champagneI’m sitting here trying to come up with something witty or at least interesting to mark this momentous occasion of having one more of my novels released into the world, but all I can think of to say is, “Hallelujah! Let’s Party!”  Please help yourself to some  champagne. I promise it’s the best pretend champagne money can’t buy. The fun, however, is real.

For those of you who like action games, here is: Book Invasion.

For those of you who like more cerebral games, here is: Memory by the Book.

For those of you who like card games, here is: Daughter Am I Solitaire.

For those of you who like jigsaw puzzles, you will love these! Click on a cover to work a puzzle. They are  in order of complexity from the easiest to the I-dare-you-to-solve-it.







And that’s not the end of the fun! There’s more!

Read the first chapter of Daughter Am I. Click here to find the chapter.

Giveaway! Download free samplers from Second Wind Publishing, which include the first chapters of all their published novels. The mystery sampler includes a chapter from Daughter Am I, More Deaths Than One, and A Spark of Heavenly Fire. Click here to find the free samplers. (If you have any problem, let me know and I will make sure you get the sampler of your choice.)

Read the first 30% of Daughter Am I free at Smashwords or buy in any ebook format, including Kindle. Click here to find Smashwords.

Click here to buy Daughter Am I from Second Wind Publishing, LLC. 

Click here to buy Daughter Am I from Amazon.

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  1. lisabrackmann Says:

    Congratulations, Pat! Say, is there a place where I can see a larger image of the cover? It looks great!

  2. Riza Says:

    Wooooohooooo! Congratulations, Pat!

  3. Trish Eguen Says:

    Congratulations on an amazing accomplishment, Pat. I’m really excited for you. You’ve worked hard for this moment and you deserve all the glory. Hope millions of people buy it. 🙂

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      Trish, I am so glad you could make it!! It’s always nice to reconnect with an old friend. Oddly enough, we share the same hope — that millions of people will buy Daughter Am I.

  4. Anne Lyken-Garner Says:

    How wonderful! Congratulations! I must say, Pat. You’re spoiling us with your expensive cake and champagne.

  5. Carole Sutton Says:

    Well done, Pat! Enjoy your party and may the Royalties pile up!

  6. umbramystic Says:


  7. Brian Lux Says:

    Have a great day. Must desist form the lovely grub as I am trying to get things ready for a live interview with BBC Radio tomorrow then a booksigning in Manchester on Saturday. Hope the launch goes better than mine did! The sponsors forgot to tell the venue, so no posters and few folk!!!

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      Brian, oh my gosh. The things writers have to deal with! Best of luck at bot your interview and booksigning. At least here at my party, virtually nothing can go wrong.

  8. Deb Hockenberry Says:

    Congratulations!! I’m doing the happy dance with you! I’m at the 2009 Muse Online Writer’s Conference right now, but will pop in when I can. I hope you have hot tea and chocolate chip cookies there. It’s kind of cold here & I love chocolate chip cookies! See you later!
    Deb 🙂

  9. Marwa Ayad Says:

    Congrats, Pat! 🙂

  10. Toni Andrews Says:

    I would like to share my congratulations in the form of a very tasteful and classy e-card (and, if you believe that, you know nothing about me).



  11. Marilyn Says:

    Congratulations! What a wonderful idea, a cyber party! Have a great time and I’ll be checking in on the fun! Thanks for inviting me!


  12. Susan Schreyer Says:

    Congratulations, Pat! What a thrill! Read your first chapter & I’m impressed!

  13. Marshall Karp Says:

    Congratulations. Not only can you write, you really know how to throw a hell of a party. I’ll probably wake up in the morning with a virtual hangover.

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      Marshall! I am so pleased you came to my party! We might end up with virtual hangovers, but it’s so worth it. Even better, no cleaning up after all the guests leave.

  14. BevE Says:

    Far Out! Congratulations Pat. This is certainly something worth celebrating. Much success with your brand new book : D


  15. Paul J. Hale Says:

    Muy bien hecho! Good for you Pat! All days should start with good news like this! I look forward to giving it a read and thanks for the booze and cake! 6AM and I’m already tipsy. It’s gonna be a great day!

  16. knightofswords Says:

    Congratulations, Pat. I’ll see you in a few days to talk quests and gangsters.


    • Pat Bertram Says:

      Malcolm, I am looking forward to our discussion! I sure hope Amazon puts Daughter Am I on my author page by then, because that’s the buy link I gave you. I also hope the cover shows up soon, too. I feel as if, even though the book has been released, they are still holding the cover hostage.

  17. Caridad Pineiro Says:

    Congratulations, Pat! It’s a wonderful accomplishment.

  18. Eva Gordon Says:

    Congrats. The story sounds very compelling. This virtual bottle of wine is on me.


  19. M. Andrew Sprong Says:

    Good job, Pat! I look forward to reading it.

  20. Tracey Stokes Says:

    Congratulations Pat. All the best. Tracey. x

  21. Gracen Miller Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Best of luck to you!!!

  22. Wanda Hughes Says:

    Hi Pat,
    Great party! Congratulations on getting your newest baby out into the world! Love all the games and the food too.

  23. A. F. Stewart Says:

    Congratulations on the new book!
    Fabulous party, and hey, with virtual cake and champagne there are no calories or hangovers.

  24. Kristine M Smith Says:

    WOO HOO! Congratulations, Pat!!! I so happy for you!

    Thanks for the virtual party — many fewer calories than the real ones!

  25. Kristine M Smith Says:

    In fact, I so happy, I forgot to proofread my comment! HA HA HA

  26. Deborah J Ledford Says:

    Congratulations, Pat! I wish the very best for DAUGHTER AM I. So pleased to be able to party with you.

  27. Inara/Dana Says:

    Congrats, Pat! I’ll be sure to drink plenty of virtual (and real) champagne to help you celebrate!

  28. Donna Carrick Says:

    Pat, heartfelt congratulations on the new book. I will be buying it today from Amazon.

    BTW-the crepes are delicious, thank you! I’ll have another drop of that French white before I head back to the office.

    All the best!

  29. Robin Cain Says:

    Congratulations and all the best luck to you! You did a fabulous job with all these contests and things. Kudos to you!

  30. Bobbie Crawford-McCoy Says:

    Hello Pat,

    Congratulations on the release of Daughter Am I, this is so exciting!!! Thank you for organizing this wonderful book release party; I’m enjoying it ever so much. 🙂

    I finished a Daughter Am I puzzle in 5 minutes and 17 seconds! YAY for me.

    Book Invaders kicked my behind about 4 times before I stopped…I only played for a few seconds each time before I got killed. Can you tell that I don’t have a lot of gaming skills? haha 🙂

    Once again, a big Congratulation to you!!!

    All My Best,
    Bobbie Crawford-McCoy

    Pinnacle: Author and Book Promotion & Book Reviews By Bobbie

  31. Janice Says:

    Wishing you many sales! Congratulations!

  32. Heidi Thomas Says:

    Woohoo!! Yippee!! Congratulations and high fives!
    The cover is great, sounds like a good read, and your on-line party looks fun.
    The best to you in marketing your new book.

  33. Annie West Says:


    Brilliant news! I’m so glad to see you partying to celebrate. The book sounds like a corker.


  34. Pat Bertram Says:

    Thank you all for the congratulations!

    Eat, drink, have fun. You can even be merry if you wish. The good best thing about a cyber party is the food has no calories, the drink doesn’t give you a hangover, and there is always plenty to go around.

  35. Jo Ann Williams Says:

    Hey Sista!!! SO thrilled for you, this is fantastic news! Wishing you the very best of success with this latest book. For this fun and fabulous party, I have feigned my arrival by fantasy ferryboat, festooned in fake fur and faux pearls. GREAT party!

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      Jo Ann, how great to see you! And how good you look all dressed up. I’m so pleased you found your way here. Be sure to play a game or two. Or better yet, buy the book! 😉

  36. Shawneda Marks Says:

    Congrats God’s favor and blessing on your story!

  37. owlandsparrow Says:

    Yay!! So exciting, Pat! Your cover is beautiful, too! 🙂

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      I like the cover too. Very serendipitous, in that I was just playing around with a photo retouching program and ended up with it. Wait till you see the printed cover — it printed up darker and so turned out to be a gorgeous deep turquoise, much better than I could ever have hoped.

  38. Mickey Hoffman Says:

    If it’s as good as your other two books I’m sure I’ll love Daughter Am I. Congrats and thanks for the party!

  39. J.B. Kohl Says:

    Congratulations to you!! Your virtual cake is delicious!
    I wish you all the success in the world and top billing on the New York Times Bestseller List!

  40. dellanioakes Says:

    Pat, congratulations! I can’t wait to read it! Good luck on your book sales! Dellani

  41. Eleanor Andrew Says:

    Congrats! I know you’ll do well. And I can’t wait to read it!

  42. Sherrie Hansen Says:

    Congratulations! I love the cover. Fun games! Good party!

  43. Ray Baisden Says:

    I’m a former gangster and a multiple felon. Does that qualify me to be here? (The felonies never involved hurting anyone.)

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      Of course you’re welcome, Ray. What’s a few felonies between friends? At least that’s what my characters think. I collected quite a motley crew — a con man, a forger, a hit man, an enforcer, a wheelman and a few others — but heck, they’re all in their eighties, so most have outgrown their bad habits. Sort of.

  44. Thomma Lyn Says:

    WOO HOO! Congratulations, Pat! Love the cover, and DAUGHTER I AM sounds like a great read. 🙂

  45. amydetrempe Says:

    Congrats on another release, Pat

  46. Sheila Deeth Says:

    Hi Pat, and congratulations. I just saw the reminder on Twitter as I logged on after cleaning and shopping. Partying sounds much more fun.

  47. amydetrempe Says:

    I tried the hardest puzzle and got frustrated. Going to try an easier one now. Maybe if I wouldn’t have it the champgne first the puzzle would have been easier 🙂

  48. ericbeetner Says:

    Congratulations Pat! Best of luck with the book.

  49. Sheila Deeth Says:

    Ah, should have been cooking dinner… 32min51sec, 117 pieces. Fun puzzle. Fun party Pat. Thanks.

  50. Sharon R. Says:

    Congratulations! I hope to become a successful publisher like yourself one day! Once again, congrats!!!

  51. Rita Hestand Says:

    Congrats Pat on your book being published. It is always a happy ocassion when a publisher sees what you see in a book. Enjoy your happy day!!!!

  52. Maggie Dove Says:

    Congratulations, Pat.

    Daughter Am I sounds like a wonderful read!

  53. LuAnn Morgan Says:

    Well, I missed the party because I had to work earlier this evening, but it looks like everyone had a grand time! Congratulations on your new book, Pat!

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      LuAnn, you didn’t miss the party. I’m still here, and the puzzles are still available for people to play with, and the samplers are still available for download.

  54. Claire Collins Says:

    Congratulations Pat! I’m joining with everyone else who hopes you sell millions 😉

  55. Craig Faustus Buck Says:

    Congrats, Pat! Couldn’t have happened to a nicer person!

  56. E.A. West Says:

    Congratulations on your release, Pat! The story sounds intriguing. Wishing you many sales!

  57. John F. McMullen Says:

    Congratulations! … I hope to join you on the novel stage (I’ve done non-fiction and now poetry — but not yet a novel)

    Much success.

  58. CQ Scafidi Says:

    Dear Pat Bertram,

    Congratulations on the release of your novel. As we say in New Orleans, Laissez les bon temps roulez!

    I wish you the very best of success.

    Your friend in New Orleans,
    CQ Scafidi

  59. Kathy Says:

    Wow – so many comments – kudos to you!

    Congrats and I’m rethinking my approach to publishing. I’m going to have to find homes for more of my novels – life is too short to wait around. 🙂

  60. christine husom Says:

    Wow, what a great turn-out for your party. Wonderful first chapter–I want to keep reading! Many congrats for huge sales.

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