBC: Can you tell us something about your book that would make me run out and buy it?
Pat: A Social Affair is a story about two people who are very unhappy in their marriages. Since they are unable to get a do-over, in real life, they create one on Facebook!
A&RBC: Are there any messages in this book that you want the reader to know about?
Pat: One of the many messages I hope readers take away is, you must use caution online when meeting people.
A&RBC: What was your most favorite chapter to write and why?
Pat: I think the chapters toward the end of the story were my favorite. This is where our characters face consequences for their actions.
A&RBC: Why did you feel you had to write this book?
Pat: As is the case with most of my stories, often times when something happens in real life, I always think of a different scenario to the story. Online dating is so common now, that these types of horror stories need to be highlighted.
A&RBC: Now, some fun questions – What deep dark secret would you like to share with us?
Pat: People who are close to me say, I may be borderline OCD… Obsessive compulsive disorderJ I do tend to have an addictive personality.
A&RBC: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Pat: If I could travel anywhere in the world, I’d got to Jamaica again and again and again! I love the country and think the people are some of the most beautiful in this world.
A&RBC: Are you a morning person or a night person?
Pat: I am a nightowl!
A&RBC: Are there any members in your family who also like to write?
Pat: My 8 year old daughter loves to write. So who knows, we could see some books in her future.
A&RBC: As a child, were you a dreamer?
Pat: As a child I was a huge dreamer! I was the one who knew what I wanted to be from day one!
A&RBC: Last but not least, the magic genie has granted you one wish. What would that be?
Pat: If I could be granted one wish, it would be to win the lottery, and I would share with family and friends!
A&RBC: Thank you so much for this interview! Do you have any final words?
Pat: THANK YOU for the interview! The pleasure was completely mine! I appreciate your support!