Title: Patchwork Reality
Author: Pauline Hansen
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Release Date: 10th February 2014
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Through a series of dreams and delusions, Curtis Hansen becomes convinced that he and his wife, Pauline, are part of an intricate game devised for the entertainment of wealthy onlookers. To win, the couple must stay together despite a series of temptations and trials designed to break up their marriage. After playing “The Game” with Curtis for nine arduous years, Pauline makes a shocking discovery. Read the riveting, true account of her decade in the dark and her return to reality after Curtis is diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
EARLY PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
"It is absolutely fascinating. I couldn't put it down." Kelly H.
"It made me cry about 5 times! And had my grandma on the
edge of her seat, she would barely let me stop reading it to go to the
bathroom!" Tamra L.
"Patchwork Reality was riveting, climaxing, and gripping.
I could not put the book down until I had figured out the secret of the game!"
"If you want your faith strengthened and to learn about
the resilience of the human spirit, this book is for you. I promise you won’t be
disappointed. I certainly wasn’t." Cynthia K.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
What is your name, where were you born and where do you live now?
Hi! I'm Pauline Hansen. I was born in Panguitch, Utah. I grew up and now reside once again in the tiny town of Cannonville, Utah. I love country life, and I live in some of the most beautiful scenery I know of.
What do you do to unwind and relax? Do you have a hobby?
Reading! But other than books, I love spring cleaning, organizing, cooking, planning and taking vacations, and spending time with family. And indulging in mint truffles.
Do you think ebooks will ever totally replace printed books?
I hope not. Emphatically! Personally, I will never transfer to e-readers. I've read some in a kindle app, but I highly prefer a real book. My dream room in my dream house is my very own library, with a window seat and plush arm chairs, and lots of books, of course!
What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarise it in less than 20 words what would you say?
Patchwork Reality; Happily Married to a Schizophrenic. It's a memoir detailing the nine years my family went through before my husband was eventually diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
Did it take a long time to get your first book published?
I guess you might call my situation beginners luck, because I only had to query one publisher to have my manuscript accepted. I think that is due to the unusual subject and story line. It really is a fascinating story, and I say that because it is my husband's creation, not mine :)
What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
I'd really like to write a children's book series, plus I have a dramatic romance fictional series that's been bouncing around in my head for a few years now. I have a sweet small-town based romance written, but it needs lots of polishing.
Did you read a lot at school and write lots of stories or is being a writer something newer in your life?
I devoured books as a youth and a teenager. I'd sometimes read a book a day, plus I had a book nearly everywhere I went, so that whenever I had a moment to read, I could pull it out. I didn't write until about 13 years ago, though. Whenever I would read, I was in awe of how anyone could actually do something like write a book, and at the back of my mind, I would always think, "I would love to write a book someday.