About Patti . . .

Patti is a lifelong writer whose work has been published in a variety of special interest publications. She has also written a textbook for use in post-secondary developmental education composition courses. 

As a widow of 12+ years, she has a heart for men and women who, like her, have encountered and adapted to significant changes and now find themselves in a place they never expected to be.  She also is passionate about living vibrantly and authentically in the “prime time” of life — those years just before and after retirement. 

Patti is the grandmother of three “littles” and the mother of two adult children (a son and a daughter) and mother-in-law to two. She is an avid reader who loves sports (particularly the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues) and travel. She also loves travel and knitting and hopes to soon learn how to knit socks. She is also teaching herself to scrapbook digitally. 


  1. Patti, I came across your blog via Five Minute Friday. Reading your "About" page brought to mind two books by Susan Weidener. Have you read her books? If not, I suggest you take a look at Susan's author page on Amazon (https://amzn.to/2taJMcr). The books I mention above are Again in a Heartbeat and Mornings at Wellington Square. Just a suggestion. Enjoyed reading on your blog and your bio.

  2. I am so sorry for not responding sooner; when you posted, I was thick in the preparations for my daughter's wedding on the 16th. Thank you for stopping in and for sharing a comment. I've not read anything by Susan Weidener, but I'm going to check her out on amazon. Thank you!!