Patty knows that dreams do come true!
Since childhood, Patty dreamed of becoming a writer. She knows that pursuing your dream can be challenging. But she also knows that dreams do come true. Since achieving her dreams, Patty's goal has been to empower and motivate others—especially other women—through her books, her speaking, and her relationships.
As a young woman, she found herself as a single mom, working full-time and raising two sons. Life was full of difficulties and left little time to write. But Patty never gave up on her dream. And the struggles of those early years nurtured the success she enjoys now.
Patty understands the unique obstacles women face: challenges to individuality, identity, and equality. Patty reaches deep into her own experience to write clean fiction about the challenges women have faced in the past and continue to face today. Her stories of romance, suspense, and intrigue will keep you turning the pages as your journey alongside characters who discover their strengths as they embrace life's difficulties and realize their dreams.
Patty grew up near Seattle, Washington, but she now makes her home in East Texas with her husband Ron and Labrador Cutter. She has 2 children, 12 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Seven years after retiring at 62, she has 8 award-winning books to her credit—with more on the way. She is also an avid bowler and loves the fact that bowling league sometimes becomes an instant book signing event.
Patty has been involved with the East Texas Writers Association for over a decade. For the last two years, she has served as the group's President.
Patty's inspirational story makes her a sought-after speaker for groups and workshops.