by Patricia Yager Delagrange August, the last official month of summer. This is the time each year my family spends a week in a lovely vacation getaway in small-town Monte Rio on the Russian River in northern California. We love to kayak on the river and throw sticks for our two labs to fetch from… Read More
Fascinated by broken-hearted couples and atypical families, Patricia weaves engaging tales of men and women who create cohesive families where love reigns supreme. She sprinkles her books with intriguing characters who struggle to find balance in life after tragedy. Whether an unwed teenager, desperate widow, abandoned father, or a couple who stray from their marital vows, her characters form relationships impacted by their desire to create a family.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Patricia attended St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California, where she studied Psychology and Spanish. She spent her junior year abroad at the University of Madrid then transferred to UC Santa Barbara where she received her B.A. in Spanish. She went on to get a Master’s degree in Education at Oregon State University.
Patricia lives with her husband and two children in Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, along with two very large chocolate labs named Annabella and Jack, and a rescue terrier mix, Shay Dog. Oh, and she also takes care of her daughter’s guinea pig, Lucifer. When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, Patricia enjoys riding her Friesian horse Maximus, who lives in the Oakland hills with a million dollar view. The link to her website is: http://www.patriciayagerdelagrange.com
Patricia Yager Delagrange is giving away to TWO winners each a coffee mug and a coaster I purchased in the quaint northern California town of Monte Rio, where my August 8 novel, MADDY’S PHOENIX, begins. I’ll also send each of the two winners a print copy of MADDY’S PHOENIX.
When my son made the basketball team as a sophomore in high school I thought it just might be the best thing for him. He was getting a bit chubby, definitely out of shape from too much Taco Bell, and he never exercised. Plus, he didn’t have very many friends. Little did I know how… Read More
by Patricia Yager Delagrange Every book I write is infused with an experience I’ve had in my life. The reader won’t actually know which parts are based on my true life but, if asked, I would be honest in my answers. The first book I ever wrote was in 2009 and that was my daughter’s… Read More
Fascinated by broken-hearted couples and atypical families, Patricia Yager Delagrange weaves engaging tales of men and women who create cohesive families where love reigns supreme. She sprinkles her books with intriguing characters who struggle to find balance in life after tragedy. Whether an unwed teenager, desperate widow, abandoned father, or a couple who stray from… Read More
Way back when I was in college, I fell for a cute boy. His name was Rick, and he had a little space between his front teeth, and he played classical guitar. Le sigh, right? Also, he was a Lands End model or something like that. Please. I was helpless. But Rick told me right… Read More
By: Kristy Woodson Harvey One of the most fun parts of being a parent for me is re-reading some of my favorite classic books from childhood. Since I’m an author and an avid reader, that probably isn’t a big surprise! These past few weeks while I have been on tour for my new novel, Lies… Read More
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I’ve worked on books with many talented editors, but the one without peer is the incomparable Margaret Marbury. She has been in charge of my books for more than a decade. Most particularly, she has shepherded The Lakeshore Chronicles to success. She has been instrumental in the crafting of each novel, from helping me hone… Read More
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There is something so achingly wonderful about remembered heartbreak, isn’t there? Or maybe not. Maybe remembering that guy wakes up your inner Al Capone. I have an ex-boyfriend. It was the whole schmere—first love (for me, anyway), first relationship out of college. Figured we’d get married and all that good stuff. But no. Can you… Read More
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