Patricia Hopper Patteson is a native of Dublin, Ireland and resides in West Virginia. She has five siblings and together they span three continents. It’s always a happy occasion when the family reunites at home in Dublin. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. from West Virginia University (WVU). She has received honors in creative writing from WVU in addition to numerous awards from the West Virginia Writers’ annual competition. Her fiction and non-fiction have been published in magazines, newspapers, reviews, and anthologies. She authored four novels including a three-part Irish-American family saga about the O’Donovans in the nineteenth century in addition to her first romance novel Hearts Apart.