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Pat Dunlap Evans

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Pat Dunlap Evans was born in Michigan, but at age two, her family moved to San Antonio, Texas, and later to Dallas, where she attended South Oak Cliff High School and Southern Methodist University. After dropping out of college to support an early marriage, Pat later completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the English/Creative Writing sequence at University of Missouri, Kansas City, where her husband quarterbacked the NFL Chiefs. After a divorce, Pat stressed her way through twenty-five years of varied advertising and marketing roles before she quit the day job to write novels. Pat moved to the Lake Travis area of Austin with her second husband Bill Evans, but the pair recently followed their "bucket list" dream and moved to the Bi ...more

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Pat Dunlap Evans The best solution for writer's block is to sit down and write. Your brain is one thing, your fingers another. Writers must allow the brain and fingers…moreThe best solution for writer's block is to sit down and write. Your brain is one thing, your fingers another. Writers must allow the brain and fingers to work their magic together. Sometimes I don't have a clue what I'm going to write about, but if I just sit down and get the fingers flowing on the keys, stuff pours out. Perhaps too much stuff so I'll have to edit heavily later, but some of my best fiction has come from no forethought. "Writers write, that's what they do," my professor used to tell me. So if you're stuck, just start writing about anything. Between the lines, you may discover a gem.(less)
Pat Dunlap Evans Creating characters and living their lives as you write gives an author the chance to enjoy experiences s/he would not have otherwise. Run off a dock …moreCreating characters and living their lives as you write gives an author the chance to enjoy experiences s/he would not have otherwise. Run off a dock like a little boy and scream "Bonsaiiiieee!" Or, come to terms with a dying parent over a long-ago misunderstanding. Or enjoy the warm banter of a childhood friend who is now old. These are things I've never experienced in my life, but I have lived them through my characters. Not that my life is boring, but writers always want more.(less)
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" Sharon, many thanks for reading TO LEAVE A MEMORY and especially for taking the time to post your four stars. It's been a while since that GiveAway; t ...more "
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"A must read. Wow

All I can say is this is a wonderful, tough, emotional journey through the characters lives, but also, I bet your own.

Pat Dunlap Evans is amazingly talented in maneuvering between memories, present time, and characters. I am sure you" Read more of this review »
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" Thank you for reading TO LEAVE A MEMORY and especially for your five-star rating. We authors thrive on our readers' "stars," so I appreciate your taki ...more "
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" Naomi, Thank you for reading OUT AND IN and especially for your five-star rating. We authors thrive on our readers' "stars," so I appreciate you takin ...more "
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" Jessica, Thank you for reading OUT AND IN and especially for your five-star rating. We authors thrive on our readers' "stars," so I appreciate you tak ...more "
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"The characters are engaging and entertaining with plenty of twists throughout the pages. The well written storyline flowed easily.

I received a copy and am voluntarily leaving my honest review."
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