Thursday, October 8, 2009

Books by Patricia Lieb

Coming soon:
MY 18TH BIRTHDAY, novel set in 1960

SAYING I LOVE YOU, love poems
BRIDGED BY LOVE, historical fiction set in the Texarkana area cira 1885-86
MURDERS IN THE SWAMPLAND, 17 true crime murder cases in westcentral Florida, 1980-90s
BLUE EYES, paranormal novel set in California 1973 & Louisiana 1920s
DANGER IN THE CLIFFS, romantic suspense set along the Kankakee River in Illinois

Coming soon:
MURDERS ON THE SUNCOAST, true crime set along Florida's Suncoast

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Patricia Lieb

Born and raised in Texarkana, Arkansas, my career as a journalist includes working ten years as an award-winning reporter and feature writer for The Suncoast News in New Port Richey, Florida.

As the crime reporter for the Daily Sun-Journal in Brooksville, Florida, I learned enough about murder to write for the true crime magazines, RGH and Globe, (on the side, of course, and using the name Patty Shipp) for some 10 years. In addition, (again moonlighting) I wrote for Vocational Biographies during a ten-year span.

As well as writing features for the Daily Journal in Kankakee, Illinois, for three years prior to moving to Florida, I was an original writer at the Bourbonnais Herald in Bourbonnais, Illinois, in 1976.

In the early 1980s, I was the co-editor/co-publisher, with Carol Schott Martino, of the literary magazine Pteranodon and the Pteranodon Chapbook Series; and in the 1990s co-editor/publisher of the online Write On Magazine with Evelyn Manak. My fiction, articles and poetry have appeared in numerous literary and national magazines as well as publications for teenagers including Scholastic Scope and Star magazines.

I have served as a speaker at various writers' conferences including the annual Florida Suncoast Writers' Conference at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg; the National Federation of State Poetry Societies annual conventions (for some 10 years held across the U.S.); Illinois State University; Nichollas State University in Thibodaux, LA; the Chicago Chapter of the American Pen Women; the College of St. Francis in Joliet, IL; Columbia College in Chicago; Central Illinois' Writer's Conference at Millikin University; and for some state poetry societies special events in Illinois and Ohio; also, on several occasions, I have served as guest speaker at William Carey College in Gulf Port, MS on several occasions, the GFWC Spring Hill Service League and The United Way Author's Luncheon at the Brooksville Golf and Country Club in Brooksville, FL, the Suncoast Information Specialist (SIS) in St. Petersburg, FL, and at other local club events including for the North Dunedin Rotary and the Countryside Kiwanis clubs.

Honors include the 1998 "Outstanding Achievement In Your Vocation" award from the Rotary Club of Dunedin North; "Outstanding Dedication To Reliable and Impartial News Coverage" from the Dunedin City Commission in 1996; and "Reliable Reporting of Local Government News 1991—1999" from the Dunedin City Commission. I am an honorary member of the Kiwanis club in Countryside, Florida.

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