Pat Dobie is author of the novella Pawn to Queen (Arsenal Press) and Fiction Editing: A Writer’s Roadmap (Lucid Editions). Her novella What Really Happened took third place in the 2018 International 3-Day Novel Contest, and her historical novel Inventing Paris was a finalist for the 2015 Outstanding New Novel Award from the Historical Novel Society. She has an MFA in Writing from Oregon’s Pacific University, where she was mentored by some of America’s finest writers, particularly the great Benjamin Percy, as well as the amazing Claire Davis and the lovely Craig Lesley. She was June Dodge Fellow in fiction at Mineral School Residency in 2016. Her non-fiction has appeared in WordWorks and in blog posts here and here.
Pat is drawn to flawed protagonists and has a special interest in greed and addiction. Her passions include Victorian times, Meiji Japan, La Belle Époque and Hollywood Noir. She’s into gadgets, cameras, optical toys, physiological machines and the birth of motion pictures. Her writing prowls the territory of alternative medicine, the power of thought, and outsiders.
An avid traveler, she has circumnavigated the globe twice. She is also a train freak and has traveled by rail in China, Outer Mongolia, Russia, England, Scotland, Spain, France, Canada, Australia and the USA.
Pat is represented by the Wendy Schmalz Agency.