Pat has been writing poems for over thirty five years. Most of her education came from the “School Of Hard Knocks.” Born in Texas, her birthplace was a small, modest home in the country with no inside bathroom, no electricity, or running water. From a very young age she lived by the belief that in America if you have determination, a burning desire, and are willing to sacrifice and work hard you can overcome poverty, and reach your goals. This was the journey she took. Her family moved to California and at age fourteen, she was working four hours a day, attending school four hours a day, graduating at age sixteen. She worked at various jobs including modeling in San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles. She worked in real estate over fifty one years. In spite of a number of different devastating losses, and in spite of all the ups and downs and struggles Pat has "always been proud of her country.” At voting age she registered as a Democrat but as she “matured” and her "eyes were opened," in 1972 she re-registered as a Republican. In following years she has been an active participant in the Republican Party. Some of her political poems written before the 2008 election were posted on the bulletin board at Habersham County Republican Headquarters. In 2008 her first poetry book called “The Climb Up Life’s Mountain” was published. She has written over eight hundred poems. Pat writes “Personalized Poetry.” She has had over twenty five poems read at memorial and funeral services. Published in www.poetry.com, she has had a number of articles and poems published in the “SACAR REALTOR GUIDE,” and the Real-Toro, her real estate board’s bulletin. Her poems have also been used in church bulletins and published in different news papers.