Patricia Arnold

Biography

Patricia is an author, artist, graphic and website designer. She also is a IT professional living in Michigan. She has two lovely daughters she loves to spend time with. Her interests are art, history and geneology.

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
I approach cover design from a graphic design perspective. My first career is as a graphic designer, and I graduated with a degree in graphic communications. Later, I founded my own graphic and web design company. I freelanced as a graphic designer for over a decade. Having the opportunity to design my own book covers is a passion of mine. I also format print books. It's an incredible experience to write and edit my books, but it's especially amazing to create the cover. I consider the book cover to be the icing on the cake.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My four favorite books include The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien and Faeries by Brian Froud. These books inspired me to illustrate my own books. Growing up, I was inspired by Anna Sewell's Black Beauty because I loved the idea of an animal telling a story. Later on, I read The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle and decided I wanted to write fiction some day. Finally, I can't leave out The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. As an adolescent, I was moved by stories about kids just like me growing up without privilege and struggling to find their place in the world.
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Books

Pirate Castaways Coloring Book
Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2016 and represented by 4 Oak. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Applied arts, Nonfiction » New Age » Meditation
Ahoy all pirate castaways! A .pdf book to print and color at home! All aboard for a colorful pirate themed adventure! All hands on deck as we lead you on a journey filled with shipwrecks, mermaids, pirate treasure and creatures from the deep!
Dream Patterns Coloring Book
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 160. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2016 and represented by 4 Oak. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
Coloring encourages wellness and inner peace. This simple, soothing activity stimulates the areas of the brain responsible for creativity, motor skills, and the senses. Join others of all ages in this soothing activity. This is a .pdf download coloring book to print at home and color.
A Fairy Good Year The Magical Murphy Farm Box Set
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,450. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2015 and represented by 4 Oak. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
A Fairy Good Year is the culmination of four seasons in the life of Brooke Murphy, a young girl living on a farm. Each season brings a new discovery about Lismore Baile, the colony of fairies that inhabit her parent's land. Each “chapter” includes spring, summer, fall and winter.
Brooke and the Fairy Merry Christmas
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015 and represented by 4 Oak. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
In this fourth story, Brooke and the people of Lismore Baile aren't concerned at first with having a warm winter. Everyone's content, and the community loves Murphy's Country Store and Pumpkin Patch. Life couldn't be sweeter in Cahill County until Jack Frost's schedule is interrupted. Can Santa or the Ice Queen help in time for Christmas festivities?
Monster Land
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013 and represented by 4 Oak. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
Molly lives by the beach, and misbehaves all the time. There's a reason why she acts up. It's the monsters of Monster Land! The monsters are free to act and do as they please and that's what Molly wants to do as well. For awhile...
Brooke and the Fairy Happy Birthday (The Magical Murphy Farm Series)
Series: The Magical Murphy Farm, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,110. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013 and represented by 4 Oak. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Includes a map of the Murphy Farm and illustrations! The Murphy Family Farm is an enchanted farm that owes much of its success to an agreement made between the Murphys and the Fairy Folk over a century ago in Ireland. With over a 100 acres of farm land, the fairies and enchanted creatures work together to help the Murphy Family keep the farm prosperous enough to be generous to the community.
Brooke and the Amazing Discovery (Magical Murphy Farm Series)
Series: The Magical Murphy Farm, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,760. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013 and represented by 4 Oak. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
This story is the second in the Magical Murphy Farm series. The Murphy Family Farm is an enchanted farm that owes much of its success to an agreement made between the Murphys and the Fairy Folk over a century ago in Ireland.
Brooke and the Magic Spectacles (Magical Murphy Farm Series 1)
Series: The Magical Murphy Farm, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,850. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013 and represented by 4 Oak. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
This story is the first in the Magical Murphy Farm series. The Murphy Family Farm is an enchanted farm that owes much of its success to an agreement made between the Murphys and the Fairy Folk over a century ago in Ireland.
InfoSec Series: Cryptography and Elections
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012 and represented by 4 Oak. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Computer science
Watching the 2000 election recounts unfold in Florida led many Americans to question if the current method of calculating votes was secure and efficient. It is clear that a great deal is at stake when an election system fails. Voting needs to be 100% accurate and accountable. One of the concerns is whether or not an accurate voting process can occur without paper in a secure manner.
The Illuminiers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,110. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012 and represented by 4 Oak. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
NaNoWriMo 2012 book. Last updated 2012-11-08 09:05:34
Morgan is a modern day Cinderella. After her mother dies in a tragic car accident, her father vanishes. She's left with a stepmother who doesn't want the responsibility of raising her. Her grandfather, Arthur Achron, arrives to take her in. She is enrolled at a school that conceals another one far out on the isthmus. With her curiosity getting the better of her can she gain access to it?

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