Reading and daily journal entries were the catalyst to Patricia's
first novel, Reflections of a Quiet Storm, published by an independent publisher in 2009. An avid reader, her previous published work includes two books, multiple short stories, monthly health care columns for an online magazine, and several health care articles for a local newspaper. She also enjoys reading Women's Fiction and Romance novels, which occupy many seats on her bookshelves.
Patricia is a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, she holds Adjunct Nursing Faculty positions at two universities. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association,
American Nurses Association, National Black Nurses Association/Council of Black Nurses - L.A., Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Black Nurses Rock, California Association of Nurse Practitioners, and International Black Writers & Artists. Patricia's church home is Greater Zion Church Family in Compton, CA. She considers music, reading, and prayer as the keys to relaxation and creativity, and she loves spending time with her family.
Patricia's short story appears in the Brown Girls Books Anthology Single Mama Dating Drama, an AALBC two-time Best-Selling book. Two Steps Past the Altar is her third and latest novel. She is currently working on her fourth novel.
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