|Contact Me at: terri @ therese patrick . com|
I write contemporary romance novels, with a touch of adventure and esoteric elements - including astrology, psychics, crystals, and more. My first novel Checkmate First Mate by Terri Patrick is through a Boutique publisher called Soul Mate Publishing.
Also, C. Morgan Kennedy and I have created Author Marketing 101 which has FREE marketing advice and actionable tips. We present workshops, and our AM101 Guide and Journal will be published in the fall of 2013.
I am the VP of Programs for Rose City Romance Writers (in the past I served 3 years as Treasurer and Golden Rose Contest Coordinator.) I'm also a member of Romance Writers of America and Willamette Writers. My husband Ed is a hobby pilot and a member of EAA 902. I've volunteered for Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Oregon.
The stories and views in "My Sittin' Mommy and Her Sweetheart" are exclusively mine and some names have been changed to protect the guilty or ordinary who are still alive.
Friends and family who experienced the truth of my parents unique and joyful marriage were thrilled I was willing to take on the challenge of presenting "My Sittin' Mommy and Her Sweetheart" to the world. They trust I'll do a good job of making it real, even though I look at everything about life from a different view. I've been told I am a force of nature, Mary Sunshine, an unusual person, totally Yin with no Yang, and this means I laugh lots, whine occasionally and am always trying to figure out "the meaning of life."
Writing and reading are a main focus in my life but I also enjoy movies, live theater, kayaking, cycling, cooking, and gardening. I'm a great spectator at sporting competitions.
Ed and our daughters have brought country living, dogs, a horse, bunny, cats and mole-dirt-mountains into my daily life. Ed's also a private pilot and introduced me to a variety of airplanes, motorcycles and power watercraft. After traveling with Ed, for over a year, I've mastered the details of being a savvy traveler.
Within my own marriage I've also tried to figure out my husband, Ed. We have four daughters, two grandsons and have moved seven times. My professional life transitioned with each birth and move from a bookkeeper to office manager, tech writer and recently, business consultant. There were a few years of working in home health care, geriatrics and hospice. I even attended some college classes with my youngest daughter.
Life is an adventure, I've chosen to take that journey.