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Welcome to Patricia Steele’s author site where I add spokes to my creative wheel by posting on a genealogy weblog. This is where I focus on the craft of writing, storytelling in general and sharing adventures through photographs and list my books, published and works in progress.

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On My Desk…

  • The Girl Immigrant – New!

    It is the turn of the century.  A country in turmoil, heart-wrenching goodbyes, a struggling journey over watery prairies, and a young girl coming of age— who knew there would be a vivid story among tropical flowers and the promise of a different world?  Join Manuela Silvan Trascasas for an adventure that has been shared by Spanish immigrants over the century and smile with her as you visualize her painstaking trek from her family’s past to our present and their adventures between its pages. They left everything they knew — sometimes even everyone they loved — to start a new life […]

  • Goodbye Balloon

    Goodbye Balloon is a story about a boy, his dog and his balloon.  It is a children’s story beautifully enhanced by the illustrations drawn by the 2nd graders at Matthew Whaley School in Williamsburg, Virginia.  They listened to the story, they mentally ‘saw’ the story unfold and drew with their imagination. Ricky thinks he has everything he needs to live a happy life..a dog and a family who loves him.  As his fifth birthday dawns, he cannot imagine the adventures that will fill his day nor the important lessons he will learn.

  • Cooking Drunk

    Cooking Drunk is a cookbook containing recipes that utilize wine or other forms of alcohol. Do remember that alcohol dissipates during the cooking process, but retains valued flavors. So, please join me as I use various types of wines for a blending of ingredients by threading wine in and around them. In my attempt to complement each of these recipes by dribbling wines in a dish or listing a type of wine to drink or serve, will be a lesson in futility if wine is not part of your cooking habit. Otherwise, hopefully, after trying some of these recipes, you […]

  • Majestic Madrid

    After driving through Malaga side streets for some time looking for rental car return, we found it accidentally just in...

  • Spanish Tinto de Verano vs. Sangria

    Today I learned there is a summer drink served in Spain similar to the much-touted SANGRIA called Tinto de Verano...

  • A SILVAN Family Potluck!

    Many votes are in and a potluck is the choice!  I have prepared a flyer to list where, when, directions...

Reader Comments…

“You are so talented! Your words flow smoothly and they are so descriptive. I feel like I am in the room with the characters.”

Sophia A., Providence, RI

“I just spent the last 2 1/2 hours finishing your book. You are an amazing writer. I can’t tell you when I have enjoyed reading a book so much…The ending was so real, it left me in tears…”

Caroline M., Charles City, VA

“…I was captured by the words in the first few pages. I am excited to pick it up tonight before I go to sleep and read more of it.”

Tina F., Portland, OR

“…Who could have thought that a story about insurance, mystery and romance could keep me so enthralled? Please keep writing…”

Linda S., Corvallis, OR

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