Patricia Iles


I've been in love with words for as long as I can remember. I love how they can paint a picture in your mind, or make you hear the sound they portray (sniff, meow, whisper). I love the layers of nuance and emotion that can be captured by words. I love them all.

I live, work and write in Trout Creek, Montana.

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Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I can't say I remember the first story I ever wrote; I've been writing since I was a child. Poetry, short stories, essays, the only time I wasn't writing is when I was reading.
What is your writing process?
I am a complete pantser. For me, writing is a lot like playing Barbies when I was a child. I have my characters, I put them in a situation and I imagine what those people would do and say.
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Where to find Patricia Iles online



Sisters, West!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,590. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
An historical romance inspired by the many women who traveled to the western frontier in order to find love, freedom and lives of purpose and meaning.
The Light of a Fire Opal
Series: Light Gatherers, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,330. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Historical
The orphaned child of a runaway slave demonstrates a mysterious gift of healing. Her adoptive family must hide her wondrous power from the plantation masters. When The Civil War brings a harvest of wounded to their door, the secret is out. Join her as she grows and builds a life of love and freedom. Romantic, clean, historical fiction with a paranormal twist.
A Light in the Mountains
Series: Light Gatherers, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,590. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Geneva Nash must face her frontier life with the challenge of her hostile mother-in-law, her many children and her mysterious gift. She and her husband Abram will endure a painful separation from their son, the dangers of the wilderness and a life-changing loss.
A Gathering of Light
Series: Light Gatherers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 62,950. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(4.86 from 7 reviews)
Union soldier Lieutenant Hixson Morris is dying on the battlefield, gut shot. But instead of dying he finds himself in the care of beautiful, mysterious Sarah Westbay who has a miraculous gift. Sarah's tragic and troubled history is turned toward a new hope and a new beginning. In saving Hixson she saves herself. Hixson learns that he can offer Sarah something that no one else can.

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