As a little girl my Daddy ignited my imagination and heart with fanciful stories he would make up on the spot to keep my sister and I entertained. With a soft voice, alternating tempo, and simple language, his creative way with words became the measuring rod for books we chose to read and love. With every story heard or read, we had to feel something.
My love of writing echoes that of my father, a most wonderful writer himself. In every story is a testimony to God’s grace and goodness despite my own flaws, fears, and failings. And the hope of every story is for the reader to catch a glimpse of the depth of love He has for each of us.

Short stories and articles published:

  • “Brow Repair”, Sasee, September 2022
  • Cover”, Chicken Soup’s Miracles & More, 2018
  • “Peach”, Chicken Soup’s I Can’t Believe My Cat Did That!, September 2012
    Mouse Trap”, Chicken Soup’s I Can’t Believe My Dog Did That!, September 2012
  • “Boris & Bluebell”, Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul, March 2011.
  • “Real”, Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul, March 2008.
  •   The Wedding Chronicle, Bi-Monthly Newspaper, Phoenix, Arizona, Feature Writer, 2007 to 2010 by assignment.
  • Wedding Consulting Columnist, December 2006 – October 2007; service articles targeting current wedding trends, planning ideas, and stress- reducing strategies for busy brides and grooms.
  • Industry Insider Columnist, December 2006 – present; interview and create personal profiles of key professionals in the wedding industry.
  • Catering Columnist, December 2005 – December 2006, service articles focusing on wedding related catering, how-to choose a caterer, menus, reception trends, etiquette, budgets, savings and splurges.
  • Arizona Bride (Tiger Oak Publications), feature articles highlighting local wedding couples and businesses/vendors.
  • Save That Date”, service article published in Sacramento News & Review and Reno News & Review, Bridal Guides, August 2004
  • Creative Touches”, service article published in PerfectWeddingGuide.com (Online Bridal Guide), Summer/Fall 2004 – Present
  • What’s Under Your Skin”, “Thankful Hearts”, “Bearing Gifts”, “Date with a Roadrunner”, “Rosie’s Fragrance” inspirational articles/essays published in ChristianFamiliesOnline.com, 2000-2001
  • “Scrambled Eggs”, Writer’s Weekly 24Hour Story Contest, 1999
  • String of Pearls”, HomeLife, July 1995

2 thoughts on “About

  1. I check here at least once a month to see if there is anything new. How are you doing? It’s been so long. Drop me a line someday.

  2. Patti,

    I absolutely LOVE “Something New”. I know it will speak to a lot of people. Hard words to hear, sometimes, but so true! (I didn’t read the second one yet, I will though.)

    I am praying for your writing. I know the Lord is already using you. 🙂


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