Pat Kogos is a writer of fiction, poetry and nonfiction. She was born and raised in St. Louis, lived in New Orleans for twenty years, then moved back to her hometown. Pat's writing combines her affection for both her Southern and Midwestern roots.
After receiving a Bachelor's at Loyola University in New Orleans, Pat earned an MFA in Writing at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.
She has been both a Finalist and a Semi-Finalist in the Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition in New Orleans.
Although Pat is thrilled to be back home, she's proud of her continued ties to Louisiana, including her husband Sam's highly regarded Creole and Cajun eatery, Riverbend Restaurant & Bar in St. Louis.
Pat lives in the Gateway to the West with her husband, two creative teenagers, and an adorable Yorkie.
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Priory, Louisiana: A Novel
by Pat Kogos
When Hurricane Katrina enters the Gulf, coastal residents flee. In Priory, Louisiana, guest rooms of an inn become shelter from the storm. Guests bond over shared heartache. They watch as homes get swept to sea. Loved ones go missing. Passions ignite.
Priory, Louisiana is a story of regret, God's role in tragedy, and the opportunity to reinvent yourself after the life you know has washed away.
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