Coleen Patrick


Coleen Patrick lives in Virginia with her family. When she’s not writing, she’s doodling or planning her next road trip. She doesn't mind being told to take a hike—as long as she can take her camera—her Instagram account could always use another photo of the beach at sunset.

One day (she thinks) she wants chickens in her backyard.

Coleen is currently working on another Grace and Zac novel. A road trip is definitely in their future.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My dad was in the U.S. Coast Guard, so we moved around a lot as a family. Having a sort of nomadic experience growing up led me to write about characters who live life in one place (but maybe dream of travel and far away places).
What's the story behind your latest book?
Growing up, I became completely fascinated with the idea of falling in love with the boy next door (maybe because we moved so much). I wrote about it, read books about it, and even hoped to one day fall in love with a boy next door myself. So I made it happen for my character Grace in The Art of Chasing Normal.
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Where to find Coleen Patrick online


The Art of Going the Distance
Series: Chasing Normal, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,250. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
When her sister bails, Grace finds herself on a road trip to her dad’s wedding with her ex-boyfriend.
The Art of Second Chances
Series: Chasing Normal, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,660. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
A visitor from Zac’s past shows up, sending Grace and Zac’s spring break—and their relationship—into uncharted territory.
The Art of Chasing Normal
Series: Chasing Normal, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,120. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
When Grace Callahan starts dreaming about her best friend Zac, in a more-than-friends kind of way, life gets messy.
Come Back to Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,470. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Seventeen-year-old Whitney Denison thought she had everything under control, that her future would always include her best friend Katie...Until everything changed.

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Smashwords book reviews by Coleen Patrick

  • Shrilugh: Book One of the Shrilugh Saga on Sep. 20, 2012

    I love a story that takes me on an emotional journey and Shrilugh does just that. It has two worlds, love and characters that stay with you long after you close the book. I'm looking forward to book two!