25 Years Ago Today: Debut Romance/Mystery Author P.Q. Glisson

I’d like to extend a warm welcome to P.Q. Glisson. I first became acquainted with P.Q. on Goodreads, a social networking site for book lovers.

In addition to being my cyber-friend, P.Q. is also the author of the modern day romance/mystery novel Her Sanctuary. The book is set in the fictional town of Sanctuary, Arizona, and shows how true love in all its passion and glory can heal even the most damaged heart.

P.Q. lives in a small town outside Savannah, GA with her husband and 22-year-old daughter. P.Q. worked in banking for 17 years and started writing after a job layoff in 2008. She loves to paint, spend time with her family and cuddle with her three Shih Tzu pups.

No pressure or anything, P.Q., but you’re the first guest author to share a 25 Years Ago Today memory. Tell us, what were you doing 25 years ago?

P.Q.: I was 25 years old, working as a teller and had just told my husband of three years that I was ready to have a baby, which ended up taking two years to get pregnant. I was married in 1981, just two weeks after starting my job at the bank. Needless to say, we didn’t get much of a honeymoon. I worked for the bank for eight years and got robbed twice. I left that bank after it had changed hands several times and went to work at another bank for about five years. I changed banks, deciding I needed to be closer to my home so I could be there for my daughter.

I stayed with a neighborhood bank for another three years or so and left the banking industry. I was burned out. I jumped from one job to another for a couple of years until I became a receptionist/legal assistant for a local law firm. I believe that’s where I honed my letter writing skills. After a couple of years, I left there and went to work for a contractor/developer as office manager where I stayed until I was laid off in 2008 because of the softening in the housing market. That’s when I took up painting. I painted commissioned work and made a moderate living until one day I started writing. I got this idea and I just sat down at my laptop and the words just flowed from my mind to the keyboard. Eight months later, I had written my first novel.

I’m not done. I am currently working on two more novels and have outlines for two more after that, ranging from young adult fantasy to period romances and back to modern romance.

Find out more about P.Q. Glisson and her debut book Her Sanctuary on the following pages:


P.Q.’s Blog

Check it out on Amazon

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  1. Darcia Helle says

    Stacy, thanks for introducing us to P.Q. Glisson!
    P.Q, Her Sanctuary is on my to-read list. I’m looking forward to it!

  2. P.Q. Glisson says

    Hi Darcia! Thanks so much for your comment. Please feel free to friend me and become a fan.

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