Patrena is a author and a writer. She has written poetry since she was very young and a talented artist. She began writing novels in 2008 and began publishing her work in later years. Challenging herself to create something that others would read; she hoped to reach those who normally would not give a book another look.
In her own words:
My goal is to change the mindset of the non-readers one novel at a time; also giving the avid reader something to look forward to. I believe that I have accomplished that goal. Thank you for reading my creative work.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I wrote was The Road. It came at a time when I was searching for something to do, to build, to create. I started out just writing down words and phrases. I slowly put it all together. I could see it as a movie while I wrote it and I added little by little until I felt that I had accomplished what it took to create written fiction.
What is your writing process?
I like to write in first and third voice. It is more personal with first voice and narrative in third voice. I take pride in building my characters and giving them life without becoming them. At times it drains me to write a very sensitive character - such as one in depression. I've never been depressed so it takes time to study and learn behaviors, etc...
Bethany only wanted to be accepted and to find love, but she somehow always messed it up by choosing the wrong man to have in her life. Living on the edge she lost sight of having self respect and when tragedy struck, she could only wish that she had listened. A lonely heart searched for real love and in the end she received nothing short of a real man.