Trish Hubschman


Hello to all and welcome to campbellsworld.

In this Featured Author of the Week episode we’ve got a real treat for you.


If you’ve been following the Author’s Corner column with any regularity you’ve already seen some of this lady’s talented writing. In fact, just yesterday I shared one of her excellent pieces. So, when you meet her, you’re already going to know a bit about her and her work.




This morning Trish has taken the time to do an interview with me and the answers she gives to my questions are going to absolutely WOW! You.  The quote she shares here is enough to make you sit up and take real notice but there are lots more awesome surprises awaiting you as well. So, without further delay I give you Trish.



First, tell us, in your own words, a little about you.

My name is Trish.  I’m 54. I just published a romantic suspense novel called Stiff Competition Miss America


Where do you live?

Long Island, New York


Who, are the special people in your life

My husband, Kevin, and my mom


Do you have any pets?

2 dogs, Hope and Charlie. She’s an Australian shepherd, 15, he’s a lab/terrier mix 8


What are your likes, and dislikes?

I like listening to birds outside. I like summer sounds.  I don’t like the winter,  cold and snow


What are your hobbies?

Reading, writing, exercise, doing yard work, listening to music


What keeps you going?



What is your favorite song?

Too Much Time on My  Hands by Styx


What is your favorite movie?

Ghost with Patrick Swayze


What is your favorite book?

I can’t think of any names offhand, but I like tough women cops detectives, and men FBI agents


Who is your favorite author?

Lisa Gardner


What is your favorite food?



What is your favorite quote?

If it’s meant to be, it’s up to me


What do you think your best strengths are?

I write excellent dialogue .  I always feel a kinship with my characters.

I have a strong heart, I’m a deep person, I like to laugh, and I love music and animals

How do they help you in your work?

I can feel for my characters in any situation


What are your weaknesses, and, how are you working on making them stronger?

I’ve always been shy and not sure how to talk to people verbally. I’d wager a guess that my disabilities have something to do with that. I feel very alone.

I’ve joined blind and deafblind chat groups on the computer. I’ve made friends and I’m building my self esteem


What is your dream for the future?

I want people to read my books


Why do you write?

Because I love to and need to.    My characters are my best friends and probably have been since I wrote my first short story back in the 7th grade


What inspires you?

I usually weave tales based on real life events


What is your preferred way of communicating?



Is there anything about you or your work, that you’d like to share, that I’ve not covered here?

I   created my hero Rock musician Danny Tide from the band Tidalwave in the late 1990s shortly after I saw the band Styx for the first time at Radio City Music Hall. He was the star in 2 romance novels.   My Long Island private eye Tracy Gayle came years later.

They had nothing to do with each other.  Their coming together was pretty much by accident



WOW! Trish thanks for being here with us today. I know you’re a busy lady what with all you’re up to so let me just ask, how can people find and buy your work.


Hey, it was not a bit of trouble for me to pop in today. I was glad to do it and people can learn all about my work if they’ll read the book info below.


Before I go, let me just say thanks to all you readers for reading, liking, and sharing this post. It’s a real big help to both me and to Patty’s blog.


Oh! Yeah, before I forget, don’t forget to drop back by soon to see what else is going on here in campbellsworld. For now, here’s all my book information.






Stiff Competition

By Trish Hubschman




About The Series

In 1997, Trish saw the rock band, Styx, for the first time at Radio City Music Hall in New York.  She fell in love.  The following year, she created the fictional character, musician, Danny Tide from the rock band Tidalwave.  She wrote two romance novels with him as the main character. After that, he was put in the drawer for a decade.  She continued seeing her favorite band in concert, Styx.  Around 2010, her Long Island private investigator, Tracy Gayle, emerged for her own set of mystery stories.  Never did it dawn on her that at some point she would bring Tracy and Danny together.  In 2014, a few days after she saw Styx, their tour bus burst into flames.  She tried to find out the cause, but was unsuccessful.  She decided to weave her own tale about it.  Tracy Gayle solves Tidalwave’s tour bus fire. That was Book One. The chemistry between the lady PI and the rock musician is incredible from the start.


About Stiff Competition

America’s favorite rock band, Tidalwave, is playing the Miss America pageant.  Band leader, Danny Tide, is emceeing the event.  All is going according to schedule.  The judges have picked the 10 semi-finalists.  Suddenly, everything comes to a halt.  Miss New Jersey is missing.  Nobody knows what happened to her or where she is.  Danny calls his longtime PI friend, Tracy Gayle, and asks her to come down to Atlantic City to help figure things out.  In need of her best friend for personal support and eager to get to another case, Tracy agrees. There’s an all-out search of the hotels on the boardwalk.  They find Miss New Jersey, but it’s not good.  Her kidnapping leads to another assault and murder.  The big star and the lady PI work together on this one, so that the Miss America pageant can continue as usual.



To my wonderful husband, Kevin.  He proofreads all my stories and tells me I’m a good writer.

To my mom, who also reads all my stories and enjoys them.  She’s been behind me every step of the way in my life.



Author’s Bio

Trish has published three books under America Star Books, a short story Collection of time travel/romances called Through Time and the first two books in the Tracy Gayle/Danny Tide series, The Fire and Unlucky Break.  She attended college at Long Island University’s-Southampton Campus with a Bachelor’s degree in English-Writing.  She lives on Long Island with her husband and two dogs and can be contacted at palhub&optonline.net

and found on Facebook as

Patricia Hubschman.







About Patty L. Fletcher

About Patty October 2021 Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms. Updated – October 2021 Patty Fletcher is a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom she is enormously proud. She has a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April 2011 through September 2020, she owned and handled a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020, King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. In July 2021, she returned to The Seeing Eye® and was paired with a Black Labrador Golden Retriever cross named Blue. PATTY’S BLINDNESS… Patty was born one and a half months premature. Her blindness was caused by her being given too much oxygen in the incubator. She was partially sighted until 1991, at which time she lost her sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. She used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog. WHERE SHE LIVES AND WORKS… Currently, Patty lives and works in Kingsport, Tenn. She’s the creator and owner of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), The Writer’s Grapevine Online Magazine and the creator and host of the Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Podcast. WRITING GOAL… Patty writes with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disabled from the non-disabled. HOBBIES… Patty’s hobbies include reading, music, and attending book clubs via Zoom. FAVORITE TUNES… Some of her favorite types of tunes are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country. FAVORITE READS… Patty enjoys fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. She loves books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Norah Roberts, and many more. Some favorite books include Norah Roberts’ Hide Away, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. SPIRITUAL FAITH… Patty describes herself as a spiritual Walker. She says she knows both Mother Goddess and Father God and embraces all they have to offer. CONTACT… Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com Visit: https://pattysworlds.com/ And: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/PattyFletcher As well as: https://www.amazon.com/Patty-L.-Fletcher/e/B00Q9I7RWG
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