About Me

Long Version:
Writer & blogger. Social media, book + fashion lover. I love to laugh loudly, travel often, sing obnoxiously, bake decoratively, and dance like there’s no tomorrow.
I’m a self-declared mythology, fairy tale, and history buff  as well a paranormal expert and sci-fi nerd.  At the age of twelve, having read most of the children’s section at my local library, I picked up a copy of Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire.  Although I didn’t understand most of the book, I was captivated and have been in love with the genre ever since.  As my interests in all things mystical, magical, paranormal, and fantastical grew, I began to wonder what I was going to do with myself.  Since a major in Preternatural Biology like Anita Blake was not offered at my college, I “settled” with Political Science, deciding that studying political structures and ideologies would be useful for whatever career I chose.
Then one summer, it hit me, if I couldn’t learn about the mythical creatures, I so loved as a child, in class, I could at least spend my free time creating them.  And so my career as a writer was born.  When I was younger, I wrote often because I wasn’t satisfied with the way the books I was reading had ended.  Now, I write because I enjoy the thrill of it, and I love to see my writing grow stronger with everything I produce. Writing has introduced me to a world like no other, connecting me with people I wouldn’t have met otherwise. It’s a world where adults, as I was beginning to be called, were allowed to talk about what pain in the butt their protagonist was becoming one minute and how they’d just binged watched Vampire Diaries, the next.
That’s how I came to call myself as writer, one mostly writing fantasy (mostly set within/between this world) but also “more realistic” things such as how a bunch of Egyptian gods had huge battle on my college’s campus, causing us to have to renovate half the school with the work not scheduled to be completed until 2025 (no, not really but you get my point…I hope).  Anyway, these and other mundane and not so writings can be found around this site.

The short of it:
I currently study Political Science and English with a concentration in Creative Writing at Wellesley College and recently won the SCBWI Student Writer Scholarship thanks to one of my manuscripts, ALEX DE VEGA AND PANDORA’S BOX (MG Sci-Fi Thriller). I also blog about writing and books for MG, YA, and NA audiences at whimsicallyours.com (which has over 1,200 subscribers). I have been published in various college publications as well as Lambda Literary and DiversifYA.
Also be sure to check out my Favorites Lists (I try to keep it as up to date) for a peek at some of the things I love!

Whimsically Yours,

My Mottos:

Set Unrealistic Goals

“…I’m an Aquarius, and I live and let live.” – Meg Cabot on the her road to publication

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”  - Toni Morrison

“You are a writer, claim the title. Set your stories free. Send them into the world.” -via ‘About Me’ board on Pinterest

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” (Samuel Beckett) - via ‘My Inspirations’ board on Pinterest

**Disclaimer: Anything said here, unless attributed/linked elsewhere, is my opinion/belief/viewpoint and does not reflect the beliefs of anyone I work for and so forth.**

8 thoughts on “About Me

    C.L. said:
    August 16, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I love the quotes above! Wow, political science. That’s a fascinating field! And it goes to show that writers come from all walks of life (and majors). :)

      Patrice responded:
      August 16, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      Oh, thanks! Yeah, it’s so cool isn’t it, how you can do anything and become a writer. It’s proof that you shouldn’t let you “formal training” or lack of stop you from doing what you really want to do.

    ifeomadennis said:
    January 1, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I like the quote by Toni Morrison. One of my favorites too :)

      Patrice responded:
      January 1, 2013 at 11:42 pm

      It’s such a great one :) Thanks for stopping by!

    Beth said:
    October 24, 2012 at 8:54 am

    I tagged you the next big thing.

      Patrice responded:
      October 24, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Thanks Beth! I’ll be sure to get my post up next week :) *off to check out yours*

    Rachel Dillon said:
    September 15, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my query draft and give me some valuable comments at GUTGAA!
    ~ Rachel Dillon

      Patrice responded:
      October 8, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      Thank You for stopping by my site, Rachel :)


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