Welcome to Patmyst

   PATRICIA E. CANTERBURY is a native Sacramentan, an award winning poet, an award winning short story writer, novelist, philanthropist and political scientist. Every Thursday, is the first of the Nancy Noire Mysteries set in a fictional town in Washington State. Every Thursday began as a writing prompt, “she forgot about the man” ; a phrase used in the ZICA Creative Arts and Literary Guild, a Sacramento based artist support group.

Pat’s first published novel, The Secret of St. Gabriel’s Tower, is the first of a proposed five book middle-grade historical mystery series, A Poplar Cove Mystery. Carlotta’s Secret the first of her children’s eight chapter book contemporary fantasy mystery series, The Delta Mysteries. A small independent motion picture studio has optioned Carlotta’s Secret.

Pat won the First Annual Georgia State Chapbook contest in 1987 for her poetry chapbook, Shadowdrifters…Images of China. She is published in over eleven anthologies and is very active with Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Northern California Publishers and Authors, the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators and ZICA Creative Arts and Literary Guild.`

Pat was recently awarded a certificate in recognition of her outstanding volunteer efforts during March and April, which helped make the 2012 Left Coast Crime (LCC) conference a success.