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.