DONAHUE, Patricia




Author Tags: Fiction

A founding member of the Okanagan Writers League, Patricia Donahue was born in New Brunswick into a large bilingual family. After studying to become a Registered Nurse at St. Mary´s Hospital in Montreal, she moved to Vancouver where she gained two degrees at UBC and raised three children. She has taught psychology and writing at universities and also maintained a private practice as a psychotherapist. Her maritime training on a tall ship crossing the North Atlantic for the Acadian Sail in 2004 was part of her research for her fiction about four generations of the Kilkenny family in a coastal town based on Dalhousie, New Brunswick. The stories emanate from an era when tall ships were used for commercial trade. Donahue earned her Level 1 Seamanship credentials in 2004, aboard the 180-ft. tall ship, Bark Europa, registered in the Netherlands.

Patricia was the recipient of an Okanagan Literary Award in 2012.

BOOKS:

Mighty Orion: Fate (Borealis 2010) 9780888873958 $19.95

Mighty Orion: Secrets (Borealis 2013) 9780888875105 $19.95

Mighty Orion: Accord (Borealis Press) 2016
978-0-88887-677-5 $19.95

[BCBW 2016]