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PATRICIA V. DAVIS's debut novel, COOKING FOR GHOSTS: Book I in The Secret Spice Cafe Trilogy was presented at the Queen Mary Salon Series. Book II, SPELLS AND OREGANO has just been released. Both novels are official selections of The Pulpwood Queens Book Club, the largest book club in the world, with over 700 branches. The Secret Spice Cafe Trilogy is also part of the Breathless Wines Bubbles and Books program. Book III in the trilogy will be released in 2019. Patricia lives with her poker player/rice farmer husband, and so divides her time between southern Nevada and northern California. Prior to starting a full time writing career, she taught English in Athens, Greece, and Queens, New York. Represented by Gordon Warnock at FUSE LITERARY.

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Patricia V. Davis Book III in The Secret Spice Cafe Trilogy, Demons, Well-Seasoned. It will be released late 2019. COOKING FOR GHOSTS and SPELLS & OREGANO, which…moreBook III in The Secret Spice Cafe Trilogy, Demons, Well-Seasoned. It will be released late 2019. COOKING FOR GHOSTS and SPELLS & OREGANO, which are books I and II in my trilogy of magical realism novels set aboard the RMS QUEEN MARY are currently available. It's been a blast doing research about this magnificent historic ship,, meeting so many ship aficionados who love the ship, and writing the stories. I have come to truly love the characters and the ship, and I know I'll be sad when I finish the trilogy.(less)
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  I wonder if the younger people here in the USA have noticed, or will notice, that the current dreadful political climate has been carefully engineered? Here’s what I see, because I’ve been on the planet for a while: The middle class has less and less buying power each generation, as the real tax breaks, […]
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“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.”
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“The only thing you should be faking is confidence. If you don't have it yet, pretend that you do. Pretend you're not nervous, pretend you're not scared, and after a while, the pretend part disappears.”
Patricia V. Davis, The Diva Doctrine: 16 Universal Principles Every Woman Needs to Know

“If I had a daughter, here's what I'd tell her:

One day, when you've worked hard for what you want, when people see that you are confident and intelligent and that you recognize your own self-worth, when you take care of yourself, support yourself, and stand up for yourself, that is the day that the world will call you "a cruel and selfish bitch."

It's a tough title to earn and you should be and proud of it.”
Patricia V. Davis, The Diva Doctrine: 16 Universal Principles Every Woman Needs to Know

“Become a parent. Lose your autonomy, but gain the wondrous superpower of The Magic Kiss that instantly dries tears and makes the pain of boo-boos disappear.”
Patricia V. Davis, Harlot's Sauce: A Memoir of Food, Family, Love, Loss, and Greece

“Coleridge was a drug addict. Poe was an alcoholic. Marlowe was killed by a man whom he was treacherously trying to stab. Pope took money to keep a woman's name out of a satire, then wrote a piece so that she could still be recognized, anyhow. Chatterton killed himself. Byron was accused of incest. Do you still want to a writer -and if so, why?”
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“Doubt gets a bad rap. Doubting doesn't mean you've stopped believing, but that you've started thinking. Sheep doubt nothing. Chances are you'll get further in life by questioning things than by living like something that ends up as dinner and a sweater.”
Amy Alkon, I See Rude People: One Woman's Battle to Beat Some Manners Into Impolite Society

“You should know me well enough by now to know I don't ask for things I don't think I can get.”
Bette Davis

“The only thing you should be faking is confidence. If you don't have it yet, pretend that you do. Pretend you're not nervous, pretend you're not scared, and after a while, the pretend part disappears.”
Patricia V. Davis, The Diva Doctrine: 16 Universal Principles Every Woman Needs to Know

“I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”
Malcolm X

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