Author Interview: The Diva Doctrine by Patricia V. Davis

Welcome to Author Patricia V. Davis!


PATRICIA V. DAVIS’s aim is to leave her spot of the world just a little bit better than it was before she got there. She focuses on that through her writing, teaching, philanthropic work, and the promoting of other people who she believes have that same goal.

Patricia is the author of the award-winning Harlot’s Sauce: A Memoir of Food, Family, Love, Loss and Greece, and The Diva Doctrine: 16 Universal Principles Every Woman Needs to Know. She has been called a “Renaissance Woman” by Carine Nadel in The Orange County Register for her writing. As founder and editor-in-chief of the non-partisan HS Radio e-magazine and podcast, Patricia loves encouraging new writers and interviewing other “Renaissance people”, such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, James Redford, Jane Friedman, and more. She holds a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing and Education, and has taught, spoken, read, and conducted seminars extensively in various venues and schools throughout the US and overseas. Patricia was named one of Top 25 Mentors for Young Women and Girls 2010 and 2011, by the Hot Mommas Project. Her latest work, The Diva Doctrine, is an extension of the guidance and support she hopes to give to women.


If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?

Definitely the future! I’d love to be able to see a world that will exist when I will no longer be in it.

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose? 
It would be nice to have dinner with all five of my sons/stepsons.  (I say this because one has passed away, and the five will never be all together at dinner again, at least not on the planet Earth.)

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
My sunscreen, some fresh water, and my husband. After that, I could make due. (But dark chocolate and some Santana music would also be quite nice.)

What is one book everyone should read?
Just one? Okay then, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?  

To speak every language that exists. Just think how wonderful that would be.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published
It has seriously been all the wonderful people I’ve met. I thank the internet for making my career. To know that people as far away as Indonesia have read my writing, and have written to me to tell me how much they enjoyed it, that’s simply marvelous.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world, which would it be
Harry Potter’s world, but I’d have to be one of the good guys.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? 
Persevere. To the nth power.

If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be and why? 
I’d be Zeus, of course, because he’s in charge.. (But I wouldn’t be a philanderer, like he is.)

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? 
Right where I am. I love it.There are so many other gorgeous places I know, but I think I’ve truly found my little piece of the world where I’m happiest.

What is your favorite Quote? 
I have many, but I’m always inspired by the things Eleanor Roosevelt said. In fact, she is quoted in The Diva Doctrine.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? 
I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was ten. And I’m still working on it!

What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?  

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. I will be at the midnight show!

What was your favorite children’s book?
Again, only one? Alright then, anything by Roald Dahl. In particular, Matilda.

How do you react to a bad review? 

I would ignore bad reviews and focus on the good ones. There are people who will like what you write, and others who won’t — simple as that. However, if more than one bad review were to criticize  the same thing over and again, like say, “bad editing” then I’d probably pay attention and see if I can learn something.

The Diva Doctrine: 16 Universal Principles Every Woman Needs to Know by Patricia V. Davis:

Patricia V. Davis may be the first to tell you she’s an expert in failed relationships. But ask any of the readers who helped a post on her advice blog go viral, and they’ll say that whether you’re wide-eyed twenty-something dreamer, the world’s grooviest grandma, or something in between, there’s no one better able to help you on your way to becoming a True Diva!

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