Events for Memoir


Patricia can’t wait to see you in one of the cities listed below. Unless specified, Patricia will be talking about her memoir, The Education of Will: Healing a Dog, Facing My Fears, Reclaiming My Life. The “Will” in the title of Patricia's memoir has two meanings. First, it refers to her Border Collie, Willie, who came as a “troubled, spark of a dog,” who was loving and attentive, but also consumed by fear. However, the word “will” also refers to will power, which, as the book shows, is not enough to help a panicked dog, much less a dog owner overwhelmed with her own fears. Patricia will touch on her very personal story about how her beloved Willie first set her back, but eventually led to healing from the traumas in her own past that she had tried to "will" away for decades. Join Patricia as she details her personal journey with Willie to turn a life of fear into one of confidence and compassion.

March 29, 2018
Lake Geneva, WI
Join Patricia as she presents her new book: The Education of Will, a memoir on healing from trauma in both people & dogs.
Sponsored by the Lake Geneva Public Library, Barrett Memorial Library, Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic, & the Geneva Inn.
The talk is not at the Lake Geneva Public Library, but at The Riviera Ballroom
812 Wrigley Drive
6:30 PM
Contact: Lake Geneva Public Library, 262-249-5299
Click Here to view the brochure.

May 11, 2018
Oshkosh, WI
Lakefly Writers Conference
Stay tuned for details!
October 20, 2018
Eau Claire, WI
Chippewa Valley Book Festival
L E Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
3:15 PM
Click Here to access the Chippewa Valley Book Festival website
Patricia will talk about her memoir, The Education of Will, and the dog who forced her to face her traumatic past. Written with “a gentle, comforting grace,” (as said by one reviewer), interweaving her work with troubled dogs with tales of her deepening bond with Will, The Education of Will recounts Patricia’s fight to reclaim her life—and relieve Will’s fears in the process. Their journey reminds us that, while trauma changes our brains and the past casts a long shadow, healing is possible—for both people and dogs.
Click Here to learn more about the book.



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