2018 … the countdown is on …

If it’s Friday, it must be France …

The New Year is just around the corner … it presents a clean slate on which to write hopes and dreams … here’s one of mine …

In a world where uncertainty about many things often creates the headlines, let’s focus on the positives of 2017 and dream a few dreams for 2018 … 










About Patricia Sands

Family, writing and travel are my passions ... okay, and chocolate ... and I'm seldom without a camera. I write women's fiction and keep in touch with readers by a monthly newsletter that also has giveaways and contests. Come and join us by signing up on the right. See you there!


  1. Oh yes, let it be so! May 2018 be wonderful for all.

  2. I hope all your dreams come true, Patricia. Your time spent in France sounds dreamy for a start.
    All the best.

    • Patricia Sands says

      Many thanks, Anneli. France never stops feeling like a dream to me, even after all these years.
      It’s my pleasure to share those dreams. Here’s to a year of inspired writing in 2018 in your beautiful corner of the world.

  3. Hope you had a terrific Christmas, and here’s to a happy New Year!

  4. Thank you for some heartwarming thoughts. I pass them back to you. I wish you all the very best in 2018. So love your posts and books!

  5. It will indeed be stories, photos, and dreams for me. How I wish I could join you! But still, you know I am always there with you. Thanks for everything you give us, and may 2018 bring some more our way!!

    • Patricia Sands says

      Martha, you are definitely a constant presence. Thank you so much for the wonderful support you offer in every way. It’s my pleasure to bring the photos and stories to you. <3

  6. Sandra Pitaniello says

    I am wishing you a wonderful New Year. I now have all of your books and look forward to reading them. I even have a copy of “The Bridge Club.” I told my husband that was my Christmas present to myself. He gave me presents, too.

  7. And a happy new year to you too. May you be queen for the day when you cut into your galette des rois!

  8. Happy New Year and Happy writing in 2018!! May it be a fun and productive year for you. <3 <3

  9. Sue Malizia says

    Just finished your latest, Drawing Lessons. Enjoyed getting to know the characters…but especially the wonderful locations. Sending best wishes for a happy and healthy new year…happy writing. =)

    • Patricia Sands says

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts here, Sue. I’m so pleased you enjoyed Drawing Lessons. If you have time to copy your comment into a review, that would be wonderful. Best wishes back to you and yours! I’m busy working on something I hope you will enjoy as much! 🙂

  10. Here’s to a healthy and happy new year, Patricia.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

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