I get to go the Encinitas Makers Market, this time, Local San Diego Scribes will be joining me: M.A. Marrissette and John Egreek. Hope you'll come visit us!
March 31, 2018
Local Author event at Barnes & Noble Grossmont Center in La Mesa--see you there!!
March 29, 2018
8AM PST w/Jill Sheets, @Penguin.Tracks.89.5kopn @KOPNFM My 2nd Radio interview!!
March 24, 2018
Wow, just Wow! Today I joined the #marchforourlives in Encinitas! Here is what I believe; we are headed for a Political Renaissance and the children are leading us to it. So proud of all of them! Emma Gonzalez, we are with you!!
March 13, 2018
11AM PST my 1st Live Interview ever! w/Jimmy Lowe at KJAG Radio, I'll be an internet doctor at "The Voice of the People" program
February 19, 2018
Check out Indie Spotlight on Fantasy Author Patricia Bossano at Anita Rodgers' "Writer Chick" Blog!
February 1, 2018
My, Nahia, will be on display along with works by other local authors during the entire month of FEBRUARY, at the San Diego Central Library's 52nd Annual Local Author Showcase. Would love to see pics if you drop by to check it out!
January 26, 2018
Although this reception at the San Diego Central Library is not a public event, I’m excited to attend and kickoff the 52nd Annual Local Author Showcase.
January 21, 2018
So excited about this! It's my first Weekends with Locals event at Warwick's Books in beautiful La Jolla--Hope to see you there!
January 20, 2018
Heading back to Barnes & Noble in La Mesa for their first 2018 Local Author event :) Hope to see you there!
A Faery Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!
Signing off for the holidays and on my way to be with my kiddos :)
December 10, 2017
A first for me! What a wonderful experience at the Encinitas Makers Market! Thank you Naomi for getting me in last minute--what a fabulous event, in a spectacular community!
November 18, 2017
On my way to Barnes & Noble, Mira Mesa for a Local Author event :) Hope to see you there!
November 10, 2017
Kicked off my Winter Solstice, Faerie Legacy, Buy One Get One Free offer.
Fantasy and reality mesh in Patricia Bossano's Faerie Legacy series; a chronicle of the lives of key matriarchs in a hybrid, faery-human family. Share in their struggles and triumphs, and celebrate with them the magical bond between mothers, daughters, and sisters.
Get signed copies of Faery Sight, Cradle Gift and Nahia at ShopPatriciaBossano.Com and the author will personally match your purchase with a donation to a group of your choice! This holiday season, help us spread the magic and share the healing energy of Faerie with those affected by, and recovering from, recent natural disasters.
October 25, 2017
Doing my ecstatic dance!
I’m holding actual paperbacks and hard covers of my Faerie Legacy series—released by WaterBearer Press!
Besides minor changes to copyright pages, the most noticeable change is the cover finish. I opted for matte this time around, and they’re GORGEOUS!
October 21, 2017
On my way to Solana Beach Library for a book signing event :) Hope to see you there!
October 06, 2017
Oh my goodness!! My Faerie Legacy series, as released by WaterBearer Press, is live on Kindle today!
September 30, 2017
On my way to Barnes & Noble, Grossmont Center for a Local Author event :) Hope to see you there!
September 15, 2017
So long, wrong publishing partner! Hello, WaterBearer Press— A personalized approach to publishing; one dream at a time.
I took the hint and broke away from a toxic relationship and opted to start my own press—I am now 100% independent! Yaay, me!!!
It might be too early to tell, but I believe WaterBearer Press will be a formidable conveyance to creative dimensions heretofore unknown! I’m so excited about this! Have I used enough exclamation points yet!?
September 01, 2017
Nahia appeared in ForeWord Reviews magazine, September/October 2017, Volume 20, Number 5, Page 12.
“Nahia looks stunning in this ad—you should be proud of all you’ve accomplished. I know I am. It was truly a pleasure working with you. I’ll always be a fan of your writing. All the best, Jenny” –WildBound PR Press Campaign Rep.
Love you, Jenny! And I’ll miss you!
August 31, 2017
The sky is falling!
Well, maybe not so much—but realizing you’ve been with the wrong publishing partner for 8 years sure re-arranges you emotionally. I guess this is the universe once again telling me to transform and adapt. Sigh…
August 19, 2017
On my way to Barnes & Noble, Aliso Viejo for a book signing event :) Hope to see you there!
August 12, 2017
An unexpected local author event—Latino Book & Family Festival at Mira Costa College, Oceanside.
What a fantastic venue!
July 20, 2017
On my way to Crown Books, Horton Plaza for a book signing event :) Hope to see you there!
July 13, 2017 --In Newsstands all over NYC!
Nahia appeared in The New York Review of Books, Volume LXIV, Number 12, page 39. SHE IS SO PHOTOGENIC!
June 20, 2017 Happy Summer Solstice and... We're Launching!!
“When the weight of a realm is thrust upon her, a rebellious faery princess accepts the challenge. Her strengths and weaknesses lead her to change the genetic footprint of humanity, and to a bitter sweet victory. See it unfold in Nahia, the 3rd installment in Patricia Bossano’s, Faerie Legacy Series”
Merry Faeries converging to welcome Nahia!
What a beautiful evening for a book launch, and what a perfect venue in Corona del Mar: Sherman Library and Gardens Thank You to the garden, library and catering staff—you are fabulous!
Thank You to all my family, friends—old and new—for joining me on this most special night!
My cup runneth over!
June 16, 2017
Holding actual, physical Nahia hard covers and paperbacks in my hand!!
We’re ready to LAUNCH!
June 06, 2017
I think I’ll scream to release some tension; AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!
Nahia has moved on to Final QA stage!
May 24, 2017
Nahia is in the design stages with Publisher. I know we’re cutting it close, but we’re feverishly working on cover layout, setup of interior text & images, etc
May 18, 2017
Preparations for Nahia’s launch: underway. Meeting the caterer at spectacular Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona del Mar, CA. (Patti—you rock!)
May 01, 2017
It’s out of my hands now—Nahia’s final manuscript is under review with Publisher!
April 22-23, 2017
Merry Faeries at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, USC Campus. Once again, a huge THANK YOU to the loveliest women I know: Cuqui, Kelsey, Linda Jean, Nicky and Camila!
And the impromptu addition to this event? Thank You, Ms. Faery-Anne! You are an inspiration!
April 20, 2017
Nahia edited manuscript rec’d from NYC editing team—plugging right along :)
March 01, 2017
Nahia: Advance Review Copies shipped to PR agency—stuff is getting real now!
February 23, 2017
Nahia: finished manuscript submitted to NYC Editing team—so excited!
January 18, 2017
I feel so grown up—I'm interviewing PR agencies to handle my Nahia :)
September 1-2-3, 2016
Merry Faeries at Salt Lake Comic Con! I got a taste for Comic Con in San Diego, so when I found out Salt Lake City was hosting theirs in September, I just had to be there! We are officially running off with the circus, and I can’t think of a more magical bunch to run away with than these beautiful ladies: Cuqui, Nicky, Kelsey, Linda Jean, Camila—Mil Gracias, for joining in my madness!! And Thank You, Paul, not only for being open to the faerie invasion, but for helping me set up so last minute—and Johnnie too, you guys are the best!
August 20, 2016
Photo shoot for Nahia book cover. Thank You, my baby girl, Kelsey—you really are NAHIA!
And Thank You, my soul sister, Tamra! I simply love my Faerie Legacy covers; you have the magic touch!
July 21, 2016
Merry Faeries at San Diego Comic Con! Oh my goodness! I think this needs to become a staple event in my calendar!
June 26, 2016—The Big Day!
In spring of 2016, four years after a divorce, and just when I was feeling stabilized in many areas of my life, the universe conspired to punt me out of my comfort zone.
The choice put to me was; the safety of my own home and a corporate career, or the unknown. With my belly aflutter, I chose the unknown and made the difficult choice to leave the state I had called home for several years—I stopped ‘moonlighting’ as a writer and decided to pool my pennies and resources to actually live my literary dream.
Once again, with the love, support and encouragement of my family, I got myself back to Southern California, where I am starry-eyed aware that I’m making them happen!
2013 Happy Birthday, Cradle Gift!
Several months after I published Faery Sight, while working on my latest manuscript entitled “Maitagarri” (a story of 2 girls with a murky family secret) I realized that “Maitagarri” was really linked to Faery Sight—I just needed to tweak it a little.
So "Maitagarri" became Cradle Gift while still in its zygote stage, and shortly after publication, I knew I’d have to write Nahia’s story—for she’s the common denominator in books 1 and 2, and the 200 year link between them.
As I set out to develop Nahia, with fingers crossed, I found that the facts and omissions in Faery Sight, and the applicable references and family trees in Cradle Gift mystically aligned as if Nahia had been supervising the writing process all along!
—Fast forward a year, post-launch, and a seer of past lives tells me that my family, on my mother’s side, had been guardians of a forest in ages past. He said my stories were not made up; they were “recollections” of my family’s life in another time and dimension. I believe it.
2012 to 2015, A Writer in O-Town
D. Hattingh; the producer of the Tales from Beyond anthologies (based on local legends and ghost stories) asked me to participate in the Tales project along with several local authors.
I was tasked with researching Junction City’s (Ogden) historical facts, interviewing shop owners who coexisted with their own personal ghosts, and lastly ‘writing down the stories as whispered to me’ by my designated spirits on 2-Bit Street. I contributed three award winning stories to Tales from Two Bit Street, Parts I and II, and Tales from the Wasatch and Beyond: Carolina Blue, 205 ½ 25th Street, and Alison.
Over a three year period (2012-2015) we released and promoted the acclaimed collections. Through dramatic readings, ghost tours, festivals, local author events, and plays, we made Ogden’s colorful history come to life, and I count myself lucky to have been a part of it!
League of Utah Writers presents first place award, in its genre, to Patricia Bossano's Faery Sight book trailer.
September 17, 2009
The League of Utah Writers announced winners of the “Golden Quill of Excellence” Award in the Children’s and YA Book Category. Utah YA author, Patricia Bossano won first prize alongside noted League authors. The 2010 “Golden Quill of Excellence” Award in the Young Adult Book Category was presented to Utah young adult’s author, Patricia Bossano for her book, Faery Sight.
2009, Happy Birthday to my Faery Sight!
When I set out to write Faery Sight, my intent wasn’t to produce a full length novel, much less a trilogy; I just wanted to entertain people in my family. I figured it would be a short story, a novella at best. All I knew for sure is that, in that story, fantasy and reality would mesh.
The Faery Sight in my hands now isn’t the same manuscript I started with years ago (1996). For one, it went through two working titles; Once Upon a Faery, and fleetingly, Ersatz. There were also innumerable revisions because additional bits of the story kept waking me up in the middle of the night—my eyes would snap open from a sound sleep, and I just had to roll out of my warm bed and jot down notes I’d have to flesh out the next day. That was my first experience with characters tapping me on the shoulder and going “a-hem… don’t forget this…”
I didn’t know it then, but the Faerie Legacy series was there all along, waiting for me to wake up to it!