• Only after having won several short story awards from The Authors and Writers Network of Montclair State College, NJ, and a national as well as several local short story awards from the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, she decided she really was a writer. In her writing, she finds that she can only think like a 15 or 16 year old, so all her stories and novels have teenage protagonists.

    Pat also is a founding member of Women Who Write, Inc., (www.womenwhowrite,org) an organization to support writers by linking them up with critique groups. The organization currently has more than 10 adult critique groups in all genres, poetry, memoir, haiku, and general fiction, and an additional 4 groups dedicated to writing for children.