Writer. Hobby Farmer. Mother to Many.
I'm Patty, an author, former early intervention therapist, and teacher living in Illinois on a farmette where I am a mother to many; three biological, six adopted, and 18 children I have offered my home to as a foster parent—some for a day and some to stay forever.
Fueled on coffee and the soul-cleansing therapy of the written word, I also tend to thirty-something chickens, a mix of hens and roosters, four bee hives, and a thriving garden.
In the quiet parts of the day (and sometimes amidst the chaos of life), I find pockets of time to write and share my experiences with others.
Thanks for being with me. I hope you'll find a piece of yourself in my words.
Read My Books
Isn't That Enough? Musings of Motherhood and the Meaning of Life
My newest published book with Our Galaxy Publishing.
Ode to a Boy
A self-published work dedicated to my now-grown sons.