About Me

Terri Patrick PhotoI write contemporary romance novels and have signed with Soul Mate Publishing for my first novel Checkmate First Mate! You can read my introduction to my fellow SMP authors here.

I also write nonfiction as Therese Patrick and am currently completing a memoir about my parents and childhood: CHERISH – a glimpse of my parents incredible marriage

I am co-founder of  Author Marketing 101 with C. Morgan Kennedy.  AM101 is FREE marketing advice and actionable tips for authors. We present workshops and our AM101 Guide & Journal is now available!  Our 7 Primary Points can be applied to all creative Small Business owners who want to understand the basics of marketing and be genuine in how they can stand out from the crowd in the internet cloud. Our message is to have fun promoting the work you do.

On a personal note – I’ve been called 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.”

My husband Ed and I have four daughters, four grandchildren, and have packed up and moved our home, our family, our life… 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.  When my youngest daughter was in college, I returned as well and had a blast taking classes on Analytical Essays, Screenwriting, Speech, and Theater Appreciation.

I am a member of Rose City Romance Writers since 2003 and have served on the board as VP of Programs and Treasurer, and coordinated with running the Golden Rose Writer Contest.  I’m also a member of Romance Writers of America and Willamette Writers.

I formerly volunteered for EAA Chapter 902-Mulino OR and Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Oregon

Writing and reading are a main focus in my life but I also enjoy cooking, kayaking and cycling.  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 him for over a year I’ve mastered the details of being a savvy traveler.

Life is an adventure, I’ve chosen to take that journey.

Feel free to contact me by posting a comment on my blog or send me an email at:  terri (AT) theresepatrick (DOT) com