Thursday, March 14, 2019

Have Some Pie! By Patti Jo Moore

Happy PI Day! When I realized my blogging day would fall on March 14, I knew I wanted to somehow mention “PI Day” - - another name for 3/14. For anyone who’s forgotten your math classes (or might prefer to forget them), PI is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, and in its simplest version is 3.14. Thanks to math enthusiasts, this day now receives more recognition, with some folks celebrating by baking pies and even participating in walking and running events. Several years ago, my daughters enjoyed running in the “PI Mile” race at Georgia Tech. 😊
 In case you’re asking what this “PI” talk has to do with writing, I’m glad you asked. 😉 Many books have been written with holiday themes, which I personally love. Christmas-themed books have been popular with many readers, in addition to romance tales set close to Valentine’s Day. 
But even a lesser-known “holiday” such as PI Day can be inspiration for a story. As I recently thought about this, my writer’s brain took off! I imagined a math professor, obsessed with his numerical equations and formulas, and a lady who wants to capture his attention. So, of course she bakes a pie for him on PI Day. At first, he fails to see the humor, but in her lighthearted manner she finally convinces the professor to “lighten up” and not be quite so serious. Obviously, there would be much more to the story than that, but any day can be an inspiration for a story centered around it. 😊 With some imagination and creativity, writers have endless possibilities. 
Author Tina Radcliffe’s excellent post last week was titled, “Eat Your Vegetables” - - so today I’m encouraging you to use your imagination, and then enjoy dessert. My suggestion is pie - - any kind! Now, I think I’ll go whip up my favorite - - butterscotch pie. Yum!  Happy writing, and Happy PI (Pie) Day!

Gracie Norton loves her life on Florida’s gulf coast. When a handsome widower with adorable twins moves in next door, Gracie’s life soon changes. As Gracie helps her neighbor during a crisis, she must face her biggest fear. Could young twins be the matchmakers for an unexpected romance? 

Patti Jo Moore is a former kindergarten teacher who now writes full-time. Her “Sweet, Southern Stories” feature characters who face realistic struggles and challenging situations but always have a happily-ever-after ending. 
Patti Jo loves Jesus, her family, cats, and coffee. When not writing, she loves spending time with her family—especially her precious grandbaby. She enjoys connecting with readers and can be found on Facebook at Author Patti Jo Moore. You can also visit her blog at 
She has two books with Forget-Me-Not Romances, with a third book coming out in March. 
EMERALD COAST ROMANCES series by Patti Jo Moore:
                                    A Seaside Romance
                                    An Unexpected Romance
                                    In Tune with Romance (due out in late March)