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 feed 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 fastination with history.
Visting ports-of-call for her series, and learning tall ship sailing, provided knowledge she could also apply in penning Claudia. An historical romance set in Argentina, during its tumoultous struggle for independence in1810, Claudia is a woman’s coming-of-age narrative.
Patricia/Portia holds a belief that sincere love is the essence of enduring relationships, and that the power of love does surmount obstacles put in its way.
She continues to teach fiction and non-fiction and has served on literary panels and adjudicating writing contests. Recently, her short story, ‘My Little Sister Marte’, won an award in the Global Peace Alliance’s Literary Contest.
For all literary services, contact her at: email@example.com
Mighty Orion Trilogy www.borealispress.com/author/aid/358/Patricia A. Donahue