Patricia writes contemporary fiction and is represented by Bob Hostetler of The Steve Laube Agency. She is a 2015 Genesis semi-finalist and First Impressions finalist. Her debut novel, A Season to Dance, came out on May 9, 2017. Read more.
A Season to Dance is a heart wrenching redemption story—the story of a small town professional ballerina who dreams of dancing at the Met in New York, of the two men who love her and of the forbidden kiss that changed everything.
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“Beal’s debut captures the drama and lyricism of the ballet – faith, life and love dance across the story, reaching a satisfying and sigh-worthy dénouement.”
–Katherine Reay, author of A Portrait of Emily Price
“Ah, how this brought back my seasons in the Nutcracker, dancing Juliet, and years of rigor at the barre. A Season to Dance is a story of grace in all forms, ultimate romance and finding spiritual center. Thank you, Patricia Beal!”
–New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee
At Writer’s Digest, we love to highlight the success stories of debut authors: How they did it, what they learned and why you can do it, too. In this interview, WD managing editor Tyler Moss spoke with Patricia Beal, author of the upcoming novel A Season to Dance (inspirational contemporary fiction, May, Bling! Romance/Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas). Read it here.
When I wrote the first line of my first novel, I wanted to get published because I was desperate to feel important. I finished writing A Season to Dance that fall and hired coach Gloria Kempton via Writer’s Digest to look at the whole thing and tell me if it was any good. She saw potential in the story of a small-town professional ballerina with big dreams, but… Read more.