My passion for writing didn’t just surface now at the age of 46. I’ve been writing since before my teenage years. Poems, short stories, and a novel fill my files and now my USB key. A simple girl from Montreal, Canada, my parents immigrated here by boat in 1961 from Pier 23 in Nova Scotia. So many followed that path from Italy to find a better life.
After graduating high school, I wanted to work for a few months, then go to college to enhance my writing skills. Well, I discovered that I loved working. The paycheck was a bonus. My application for the following January semester at Champlain College got tossed aside.
As I developed much experience in office environments, I decided I needed to expand my knowledge. I completed an accounting degree in the evenings over a three-four-year period while I maintained steady work. Previously, it had been one of the few areas of the corporate office I wasn’t as comfortable with, so the education gave me a confidence that helped me greatly when I helped run a small law firm.
My name is Patricia. I have been married since October, 2000, and have a young teenage daughter. My three sisters are all older than I am, and my loving parents are thankfully still with us. I am grateful for all the love they have given me throughout a very trying decade.
Today, just over 11 years in remission, combining education and all my work and personal experience, I am ecstatic about getting my writing out in the marketplace. My intention to write fiction is at the forefront of my mind, but I hope to inspire many families with my memoir about my experience with stomach cancer.
Please follow me and share my story. I am an ordinary person wishing to help others deal with life-threatening illnesses. I know living any journey with a great support system can help the most unfortunate find peace. Let me help you… thank you so much for reading.