I'm a native of the Seattle, Washington area, attended The Wesleyan College in Bartlesville Oklahoma. Northeast Texas has been home for the past 35 years, along with husband Ron. An avid history buff with a weakness for a good mystery, I created the Velvet Shoe Collection of romantic mysteries, based on the true stories in the 1920’s.
The 1st An Unlikely Arrangement won 2nd place in Forward National Literary Awards.
The 2nd in the series, An Unlikely Beginning, won 1st place in the Texas Association of Authors
The 3rd, An Unlikely Conclusion also won 1st place in the Texas Association of Authors.
Other awards include: Essay contest 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading
1st place award for short story A Summer Tale with Angie’s Diary
Patty has enjoyed features in Charm Magazine, Piney Wood Live Magazine, and White Oak Independent Newspaper, as well as television and radio interviews.
I'm is a member of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs – Marshall Chapter, a Lifetime Member of the Worldwide Who’s Who for Professional Women, recently named VIP for 2013, a member and past secretary of East Texas Writers Association, a member of the Northeast Texas Writer’s Organization, and Texas Association of Authors.
Favorite quote “Find out who you are, then do it on purpose.” ~ Dolly Parton
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