Welcome to the Website of Bestselling Author
Patricia V. Davis
Thank you for joining me on my website. I'm the author of the bestselling Harlot's Sauce: A Memoir of Food, Family, Love, Loss and Greece, and The Diva Doctrine: 16 Universal Principles Every Woman Needs to Know. My first published fiction, "Chopin, Fiendishly" appears in Tales From the House Band: Volume I and my latest work Cooking for Ghosts: Book I, "The Secret Spice Cafe Trilogy," is the first in a trilogy of novels, set aboard the RMS Queen Mary.
Despite the diversity of my writing projects, they share the universal theme of what I like to call "female dynamism." It's a term which signifies women taking positive action to support each other and better the world around them. It's what I believe in, which is why I founded The Women’s PowerStrategy™ Conference.
I'm a former English teacher who holds a Master's Degree in Creative Writing and Education. I've always loved reading, but I knew I truly wanted to be a writer when my first work, a poem titled, "If This Woman I Being Operated Recklesssly" was published in New Press Quarterly magazine, the same year they published a poem by one of my literary role models, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. More than twenty years later, after my first book was published, I met Mr. Ferlinghetti when, at ninety years of age, he read at City Lights Books in San Francisco, and signed that very edition of the magazine for me, inspiring me all over again.
On this website, you'll not only find photos, videos and more that have to do with my life as an author, but other things that are important to me, too. I enjoy hearing from people who've read my work, attended one of my workshops or conferences, or whom I've met at one event or another. I'm always interested in people who live somewhere I don't or think differently than I do. I spend some time every day if I can on social networking sites, because the world and the people in it are all interesting. I have been told by more than one professional that this website is a bit of a "hodge podge", but I'm not going to let that concern me. I don't think I'm unusual in that I have many interests and this website reflects that. None of us are only one thing. I do love to write above all else, but here are some other random things about me:
Photo taken of me by a local (unknown) photographer when I was 23 years old
Me and my sweet little son when he was eight months old.
Dancing at my engagement party. (Well, one of my engagement parties, anyway.As I've said before, "the first two husbands were just for practice!")
Can't tell by the number of candles but I'm pretty sure this was my 28th birthday.
Don't know how old I was when this was taken, but even then, books were important...
Litquake's Black, White and Read Ball with my son in 2010, long years and miles away from the swimming pool in the photo above.
A photo of what I value most: my family, taken at my stepson's wedding.
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