I write contemporary romance novels with esoteric elements and my debut novel Whirlpool Wedding – A Romantic Adventure on the Columbia River is now available at Amazon. This is and updated version of “Checkmate First Mate” that was published through Soul Mate Publishing from 2013-2019. Sequels to Whirlpool Wedding are in process.
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
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.
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