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Patricia Wood was born and raised in Seattle, Washington She has served in the U.S. Army, has worked as a Medical Technologist, horseback-riding instructor, and most recently as a marine science teacher working with high risk students in Honolulu. Patricia is an avid SCUBA diver, has assisted with shark research, won the Hawaii State Jumper Championship with her horse Airborne, crewed in a 39-foot sailboat across the Pacific Ocean from Honolulu to San Francisco, and is now an author. Her debut novel LOTTERY was published by Putnam August 2007, and was named a Book Sense notable for October of that year. LOTTERY has been included in the Washington Post's Best Fiction 2007 list and is short listed for the 2008 Orange Broadband Prize for Ficti ...more

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Patricia Wood Not well (smile). Seriously in the UK they call Writer's block having a "dead hand" which I feel is quite descriptive. When I can't feel creative with…moreNot well (smile). Seriously in the UK they call Writer's block having a "dead hand" which I feel is quite descriptive. When I can't feel creative with new material I revise and edit older manuscripts- I have probably twenty different pieces that have been set aside for one reason or another and I often go back to them to get my creative juices flowing again. (less)
Patricia Wood I never talk about my current work. Truman Capote did and look where it got him...
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So much for good intentions… The good news is that my next novel CUPIDITY is out It's available on kindle and in paperback. So now it's on to the next one... Read more of this blog post »
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“When the people you worked for your whole life are still here, you have everything.”
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Patricia Blakelyn wrote: "Thanks for adding me - I LOVED your book!!!! Any chance we'll hear more of Perry's story in the future?"

Thanks so much! And yes...I'm working on a sequel...:-)

Blakelyn Thanks for adding me - I LOVED your book!!!! Any chance we'll hear more of Perry's story in the future?

Penelope Marzec Thanks for adding me as a friend!

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Roxanne Hi Patricia! Thanks for being my friend.

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L. Thank you for your friendship here on Goodreads. Have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy Holiday Season!

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Roger Cottrell Hi Patricia,
Thanks for the friendship at Goodreads,

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Nina I just returned from Baltimore, and your book was on a featured table at Barnes and Noble in the Inner Harbor

Marts  (Thinker) Hi Patricia
Thanks for the invite!

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Patricia and thanks so much for adding me! If you have time, I'd love for you to visit my web site, I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. I’m co-authoring a novel with Patty Wiseman, another friend on Goodreads. We’ve known each other for over 30 years. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too!

Chester Hi, Patricia. Congratulations on your success with Lottery. Sounds like you've been a busy bee. I have a grandson living in Hawaii now, where his wife is an Army LT at Schofield Barracks. Good luck with your writing.

Author of the Greg McKenzie Mysteries

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Liz Thanks for your invitation to add as a friend, Patricia. I'm a fellow Washingtonian, but I live north of Seattle in the Skagit Valley (where all the tulips are). Love the picture of you with all the rigging in the background. My romance/intrigue Mist of Quarry Harbor was set in a place very like Roche Harbor.

Congrats on the success of your first book! It sounds like you've had enough experiences to write a library full.

Best of Luck,
Liz Adair
Author of
The Spider Latham Mystery Series
Mist of Quarry Harbor
Lucy Shook's Letters from Afghanistan (editor)
Counting the Cost (Out in November 08)

Barbara Thank you Patricia for the friend request! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

Bradley Greetings Patricia, we have been expecting you. Muahhaha! =)

Patricia, I've added your book Lottery to my to-read list.

Patricia Aloha Maggie and thanks!
Patricia Wood

Maggie Patricia
Thank you for the friend request! And congratulations on your book!
Maggie Marr

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