Patrice Sarath
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Patrice Sarath

I'm a writer and editor in Austin, Texas. My novels The Sisters Mederos and Fog Season (The Tales of Port Saint Frey) came out in 2018 and 2019 from Angry Robot Books. Do you like Jane Austen? Do you like Georgette Heyer? Do you like fantasy? These books are for you. There are smart sisters, a Gentleman Bandit, muckraking reporters, nefarious housemaids, a dumbwaiter! and loads of witty dialog and adventure. Take a look! The Unexpected Miss Bennet came out in 2011 from Robert Hale in the UK and from Penguin Berkley in the US. It takes up where Pride & Prejudice leaves off, specifically regarding Mary Bennet, the most misunderstood of the Bennet sisters. Mary is bookish, a bit priggish, determined to stand out for her accomplishments, and is a typical middle child. So naturally I had to write about her! I've always wondered why she was never selected by the inimitable Mr. Collins to be his bride. The Unexpected Miss Bennet is my answer to that question. My first novels Gordath Wood, Red Gold Bridge, and The Crow God's Girl have been re-issued by sfgateway/Gollancz. If you spent your childhood looking into wardrobes, the Gordath books are for you. A portal between worlds sweeps two horseback riders into its grasp. While Lynn must find a way to save both worlds from the increasing danger of the portal, Kate must simply survive in her new world. How I got here: I always wanted to be a writer but never really did anything about it. It wasn't until I was let go in 1993 from my job as managing editor of a computer magazine that I decided it was time to put up or shut up. As long as I was looking for a job I could write every day for at least an hour and see where it would take me. I figured I'd be out of work for a few months at least. I would write in the morning, job hunt in the afternoon. When the unemployment ran out I'd take my daughter out of day care and be a writing in the morning, jobhunting, stay at home mom (for a while). Bliss! It lasted for two weeks. Then I got a call from a rival magazine saying, hey, we heard you need a job. So I was back to work right away, wondering what happened to my bliss, but I kept writing. Short stories, novel starts, articles, you name it. I didn't sell for another six years. In the meantime I had another child, moved to my current day job, and kept writing stories and selling them. I haven't stopped.
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