Patricia A. Donahue (alias Portia D’Amboise) was born in New Brunswick, Canada, and entered the world of professional fiction writing in 2001, when she commenced the Mighty Orion Trilogy. She draws her material from three prior careers; nurse, educator, counselling therapist (first to publish a thesis on Morita Therapy). Other papers saw print in international academic journals in psychology.
Travel has fed her fiction-writing, too. An early admirer of Lady Cartland, the grand dame of romance writing, Patricia/Portia conceived the story of Claudia from her own adventures abroad, especially time spent on the Argentine pampas, and from her abiding fascination with history.
Visiting ports-of-call for her series, and learning tall ship sailing, provided knowledge she could also apply in penning Claudia, a woman’s coming-of-age narrative. An historical romance set in Argentina, the stunningly beautiful aristocrat braves a rough sea journey to alight straight into the country’s tumultuous struggle for independence, in1810.
Patricia/Portia, a romantic, holds a belief that sincere love is the essence of enduring relationships, and that the power of love does surmount obstacles in its way.
She continues to teach fiction and non-fiction and has served on literary panels and adjudicates writing contests (Cecilia Lamont Literary Contest, prose judge, 2017). Recently, her short story, ‘My Little Sister Marte’, won the Global Peace Alliance Literary Award in Surrey BC.
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