"We humans have come a long way -- but sometimes people don't appreciate what a miracle is it that we have come from sitting around in caves to being able to write words that can illuminate, words that can inspire and words that can change the world."

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I was born in a blizzard and spent many long winter days  reading.

Our Sauna

Sharinmjoys!
my boys..

My beautiful Goddaughter...

 

 

 

 

 

K.D. Price is a beautiful and talented writer. She has won NaNoWriMa -- the National Novel Writing Month three times. She inspired me to join her. I am very proud of her!

I am me, PatZi with a Z!

When I got the idea for Joy on Paper -- a radio program for writers and those who dream of writing -- the idea just popped into my head at 4:15 a.m.  I had no experience in the radio business or in the publishing world.

But I was a reader. Just like Beatrice Potter the author of the Tale of Peter Rabbit, I was reading almost before I could walk. Comic books by the age of two and at the age of five my mother's paperback books -- lots of Perry Masons by Erle Stanley Gardner. I have read at least 10,000 books. I know because at one time I counted 6,000 books in my collection. (When we made our move from Texas to Florida I finally whittled the number down by giving almost 2,000 paperbacks to charity.)

For years my family would ask me why -- oh, why! -- did I collect books. As I moved from one country to another my books, like Mary's proverbial lambs, followed me. Now I know why.

One of the JOYS of my life is reading and my goal in starting Joy on Paper is to share that joy and to encourage readers to read and writers to keep writing. 

From the time I started my first paper route at the age of 7, I have always been the type of person who finds joy in accomplishing things. That is why when I got the idea for doing a radio program it was the word that came into mind. Joy on Paper is about the joy that all writers feel when they put something on paper and just sit back and marvel that they have created something. It's a glorious feeling.

I like to end my radio program with these words: "Find your joy and share it." 

I hope you find yours...and then write a book about it and become a guest on Joy on Paper...

History? It's Food!

A life-style television program..
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Created & Written by PatZi Gil

Jonathan Chambers, Producer

How I got my name....

When I was a little girl my father would take me with him to Teamster's meetings. Whenever Jimmy Hoffa saw me, he would yell: "Patzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar -- if you don't give me a hug. I'm gonna holler.
Jimmy was born on Valentine's Day.

I wrote a script for Debbie...

My husband, Asher with Debbie Reynolds.

Debbie was so lovely -- a week before she passed away she called the studio to wish my listeners a Happy New Year!

My gorgeous husband was the Executive Producer for The Sunshine Pilot was supposed to be filmed at Kermit Week's Fantasy of Flight. That was in the Fall of 2008 when the financial crisis dried up our funding.

The Sunshine Pilot

A full-length feature film originally written for Debbie Reynolds.

Forgotten F-105 Warriors

PatZi Gil, Creator/Writer

Jonathan Chambers, Producer
 A docu-drama for television...