Growing up in the Irish Catholic tradition was not enough for this 'O'Malley' from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1965, she entered a convent. Three years later with a rock-solid foundation, Patricia left to pursue life with an unshakable spirituality.
Believing 'the Lord had lead him to her,' Patricia married Mike Ashker, ten days after they met. The Ashkers will celebrate their 31st anniversary with two grown sons, Mike and Jake, Mike's wife Deb and grandson Dylan. Both sons are police officers near their home in White Cloud, Michigan.
Motherless Bastard is Patricia's fourth book and the one she considers her best. 'I try in my writing to capture and express the innermost thoughts and emotions most people experience from time to time.'