Born into an abusive home, Patricia determined to make a better home when she married. She realized as soon as her first child was born that she needed to relearn how to parent. After much reading, advice, trial and error, she accomplished her goal so well she began to parent other children in her home.
That is the background Patricia brings into her stories. Her "children" are heroes, survivors who lived through tough childhoods and went on to become successful adults. “You cannot control life’s circumstances. Bad times happen to everyone. But you are accountable for your response to them.” Patricia and her husband, live outside of Durango, Colorado, surrounded by national forest, a great environment for a writer.