About

IMG_1494In addition to owning and operating this blog, Patience Bloom is a senior editor at a publisher. She has been in the field since 1997.  Originally from the Northeast, she has lived in France, Connecticut, Ohio and New Mexico and now resides in New York City.  She has a master’s degree in French literature, which hasn’t really helped with her work as an editor. In addition to editing, her real-life story of editing romance and marrying her high school’s popular class clown, ROMANCE IS MY DAY JOB, came out in February 2014 from Dutton Books. You can contact Patience at addictedtoaltoids@yahoo.com.

Disclaimer: While I work as a publisher, these posts don’t represent my employer’s positions, strategies or opinions.

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12 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi Patience!
    I just started blogging, and I’m searching for people who might be interested in my writing. I am a librarian by day and a burgeoning romance writer by night. My blog is called Daily Dose of Romance, and it is basically a serial style romance novel in progress. Everyday I hope to add to the story, and if you’re interested, I would love it if you’d follow me! Thank you so much!
    ~Natalie

  2. Dear Natalie, I’m so sorry, I’m just seeing this now for some reason. Happy New Year! I will follow you for sure. Hope you have a great year.

  3. I am going to have a look at your “Romance is My Day Job” at my library. Mostly read Debbie Macomber’s book… Love her book… but she encourages her readers to venture out, explore and read other authors’ books too. You are new to me as an author, editor and … but I am new to the reading world in the last two years. Have not read books in years and years.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Dixie-Lee! I hope you enjoy the book. I adore Debbie Macomber’s books. They are such fun. She’s the one who got me knitting again after about a ten-year hiatus. Love her!

  4. Patience: I just finished your book and loved it especially comparing your dates to romance heroes. I had always wondered if reading too many romances would prevent someone from having a great relationship because of high expectations. You and Sam answered that question. Had you ever heard of Barbara Cartland for a laugh. Every book she wrote was the same from the covers to the heroines and heroes. She was a step-grandmother of Princess Diane. She dictated her books to
    a secretary who sat out of sight while Barbara laid on a red velvet chaise lounge.
    I too found romance at a late date. I was divorced at 56 and reconnected with a friend from college 4 years ago. After lousy computer dates I could write about in a book, I never thought I would find (or re-find) such a caring and wonderful person. Laura

    1. Dear Laura,

      I’m so glad you liked the book, and especially happy that you found love after the rocky road of divorce and computer dating. 🙂 I’ve read my share of Barbara Cartland. What a character she was! A red velvet chaise lounge sounds mighty good, doesn’t it? As for reading romance vs. the real world, I always found that the books gave me hope when life seemed rather bleak. It’s hard to fault a product that preaches true love in so many creative ways. I wish you much happiness ahead with reading–and, of course, with romance! Thanks for stopping by. Patience

  5. Am reading and enjoying your book. Just began chapter 10. Which so far is exactly like something I am experiencing in my own life. I’m completely confused. Can’t figure out what’s going on. It’s definitely a lot more than friendship and yet … ??? (He lives in another state not another country.). We talk and laugh and email constantly. A puzzle !

    1. Oh, Sue! What a bit of serendipity that you’re reading Chapter 10 and having this long-distance relationship at the same time. It can be utter torture! I’d been in long-distance relationships before, but with Sam, I kept telling myself, “If this doesn’t turn into anything, I’m still on solid ground. I’m going to just enjoy this.” What have you got to lose? I wish you the very best and hope it all works out for you. –Patience

      1. Thanks ! I’m sure we’ll always be friends even if the romance doesn’t come to pass. I try to keep that in mind – that one way or the other (or a combination : ) ) I know he’ll be in my life “for a looooonnnng time.” His words. Pam

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